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Joel+Alison | A Destination Wedding at St. Simons Island | Georgia Wedding Photographer

Sometimes "beach wedding" has a cheesy connotation, but this destination wedding at St. Simons Island is definitely the opposite of cheesy. It was simple, yet elegant and classy. Joel and Alison got married at Wesley United Methodist Church and then celebrated their wedding with a reception at the St. Simons Island light house or at the AJ Jones Heritage Center.


A Destination Wedding at St. Simons Island bride and groom kissing under a beautiful spanish moss tree
A Destination Wedding at St. Simons Island bride and groom kissing under a beautiful spanish moss tree
A Destination Wedding at St. Simons Island lighthouse
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A Destination Wedding at St. Simons Island wesleyan methodist church
A Destination Wedding at St. Simons Island groom getting ready
A Destination Wedding at St. Simons Island bride getting ready under a beautiful spanish moss tree

St. Simons is a prime destination wedding locations not only because of the beautiful beach, but also because of the beautiful venues around it such as Jekyll Island Club Resort, King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Musgrove Retreats, and Sea Island Resorts.


A Destination Wedding at St. Simons Island bride and groom kissing under a beautiful spanish moss tree st simons island beach
A Destination Wedding at St. Simons Island bride and groom holding hands on the beach rock
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bridal party at a destination wedding at st simons
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groomsmen navy blue at st simons island wedding

But... Alison + Joel chose to have a destination wedding at St. Simons Island not because of the reasons I mentioned above. They chose to have a destination wedding at St. Simons Island because Alison grew up there and still has some family members at St. Simons Island. I love when weddings get real personal! So special.


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flower girls getting portraits with the bride
navy groomsmen suit at st simons island wedding
bridal party walking in wesley methodist church st simons island wedding
dusty blue bridesmaid dresses at st simons island
bride kissing her parents at st simons island

On the morning of their wedding, the sun was shining. It was such a beautiful summer day, perfect for a destination wedding at St. Simons Island. We love starting the day with the details that were provided by Joel + Alison. One of the special details were the Bible. It was from her grandmother and she gave it to her as a wedding gift. And they also had the sweetest father-daughter first look! So sweet... Look at her mom's reaction! It gives me goosebumps every time I see these photos :)


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mom's reaction at a wedding at st simons island
A Destination Wedding at St. Simons Island bride and groom kissing under a beautiful spanish moss tree
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A Destination Wedding at St. Simons Island bride and groom kissing under a beautiful spanish moss tree
A Destination Wedding at St. Simons Island bride and groom kissing under a beautiful spanish moss tree
A Destination Wedding at St. Simons Island bride and groom kissing under a beautiful spanish moss tree
A Destination Wedding at St. Simons Island bride and groom reading letter under a beautiful spanish moss tree

After the details were photographed, we get to capture the moments of the guys and the ladies separately since they chose to see each other at the altar. There are so many good backdrop for this destination wedding at Wesley United Methodist Church. The spanish moss backdrop is every photographer's dream! So beautiful!


A Destination Wedding at St. Simons Island bride and groom kissing under a beautiful spanish moss tree
A Destination Wedding at St. Simons Island bride and groom kissing under a beautiful spanish moss tree
a groom getting ready at wesley methodist church st simons island wearing blue jacket
a groom getting ready at wesley methodist church st simons island wearing blue jacket
a groom getting ready at wesley methodist church st simons island wearing blue jacket
a groom getting ready at wesley methodist church st simons island wearing blue jacket
a bridal portrait at wesley methodist church st simons island