May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us. // Psalms 67:1
Hands down. THIS was the best day of my life. When I think back and reminisce over my favorite moments big and small, I think the wedding ceremony was my favorite part. We worshipped, the Holy Spirit showed up, and God was glorified. It couldn’t have been a more perfect celebration. Not to mention the ceremony was quickly followed by carrot cake, dancing, buckets of confetti, ham biscuits, and blackberry cocktails. So yeah, it was a pretty spectacular day!
Venue: Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul, Charleston, SC
Reception: St. James Church, James Island, SC
Photography: Taylor Rae Photography
Videography: Rellek Films
Wedding Dress: Bridals by Jodi
Wedding Dress Alterations: Kira Elizabeth Design Studios
Bridesmaids Dresses: Birdy Grey
Groomsmen Suits: The Black Tux
Florist: Charleston Flower Market
Wedding Cake: Erindipity Cakes
Catering: Dish & Design
Event Rentals: Snyder Events & JW Events
Invitations: Basic Invite
The morning of, the bridesmaids got ready at the Cathedral, while the groomsmen got ready at the Francis Marion Hotel. Everyone was joyful, relaxed, and exuberant. It was a peaceful morning leading into a celebratory afternoon.
I know it’s not “traditional,” but having a first look before walking down the aisle was perfect for us. It alleviated calmed nerves and allowed us as a couple to have time together before the ceremony.
Husband and Wife
Rachel Snyder Miller, Matron of Honour
Callie Paige Brown
Katie Elisabeth Hammond
Emily Brooke Sarver
Darby Woodard Todd
Emily Luise Treu
Samantha Anne Brown, Junior Bridesmaid
Jonathan Chandler Nace, Best Man
Tyllan Michael James Black
Andrew James Craig
Mark Curtis Hardman
Joshua Ashley McQuaid
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
First Dance – “Forever Like That” by Ben Rector
Father/Daughter Dance – “You Make Me Feel So Young” by Frank Sinatra
Mother/Son Dance – “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor
Let Them Eat Cake
From start to finish, June 15th, 2019 was the dream wedding I always hoped for: joy-filled, faithful, and glorifying to God. Cary and I are incredibly thankful to all our friends and family who came to celebrate with us. So many people were involved in planning and orchestrating this one day. For that we say thank you to everyone who had a hand in making our wedding possible. It takes a village…
Cary and I are fired up thinking about what the future holds for us as a married couple. We know God has plenty of adventures planned for us as we partner in life together. But now begins the hard part…Two stubborn people full of dreams, desires, sin, and selfishness become one. We know full well that the purpose of marriage is for God’s glory. God never said it would be a walk in the park. No, being in relationship with people is messy. And for that reason, we ask for your prayers as we maneuver through a future full of valuable lessons. Lessons regarding communication, forgiveness, selflessness, and sacrifice.
Our prayer as a couple has always been that people would see Jesus in us. We want our lives, our home, and our relationship to be a reflection of God’s love, grace, and hospitality. Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we mission with God as husband and wife.