The colorful array of sunset colors was not the only thing that stood out at Chelsea & Brendan’s lakeside summer wedding- it was also the dynamic chemistry between these two love birds! Beaming smiles & laughter – paired with a little playfulness – Chelsea & Brendan looked like they just had a ball on their wedding day. The feel for the day was modern with a bohemian flair. Wildflowers in a variety of colors and textures – with the main focus being on one my favorites, the bold & beautiful sunflower- were scattered through out the event adding an air of sweet, playful, romance. Take a peek into their whimsical, sunset hued day, by viewing the beautiful photos captured by Smile Peace Love Photography below.
Chelsea and Brendan- A Love Story – Told By Chelsea
Brendan and I both attended Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, but Brendan started a year before me and became friends with the people who would bring us together two and a half years later.
My sophomore year of college, I lived in the junior apartments, and Brendan lived in the sophomore dorms as a junior. Needless to say, most of his friends lived in my building, so he was frequently around my side of campus. I had noticed the green-eyed hottie before, but we had never crossed paths where we were introduced, until one day in October.
Brendan and I share a big hobby, watching our friend, Mr. Television. One particular show we both loved to watch is South Park, which came on every Wednesday night. One day I was invited to go watch South Park with the people who lived one floor above me. It was in that apartment that I met Brendan for the first time. I already thought he was cute, but when he and I started talking and I saw how funny he was, I knew I wanted to be around him more. A few weeks later I asked for his phone number and another month later we were dating. Once we started “officially” going out, we were inseparable. Soon we merged our friend groups and had a wonderful college experience full of supportive people who knew us before and after we were a couple.
After college, we decided to move to South Carolina together so that Brendan could get his Masters of Music. At that point, after two and a half years of dating, we knew we were going to be together for the rest of our lives. We got a dog and that made it final- we would one day get married. As time moved on, Brendan and I experienced tragedies and adventures, but no matter what we remained happy and committed. In June of 2014, Brendan and I went to enjoy a week at the lake. He had been saying he was going to propose that year, and I was ready for it! He finally popped the question over a delicious homemade meal he prepared (a rare endeavor on his part). I said yes, of course, and the rest is history (or the future, however you look at it).
Photographer: Smile Peace Love Photography