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Mariah & Forrest

October 10, 2013

To be a part of Mariah and Forrest’s wedding was one of the biggest honors I have had in my career thus far, and to say I was excited when she asked me to be her photographer would be a huge understatement. Mariah is such a beautiful person, inside and out. Her number one priority throughout her wedding day was making sure that her friends and her family were taking care of (that, and saying “I do” to the man she’s been waiting to marry for the last eight years!).

Their gorgeous wedding was perfect for them, set at the incredible Berkeley Plantation where Forrest is also employed. Mariah has an eye for detail, a love for design, and she implemented these things exquisitely throughout the day. One of my favorite moments was seeing her make her entrance at the ceremony and walk down the aisle with her daddy. Having known Mariah since I was in the first grade, it was an incredible thing to see how she’s grown over the years and watch her as she prepared to become “Mrs. Mays.”

Enjoy my favorites from Mariah & Forrest’s wedding day! Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0001If there’s one thing about Mariah, it’s her style and love of shoes. I adored these!Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0002 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0003 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0004 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0005 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0006 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0007 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0008Mariah’s sweet Mama, Lisa, getting ready.Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0009 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0010 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0011 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0012 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0013These robes were gorgeous (so were the bridesmaids!).Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0014 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0015 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0016This is a favorite. She was just so excited! Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0017 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0018 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0019 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0020Handsome, Forrest!Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0021 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0022 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0023 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0024 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0026 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0027 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0028 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0029 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0030 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0031Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0032 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0033 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0034 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0035 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0036 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0037 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0038The light, and this moment. The Lord is SO incredibly good! Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0039 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0040 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0041 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0042 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0043Married!Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0044Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0045 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0046 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0047 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0048Such a great looking bridal party!Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0049 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0050Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0051 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0052 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0053 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0054 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0055 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0056 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0057 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0058They love their Toby, he’s their baby!Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0059 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0060Sunset on a beach, what more could you want during bride and groom portraits!Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0061 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0062 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0063 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0064Oh, the way he looks at her. He was beaming all night, so proud to finally all her his wife!Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0065 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0066Favorite black and white. Ever. Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0067You are stunning, Mariah!Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0068 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0069 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0070 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0071 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0072 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0073 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0074The table settings were gorgeous, simple, and elegant. Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0075 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0076 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0077 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0078 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0079 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0080 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0081 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0082 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0083 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0084 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0085 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0086 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0087 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0088 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0089 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0090 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0091 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0092 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0093I always cry during the father/daughter dance, but this one got me especially because I’ve known Mariah for so long, and know how much her daddy, Robert, means to her. They also danced to “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw, the same song my Daddy and I danced to.Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0095 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0096 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0097These guys were so much fun during the reception!Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0098 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0099Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0104 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0106 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0107 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0108 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0109 Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0100Nikki Santerre Photography_Berkeley Plantation Wedding_Mariah & Forrest_0103

Congratulations, Mariah & Forrest! I hope you guys are enjoying your honeymoon in Punta Cana!

Rental Company: Party Perfect

 

Dress: Caryn’s Bridals, Formals and Tuxedos

 

Tux: Ellis Bridal

 

Flowers: Kim Vickers

 

Venue: Berkeley Plantation

 

Videographer: Milestone Cinema

 

Bridesmaids Dresses: Ellis Bridal

 

Catering: Edwards Catering

 

Cake: Confections Couture

 

Hair & Make-Up: Lou Stevens Glam Squad

 

Bridesmaid’s Head Pieces: Stella Clare Handcrafted Designs

Thanks so much to Charlotte for assisting me throughout the day!

 

  1. Oh my, what a gorgeous bride- I just adore her dress. Their portraits on the beach are so stunning! Beautiful job, lady!!

  2. Crysti Flippen says:

    Goodness, you took some of the most beautiful photographs. Then again the bride and groom are exquisite models. Gorgeous!!

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