Emily & Ben // Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation » Joel and Amber Photography Blog

Emily & Ben // Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation


Jun 1, 2017

The Friday morning sun shone brightly on Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation – and after two weeks of southern spring rain, there were big smiles on many faces that morning! The happiest smiles of all belonged to Emily and Ben. After months of planning and dreaming (and dozens of happy emoticon-filled emails between Emily and me), their wedding day was finally here!

Filled with joyful tones of mint green and coral, on the shore of a sparkling lake surrounded by the canopy of lush green trees, and in the presence of the dearest people in their lives, Emily and Ben sealed their love with wedding day vows.

There was so much to love about this wedding – Ben’s big smile when he looked at Emily, classy mint green dresses, a bridal party that kept us laughing, romantic sunset portraits, an amazing group of guests, delicious tarts for the groom’s dessert table, and the fabulous golf cart that Carla chauffeured us around in. Thank you, Carla! :)

Not to mention one of their officiants came over from Scotland to help perform the ceremony – complete with a kilt! This is the third wedding in the last year that’s included Scottish kilts, and we are 100% okay with that! We’ve loved Scotland ever since our days at Covenant College – they have a Scottish heritage and bring out the bagpipes for every important event.

Emily and Ben are such a sweet and kind couple! They’ve been such a joy to us ever since day one, and we’re so thankful to have been able to share these memories with them! Enjoy some of our favorite images from their wedding day!





A rose fell out of the bouquet during the bouquet toss, and Emily’s grandma caught it! It was the most precious thing!!!

We adore grandmas!!

We’re so thankful for you guys! You have been such a joy since day 1, and we can’t wait to see what fun things are ahead for you! Hugs to you both!!



A huge shout out to these amazing vendors who made Emily and Ben’s dream for their wedding day come true!

Ceremony Venue: Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation

Dress Boutique: Something Blue Bridal Shoppe

Bride Hair Artist: LaShell Watson

Bridesmaid Hair Artist: Jaclyn Elwood

Makeup Artist: Sara Woods

Coordinator: Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation

Videographer: Woodnote Media

Florals: Barbara Ingram

Officiants: Adam Barr & Wes Watts

Reception Venue: Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation

DJ: Your Perfect Party

Catering: Creative Catering

Cake: Barnett Bakery

  1. Nicole Conn says:

    You made such a beautiful bride Em. Wish you all the happiness in the world. Such a georgeous wedding for an extraordinary person! I love you BIG!

  2. Joyce Pierce says:

    Absolutely beautiful pics. Loved them all.

  3. Emily says:

    Such amazing pictures Joel and Amber!!! Thank you so much for capturing our special day!! We couldn’t have asked for better photographers! Y’all truly are the best!

    • Joel and Amber says:

      Aww, thank you Emily!! <3 You guys are such a joy, and we're so glad you're loving your uber sneak peek blog post! ;) Hugs!!!

  4. Kathy Forsythe says:

    You chose the perfect photography team. These images are wonderful.

  5. Gayla Warren says:

    Great pictures that captured a beautiful and fun wedding and reception! Emily and Ben have a long and happy life together!

  6. Glenna McRight says:

    Loved the night! Fun! Fun! Fun! Thanks to all the family and friends who came out to celebrate with us as Emily and Ben were married. A special thanks to Joel and Amber who captured so many special moments so that we will not forget this special night!

    • Joel and Amber says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Glenna! We’re so glad we can help keep these memories alive for generations! It truly was a beautiful and special day!

  7. Kathleen says:

    Gorgeous!!! Emily and Ben!!! Wonderful shots!!! It will for sure be difficult to pick out your album for sure!!!!

  8. Nick Riethmaier says:

    Beautiful pictures!!!

  9. Nathan Riethmaier says:

    The pictures and the entire wedding ceremony was just gorgeous. Congrats Ben and Emily.

  10. Laura Bell says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple and a beautiful wedding!

  11. Diane Woods says:

    Beautiful wedding and bride. The pictures are wonderful.

  12. Melissa Jordan says:

    these are all so beautiful would be hard to pick a favorite

  13. Diann pierce says:

    This was absolutely the most beautiful wedding ever.

  14. Lexus Pierce says:

    Beautiful pictures!!! Definitely captured so many wonderful moments in the best way possible.

  15. Martin McRight says:

    Great pictures Emily and Ben! Love you guys.

  16. Cathy Logan says:

    These are all wonderful pictures!

  17. Glenna McRight says:

    Loved the pictures.

  18. Becca gilliam says:

    Beautiful photos. Beautiful couple. Beautiful day. Beautiful venue. Love you all.

  19. Beth Yarbrough Essner says:

    Beautiful pictures- the formal ones as well as the more casual, fun shots allow you to experience the whole wedding event. The softness and lighting were wonderful!

  20. Angel says:

    Beautiful bride!! Love all the pictures!!

  21. Jenna Bell says:

    Wow! Such amazingly gorgeous pictures!! It looks like it was the perfect day!

  22. Such beautiful reminders of a beautiful wedding!

  23. Tina Crews says:

    Great photos for a great couple. It’s too hard to pick my favorite! You guys really captured the love of the couple and their families and the fun they all had on that day.

  24. Dianne Adkins says:

    Beautiful pictures. You captured details and emotions that Emily and Ben will look back on for years to come.
    Best wishes to them for a Happy Happy life❤️

  25. Janet Ellett says:

    The pictures are beautiful!!! You captured the beauty of the ceremony and the beauty o God’s creation. There were also many unique pictures. Great job by everyone!

  26. Sara says:

    Beautiful pictures with a beautiful couple! Glad I got to be a part of yalls perfect day!

  27. Martha Kimbrough says:

    Beautiful pictures of a special couple! You captured their love and their joy.

  28. Mary Jo Harris says:

    Absolutely beautiful couple!

  29. Amy Eck says:

    Love the pictures you two. Hate I couldn’t be there but these pictures show me what a beautiful day yall had!

  30. Joyce davis says:

    Loved the ‘casuals” of a lovely bride and family. The capture of smiles and joy shine out in the photos

  31. Rhonda Fowler says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful day of celebration! Congratulations Ben & Emily!

  32. Amanda Wesley says:

    These are beautiful photos! You did great job of capturing all the beautiful details of this amazing wedding!

  33. Molly Johnson says:

    Gorgeous pictures!

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  35. Kathy Burnett says:

    Absolutely beautiful pictures!

  36. Lyla McCrory says:

    Absolutely breathtaking! So beautiful, and gorgeous! Very well planned and perfectly captured! Best wishes to you both! ~ Love to the Bride and Groom, Lyla McCrory

  37. Melanie says:

    Love the pictures! Was a beautiful wedding!

  38. Laura P says:

    Absolutely Beautiful! Would be hard to choose!

  39. Delane Woods says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  40. Melissa B says:

    Love Love Love

  41. Lane says:

    Emily these pics are absolutely beautiful!!! I think you need them allllll…… wouldn’t leave out any!!!
    Loved seeing your special day sweet girl!!!

  42. Pat Roberson says:

    Beautiful pictures of a very special couple!

  43. Melissa Witt says:

    Beautiful Wedding. :)

  44. Terri says:

    Wonderful pictures captured such a beautiful wedding!

  45. Norma Anderson says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple! God bless you all.

  46. Norma Anderson says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple! God bless you all. Amazing pics!!

  47. Patty Jenerick says:

    Beautiful Wedding !

  48. Linda Clark says:

    Lovely,lovely pictures! May God bless you richly!

  49. Ben Pierce says:

    Simply amazing photographers !

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