How they met: Dan and I met at a craft beer tap house in Boston called the Tip Tap Room.
The proposal: During Memorial Day weekend 2016, we made our annual trip down to Charleston, and I had a gut feeling that a proposal was coming. Dan suggested we take the day to walk down King Street and down to the waterfront. …In front of the pineapple fountain, Dan asked if I knew I was his best friend. Ten seconds later, we were engaged.
The vision for the wedding: I originally wanted a small, intimate, outdoor garden wedding, and he wanted a large, lively, indoor wedding. After spending a few days at the end of May in Charleston, we quickly learned as a couple that we both valued air conditioning the most. So we worked with Mac & B to incorporate what I love about outdoor weddings – colorful florals and greenery, soft blush and peach tones, cafe lights, patterns and clean lines. All of these touches contrasted and complimented the exposed brick, hardwood floors and industrial wood columns of the Cedar Room that Dan loved. The venue’s gorgeous large windows added a ton of light to the space, so we were able to strike that perfect balance between garden charm and industrial chic. It felt intimate, yet open.
It was also important to both of us to incorporate personal elements. Dan and I met at a tap house and we love craft beer so we wanted to incorporate that into our décor. Each table was named after a brewery we love, and we had our dinner menus wrapped around beer growlers. We chose blueberry- and peach-based cocktails and desserts as a nod to New England and the South. Dan and I also wanted to honor the space we were getting married in, and its history in some way, so we included a line from the book “The Cigar Factory: A History of Charleston” into our vows. Lastly, our guests were given chocolate cigars as a wedding favor and a late-night sweet treat.
Why they got married in Charleston: Living in Boston, winters can get pretty dreary, so Dan and I seize every opportunity we can to go down to Charleston and stay at his parents’ house on Daniel Island. No matter how busy our schedules get, it’s a constant we always have and a tradition we hope to continue for years to come. We became engaged in Charleston and thought of no other place we’d want to share our special day with friends and family.
Ceremony and reception venue: The Cedar Room
Wedding planner: Mac & B Events
Photographer: Aaron & Jillian Photography
Caterer, bar service and cake: Mercantile & Mash
Florist: Out of the Garden
Entertainment: Josh Walther and The Phase5 Band, OtherBrother Entertainment
Transportation: Lowcountry Valet & Shuttle Co.
Makeup and Hair: Pink Dot Beauty Bar
Bridal Store: Lovely Bride
Rentals: The Black Tux