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Pastel Garden Wedding Inspo at the Cedar Room

Kirsten & Brooks’s Pastel Garden Wedding at the Cedar Room

Getting Ready

How did you feel the morning of your wedding?

To be honest, we both felt completely normal. We were obviously very excited all day, but the nerves didn’t really kick in until about 30 minutes prior to walking down the aisle.

What was the most special moment of the day for you?

Easy: seeing each other for the first time in the church while I was walking down the aisle

What was your favorite detail of the day?

Kirsten: Getting into my dress for the first time!
Brooks: The party bus

Pre-Wedding Photos

French Huguenot Ceremony

The French Huguenot church wasnt Kirsten & Brooks’ first venue choice – they were originally supposed to get married at St Luke’s Chapel on the MUSC campus because thats where they went to school. Unfortunately, St Lukes was still restricting capacity when they got married and it wouldnt have held even half of their guest count. But FHC is definitely an AMAZING Plan B spot! Its actually my favorite church to shoot at!

What was something quirky or crazy that happened on the wedding day?

My Matron of Honor accidentally stepped on the end of my veil as Brooks and I  were leaving the church for the first time as a married couple.

If you didn’t do a First Look & kept it traditional, how did you both feel seeing each other for the first time, what do you remember thinking in that moment, etc.

Brooks: “Holy cow, she’s beautiful. I get to marry that?! How did I get so lucky?”
Kirsten: “Oh my gosh, there he is. This is happening. Don’t cry, don’t cry.”

Downtown Charleston Wedding Portraits

Pastel Garden Wedding at the Cedar Room

What did you splurge on & what did you save on?

We definitely splurged on the honeymoon and the band. We wanted everyone to have an awesome time and the band is the best way to do that. I can’t think of anything in particular we really tried to cut back on to save some money, we were pretty spot on with the budget!

What made your wedding day special, unique or personalized to you as a couple?

Given the circumstances of COVID times, the most special thing was just being able to have the wedding we actually wanted on the day we originally planned with most of our friends and family there.

Whats the best advice you have for future couples planning their big day?

Get a wedding planner. It’s the best money you’ll spend. They make everything about the planning process and even the day itself SO much easier. Thank you Pure Luxe Bride!!

What did you love most about working with us?

Y’all were so easy to work with. We never felt stressed or pressured. And of course all the pictures we’ve gotten have been amazing!

The Charleston wedding vendors who brought this magical pastel garden wedding at the Cedar Room to life:

Planner: Pure Luxe Bride / Venue: The Cedar Room / Band: The Heather Hayes Experience / Bar, Cake, Caterer: The Cedar Room / Church: The French Huegenot Church/ Florals: Flora / Hair & makeup: Wild Ivory Beauty / Other: La Tavola, TEC, 428 Main, EventWorks, J Lily Design, Cacky’s Bride Aide / Videographer: Dock House Digital

Katie + Jay of Catherine Ann Photography are Charleston SC Based Wedding & Elopement Photographers specializing in candid & fun wedding photos that feel like you!  

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