Charleston Wedding // The Wickliffe House // Crystal + Justin

Crystal and Justin invited us to tag along for their St. Luke's Chapel/ Wickliffe House nuptials on what was quite possibly the most beautiful sunny day of the year. I say "tag along" because really, they treated us more like guests than vendors, complete with never ending snacks and a ride on the party bus with one reeeeally fun bridal party.  Crystal and her bridesmaids got ready onsite at the gorgeous historic home on MUSC campus. We sent Justin to Hampton Park to wait for his bride for their first look....which was completely adorable. Justin pretty much has the best laugh of any groom in the history of forever. And once he saw Crystal it was nothing but smiles, and joyful laughs for the rest of the day. Rather than having matching bouquets for their wedding party, they had each attendant add a flower to a vase that waited for them beside Justin at the altar. These flowers would then make-up the bride's bouquet. It was such a wonderful twist on tradition, and perfectly fit this duo. After their short and sweet ceremony at St. Luke's Chapel they took the party back to The Wickliffe House where everyone danced to music at a maximum 110 decibels until 10:30pm on the dot (that's a downtown Charleston joke:).) Possibly the most adorable wedding moment I've ever experienced occurred when Crystal and Justin cut the cake. Having it been their first wedding, and not being fully up to speed on the tradition, Crystal picked up their slice of cake and took a big bite for herself. Justin watched lovingly.  It was such a great moment.  We are so thankful that these two chose us to document this wonderful day. Happy honeymooning, you guys!!!!!

 

Venue: The Wickliffe House // Make-Up: Kristin Pavao with Finger Paint Make-up // Hair: The View Salon // Floral Design: Karen Renee Hill (MOB) // Flowers: Horst Flowers and Costco Wholesale // Officiant: Judge Bruce Berwald // DJ: Rob Lowe // Cake: Janie Macguire  // Snyder Event Rentals // Dress: Jessica at The Gown Boutique of Charleston