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A Splendorous Spring Wedding

Oh, the splendor of Charleston in the springtime! From the blooming hydrangeas to the cool breeze blowing off the harbor, our beloved city somehow becomes even more beautiful in the month of May. There is a refreshing sense of vitality and elation in the air, and there’s nothing like the glowing faces of two young soulmates to enhance this springly effect. Macy and Connor’s wedding was simply gorgeous, leaving us stunned by the infectious joy that radiates off our couples and their loved ones, and the brilliance of the creatives in the wedding industry. Not to toot my own horn, but we think our pictures did it justice! So let your heart be inspired by the magic of this wedding gallery!

Macy’s best friend Mandy spent a few years trying to set Macy up with some of her guy friends, but knowing she was “picky” she nearly gave up — until Connor came on her radar and she connected the two. Macy may have been selective, but I think a part of her knew she was patiently waiting for her knight, and was not going to waste time with anyone else. After all, the very first time they met in person he kindly volunteered to help her move into her apartment! Fast forward through two and a half years of a successful and thriving long distance relationship, and Connor is planning a surprise proposal with Macy’s family in Charleston!

The night before Connor and Macy’s wedding they gathered with their closest family and friends at Parcel 32 for the rehearsal dinner. Macy and Connor were grinning ear to ear as they greeted their beloved guests and thanked them for coming. The couple and their guests spent the evening sharing sweet words while sipping rose on the velvet furnishings of this charming and chic venue.

The wedding was held at the iconic Governor Thomas Bennett House in the historic district of downtown Charleston. This grande mansion surrounded by blooming gardens and looming live oaks is a wedding celebration oasis. The couple and their planner Chauncey Finch of Bouquets and Bowties, filled the venue with brilliant signature decor: there were Macy and Connor “fun fact” cocktail napkins, a blue and white placard with seating slips for each set of guests and koozies featuring their precious pooch Sammy.

Macy was a breathtaking bride, wearing a classy strapless gown with a billowing mermaid train. She was a bit nervous for most of the morning but as soon as she put on her cathedral length veil, a weight lifted off her shoulders (who knew the veil would do the trick!?). After digging up their Four Roses bourbon and thanking the sky for such beautiful weather, Connor was ready to see his bride-to-be.

In the peaceful gardens of the Thomas Bennett House, Macy walked down the aisle like Maria from the Sound of Music, her face concealed by her gorgeous veil. Connor came prepared with his handkerchief and dabbed his eyes as she approached him. The two met under the arbor, overflowing with white hydrangeas and roses, and Connor lifted her veil. They looked into each other’s eyes, taking in these precious moments before they began a new chapter of life together. The couple exchanged vows and a kiss, and with their beaming faces moseyed down the aisle hand in hand.

The reception was a ball. The wedding party dined and mingled in the spacious and inviting courtyard garden of the Thomas Bennett House, and then danced the night away in the elegant atmosphere of the sail cloth tent. One of our favorite wedding bands, Power 2 Party, gave an amazing performance that carried the energy of the entire night. The bride and groom sang along to all of their favorite songs with all of their favorite people. To close out an unforgettable evening, the guests were escorted out of the gardens so the couple could share one last private dance. In true Charleston fashion, the couple exited through their tunnel of loved ones and drove off into the night on a pedicab adorned in white wisteria.

This was a night to remember! Congratulations to Connor and Macy!

Check out a few of our favorites from this wedding day below!

xox Kai & Tim

Groom kisses brides forehead under lush white flower arch Governor Thomas Bennett House wedding ceremony. Spring wedding in Charleston

Governor Thomas Bennett House spring Charleston wedding.

film photography wedding day details. blue and white wedding invitations. light blue ring box. pale pink ribbon. painted oyster shell with pearls.

live oak tree with resurrection ferns at Governor Thomas Bennett House. Spring wedding in downtown Charleston.

Charleston groom details.

hanging wedding dress and veil with floral details.

Charleston bride details. Light blue and white color. Bella Belle heels.

bride and bridesmaids pop silver streamers in pajamas on morning of wedding.

Mom and Maid of Honor help bride put on wedding day heels at Governor Thomas Bennett House

Governor Thomas Bennett House spring Charleston bride.

Groom and best man

dirty bourbon bottle. Bury the bourbon southern tradition. Black brackish bowtie.

Groom with his dad at Governor Thomas Bennett house wedding. Standing on sidewalk with live oak and greenery.

Groomsmen bourbon toast in custom wedding day cups.

Groom pours bourbon into custom wedding cups with light blue custom insignia

Bride heads to first look on Governor Thomas Bennett House porch.

Bride descends stairs at Charleston spring wedding with fountain and garden with greenery.

Black and white wedding day photo.

Bride before first look. Groom waiting to see bride for the first time. Governor Thomas Bennett House spring wedding.

Bride and Groom First Look. Charleston Outdoor Destination Wedding Photographer.

First Look. East Coast Destination Wedding Photographer.

Emotional groom during private vows before spring Charleston wedding.

bride and groom after personal vows with palm trees in front garden.

Charleston spring bride. Thomas Bennett House spring wedding. Downtown Charleston weddings.

Classic Charleston white and green bridal bouquet.

Governor Thomas Bennett House front steps with greenery. Spring bride and groom. Charleston weddings.

Formal groom with black brackish bowtie. Charleston groom.

East Coast Destination Wedding Photographer.

black tie groom on film photography. Groom in black brackish bowtie.

Charleston wedding film photographer. Bride and groom walking on sidewalk with white fence and greenery.

