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A Charleston Elopement That Will Take Your Breath Away

Elopement, WeddingsLauren

At one point in time, eloping meant that two lovers were briskly running off to be secretly wed in a ceremony that consisted of about three people- the officiant and soon to be married couple. Elopements were considered to be an “on the whim” affair with little to no thought, preparation, or meaning. My how times have changed! Now, eloping is one of the most intimate and intentional ways to tie the knot. Don’t believe me? Just wait until you see Jessica + Patrick’s Charleston elopement- every moment will take your breath away.

Jessica + Patrick’s elopement story began on September 1st, when Patrick proposed to Jessica during their trip to Paris. It was Jessica’s first holiday in Europe, and certainly one she will cherish forever. The newly engaged couple returned to the states and quickly started planning for a large wedding affair.

After months and months of wedding planning, something just simply didn’t feel right. This elaborate wedding that they were knee deep in planning didn’t tell Jessica + Patrick’s love story. They had considered eloping before getting engaged, but found the wedding excitement took over once they started planning. When the stress and hustle set in, they knew it was time to get back to the basics- back to how they truly envisioned getting married, in a ceremony that captured the heart of their legacy.  

Jessica + Patrick were drawn to Charleston by its rich charm and world-class dining. They envisioned it being a timeless and convenient setting to relive the day on future anniversaries. The Zero George Street Boutique Hotel made for a perfect backdrop to savor the most intimate moments of their wedding day. Its quintessential Southern hospitality exquisitely showcased Jessica + Patrick’s elopement morning and wedding details. Oh yes, the details! What is most inspiring about Jessica + Patrick’s wedding details is that each piece purposefully displayed their love and legacy. These details will be treasured keepsakes for decades to come.

So, are you head over heels with the idea of eloping yet? Jessica + Patrick’s elopement was true to them- their story, personalities, love, and legacy. The uniqueness of their wedding will be a timeless treasure. 

P.S.- They put their “grand wedding budget” toward a “grand honeymoon” instead, and set sail to Greece (Santorini) and Italy (Positano, Capri, and Ravello). Swooning!

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Photographer: Aaron + Jillian

Wedding Planner + Designer: Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony Venue: Legare Waring House

Morning of Venue: Zero George Street

Floral Design: Petaloso

Hair + Makeup: Paper Dolls

Cake: Sablee

Dress Designer: Theia

Boutique: Alexia