Everyone that knows me knows one thing: It's practically impossible to book me for a wedding. When it comes to weddings, I don't and I won't unless there are extreme or unique circumstances. Due to Covid-19 life in itself has become an extreme and unique circumstance. Somehow and someway I ended up in Charleston to photograph my friend's small, efficient and absolutely beautiful wedding that followed quarantine protocol.
In attendance was the intermediate family of the bride and groom. I was the only outsider and the guests of the wedding were all attending via a Facebook Live stream. There were no caterers running around in a frantic fashion, no DJ on edge looking for a cue to to play a pre-decided setlist and no preacher wiping sweat from his forehead with a perfectly folded handkerchief, It was just me, the family and all of the love in the atmosphere present. The feeling was so surreal but at the same time I couldn't help but think. "I wish all weddings were like this". "AIN'T NO JUST SITTING AROUND IN HERE LOOKING PRETTY"
"STOP PLAYING AND LET HER DO YOUR MAKEUP, YOU NEED TO LET SOMEONE ELSE DO IT SO YOU CAN LOOK DIFFERENT THAN YOU USED TO" - Bride's Mother
"DON'T ASK ME HOW TO PUT IT ON, I AIN'T NEVER BEEN MARRIED BEFORE" - Derrick Bryant - Groom
"I SAID I WASN'T GONNA CRY BUT I'M CRYING ALREADY" - Charithy Bryant - Bride
"PLAY SINGLE LADIES BY BEYONCE ON THE SPEAKER" - Charithy Bryant - Bride
CHARITHY & DERRICK BRYANT
Established May 8, 2020 @ 1:46pm