We are excited to share with you a lovely Cooper River Room wedding today! Shannon arrived for the ceremony at Summerall Chapel on the Citadel’s historic campus. The Citadel is a landmark in Charleston that is noted for its educational reputation as well as its rich history. Founded in 1842, the Citadel is best known for its Corps of Cadets, which draws students from all over the world. The men and women in the Corps live and study under a classical military system that makes leadership and character development an essential part of the educational experience. Our lovely bride and groom, Rebecca and Joshua, attended the Citadel together and that is where their romance began. After a move out west, the couple decided to marry before Josh was deployed, putting their dream wedding on hold. Fast forward 2 years to this past January when Shannon had the pleasure of venturing to the Citadel to capture the highly anticipated wedding of these two alums, and we are excited to share some lovely images from their wedding.
Rebecca looked breathtaking in her custom Romona Keveza gown. We are obsessed with her bridal style including her flawless hair and makeup. Choosing a bright red lip is a classic romantic look that pops against her porcelain skin and bridal gown. That rich hue also compliments her bountiful bridal bouquet full of pink and red florals. She finished her look with a polished up-do and classic string of pearls around her neck. It was clearly a windy day, and we just love the images of her veil dancing in the wind as the couple shared a sweet first look.
After exchanging vows at Summerall Chapel, everyone headed to the Cooper River Room in Mount Pleasant for the reception. Rebecca’s vision for their reception was “garden elegance” and their beautiful tiered cake really delivered, decorated beautifully in matching red and pink flowers. Joshua was most looking forward to the reunion of their family and friends, and just being able to celebrate their love with everyone back in Charleston!
We want to thank Rebecca and Joshua for allowing us to be a part of your special day. We wish you a long and happy life together!
Photographer: Shannon | Editor: Ruta
Ceremony: The Summerall Chapel at the Citadel | Reception: Cooper River Room
Florist: Lotus flower | Dress: Brilliant Bridal | Dress Designer: Custom Romona Keveza
Wedding Planner: Buckley Event planning | Caterer: Hamby Catering