Gray & Olive Tone Charleston wedding with Alexandra Grecco dress
From yesterday's modern Charleston editorial to today's organic outdoor romantic wedding, we're thrilled to show what this beautiful part of the South has to offer! Be sure to read how doctors Ana and Aaron met at work in NYC and why living apart in different states (yes that's right!) is working for them right now...
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“Aaron and I knew that Legare Waring House was the perfect choice of venue to host our small intimate wedding the moment we saw the Spanish moss and giant oak trees that covered the grounds. It was everything we had pictured for our big day- soft, romantic, ethereal, and a little wild-and we wanted our wedding decor to further enhance that. We pulled from the shades around us to make the perfect neutral and green color palate and worked with our team at A Charleston Bride to make sure that everything flowed together well. The end result was spectacular and we couldn’t be happier with how things turned out!”
“A tall blonde doctor-in-training meets a strong, dark-haired resident physician…the makings of a hit medical TV show and also the beginning of our story. I was a third year medical student and Aaron was a first year internal medicine resident when we were assigned to work together in a small Staten Island clinic. Our relationship started off as a playful friendship. In between seeing patients, I would entertain him with my colorful stories about the latest holistic cleanse I was on and he would laugh, salivating as he described the best steak dinner he had ever had."
"On the surface we were so different (an Arizona-raised, laid back, hammock-and-garden-loving hippie meets a Montreal-born, financially-minded, intense carnivore) but at the core were striking similarities. We had been through similar experiences growing up, which had instilled in us a strength and steadfast determination to grow, to pursue, and to succeed. We were practical yet had experienced enough of life to believe that everything truly happens for a reason. We had traveled the world and, for a period of time, called foreign soil home. We valued honesty, support, and authentic love. After a few weeks he asked if he could take me out to dinner at a local Indian restaurant and of course I said yes (i mean great company and curry? who would turn that down?!). From that night on we were together every day and we quickly discovered that our bond was different from ones we had had in the past."
"A year into our relationship I moved myself, 7 boxes of books, an assortment of plants, and a suitcase of clothes into his, no our, NYC basement apartment. The following two years were filled with so many wonderful memories including our engagement (it was simple and sweet-in front of our closest NY friends on Thanksgiving) and the completion of our internal medicine training. New York had been so incredibly good to us but in 2016 we were ready for a new adventure."
"After being together for 3 years, we took one of the biggest leaps of faith a couple can take and moved to two separate states. That’s right, me in Charlotte, North Carolina and him in Owensboro, Kentucky. We were embarking on new career paths and each wanted the other person to be where their career would flourish in that moment and where they would feel appreciated and valued by their colleagues, even if that meant time apart. It has certainly been a wild adventure to be long distance, and while it may have torn other couples apart, it has undoubtedly made us a better team. We love each other stronger and treasure the time together more now than ever before. While we can’t wait to be under the same roof again (here’s looking at you 2019), in the meantime we have learned to savor every moment we have together including our biggest moment of all, our wedding day. While every aspect of our wedding was special, looking back on that day the thing that stood out to us most was the sense of love and community that surrounded the event. Close friends and family came together from all over the world to celebrate the day with us and by the end of the night not only was our bond strengthened as husband and wife but so too were those that were formed between our guests who arrived as strangers and left as friends.”
Photographer: Kati Rosado | Film Lab: PhotoVision | Stylist / Planner: A Charleston Bride | Floral Designer: Palmetto Bloom | Dress Designer: Alexandra Grecco | Accessories: Jennifer Behr | Venue: Legare Waring House | Hair & Make-up Artist: Wild Ivory Beauty | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridal Shop: Lovely Bride Charleston | Envelope Calligraphy: A Fabulous Fete | Head table runner, groomsmen pocket squares: Tono&Co | Bouquet Ribbons: Froufrou Chic