Bride walking with bridesmaids and holding hand of maid of honor. Downtown Charleston weddings. Bridesmaids in light blue dresses.

Groom walking with groomsmen. Black tuxedo with light blue socks.

Bride and bridesmaids walking away. Bridesmaid dresses with flowy details on back of dress.

Governor Thomas Bennet House full bridal party

White and green floral arch wedding day detail.

White roses and greenery in antique fountain. Floral patio decorations at Thomas Bennett House.

Wedding ceremony flowers at Governor Thomas Bennett House spring Charleston wedding. East Coast Destination Wedding Photographer.

Light blue vintage couch in light blue room with bride covered in flower detailed veil. Thomas Bennett House wedding.

Charleston spring bride film photography.

East Coast Wedding Photographer. Charleston film photographer. Veil-covered bride sitting on light blue couch.

bride and dad share moment before wedding. Charleston outdoor destination wedding photographer.

father of the bride looks at wedding ceremony. Charleston wedding.

Bride walks down curved stairway with father before spring wedding ceremony. Charleston wedding.

Groom wipes away tears at outdoor wedding ceremony. Governor Thomas Bennett House spring wedding in Charleston. East Coast Destination Wedding Photographer.

Bride and dad walk out of door to wedding ceremony at Governor Thomas Bennett House.

Happy groom at outdoor spring wedding ceremony. Charleston wedding.

Formal groom waits for bride. Charleston spring wedding.

Happy bride walks up the aisle. Charleston wedding photographer.

Charleston film wedding photography.

Happy groom looks at bride.

Governor Thomas Bennett House spring outdoor wedding ceremony.

Aerial shot of wedding ceremony. Governor Thomas Bennett House. Large white flower arch. Outdoor spring wedding. Charleston wedding photographer.

Groom puts ring on bride during outdoor wedding ceremony. Charleston film photographer.

Groom looks at bride during Charleston outdoor wedding ceremony.

Best man at wedding ceremony. Charleston outdoor wedding.

Governor Thomas Bennett House first kiss. Spring wedding in Charleston. Tall floral arch at ceremony.

Bride and groom walk away after spring wedding ceremony

Quiet moment between bride and groom. Candid moment during wedding day portraits. Governor Thomas Bennett House spring wedding.

Bride and groom in front of floral arch. East Coast Destination Wedding Photographer.

Bridesmaid helps with veil at downtown Charleston wedding. Charleston wedding photographer.

black and white wedding photo. bride and groom covered in flower detailed veil.

groom kisses bride temple under wedding veil.

Full bridal party formal picture wit seating. ten foot tall floral arch at wedding ceremony site.

Sperry tent spring outdoor reception.

Sweetheart table flowers. Charleston wedding photographer.

Charleston spring wedding sperry tent with chandeliers and circular hanging floral installation.

Light blue and white patterned napkins. Charleston spring wedding place setting. Custom table numbers.

Custom fun fact cocktail napkin at spring outdoor wedding reception. Charleston wedding.

Outdoor wedding reception bar with custom sign. White flowers with a touch of light blue. Palm tree at spring Charleston wedding.

Charleston outdoor wedding reception with long tables and sailcloth tent. .

Wedding reception table numbers and seating chart.

Custom seating chart at Thomas Bennett House outdoor wedding reception.

Sweetheart table outdoor wedding reception in Charleston.

Governor Thomas Bennett House outdoor wedding reception.

Charleston outdoor spring wedding reception. White flowers and greenery hanging installation.

White stage wedding band set up with flowers. Power 2 Party wedding band.

Custom light blue koozies at spring outdoor wedding reception. Downtown Charleston wedding.

Parents of the bride at cocktail hour. Charleston spring wedding.

Happy bride and groom after wedding ceremony. East Coast Destination Wedding Photographer.

Custom champagne glasses. Bride and groom toast on wedding day.

Black and white Charleston wedding photographer.

Bride and groom grand entrance at outdoor spring wedding reception. Charleston wedding photographer.

Bride and groom first dance.

happy first dance. Charleston wedding photographer.

Bride and groom first dance sperry tent.

bride and groom laughing at sweetheart table.

Father of the bride speech at Charleston spring wedding.

Power 2 Party live band at outdoor spring wedding reception in downtown Charleston.

sweetheart table kiss. Charleston spring wedding.

sperry ten dip kiss. Power 2 Party live band at spring Charleston wedding. Circular hanging floral installation.

Thomas Bennett House wedding reception.

bride and groom at spring outdoor wedding reception.

wedding reception kiss.  Charleston spring wedding.

Happy bride and groom at outdoor Charleston wedding reception. . East Coast destination wedding photographer.

Charleston spring wedding.

Private last dance with bride and groom.

Flower covered charleston pedi-cab getaway with bride and groom.

Wedding reception exit in outdoor Charleston wedding. Charleston wedding photographer.

Photography: Kailee & Tim Shields; Kailee DiMeglio Photography
Venue: Governor Thomas Bennett House
Wedding Planner: Bouquets and Bowties
Hair & Makeup: Lashes and Lace
Florist: Branch Design Studio
Videography: Haley Sirisky Videography
Ceremony Music: Sadie Nichols String Trio
Reception Music: Power2Party
Caterer: Duvall
Bakery: Sweet Rhi
Stationary: Dodeline Design
Photo Booth: Charleston Booth Co.
Calligraphy: J. Lily Design
Cups, Koozies, and Treat Bag: Sip Hip Hooray
Rentals: Eventworks
Groom’s Tie: Brackish
Oyster Ring Tray: Grit & Grace
Wedding Dress: Coastal Knot


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