Cana had the privilege of capturing a picturesque Mills House wedding held in downtown Charleston. Karin and Jason met while working together in Dallas and clicked immediately. Having grown up in different areas of the country and neither really calling one place home, they dreamt of an elegant Southern wedding centering on classic romance. The day began with the bridesmaids and groomsmen attending to the couple and we enjoyed the fun atmospheres surrounding both parties. After a few bridal portraits, in which Karin absolutely stunned in her embellished Jim Hjelm dress with satin belt, we headed to the Unitarian Church for the ceremony.
The Unitarian Church was perfect for the elegant and formal aspects of the wedding, even the ceiling matched the subtle peaches and teals. The string classical music added a sophisticated touch to the proceedings. We love the overhead shot of Jason and the wedding party waiting anxiously for Karin’s arrival. The stained glass and high vaulted ceiling cast a beautiful glow over the couple as they exchanged vows. Following the sweet, simple kiss, the wedding party headed outside for some more portraits with the bride and her ladies in dusty blue and the groom and his entourage in classic tuxedos. The focus turned to Karin and Jason, who took their first photos as a married couple outside of the Mills House, smiling and completely captivated by one another.
The Mills House‘s Barbados Room served as the venue for a formal but fun reception that was rich in detail. A chic but rustic greeting table featured a decorated box for cards, name tags and an inspired “bit of heaven” tribute to family members watching from above. Inside the Barbados Room itself, the formal dining space was elegantly decorated with the dusty blue and ivory theme with each table featuring white roses and gold flowers. Candles placed throughout the area brought a warmth to quiet corners, including the one containing the beautiful wedding cake and fun themed cake pops. Following dinner and a few tearful but lighthearted speeches, the crowd broke for the newlyweds to share their first dance to Brett Eldrige’s “Mean to Me.” The remainder of the evening was spent dancing and sharing drinks with their families and friends. Before departing for their night alone, Karin and Jason shared one final kiss wrapped in each others’ arms, a glistening fountain flowing gently in the background.
We would like to say congratulations again to Karin and Jason as they begin their lives together. The best of luck in North Carolina!