Love is in the air… A Charleston Destination Wedding

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Looove is in the air 🙂

A St. Louis wedding planner heads to the South!

We’ve all heard about Charleston, South Carolina being one of the top destination locations in Dixie to get married. It’s everything a bride dreams of, large oak trees with Spanish moss, quaint pastel buildings, southern comfort food, and town that truly has a heart of gold. It was my pleasure to get to work with the loveliest Chicago couple, James and Jackie for their August, 2017 wedding. Their destination wedding was straight out the Notebook (ok maybe James isn’t exactly like Noah, but he’s close). It was a small and intimate affair. The guest count topped out at 100 guests, a wedding party that consisted of just their siblings, and an intimate catholic ceremony that brought us all to tears.

The bride wanted everything to be simple, elegant and well charming. The William Aiken House on the famous Kings Street was the perfect match, with vibrant colored walls, antique furniture, we put the finishing touches out in white. It was truly a wedding that will forever be timeless. On of the many things I love about destination weddings is that everyone gets to know each other, it’s like the friends of friends become family of the family. If there is one thing I can say, wedding planning in South was a real treat for me.

If you follow me on social media, you know how connected I get to my clients. This wedding is no exception. I met this special couple through their dear friend, Clay Styles. Clay is the guy that wears many hats but one of which is wedding guest extraordinaire. I have yet to find a guy that enjoys a good wedding like myself, but he is one of them.  I am forever grateful that he introduced me to Jackie and James. They have this relationship we all envy; lots of laughter, love, and just down right great people.

A trolley in the South, yes please!

The beautiful William Aiken House 

Chandeliers and venetian statues for days

These families <3 

Dad’s…. they’re the best 

Thanks Clay 🙂 

When Grandpa gets all the guys to serenade the bride! 

Sweetest couple ever…

Kristin Ashley Events, planner

Ashley Seawell, photography

William Aikens House, venue

St. Mary’s of the Annunciation, church

PPHG catering, catering

Snyder Events, rentals

Out of the Garden, Floral

Chris Dodson, Entertainment

Vanity Hair and Makeup

Upstairs at Midtown, Rehearsal Dinner