When I walked into my first meeting with Ben and Madison I looked around for the hidden cameras because OBVIOUSLY I was on Punk’d (definitely aging myself with that reference). They are one of the most beautiful couples I have ever seen and had the pleasure of working with.
Not only are they gorgeous, I was pleased to learn that Ben and Madison have hearts of gold and were looking to plan an intimate, family-centered day at the lovely Society Hall in downtown Charleston.
The aesthetic was classic and elegant, with modern touches, but each detail tied back to Ben and Madison’s love of family, heritage, and their unique love story. At the end of the evening, I felt like part of the family after having watched as the couples grandmothers served as “Flower Grandmas” during their ceremony, listened to multiple heartwarming toasts from their siblings and parents, and watched as they embraced a fun cultural tradition (every time guests clinked their glasses the couple stood up on their chairs and kissed, then ducked behind the table while everyone stomped their feet and cheered).
Cheers to you, Dollars, to a fun, healthy future full of the love and joy of your family and friends!
Planning: Lovecraft Events
Photography: Nicole Mickle Photography
Ceremony Venue: First Baptist Church
Reception Venue: Society Hall
Catering, Bar, & Cake: Thurston Southern Catering