Our wedding was above and beyond anything I ever imagined. Even the rain couldn't dampen the moment! Charleston is our home, and it also happens to be a top wedding destination. It is a beautiful city, and we especially love it during the holidays, and we wanted to share that time of year with our family & friends as well. There really isn't anything I would change... even the weather! It was a perfect evening!
Because our wedding was at Christmas, we wanted to have red velvet cake. Amanda suggested red velvet cheesecake with a cream cheese frosting and chocolate graham cracker crust! Everyone commented that it was "the best wedding cake" they had ever had!
Our instructor Luis worked with us for several weeks to pull off a great rumba for our first dance. We presented him with a song, and immediately he went to work teaching us the basics of the dance that he felt was best-suited to the beat.
Whitney is a talented artist that worked with us to make the day beautiful. Because our wedding was at Christmas, the church was pretty much decorated for the season, but even with the small job we hired her for, she went out of her way to make it perfect.
A former architect, she is now creating uniquely modern jewelry. Hand-made creations that are one-of-a-kind. She made each of my bridesmaids a necklace with individual character, yet a cohesive appearance that brought them together for the ceremony.
Juliet is an incredibly talented photographer, that goes out of her way to make your wedding day perfect. She captures memories that will last forever.
This is an organization that travels around the country with wedding gowns that are donated by designers and sold at discount prices, with all proceeds going to breast cancer research. Their headquarters is in Santee, SC.
We used Lance Hall, which is behind the church, a building that is actually older than the church itself. It is an upstairs space where there were tables for dining, as well as a dancefloor and dj, there is a full kitchen that our caterers used, and there was a bar set up in this room as well. There is a side porch off of the space where we set up cocktail tables and a bar, then used the adjoining classroom space for our food room. There is a courtyard below where we had strung lights from the trees and draped flowing curtains along the lower porch, and we had intended to have a bar there as well, but it rained, so the courtyard was not utilized like it could have been.
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