October 26, 2016

A Glamorous Elopement at Hampton Park | Gary + Marissa

Last month, Marissa and Gary traveled to Charleston to say “I do” in front of fifteen of their closest family and friends. These two had been waiting quite a long time to tie the knot, and I was so honored to help them plan a glamorous, sparkly elopement that honored their past, while looking forward to their bright future!

Catherine Ann Photography did an incredible job of capturing all of the intimate details, laughs, and love that this super cute couple shared.

Black and white photo of sparkly tulle ball gown

Marissa and Gary tragically lost their young son to cancer earlier this year, and incorporated  so many details in his remembrance. From the gold heart sewn into Marissa’s dress, to the overall color palette (gold represents childhood cancer), and the photo that they attached to her bouquet and his boutonniere, he was truly present on the day that meant so much to them.

Grooms accessories, brown leather shoes and pink tie

Blush bridesmaids bouquet with pink roses, O'hara garden roses, greenery

Bride getting ready

Halo engagement ring

Bridesmaids in short blush chiffon dresses with rose bouquets

I just adored Marissa’s super sparkly heels! Don’t you love them?

Her mother took Marissa’s love for bling and brought it to life by creating a stunning brooch bouquet for her daughter to carry.

Bridesmaids in pink dresses with garden inspired rose bouquets

Marissa’s rosey color palette was a dream come true! I just loved working with the bundles and bundles of cream, blush, and pink roses, and the tiny chamomile flowers gave her bridesmaids bouquets the perfect touch of sweetness (they smelled just like chamomile tea, too!).

Hampton Park gazebo elopement wedding with long floral garland, loose greenery

After visiting Charleston, these two instantly knew that the gazebo at Hampton Park was the perfect place for their elopement. It was the perfect size for a handful of guests to witness their sweet ceremony, and the setting is pretty spectacular, too!

Ceremony arch greenery garland with pink rose

Wedding ceremony musicians violin cello duetgroom waiting for bride to walk down the aisleHampton Park wedding ceremony bride walking down the aisleHampton Park gazebo wedding ceremony filmHampton Park bride and groom portraits under old live oak tree spanish mossBride in tulle princess ball gown with crystal tiara Hampton Park wedding

Marissa wore the most beautiful tiara, and it truly made her look like the princess she’d always dreamed of being on her wedding day.

Groom in navy suit with pink rose boutonniere and memorial photoHampton park elopement wedding bride and groom spanish mossBride and groom wedding vintage Rolls RoyceBride and groom kissing in vintage Rolls RoyceDowntown Charleston bride and groom portraits cobblestone streetBride and groom photos in Downtown Charleston on cobblestone street

There is nothing that I love more than a photo that captures the pure joy of a couple. Marissa’s happiness is so apparent. I love it!

Market Pavilion Hotel historic venue ballroom reception with rose gold sequin linens

We transformed the ballroom at the Market Pavilion Hotel with rose gold sequin linens and a rose-filled garland that went on for days. Paired with tall pink tapers in lovely gold candelabras, the historic hotel felt both regal and fun!

Market Pavilion Hotel ballroom rose gold sequin linens and gold chivari chairBlack and white photo Market Pavilion Hotel historic venue ballroom reception with sequin linensTall pink candles in gold candelabra with blush pink rose garland centerpiece and pink sequin tableclothBlack and white bride and groom in downtown Charleston in vintage Rolls Royce

Congratulations, Gary + Marissa! We were so honored to be a part of such a special elopement!


A big thank you to our incredible team of vendors, and to Borrowed & Blue for featuring this sweet couple’s day!

Ceremony Venue: Hampton Park // Reception Venue: Market Pavilion Hotel // Photography: Catherine Ann Photography // Wedding Planning and Floral Design: Lindsay Bishop Events // Catering: Grill 225 // Rentals: Ooh! Events // Ceremony Musicians: Charleston Flutist // Transportation: ACW Limo



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