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Classic Glam with Charleston Charm

We LOVE a William Aiken House wedding. This grande yellow mansion lined with a sweeping piazza and white columns contrasts so perfectly with a black tux and a wedding gown. If our gorgeous couples didn’t already look magazine worthy enough, the William Aiken House enhances their radiance.

Brianna, Brendan and their precious son Brady have such a sweet relationship that was so much fun to capture on film. Brianna and Brendan have known one another since high school but didn’t consider romance until they crossed paths years after graduation (Brianna made the first move, you go girl!). Ten years later, here these three musketeers are, ready to start a new chapter as a family on a beautiful summer evening in the heart of Downtown Charleston.

Brianna was a sophisticated knockout in her strapless Vera Wang gown with an oversized bow fastened to the train. As gorgeous as the bride was, she could not compete with her son Brady, who stole the show in his white dinner jacket and boutonniere. One glance with his big brown eyes and he could charm the heart of any wedding guest – or cause mom and dad to break out into joyous smiles.

The planner Pure Luxe Bride transformed the courtyard garden of the William Aiken House into a fresh and modern wedding party sanctuary. The neutral palette of beige, gold and white made the event feel relaxed but still rich with Charleston charm. The dining area was fabulous, with floral centerpieces designed by Petaloso placed on wispy white runners atop natural wood farmhouse style tables.

The couple exchanged their vows under the signature  white trellis of the William Aiken House , veiled with wild green vines. The sun shone down on Brianna’s face as she received the loving words from her soon to be husband. Hand in hand the couple said “I do,” shared a kiss and walked down the aisle for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. Oates.

The wedding party dined and danced under a billowing, pleated tent with incredible white and green florals suspended on gold chandeliers. Brianna changed into a silk slip dress and Nikes so that she could break it down on the dance floor with her best friends. Brendan took to the floor in his suspenders and wayfarer sunglasses and led an epic dance party that lasted for the rest of the night. In his technicolor noise cancelling headphones, little Brady sleepily watched mom and dad have the best time of their lives.

Congratulations to this family! What a pleasure it was to capture your joyful wedding celebration!

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

xox Kai & Tim

william aiken house bride and groom. yellow walls and checkerboard flooring with antique gas lanterns

Palm trees at wedding venue in downtown Charleston. William Aiken House weddings

wedding dress, flowers and heels hanging in historic Charleston wedding venue.

William Aiken House bride on the porch in Vera Wang dress.

Charleston spring smiling bride.

Black and white wedding photo. Big bow on back on vera wang wedding dress.

White and green wedding day flowers. Charleston bride in strapless dress.

Groom at historic venue in downtown Charleston. William Aiken House spring weddings.

Groom with young sun in white suit jacket and bowtie.

Bride and groom see each other for first time at spring Charleston wedding.

Groom sees bride for the first time on wedding day.

William Aiken House bride and groom.

Spring Southern Bride and Groom.

Bride and groom smiling at eachother.

Charleston spring wedding. east coast destination wedding photographer.

Bride and groom with son on wedding day.

Bride and groom shoes.

Bridal party at William Aiken House.

Groom and best man. Checkerboard floor and yellow walls.

Bridal party walking together at spring wedding.

Bride walking with maid of honor.

Black tie groom and groomsmen wearing sunglasses. Classy Charleston wedding.

Groom hanging out with groomsmen. Candid Charleston wedding photos.

Bride coming down the stairs.

Groom snuggles into smiling bride.

Black and white wedding day photo of bride.

Natural lighting wedding day portraits. Light and airy bride and groom portraits at Charleston wedding venue.

Charleston spring wedding. Garden portraits on wedding day.

gentle moment between bride and groom before a kiss.

Gold and green seating charleston with pressed flowers signage.

Gold frame mirror welcome sign at William Aiken House spring wedding.

William Aiken House garden reception seating chart with greenery.

Indoor cocktail hour table with simple white flower

Charleston wedding cake with simple white flowers.

William Aiken House wedding cake.

Outdoor tented wedding reception with draping, flower covered chandelier, wood and white dance floor.

Wedding reception wooden table with white runner and no table cloth. Gold utensils.

Oversized white and green pedestal flowers on reception bar.

William Aiken House reception table flowers.

Hanging white flowers and greenery wedding reception installation.

Wooden table with white table runner at outdoor wedding reception.

Luxury white and green outdoor wedding reception. Charleston spring wedding.

Bride and dad walk to spring wedding ceremony

Groom black and white wedding ceremony photo.

William Aiken House Wedding ceremony. Bride walking up the aisle with father.

Bride kisses father before walking to meet groom at outdoor spring wedding ceremony.

First kiss at William Aiken House spring wedding ceremony.

William Aiken House spring wedding ceremony exit.

Charleston spring outdoor wedding ceremony.

Charleston wedding photographer.

Champagne and miller lite wedding reception drink tray. Grooms favorite beer.

Tuxedo groom holding beer and bridal flowers.

William Aiken House spring bride and groom.

Classy wedding reception guests.

Father and son wearing tuxedos and sunglasses.

Outdoor wedding reception cocktail hour at william aiken house

Bride and groom with custom neon sign and flower installation.

Tented outdoor wedding reception bride and groom first dance.

Bride and groom. Charleston wedding photographer.

Bride and dad dance at William Aiken house wedding reception.

emotional bride hugs dad during wedding. black and white wedding photo.

Groom and mom dance at spring Charleston outdoor wedding reception.

Bride and groom dip kiss with flower chandelier at outdoor Charleston wedding reception. East Coast Destination Wedding Photographer.

William Aiken House outdoor wedding reception bar with oversized flowers.

William Aiken House carriage house outdoor wedding reception.

Maid of honor speech. Charleston wedding photographer.

Charleston spring outdoor wedding reception dinner.

William Aiken House wedding cake cutting.

Photography: Kai & Tim ; Kailee DiMeglio Photography
Charleston Wedding Photographers
Venue: William Aiken House
Wedding Planner: Pure Luxe Bride
Hair & Makeup: Wild Ivory
Florist: Petaloso
Music: Darby Events
Lighting: Innovative Event Services
Calligraphy: J Lily Design
Caterer: PPHG
Dress: Vera Wang


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