A Citadel Wedding | The Johnstons

When Sarah and Cal first got in touch with me about their Citadel wedding in Charleston, I was so thrilled – they were planning a really fun and laid back wedding with a religious ceremony and a cute transportation trolley!

Getting ready

I started shooting at a rental home in Wild Dunes, where the bride and her friends were getting ready. It was so relaxed, because everyone was in a good mood! Sarah gifted her bridesmaids personalized robes to get ready in that matched their bridesmaids dress color. We had some fun during photos on the porch with mimosas all around! Sarah wore an Allure Bridal gown with her mom's veil that she had worn on her wedding day & it was stunning! Oh and you can’t leave out her personalized Jack Roger’s Sandals with her new initials!

The ceremony

The wedding took place at the Citadel Chapel with a traditional religious ceremony.After the ceremony there was a big cheer from everyone. They exited the church and walked through a Sword Arch as guests clapped and cheered for the newlyweds!

The reception

The wedding reception took place at Dunes West, which they’d decorated with blue & white linens, lush floral and greenery centerpieces and gold accents. It was gorgeous.
It was a beautifully sunny day, which was perfect. While the guests enjoyed the cocktails, the couple mingled and laughed with their friends. My favorite photo from the portraits is the one where you can see the open back of Sarah's dress with Cal snuggling up to his bride with the biggest smile.

xox KDS

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© 2019 Kailee DiMeglio Shields
© 2019 Kailee DiMeglio Shields
© 2019 Kailee DiMeglio Shields
© 2019 Kailee DiMeglio Shields
© 2019 Kailee DiMeglio Shields
© 2019 Kailee DiMeglio Shields
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