Marion Square Engagement {Rachel + Magnus}

My inbox is always welcoming countless images of beautiful engagements and weddings in the Lowcountry.  I know...what a rough life!  I’m constantly ohh-ing and ahh-ing over the things Lowcountry wedding vendors are dreaming up.   Their endless creativity never ceases to amaze me.  It’s the exact reason why I fell hard for Magnus + Rachel’s refreshing engagement session from Charleston wedding vendor, Kelly Sauer Photography.  The youthful pair kicked things off in the midst of Marion Square in Downtown Charleston before heading down the road to Paolo’s (with Pooh Bear!) for a little tasty of Italy!  As usual, Kelly made the couple feel relaxed and at ease and it surely shows in their adorable demeanor.  I'm going to turn it over to Kelly for a little more about the couple and all the details...

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 "Almost from the time they began dating, Rachel and Magnus, seminary students in Columbia, S.C., knew they were going to get married. Rachel had all but given up the idea of getting married and was preparing to settle into a season of singleness when God dropped Magnus in her lap - and she wasn't sure what to do with him. Magnus tried to do the regular things: "I asked her out for ice cream, and she said no. I tried to give her... and she said no." So this pastor-in-training started praying for her. He prayed every day for a summer before he got his answer that Rachel was "the one" for him. He got the green light to try again, and discovered that her heart toward him had changed. She said "yes" this time, and the two became inseparable. By the time Magnus proposed - after Valentine's Day! - Rachel knew it was coming, and she was ready for him. She bought a children's book for him, "Love You Forever," and as she said "yes" to forever, she read him the sweet story, "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be." This adorable couple goes out for ice cream a lot now, and he calls her honey and says he is Pooh.They do a powerful lot of cheek-kissing and have a playful, loving relationship that leaves both of them room to grow and be. They plan to get married on December 31, 2012. Details for their engagement session include: mancala (a favorite game - taught to Rachel by her grandmother), a balloon bouquet, an Old Navy straw fedora, dried larkspur, some favorite books, Magnus's Bible, real Italian gelato, a Winnie the Pooh studying for seminary, and downtown Charleston in the summer. They did a brief "picnic" in Marion Square in Charleston, and then walked down to Paolo's Gelato to finish out their Charleston photography date."

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Charleston Wedding Vendors

Photographer: 

Kelly Sauer, Ltd. Co.

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Caterer: 

Paolo's Gelato

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Favors and Gifts: 

Old Navy

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Floral Designer: 

Kelly Sauer Ltd. Co.  /  

Dress Designer: 

Lapis

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Heirlooms and extras: 

Kathryn White

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Shoes: 

OKA b.

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Jewelry: 

Kohls 

Tuxedo and Mens Attire: 

The Gap

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Other: 

Marion Square

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