Charleston, SCWhitney & CabellMt. Pleasant Presbyterian & Hibernian Hall

A few years back Whitney and Cabell met through mutual friends in Charleston, but were both at different stages in their lives and not ready for a serious relationship. Little did they know that 2 years later their paths would cross again! Cabell returned to Charleston for a bachelor party and the rest is history!  Cabell proposed to Whitney on Christmas Eve, 2013 while visiting her family. He could not spend another Christmas without her in his life permanently. Both families were very excited for the happy couple on their new journey!!

The rehearsal dinner on Friday evening was a southern, rustic oyster roast at Boone Hall Plantation Cotton Dock.  What a fun, relaxing way to begin the wedding weekend!

Saturday, the day of the wedding, the women dressed and had “together” time at the Sullivan’s Island house where Whitney’s sister had also dressed for her wedding a few years ago.  Nostalgia and heirlooms were part of the bride’s ensemble: a handkerchief from “memaw” – her paternal grandmother, and a fur stole from her maternal grandmother.  Whitney’s lace veil (gorgeous!!) was her mother’s and had also been worn by her sister. As Whitney emerged from dressing ready to go to the church she and her dad had a tender moment with tears on both faces.  Daddy’s little girl is a now beautiful bride!  It was hard for this photographer not to shed a few as well – so meaningful!

Meanwhile Cabell was making sure he had his grandfather’s wedding band for the ceremony.  The boutonnieres were quite unique: they resembled starfish, but were cotton pods with duck feathers woven in (big hunters in this family!).  The black tie attire looked stunning on these young men.

The wedding ceremony was held in the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church whose sanctuary dates back to 1864. The intimate church along with the restored balconies allowed friends and family to soak in history but most importantly to share in the love shown by the bride and groom.   The bride calmly proceeded down the aisle resting her arm on her dad’s with her gorgeous train and veil flowing behind.  At last ! Whitney and Cabell stood proudly, happily facing each other as they recited their vows.

Hibernian Hall in Downtown Charleston, built in 1840, was the site for Whitney and Cabell’s fabulous party and reception!  They shagged, embraced and kissed while the band played the music for their first dance:  Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.”  Although in a very elegant, historic setting with tables draped in white cloths, candlelight, gorgeous flowers (coordinated by Rebecca from Burlap Elephant )- the party was on!  Beautiful, delicious food, refreshing and invigorating beverages sustained the dancing guests!

Whitney, draped in her grandmother’s fur stole and Cabell, beaming beside his new bride, the new Mr. and Mrs. were undaunted by the February chill.  Warm wishes from guests for their future life together sent them happily off together.

Thank you Whitney and Cabell for your smiles, joy and love! I thoroughly enjoyed being with you all!

A very special thanks to my very good friend Shannon for second shooting with me!

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Ceremony: Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian | Reception: Hibernian Hall | Wedding Coordinator: Rebecca at Burlap Elephant | Florist: Out of Hand | Caterer: Hamby Catering and Events | Bride’s Dress: Alyne from Nitsas  | Bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew | Makeup & Hair: Paper Dolls Hair & Makeup | Cake: Publix | Band: The Tams | Save-The-Date Cards: Total Graphics

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