Amanda spent some time downtown for a gorgeous, period-based Wickliffe House wedding, and we’re excited to share her experience with you! Situated in the historic Radcliffborough district of downtown, the Wickliffe House is a perfect example of mid-1800s architecture and society with a two story piazza, ornate interior decor and gorgeous wood floors. The house itself was Leslie and Joshua’s theme as they aimed for an 1800s rustic feel, plucking a night straight out of antebellum Charleston. Her dress was absolutely gorgeous for the occasion – a lace-accented bodice and flowing gossamer skirt separated with silver beading. We love the photo of her on the stairs and she looks heavenly in the window’s light. Out in the courtyard, Joshua and his groomsmen readied themselves for the ceremony. Joshua was handsome himself, sporting a blue suit with cream tie and white boutonniere.
St Luke’s Chapel’s vaulted ceiling and exposed beams were perfect for the idyllic and rustic theme. The duo exchanged vows in front of a gorgeous, ornate stained glass window and, with a kiss, became husband and wife. Outside they spent a few precious moments with their wedding parties before Amanda stole them away for newlywed portraits. We adore these two – they weren’t afraid to show affection and just basked in the moment in every photo. The love between them was palpable and it showed. We love the ivy covered walls and cobblestone lanes for the portraits and the Wickliffe House was the perfect backdrop for a few moments before the real party started.
Inside, rich browns, light creams and a smattering of green and pink were abundant. Charm coursed through every room and we love the white peony centerpieces which added that gorgeous natural element perfect for rustic events. Outside, a tent was strung with lights and covered a very welcoming couch and one of the most unique guestbooks we’ve ever seen. Guests were asked to take a picture with the Polaroid camera and place it into the photo album. As the sun began to set on the day, the dancing kicked off and didn’t stop until well into the night when the newlyweds made their romantic getaway in one of Charleston’s carriages. It was the perfect end to the perfect day.
Thank you both again for bringing us along on your wedding day. We wish you both the best as you start this new life together! Congratulations again.
Also – to Joshua – thank you for your service to our country. You are most appreciated.
Photographer: Amanda| Editor: Alexis