This vintage Charleston affair is preppy chic in it’s finest. The green and pink palette definitely have a certain something on their own, but teamed up with the vintage milk glass, gorgeous flowers, and tea party ambiance, all courtesy of the lovely team at Engaging Events, this wedding is perfectly layered and nothing but beautiful. Lucky for us, Liz Duren Photography has provided her account of the pretty day – and we’ve got a gallery of images just waiting for us all to visit! 

Joseph and I met while he was in Law school and I was in graduate school. We met in passing on a sidewalk. He was wearing a West Virginia hat, so I stopped to ask him if he was from WV. I am originally from WV and it turned out he was too. The conversation ended with him asking for my phone number so we could get together and watch some WVU football games together. A week later he asked me out on our first date. I surprised him with a grooms cake that was a WV hat, since his hat was the whole reason we met. We were together three years before we were engaged and were engaged for year before we got married. He proposed while we were on a bike ride on Kiawah Island. 

I fell in love with the Governor Thomas Bennett House for a few reasons. It’s courtyard and gardens were perfect for the outdoor ceremony we dreamed of and for a dance tent. I loved that my guests could enjoy dinner on the piazza and inside the beautiful Charleston style mansion.

The hardest part of planning the wedding for me was choosing colors. I fell in love with a fabric pattern that was green so we planned the entire wedding theme based on that fabric. Cindy did an awesome job at taking my vision of a wedding with a vintage feel and incorporating the pattern into so many details. Every detail and event of the day was even more beautiful than I had imagined. My favorite part of the day was walking with my dad down the aisle to meet Joseph in front of the fountain in the courtyard to exchange our vows.


Photography: Liz Duren Photography & Setup Shots By Collette Mruk Photography / Flowers: Judy Johnston, Engaging Events / Event Planning & Design: Engaging Events / Ceremony & Reception Location: The Governor Thomas Bennett House / Cake: Elaine’s Events / Catering: Good Food Catering / Band: Soul Fish / Linens: Connie Duglin Linens & BBJ Linens

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