A Relaxed Courtyard Wedding at the Planter's Inn in Charleston, South Carolina
Charlie Eure (26 and a head chef) and Annalise Weck (25 and a flight instructor) met while working at the same restaurant in Alaska—he was pouring maple syrup in his coffee, when she asked him to help tie her tie before her first shift and they immediately hit it off. After five years of mostly long distance dating, Charlie proposed under a decorated gazebo on their way back from dinner. "It started to rain and we were the only two people around—except for the drunk homeless man who loudly interrupted Charlie mid-proposal," says Annalise. "We ran through the rain back to the car where, as our luck would have it, we had gotten a parking ticket!" Keeping in mind that their families lived in different states, the couple planned a South Carolina wedding so both families would have to travel and invited guests to celebrate at the Planter's Inn in Charleston. "The courtyard has gorgeous palms, wrought iron furniture and a rectangular fountain in the center—it was like a modern fairy tail tucked away in the middle of downtown Charleston," says Annalise. Instead of working off of a traditional color palette, the couple drew inspiration from their venue's charm and focused on planning a relaxed cocktail party for their intimate group. Guests were treated to a southern buffet catered by the Peninsula Grill followed by a ruffled buttercream coconut cake.