Emily traveled to scenic Mount Pleasant for a lovely Alhambra Hall wedding that we’re so excited to share with you today. Featuring gorgeous waterfront views and a warm, inviting interior, Alhambra Hall is one of Mount Pleasant’s best gems. The venue was perfect for the rustic wedding that Kristen and Rory wanted. Meeting through friends while attending different colleges, love blossomed between the duo when she decided to transfer to North Carolina State where Rory attended. Being outdoor enthusiasts, an outdoor ceremony was only natural and it was a perfect event.
Emily caught up with Kristen as she was putting the finishing touches on her bridal look. Beautiful earrings and a satin belt complimented a gorgeous backless lace gown. Pearl embellished sandals rounded out a stunning ensemble that fit the outdoor wedding and rustic yet elegant ambiance of the day. Elsewhere at Alhambra Hall, Rory was anxiously awaiting his beautiful bride. Amazingly handsome in his Navy dress whites, he took a few moments for some portraits. We particularly like the portrait of him gazing out of the window, seemingly lost in thought. It was a serene moment in the hustle-and-bustle of the day.
Charleston’s beautiful harbor was the perfect backdrop for such a lovely ceremony. Rory waited in front of aged trees ready for Kristen’s arrival and then there she was, a true vision. They exchanged their vows as a gentle breeze rolled in off the ocean and were honored with a sword salute following their “I dos”. The newlyweds spent just a little time with their wedding party before escaping with Emily for a series of gorgeous portraits together.
Alhambra Hall’s preserved hardwood floors and exposed beams complimented the white linens and palette of blushes and navy perfectly. Upon their arrival, Kristen and Rory took to the floor for their first dance, twirling in the fading afternoon light filtering in through the windows. The party continued through the night as the guests dined and danced until it was time for the newlyweds to make their grand departure. Underneath a shower of sparklers, they stole just one last kiss to the elation of the gathered crowd before disappearing into the night to continue their adventure.
Thank you both again for bringing us along for such a fun adventure and we wish you nothing but the best as you move forward together in this new chapter. Congratulations again!
And Rory, thank you so much for your service to our country.
Photographer: Emily | Editor: Ruta
Event Coordinator: A Simply Special Occasion