Here you will find some of the celebrations, special occasions, and projects we have been honored to document over the past eleven years.
Burying the bourbon ahead of your wedding is truly a southern tradition. While there is much argument about where the custom originated and what bourbon is best, some say Tennessee while others swear by Kentucky, there is no arguing that the superstition holds for a reason.
While there is an argument about where this tradition originated the facts stand firm on the how and the why.
If done correctly the myth goes that the couple will have exceptional weather on the day. Many venues are now offering Bourbon Gardens in order to not accidentally dig up another couple’s bottle. These are often set aside with cute markers in a safe space that won’t be run over by the lawnmower.
The newly married couple will often opt to dig up the bourbon after the wedding ceremony and enjoy a sip with their wedding party. However, unlike the burying of the bourbon, digging it up has no hard and fast rules other than making sure the bride doesn’t get dirt on her dress . . .
Recently we met with Kelly and Mitchell at HollyOaks on the Marsh to photograph them burying the bourbon while they were in town from New York. In just a short time they will be celebrating their own wedding here looking out over the views from the back lawn. A big thank you to Stephanie Maupin, Swanson Signature Events, and Kati Esser for putting this lovely experience together. We can’t wait for their big day.