Susan & Andrew – Founders Hall

How They Met:

Andrew and Susan met in Lawrence, Kansas when Susan was attending the University of Kansas. They met for the first time at a local bar, and Susan recalls Andrew being “very charming” and “gregarious”. Fast forward a year, to a Halloween party where Andy reintroduced himself. Susan was “Holly Golightly” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Andy recalls remembering how “stunning” and “more beautiful than Audrey Hepburn,” Susan was that evening.

How He Popped the Question:
Andy proposed at the bell tower on the University of Kansas campus. Legend has it that if you kiss your significant other in the bell tower at KU, you are destined to get married. Andy kissed Susan and then proposed. Susan says she will never forget how perfect that moment was.

The Big Day:

Founders Hall is one of our favorite venues in town, so beautifully tucked within the trees of Charles Towne Landing. This gorgeous, modern event space has access to indoor and outdoor areas providing so many options for clients to choose from.

Susan and Andrew chose a church ceremony at Summerall Chapel and an indoor reception at Founders Hall, which was a blessing to everyone on this, particularly hot June day! The ceremony at Summerall Chapel, on The Citadel’s campus, was absolutely beautiful. One of the couples favorite parts of their wedding was that they were able to marry in the same church that Andrew’s parents did in 1981! The bride and groom had a ribbon exit from the church, which was such a unique way for the couple to leave. Certainly a new favorite!

Susan chose a classic navy and white color scheme. She did all her planning remotely and didn’t actually see the venue in person until the week of her wedding. She was so happy when we did the walk through, exclaiming, “It’s even better than the pictures online!” On Friday, the day before her wedding, she had to fly back home to Texas to give a presentation for work!! By the grace of God she made it to their rehearsal that same day at 5pm! While racing back for the rehearsal, Susan sat on the plane next to an Army Chaplain who had attended the Citadel while Andy’s grandfather worked there. Susan recalls “I asked him if he knew Andy’s grandfather and he said he remembered Colonel Dick fondly and then he prayed with me before I got off the plane. It was really special.”

Sticky Fingers provided a delicious BBQ dinner and DJ Bryan, as always, got this crowd up and dancing well into the evening. He even made a cameo playing guitar for cocktail hour!  There was also a vintage popcorn machine set up that provided a fun late-night snack for Susan and Andrew’s guests.

We’d like to take a moment to thank Susan for her service to our country in the U.S Army. We are so happy we were able to be a part of Susan and Andrew’s big day!

Planning: Peper Events

Cake: The Cake Stand

Catering: Sticky Fingers

Venue: Founders Hall

Entertainment: Other Brother Entertainment

Rentals: Event Works

Bar: Squeeze

Photography: Wild Cotton Photography

Videography: Surrender Films

Florals: Forever Flowers Charleston

Ceremony venue: Summerall Chapel

Hair & Makeup: Vanity Salon

Guest Transport: Lowcountry Trolley

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