Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Our Charleston Wedding: The Ceremony

I'm obviously biased, 
but I think our Wedding Ceremony was as warm and fuzzy as it gets!
Not too long, Not too short, 
It was simple and sweet and filled with the love of our family and friends.
Here is a play by play!
My dear friend Lauren, and K's stepsister Taylor handed out programs.
We were singing "Going to the Chapel" on the walk to the church.
(Does anyone know any other lines to that song?)
Two of my favorite shots:

A vision in white:

Everyone was seated for the congregational hymn (Holy, Holy, Holy), the readings and the homily.
My girl B read an excerpt from a poem "Love" by Roy Croft.
Lauren read Colossians 3: 12-19
During the song and the readings, we were seated to the right of the altar.  
I loved getting the moment to sit with K and take in the moment.
I wish I had a transcript of Father Williams' short homily, but it centered around unity and support, and...Love!
Once we returned to the altar, Father Williams turned us around and had us face our guests.  He mentioned how the room held the people that loved and supported us most.  This was my favorite part of the ceremony.  I really looked around and made eye contact with so many loved ones.  I whispered "I love you" to the room.  It was wonderful!  Meanwhile, K stared at the back door.

Exchanging our vows:

At this point we were brought to kneel at the altar for the Blessing.  Right before we stood up, Father Williams whispered to me "Ok now you stand and kiss"...
So once standing I immediately kissed K, without waiting for "You May Now Kiss Your Bride"
Which caused a laugh...
So we waited and then kissed again!
Happy Happy Happy!
Our first few moments as husband and wife:

I love this shot of my brother and I;
The guys!  We didn't get many photos of the groomsmen so I treasure the few we have with them as a group.
Up next week, Reception photos!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Our Weekend

This weekend was relatively low key.  I worked until 7 pm on Friday and all I wanted was a burger and a beer on the couch.  We grabbed Smoky Oak and I fell asleep halfway through a recorded episode of Portlandia.
On Saturday I went to the gym and then decided to pop into Jimmy's Island Treasures, a thrift/antique shop off of Camp Road.   Is this not the strangest set up of the vintage Barbie kitchen?  
I browsed around for an hour or so but ultimately came out empty handed.

From there, me and Alfie went over to my parents to visit Cali, my mom's Christmas kitten.
They did okay together but aren't best friends like I'd hope.
Look at this precious angel:
Once home, I made the easiest hot dip for a dinner with friends.  

Sunday K and I volunteered at OLM's Annual Silent Auction.
This is the first year that we left empty handed.  My auction skills are rusty. 
 How was your weekend?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Our Charleston Wedding: Pre-Ceremony

We have had the best time going through the photos from our wedding,
 and reminiscing about the best day of our lives!
It was everything I'd ever hoped for and planned, it was the Day of my Dreams!
I hope you enjoy looking through these images and sharing our treasured memories.
First of all, we could not have asked for more beautiful weather!  It was sunny and in the mid-60's.  
As I mentioned before, I spent the morning at the beach house on Folly and then we grabbed Bagel Nation for breakfast before heading to the hair salon.
I had my hair done by Noel Richardson at Lava Salon.  I have been going to Noel since I turned 16.
There is no one else that can touch my hair!
Next I had my makeup done by Megan Johnson at Cosbar on King Street.
She is the best.
This is where the photographers met us...Away we go!

From Cosbar we went to St. Stephen's Church Hall, which is an old Charleston single on Society Street connected via courtyard to the Church.
  This is where we got dressed and took Bridal Party photos.
I bought a new scent for the Wedding Day and the honeymoon for olfactory memory.
This was a very special gift given by my Nana.
It's her mother of pearl Marriage Bible that she walked down the aisle with,
it is precious to me!

My Dad, resting while we took lots of girly pics.

My garter was a gift from my sister in law.

Shoes by Alex Marie
I loved the courtyard behind the church, complete with joggling board.  This is where we took the majority of our photos.


One last quiet moment to myself..
While K and his groomsmen didn't have a team of photographers following them around the Mills House, here are some shots of my groom and our dads right before the ceremony:

I love this one, I think my dad's nerves were starting to show:

Many more to come!