Kaitlin & Joshua’s Island House wedding on Johns Island, South Carolina by Hannah Ruth Photography
If I could be a guest at any wedding, it would definitely be this one! These two had fun-filled Coastal wedding to celebrate their new life together and I have a feeling the newlyweds and their lively guest list won't forget it anytime soon! Lindsay & Tim fell in love at Clemson University. They were neighbors their freshmen year, and after a fall break trip to Charleston, they started dating. After graduating, they moved to Charleston for three years, which is why they chose to get married in this city. Even though they now live in Chicago, Charleston will always hold a special place in their hearts. These college sweethearts got married at St. Mary’s of the Annunciation, a stunning Roman Catholic Church in Downtown Charleston. Their reception took place at the Island House on John’s Island, one of our favorite Charleston wedding venues! This location is so scenic; there are fields of flowers and an awesome view of the Ashley River. Lindsay chose soft details, including all white linens, light pink and cream flowers, and lots of candles. Guests dined on a selection of seafood and shrimp and grits from Duvall Events and a delicious signature cocktail. They tore up the dance floor to the sounds of PlaneJane and ended the night with a group shot of all of the Clemson Alumni.
Tell us a little bit about how you met your husband…
We met when we were both freshman at Clemson University in SC. We were both placed in over-flow housing and we were neighbors! I asked him to my sorority’s crush party and it’s been love ever since!
How did he propose? How long were you engaged for?
Tim proposed in March of 2012 during his last year in law school. He planned it out with my boss so they would give me the day off. He proposed on Sullivan’s Island (I literally had no idea!) and than he flew us to NJ the next morning so we could celebrate with my family! We were engaged for about 18 months.
Out of the entire day, what was the most memorable moment?
The most memorable moment was seeing Tim for the first time. We saw each other before the ceremony. I walked out on a dock overlooking the beach to meet Tim. It was a moment that all at once I felt anxious, happy and excited.
The bridesmaids dresses were “aluminum”. The guys wore grey.
The flowers were all blush tone colors.
Linens were all white.
What made you choose your venue? What elements drew you to it?
We were looking for a venue that would amaze our guests. This was a destination wedding and we wanted our guests to be wowed by the beauty of Charleston. The Island House definitely captures that!
Something old: My something old, borrowed and blue was one thing: my mom’s mom wedding ring. It is a beautiful ring that has sapphire stones on it. This was a piece of jewelry that I always knew I wanted to wear on my wedding day.
Describe your Specialty Drinks?
We lived in Charleston for three years while Tim attended law school at Charleston School of Law. Our favorite restaurant, Fish had a specialty cocktail that was Tim’s favorite! That was our inspiration for our signature cocktail. It was Vodka, soda water and elderflower syrup with cucumber.. it seemed to be a crowd pleaser!
Tell us all about the details! Did any have special meaning? What was your favorite?
We wanted our wedding to be like no other! We were really looking for that Charleston feel… Right on the water, under a tent, serving shrimp and grits!
What’s your favorite picture from your wedding and why?
Hmm.. I would have to say the one of Tim and I kissing in the wildflowers at the Island house. That was the point in the day when we felt like we could finally relax.
Most valuable piece of advice you’d give to a newly engaged bride:
I would say .. If you have a vision to go for it! I look back at the photos of our wedding day and it was exactly was I had envisioned. But throughout the whole process I kept in mind the end result: that I was marrying my best friend and no matter what, it would be perfect.
Ceremony Venue: Church: St. Mary of the Annunciation / Reception Venue: The Island House / Photographer: Riverland Studios / Band: Plane Jane / Dress: Gigi’s Closette / Bridesmaids Dresses: LulaKate via Bella Bridesmaids / Cake: Duvall / Bar & Catering: Duvall Events / Florist: Charleston Flower Market / Hair & Make-up: Blushair / Invitations: Wedding Paper Diva / Officiant: Deacon James Moore.
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