A Vibrant Wedding at the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina


                    Combining their love for Lowcountry flair and subtle US military details, Melissa Baker (26 and a graduate student) and Adam Bak

Combining their love for Lowcountry flair and subtle US military details, Melissa Baker (26 and a graduate student) and Adam Baker (34 and in the US Air Force) had a vibrant soiree. Shades of pink, purple, white and green filled the details while wildflowers—from the same shop Melissa's grandmother worked years before—brought a little garden aura to the space. Melissa and Adam wanted every aspect of their wedding to be sentimental and reflective of their love for each other and their family. From the church where Melissa's mother, aunt, grandmother and great-aunt all got married to the military college reception site and the Captain America-inspired groom's cake—everything took on their its-my-wedding attitude. See all our favorite details, captured by Riverland Studios, below.

Wanting a natural Lowcountry feel for their South Carolina nuptials, Melissa carried long stemmed wildflowers and roses in her bouquet. The textured arrangement was sentimental too, since they were gorgeously done by Belva's Flower Shop—the same place Melissa's grandmother worked years ago.
The bridesmaids wore matching purple wrap dresses from Coralie Beatrix on Etsy. Melissa loved the bright color and how it went with the wildflowers and the sash on her own Galina Signature gown.
Melissa's mother, aunt, grandmother and great-aunt all got married at Sullivan's Island Baptist Church. So when it came time for Melissa and Adam to exchange vows, the choice was easy. They loved having their closest family and friends join them to bless their marriage.
Sullivan's Island Baptist Church, nestled in the historic Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, was perfect for Melissa and Adam's wedding. They loved the exposed brick and intimate aura, and since many people in Melissa's family had been married there, it was sentimental as well.
Who says the bride has to wear all white? Melissa changed it up by completing her Galina Signature dress with a bright purple satin sash. It brought all the purple details—from the bridesmaid dresses to the bouquets—together.
Wanting their wedding to reflect Adam's military service, Melissa and Adam had their reception at the Citadel beach house. As a military college in Charleston, South Carolina, it was meaningful as well as gorgeous—the perfect combination.
In honor of Adam's military service, he had a one-tier red, white and blue wedding cake in the style of Captain America's shield.
For dessert, Melissa and Adam enjoyed a three-tier white buttercream cake. Wanting to bring the outside in, each tier was decorated with blue thistles and purple wildflowers that totally matched the bouquets and centerpieces.
Melissa and Adam took center stage on the dance floor at the Citadel for their first dance. Although 100 of their friends and family watched, they felt like they were the only two in the room.