Emily and Erik

Charleston, South Carolina



Photography | Priscilla Thomas Photography | @priscillathomasphoto

Ceremony Venue | St Matthews Lutheran Church

Reception Venue | Historic Rice Mill | @historicricemill

Event Planner | Pamela Morgan Events @pamelamorganevents

Floral Designer | Blanche Darby Florist @blanche_darby_florist_

Gown Salon | Paige and Elliott | @paigeandelliott

Bridesmaids Dresses | Lulus | @lulus

Men’s Attire | The Black Tux @theblacktux

Hair Stylist | Valerie Webber

Makeup Artist | Robin Martinez

Cake Designer | Wild Flour Pastry | @wildflourpastry

Caterer | Good Food Catering | @chscuisine

Rentals | Snyder Events | @snyderevents

Transportation | Low Country Loop Trolley | @lowcountrylooptrolley

DJ | Taylor Made DJ Services

Deciding among Charleston’s numerous and beautiful wedding venues is not always easy, but for this couple, the groom’s love of sailing resonated with having a waterside view and the Historic Rice Mill is the epitome of a timeless estate on the water. They also wanted to balance the rustic brick and dock feel of the venue with light, ethereal decor to keep the setting warm and inviting. Lanterns and vibrant florals did the trick and set against the golden sunset was a stunning setup indeed. Emily’s bridal style embraced that ethereal theme with an intricate lace bodice that flowed into a layered, billowing skirt. Her something blue came in the form of a blue stoned ring that is a family heirloom. With lace ribbon, she tied the ring to the stem of her bridal bouquet. Erik complimented her styled with a classic blue tux with the addition of polka dotted suspenders.


The couple wanted a traditional ceremony in one of Charleston’s beloved historic churches. They’re members of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and couldn’t wait to be one of the first couples married in the incorporated by playing the instrumental version of Elton John’s “Can you feel the love tonight” while the bridesmaids walked down the aisle. The Lion King was one of Emily’s favorite childhood films and they felt this would be a great way to include it on their special day.


For the reception, the couple just wanted an epic dance celebration, which the guests didn’t hesitate to bring their moves to the dance floor! After delectable cuisine from Good Food Catering, the duo served up cinnamon buns as a sweet treat. Though the reception was winding down, everyone was getting amped for the after party, but before continuing the festivities, Emily and Erik left through rows of waving glow sticks and were taken away by a pedicab. A festive transition to the next celebration spot on their wedding night!