January 7, 2020
Lily and Luke’s December wedding at the Charleston Citadel was so very joyful and Christmas-themed! I first met them during their sunrise engagement session at Folly Beach and immediately they felt like old friends – they were both in the army and it made me so happy getting to swap life-in-the-military stories with them. It turns out that they met through mutual friends while they were both stationed in Hawaii. Lily friend-zoned Luke for about a year before they finally started dating and enjoying all the hiking and beaches Hawaii had to offer. But being in the military means going wherever they send you, and it would be several separate deployments and moves later before Luke proposed to Lily in Texas and their futures were tied together.
Lily and Luke held their wedding at Summerall Chapel at the Citadel, with Christmas decorations and Scottish bagpipes for atmosphere. Lily’s wedding dress and hair, combined with her grandmother’s fur wrap all gave her a very 1940’s look. I LOVED IT. Luke and his groomsmen all wore blue suits with burgundy ties. The choice was perfect and added the perfect splash of colors to their winter-y portraits. The day was very family and friend-oriented – all their family and friends are quite spread out (many of them being in the army themselves), and Lily and Luke took advantage of the opportunity to bring everyone together for a big celebration. Their reception was held at 5Church in Downtown Charleston, and Lowcountry Trolley transported the wedding party back and forth throughout the day. Such a fun way to travel across the city with your closest friends, and I loved getting to capture the wedding party on the trolley!
Congratulations, Lily and Luke! I wish you nothing but the best in your marriage, no matter where life (and the military) takes you!
Venue | Summerall Chapel
Wedding Dress | Palmetto Bridal Boutique
Florist | Pretty Petals of Charleston
Hair & Make-up | Paper Dolls
Trolley | Lowcountry Trolley
Reception Venue | 5Church
Wedding Band | Dave Landeo and the Sol beats
Photography | Kaitlin Scott Photography