The Southern charm of Charleston, South Carolina can be seen alive and well in the photos of Amanda and Hodge’s wedding at The William Aiken House! (Great work Paige Winn Photo!) I love the way this couple mixed traditional, romantic elements with casual Southern details, like a dinner with fried green tomatoes, crab cakes, shrimp and grits and barbeque.
The Couple: Amanda and Hodge
The Wedding: 7.13.13 – The William Aiken House, Charleston, SC
What three adjectives best describe your wedding? Romantic, timeless, traditional
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? Our venue, The William Aiken House, really inspired most of the decisions we made regarding our wedding. The venue really reminded me of something out of The Great Gatsby. We wanted it to feel like a really romantic Charleston garden party. We had lots of incredible lighting and chandeliers and chose mostly Charleston-inspired southern cusine with fried green tomatoes, crab cakes, shrimp and grits and barbeque.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? When we initially chose to have an outdoor wedding we knew we would really be taking a gamble with the weather. All week there was an 80 percent chance of rain and a tropical storm coming through on Saturday and up until hours before the wedding we thought we were not going to be able to have our wedding outside in front of the gorgeous pergola. All of the sudden, the skies went from gray to completely blue and we knew that we were in the clear. Right after that, my husband and I had our first look and our excitement was palpable not only about seeing each other, but we both knew that we were about to have the wedding of our dreams.
What specifically drew you to Paige Winn Photo and her imagery? Paige has a way of capturing these perfect candid moments. She is truly an artist who creates timeless, incredible photos.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Paige Winn Photo
Event Planner: Sara Hosch of Southern Protocol
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The William Aiken House
Videographer/Film Maker: Siegel Films
Officiant: Rev. Leonard C. Ripley, III
Invitation Designer: Dodeline Design
Catering: Fish Restaurant
Cake: Fish Restaurant
Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham via White on Daniel Island
Bridal Accessories: Veil and Headpiece – Jenny Packham, Earrings – Kate Spade, and Shoes – Jimmy Choo.
Bridesmaids’ Apparel: Amsale
Groom & Groomsmen’s Apparel: Jos. A. Banks
Hair: UpDo Charleston
Make-Up: EQ Makeup
Live Music: Charleston Duo and Rubberband from East Coast Entertainment
Transportation: Limo 4 Less
Rentals: 428 Main Vintage Rentals and Synder Rental
Thank you Amanda and Hodge for sharing your beautiful wedding with us!
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