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