Sophie + Pedro | Aug 2, 2020
Charming micro-wedding with elegant yet simple decor and a color palette of soft pinks and greens at I’on Meeting House in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
After eyeing each other for a while, Pedro finally introduced himself to Sophie at their gym in Cincinnati, followed soon after by a first date to a baseball game that left them inseparable.
“He was so nervous he stuttered his first name,” said the photographer, “so Sophie didn’t know what his name was for weeks!”
Pedro not only asked Sophie’s parents for their blessing, but also her older siblings. With their approval, he proposed in his hometown of San German, Puerto Rico, at the church where his parents, grandparents and many other relatives had been married.
For their own family-oriented micro-wedding, Sophie and Pedro were married in a charming Lowcountry space with simple yet elegant accents and a romantic color palette.
“The overall color palette of the day was light and airy with soft pinks and greens,” said the photographer.
Surrounded by these soft feminine tones, Sophie popped in her wedding whites. She looked radiant in a figure-sculpting ivory lace gown with a strapless sweetheart neckline. Her blonde curls cascaded down her back, with wildflowers intertwined in her half-up, half-down hairstyle and a modern fingertip veil.
Pedro donned a dapper light grey suit, while Sophie’s sisters tied the color scheme together in mismatched dusty rose gowns. Before the ceremony, the wedding photographer captured bridal portraits and group shots in front of ivy-clad brick walls, and the white stucco building’s charming green-framed wooden door.
Inside the ceremony space, bright whites and hints of pastel mint green gave the atmosphere an airy, summery feel. There were breathtaking high ceilings, simple gold chandeliers and abundant natural light flooding in through beautiful arched windows.
Sophie carried a foraged bridal bouquet arranged with cascading greenery, white dahlias, dusty pink garden roses and sprays of wildflowers. Her sisters’ bouquet complemented hers with peonies and roses in shades of dusty rose, blush and pale peach.
Right before Pedro walked down the aisle, he video-chatted with relatives from Puerto Rico, and many other friends and family were able to remotely watch Sophie’s brothers walk her down the aisle and her father sweetly officiate the ceremony via livestream.
“Video technology played a big part in this wedding,” said the wedding photographer.
After heartfelt vows and cheerful “I Do’s,” the newlyweds snuck away for intimate photos outside, including shots with their getaway car: a champagne Jeep Wrangler that was ideal for a beach town wedding.
Meanwhile, guests mixed and mingled while they eagerly awaited the couple’s first dance. When they made their grand entrance, emotions soared as they took over the dance floor. Parent dances and toasts followed, leaving few dry eyes in the room.
Around the space, tables were dressed in ivory linens and topped with fresh florals, rustic lanterns and candlelight. Paired with the venue’s charm and elegance, the decor was just enough to add a bit of whimsy.
“The reception was brimming with greenery, flowers and lanterns,” said the photographer.
They danced to Spanish music as a nod to the groom’s heritage and refueled with a petite chocolate cake garnished with cream and dusty rose florals. There were even accompanying chocolate, red velvet and vanilla cupcakes, so each and every guest could indulge in a flavor that satisfied their sweet tooth.
“This was a heartwarming celebration of the unification of two families, not just two people,” said the wedding photographer.
Congratulations, Sophie and Pedro!
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