I met Patricia and Mike last fall when they had made a trip to Charleston looking for the perfect spot for their wedding~ they expressed wanting a location that would ‘showcase’ true Southern elements – granted there are many venues with these qualities in Charleston but they wanted something unique that would work well with their intimate group and romantic details!

I had a couple perfect locations in mind ~ so after a few visits, the couple knew the Old Exchange Building in the ‘thick’ of downtown was IT!  This building is so beautiful and, of course, historic.  They LOVED the Provost Dungeon ~ tours were given after the ceremony, which was a great addition to the cocktail hour.

As I stated, the coupled wanted their ceremony and reception to have an extremely romantic feel but did not want it to be ‘ to busy’ ~ so my suggestion of course was candlelight!  You can never have too many candles.

The ceremony was held downstairs ~ guests were greeted by the sounds of classical guitarist, Chris Teves.  After the ceremony, cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres were served in the entry while guests enjoyed all the history of the Old Exchange Building and the dungeon…Dinner was served upstairs and then a night full of FABULOUS dancing began!  The Ross Holmes Band once again was a huge hit!!

Cru Catering provided all the AMAZING food.  Chad and his team went above and beyond, which we are so thankful for!!  They were simply outstanding – we look forward to working with them again in the very near future.

I had to wonderful opportunity to work with Tiger Lily Florist again and as ALWAYS – Gayla created beautiful works just as the couple described!!!

We were so thrilled to be able to work with All Dressed Up Photography again this weekend- we had a great time and as you see below, they got some of the most FABULOUS photographs…I can not wait to see them all!

The gorgeous cake was created by Cakes by Kasarda!!  Tammy blew us away with her talent and taste!  The scroll work around the middle layer matched the ‘iron work’ on the front stairs of the Old Exchange.

So….here is our very romantic ceremony set up- we used local magnolia leaves for aisle markers.

A close up…

Here is the reception set up before guests came up for dinner.

A neat shot of the room without the lights turned down yet 🙂

Both the bride and groom are pilots, so for their guest book, the wanted guest to sign a plane prop ~ it was so neat!!!

This was so sweet- the couple decided to see each other before the ceremony so they could take photos around Charleston that afternoon- the emotion was beautiful!!!

And the most fun….a shot in the dungeon!!!    🙂

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