Katherine and Charlie’s Trinity Cathedral wedding with reception at Capital City Club in the heart of Columbia, SC was truly an elegant affair to remember! I am absolutely in love with Trinity Cathedral for its history (it was consecrated in 1847) and for its gorgeous Gothic Revival architecture. It is the oldest surviving sanctuary in Columbia, SC, as a matter of fact, and the first Episcopal church to have been built in SC after the Revolutionary War and the relocation of the state’s capital from Charleston, SC to Columbia! Just a little history for those of you who love it as much as I do 🙂

Charlie actually first proposed to Katherine in the courtyard of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, right after the Christmas Eve service last year, and as his family’s home church, they didn’t even have to think twice about where their wedding ceremony would take place. One look at this church, and you can see what a special, elegant event they had planned!
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Katherine chose the classic wedding colors of black and white for their wedding, because the cathedral itself has enough grandeur to require no additional accoutrements. She wore the same veil that her aunt had worn in her wedding 30 years earlier, almost to the date! Their wedding took place on her aunt and uncle’s 30th wedding anniversary weekend. Her beautiful white bouquet was adorned with her grandmother’s handkerchief as well as a charm containing a portrait of her late father. Lace from Katherine’s paternal grandmother was included in the reception decor, and Katherine’s silver baby cup was used as the cake topper. Family history played a major part in Katherine and Charlie’s wedding, and made it as classic and timeless as Trinity Cathedral itself!

The reception took place at Capital City Club, an exclusive club located across the street from the SC State House, atop the tallest building in Columbia! Hors d’oeuvres were served while guests enjoyed the amazing music of the Riptide Band, who kept the party hopping all night. I personally LOVE a great DJ or live band, as it makes or breaks your reception flow and fun, and these guys had one of the best reception band performances I’ve ever seen!

The evening was topped off with a special tambourine sendoff before the bride and groom hopped into a classic 1972 Ford Bronco and rode off into the night! Enjoy their wedding day highlights!2016-11-07_0004 2016-11-07_0006 2016-11-07_0008 2016-11-07_0009 2016-11-07_0010 2016-11-07_0013 2016-11-07_0029 2016-11-07_0030 2016-11-07_0027 2016-11-07_0028 2016-11-07_0026 2016-11-07_0025 2016-11-07_0024 2016-11-07_0031 2016-11-07_0037 2016-11-07_0034 2016-11-07_0035 2016-11-07_0036 2016-11-07_0032 2016-11-07_0038 2016-11-07_0039 2016-11-07_0040 2016-11-07_0041 2016-11-07_0042 2016-11-07_0043 2016-11-07_0044 2016-11-07_0045 2016-11-07_0046 2016-11-07_0047 2016-11-07_0048 2016-11-07_0049 2016-11-07_0050 2016-11-07_0051 2016-11-07_0052 2016-11-07_0014One of the most fun parts of the evening was when most of the Clemson grads got together for a group photo, group Clemson Tiger fight song cheer, and Katherine’s grandfather showed off his prized orange Clemson Tiger socks! Let me just say, I wish every family had a grandad as cool as he is; he stole the show more than once with his great Nat King Cole stories, reminiscing about the early years with his wife, and — clearly — celebrating the Tigers!2016-11-07_0015It’s always the sweetest thing when sorority sisters are together to celebrate a wedding. Chi Omega girls represent!

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Vendors:

Gown: David’s Bridal

HMUA: Avalon Salon

Venue: Capital City Club (reception) Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (ceremony)

Rings: Heathcliff’s Jewelers

Men’s Wear: Jos A Bank

Flowers: My Friend’s Garden

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Azazie

 

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