Having recently moved to Charleston from Michigan, Kelly Jo and Peter are used to facing a bit of cold weather, so choosing to have their wedding in January may not have been as hard of a decision for them as it would be for some other’s who are used to the warmth of the South. However, the winter weather is precisely what lent itself to the little touches like the deep reds sprinkled throughout the florals and Kelly Jo’s fabulous pink fur stole, that made the day spectacularly beautiful. But if there’s one thing that was the most beautiful of all, it was witnessing Kelly Jo and Peter’s unwavering faith.
Holding their ceremony at St. Luke’s Cathedral with just their closest family members, the day had an intimate feel to it, as the two exchanged vows, and then ended their ceremony by privately taking Communion together with just the two of them after they had become husband and wife. It was such a touching way to end their ceremony, and one I had never seen before.
Afterwards, their family headed to Circa 1886 for a private dinner in one of the dining rooms where a whole lot of laughter and good food was shared between them. The grounds made a stunning backdrop for some husband and wife portraits as well. Following dinner was an after party in a ballroom at the Francis Marion hotel, where more of their friends joined in to celebrate the new Mr. and Mrs. Reynold. It was at this after party, where a microphone was passed around between family and friends to give well wishes, advice, and prayers for the Newlyweds. There were a whole lot of laughs and whole lot of tears as well. To say it was a heartfelt evening is an understatement.
Kelly Jo and Peter, it was an absolute honor to shoot your wedding day. It was filled with love, and family, and faith, and all the best things in life. I have no doubt in my mind that with your families by your side you’ll write a story worth retelling for years to come. I wish you all the best as you begin a new chapter here in Charleston together as Mr. and Mrs. Reynold!