Ally & Jeff
Charleston, South Carolina
Q & A with the Bride:
1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
My parents met and were married in Charleston in the early 70’s. We moved around a lot as a family for my Dad’s work, but Charleston has always been a priority vacation spot for my family. I saw the William Aiken House years ago and always knew that’s where I would want to get married. It has a beautiful, Southern charm about it that just screams “Charleston!”
2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
First and foremost would be the DELICIOUS food. Our guests are still raving about it. I really loved the décor in the house. It was simple and perfect, and I felt it really showcased the beauty of the house itself. We loved how the outdoor area was set up with the tent and dance floor. The hanging lanterns on the inside of the tent gave such an elegant touch and gorgeous ambiance for the whole evening.
3. Give us the one moment in your wedding that you can’t stop thinking about.
My cousin and maid of honor had to undergo emergency open heart surgery a week before our wedding and was unable to attend because of this. When I put my dress on the day of the wedding, there was a navy blue heart attached to the inside of my dress. My mother then told me that my cousin asked the dress designer to attach this heart-shaped piece of my grandfather’s tie to the inside of my dress. My grandfather passed away last November, and I was very close with him. It was difficult planning our wedding knowing that he would not be there to watch me get married or to meet my husband. It was such a sweet, special moment that really made me feel like he was with me that day!