Naval Base Winter Wedding
When Meghan reached out to me to help coordinate her wedding, I honestly had to google her venue. While I had been to the North Charleston Waterfront Park and Naval Yard plenty of times, I did not know this location hosted weddings! When we met at the space and walked the grounds, I knew this place overlooking the Cooper River would be the perfect place for a really fun party!
The Eternal Father of the Sea Chapel was built in 1942 to serve navy personnel and local civilians. Over time, the building deteriorated from lack of use, water damage from Hurricane Hugo, and termite damage. In 2015, the chapel was moved roughly one mile from its original location to make way for a railroad, and now sits atop a hill overlooking former officers’ housing. Why the history lesson? Meghan’s parents were wed in this original chapel when her father was in the navy, and Meghan and Alan were married in the same chapel, at its new and renovated location. The couple duplicated a photo of them emerging from the chapel as newlyweds, exactly as her parents had done decades before. It’s just the sweetest thing to be able to share a memory like that.
Voices of Deliverance sang acapella during the ceremony and as Meghan walked down the aisle. Not many times do I tear up during ceremonies these days, but I was a choked up mess in this moment. Meghan’s brother was deployed during her wedding plans, but he was not forgotten! He was Face-timed in from the front row of the church, as well as his life-sized cardboard cutout made a cameo at the reception. We thank him for his service and everyone else serving our country who sacrifice missing family events like this.
Wishing Meghan and Alan all the best as they start their lives together!
Planning: Peper Events
Photography: Maggie Braucher
Ceremony Venue: Eternal Father of the Sea
Reception Venue: Quarters K
Bar: Watering Hole
Ceremony/Cocktail Hour Music: Voices of Deliverance
Florist: Stephanie Mitchum
Getaway Car: Lowcountry Valet
Hair and Makeup: Contours and Curls
Officiant: George Rossi
Reception Music: Diverse Groove
Rentals: Eventworks Rentals
Videographer: Tram Tran Photography
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