A Simply Elegant Wedding at William Aiken House in Charleston, South Carolina
Inspired by the Southern charm of Charleston, South Carolina, Courtney Callahan (26 and an assistant athletic director) and Joe Williamson (26 and a project engineer) envisioned a simply elegant theme for their romantic nuptials. The William Aiken House perfectly set the scene with its yellow house and lush grounds, which inspired a lot of the day's details. With the help of wedding planner Kathleen House from W.E.D., Courtney and Joe chose a blush and gold palette to suit the venue. One of our favorite details was the stunning stationery created by Monica Miller, who designed a digital watercolor design of one of the couple’s favorite scenes: downtown Charleston. The design was used throughout the decor to bring the allure to life. The reception was outside the house with pearl and sequined linens sparkling in the light from the crystal chandeliers while guests enjoyed a delicious, ultra-local seafood dinner from Patrick Properties Hospitality Group. The group also created the four-tier gold polka-dot wedding cake for dessert, which was topped with a sweet pink fondant bow. But the real highlight of dessert was the Pittsburgh cookie table, which included thousands of cookies made by Courtney’s aunt. “The Pittsburgh cookie table was one of the extremely special touches we included on our wedding day,” Courtney says. “Even though Joe and I got married in Charleston, my mom’s side of the family were raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A Pittsburgh cookie table has a variety of cookies from the different ethnic backgrounds in Pittsburgh.” See all our favorite details, beautifully captured by Rachel Hyer from Hyer Images, below.