After shooting Megan and Chad's engagement session back in February, I couldn't wait for their October wedding in Charleston. If you get to spend any time at all with Megan and Chad, you'll quickly see how comfortable they are with one another and how natural their relationship feels. They are so right for each other that it seems inevitable that the universe would have brought them together.
Their downtown wedding was small and filled with personal touches. I was surprised to learn that the tradition of the bride having "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue," concludes with "and a sixpence in her shoe." Who knew? Megan, that's who. Depending on the culture, the coin can represent good luck in marriage, prosperity, or generosity. As Megan put the finishing touch on her outfit by placing the coin, the Clemson Tigers were about to go into overtime against North Carolina State. She knew Chad and his groomsmen were watching the football game and she worried that if the game went on too long, they would be delayed in arriving at the venue.
Little did she know that the football game was not Chad's primary concern of the moment. Chad (a personal trainer) had realized that he had been lifting a bit too vigorously since purchasing his wedding suit. His proportions had changed so much that he was afraid of "Hulking out" of his jacket. It was with much determination that he carefully limited his range of motion for the rest of the afternoon, until the jacket could come off after the ceremony. He was impressively restrained.
Later on, rather that coordinate a complex exit, the couple simply said their goodbyes to friends and family and walked off quietly into the night, the first Saturday night of the rest of their lives together. Congratulations to the happy couple!
First Dance Song: Carry You by Dispatch
Father/Daughter Dance Song: My Girl by the Temptations
Mother/Son Dance Song: Days Like This by Van Morrison
Megan's Occupation: Research Specialist at MUSC
Chad's Occupation: Personal Trainer and Lifeguard
How They Met: Worked together in Wilmington, NC
Interesting Facts: We were together for 6 years before getting married!
Honeymoon location(s): Curacao
Venue - Upstairs at Midtown
Officiant – Rev. Clarence Derrick, grandfather of the bride
Band/DJ – Mike Root
Florist – Charleston Florist
Cake/Dessert Bakery – Charleston Cakes, Etc.
Caterer – King Street Hospitality Group
Hair/Makeup – Krystal Hill at Vski Salon
Coordinator – Stuart with KSHG