Most of us can’t get enough of new love on Valentine’s Day but this February 14th we want to celebrate a pair of veterans in marriage. These two have been married for 23 years and have always put a lot of time, work and thoughtfulness into their relationship. Loving each other in this way has left them with a lifetime of lovely stories but just wait until you hear how this bride (and Charleston Wedding Planner) shocked her unwitting husband with a wedding gift he never expected.
They kicked off their wedding festivities at Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant with a welcome party for all their friends and family. The Ceremony took place the next day in the courtyard at The Mills House Hotel. Two talented Gullah singers were hired to perform the ceremony music and after the service the singers, in true Charleston fashion, lead the party down Meeting Street to the couple’s reception located at South Carolina Society Hall.Society Hall, the ballroom is adorned with an impressive pair of large center pocket doors. When guests started winding down from eating, the staff closed the pocket doors, and prepared the dessert table. Unbeknownst to Tom, Cindy had organized a sneaky surprise to be unveiled on the dessert display. She commissioned Brian, with Ice Age Sculptures, to create a perfect replica of Toms beloved 1974 Volkswagen which took center stage when the staff finally pulled back those double doors in a bona fide grand reveal.