Olivia + Joe are MARRIED!!! Their Charleston wedding was timeless, elegant, and filled to the brim with Southern charm. From their first look down a cobblestone street, to the last hugs exchanged with proud parents before hopping in the getaway car, Olivia and Joe were all smiles all day! Olivia shared with me in the morning that she just knew this was going to be the best day of their lives, and it truly was!
The couple’s love for each other shone through in so many details, right down to Olivia’s gorgeous “something blue” Manolo Blahnik heels! Joe knew how much Olivia loved these shoes, so he surprised her with them the night before she went to try on wedding dresses – giving her the perfect shoes to help her find her perfect dress! The shoes worked like a charm! Olivia’s BHLDN dress was gorgeous. Her bouquet was unstructured yet classic – the perfect combination if you ask me! I loved the touch of whimsy it brought to her overall look.
The looks of pure joy on Olivia and Joe’s faces showed just how thrilled they were to be spending the rest of their lives together! Joe was in awe of his beautiful bride and the two could not stop smiling as they shared their first look. The sweet emotion continued as Joe wiped away tears of joy as Olivia met him at the end of the aisle at Summerall Chapel at The Citadel. As soon as they were pronounced husband and wife, these two literally let out a cheer!
I loved the Citadel traditions Olivia and Joe included in their day to honor his alma mater. The couple walked through a sword arch after their ceremony and posed with Joe’s fellow Citadel graduates all showing off their rings. The joy continued into the night as Olivia and Joe’s friends and family joined them on the dance floor at The Mills House and surrounded them for a sparkler exit!
It was such a pleasure to be a part of Olivia and Joe’s Charleston wedding! I am so thankful to you both for choosing me to capture your special day and wish you so much joy to come! Please enjoy some of my favorite moments from Olivia and Joe’s wedding day!
The Team: Photographer- Amy Rizzuto Photography, Ceremony- Summerall Chapel at The Citadel, Reception- The Mills House, Wedding Planner- Linda Warner (Pinnacle Charleston), Hair Stylist- Christel Irick (Spa Beauty Agency), Make-up Artist- Lisa Priscilla (Spa Beauty Agency), Invitations- Dodeline Design, Florist- Creech’s Florist, Wedding Dress- BHLDN, Bridesmaid Dress- Lulu’s + Azazie + Brideside, Shoes- Manolo Blahnik, Jewelry- Badgley Mischka, Cake- Sablée, Band/DJ- Pinnacle Charleston, First Dance Song- “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Hailey Reinhart
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