Casey’s initial inquiry email stated that she was a wedding photographer from Denver, Colorado looking to get married in Charleston. While she knew a lot about weddings from working them, she wanted a team of professionals to execute her perfect day. No pressure!! To my surprise, she was completely relaxed and laid back her entire wedding day.
Legare Waring House is a gorgeous open-air venue, but there is nowhere to hide 150 people if the rain comes. 24 hours prior, we checked all the weather forecasts and the rain chance was under 10% and .01″ of precipitation was predicted. With the odds in our favor, we called off our rain tent. The morning was gorgeous as the girls sipped mimosas upstairs and the guys hung out in the groom’s quarters. Right before guest arrival, the clouds rolled in and the sky opened up. Not only did it downpour, it brought heavy winds with it. Shattered water glasses, centerpieces strewn across the courtyard, and soaking wet linens and chairs. When guests arrived, we sent them inside for 30 minutes of cocktail hour while we flipped all the linens (thanks to Eventworks for rushing us a new set!), reset the tables, and wiped down the ceremony chairs. Following the ceremony, which still took place in the iconic avenue of oaks at sunset, we finished up cocktail hour and photos. The rest of the evening was downright perfect.
Looking back, no one is thrilled about weather inconveniences on their wedding day, but Casey told me those 45 minutes with her full wedding party waiting out the storm together and having their own private cocktail hour, was one of the most fun memories of the evening. If you don’t make the best of an imperfect situation, what are you left with? So happy for these two and wish them a lifetime of happiness while we thank Jeff for his service to our country.
Planning: Peper Events
Bar: Spike by Snyder
Caterer: Coastal Crust
Entertainment & Lighting: Lowcountry Entertainment
Florals: Moonlight Iris
Hair and Makeup: Pampered and Pretty
Photography: Sloan Photography
Venue: Legare Waring House
Videography: Roman Howell Films
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