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

    June 2nd, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    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

    June 2nd, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Absolutely beautiful pics. Loved them all.

  3. Emily

    June 2nd, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    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!

  4. Joel and Amber

    June 2nd, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    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!!!

  5. Kathy Forsythe

    June 2nd, 2017 at 10:57 pm

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

  6. Gayla Warren

    June 3rd, 2017 at 2:21 pm

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

  7. Glenna McRight

    June 3rd, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    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!

  8. Joel and Amber

    June 8th, 2017 at 8:47 am

    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!

  9. Kathleen

    June 4th, 2017 at 12:07 pm

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

  10. Nick Riethmaier

    June 7th, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!!

  11. Nathan Riethmaier

    June 7th, 2017 at 8:21 pm

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

  12. Laura Bell

    June 8th, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple and a beautiful wedding!

  13. Diane Woods

    June 8th, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Beautiful wedding and bride. The pictures are wonderful.

  14. Melissa Jordan

    June 8th, 2017 at 8:22 am

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

  15. Diann pierce

    June 8th, 2017 at 8:27 am

    This was absolutely the most beautiful wedding ever.

  16. Lexus Pierce

    June 8th, 2017 at 8:32 am

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

  17. Martin McRight

    June 8th, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Great pictures Emily and Ben! Love you guys.

  18. Cathy Logan

    June 8th, 2017 at 8:51 am

    These are all wonderful pictures!

  19. Glenna McRight

    June 8th, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Loved the pictures.

  20. Becca gilliam

    June 8th, 2017 at 8:58 am

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

  21. Beth Yarbrough Essner

    June 8th, 2017 at 9:05 am

    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!

  22. Angel

    June 8th, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Beautiful bride!! Love all the pictures!!

  23. Jenna Bell

    June 8th, 2017 at 9:19 am

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

  24. Angela Hooten

    June 8th, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Such beautiful reminders of a beautiful wedding!

  25. Tina Crews

    June 8th, 2017 at 9:38 am

    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.

  26. Dianne Adkins

    June 8th, 2017 at 10:02 am

    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❤️

  27. Janet Ellett

    June 8th, 2017 at 10:02 am

    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!

  28. Sara

    June 8th, 2017 at 10:07 am

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

  29. Martha Kimbrough

    June 8th, 2017 at 10:12 am

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

  30. Mary Jo Harris

    June 8th, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Absolutely beautiful couple!

  31. Amy Eck

    June 8th, 2017 at 10:18 am

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

  32. Joyce davis

    June 8th, 2017 at 10:53 am

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

  33. Rhonda Fowler

    June 8th, 2017 at 11:45 am

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

  34. Amanda Wesley

    June 8th, 2017 at 11:50 am

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

  35. Molly Johnson

    June 8th, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Gorgeous pictures!

  36. Molly Johnson

    June 8th, 2017 at 11:52 am


  37. Kathy Burnett

    June 8th, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Absolutely beautiful pictures!

  38. Lyla McCrory

    June 8th, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    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

  39. Melanie

    June 8th, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Love the pictures! Was a beautiful wedding!

  40. Laura P

    June 8th, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Absolutely Beautiful! Would be hard to choose!

  41. Delane Woods

    June 8th, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Beautiful pictures!

  42. Melissa B

    June 8th, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Love Love Love

  43. Lane

    June 8th, 2017 at 5:10 pm

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

  44. Pat Roberson

    June 8th, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a very special couple!

  45. Melissa Witt

    June 8th, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Beautiful Wedding. :)

  46. Terri

    June 8th, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Wonderful pictures captured such a beautiful wedding!

  47. Norma Anderson

    June 8th, 2017 at 7:54 pm

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

  48. Norma Anderson

    June 8th, 2017 at 7:55 pm

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

  49. Patty Jenerick

    June 8th, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Beautiful Wedding !

  50. Linda Clark

    June 8th, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Lovely,lovely pictures! May God bless you richly!

  51. Ben Pierce

    June 9th, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Simply amazing photographers !

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