Halloween wedding: Hannah + William
Happy Halloween friends! We’ve been saving Hannah, marketing manager at FRĒDA SALVADOR + BoomTown junior product designer Will’s wedding for ya on this festive last day of October. Right when they got engaged they knew they had to act quickly to get their dream Charleston vendors, which meant finding a date they could have Olivia Rae James behind the lens. Once Halloween was locked down, they rolled with the theme, making it a super fun party, but also elegant and romantic.
Hannah’s story… Last Halloween I married my high school sweetheart of ten years on a spectacular hallowed evening in Charleston, SC. We chose Runnymede Plantation because of the understated elegance of the landscape and house ruins that create a strangely beautiful, slightly haunted feeling. I rode up to the ceremony in a vintage automobile and walked down the aisle to a string quartet’s rendition of Van Morrison’s ‘Crazy Love’ and we toasted under a candlelit sky. Keeping with the Halloween theme there was a candy bar complete with trick or treat bags for guests to fill and halfway through the reception we flooded the dance floor with masks while dancing to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’ We ended the evening with a sparklers and a vintage car getaway.
The bride’s Martina Liana gown was a long sleeved, beaded lace dress with a deep v-back and a blush silk slip underneath. Gorg!
Pro tip: Lilly at Flowershop reused the bridesmaid bouquets as centerpieces for the cocktail table—such a great way to incorporate something that would otherwise only have one use. Hannah also designed all the paper goods for the day.
Will and I wrote our own vows. It was by far the most memorable moment of the day, but also the most nerve-racking. Standing in front of so many people laying your heart out will make you feel incredibly vulnerable, but also very special that you get to share it with 215 family and friends. We also accidentally kissed before the minister said ‘You may kiss the bride.’ We both were so caught up in the moment after we said our vows that without hesitation we kissed, it just felt right for the moment. Needless to say, our guests found it very entertaining.
So sweet! Onto the party…
Have you ever seen such a romantic Halloween celebration? Cheers to H + W!
Photographer: Olivia Rae James / Second Shooter: Melissa Toms / Venue: Runnymede Plantation / Day of Coordination: The Burlap Elephant / Florist: Flowershop Charleston / Hair: Casey Spalviero / Makeup: Bellelina / Invitations: Bride, Hannah Munce / Cake & Catering: FEAST Charleston by Air Casebier / Rentals: OOH Events / Bride’s Dress & Veil: Martina Liana from J Majors Bridal in Charlotte, NC / Shoes: Oscar de la Renta / Engagement Ring: Custom / Earrings: Tiffany & Co / Lipstick: Paul & Joe / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Vivian Diamond, The Dessy Collection / Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Suits: Custom from Haspel / Shoes: J. Crew / Tie: J. Crew / Lapel Pins: Haspel / Cufflinks: Tiffany & Co / Wedding Bands: Croghan’s Jewel Box