Jennifer and Paul {Charleston Library Society}

Jennifer and Paul {Charleston Library Society}

By | February 02, 2012

It is no secret around TWR that we are obsessed with pretty things, fabulous weddings, and daily inspiration. Jennifer and Paul’s affair at the Charleston Library Society is gem of a wedding with all three elements plus a great story from the darling bride. So after all the oohing and ahhing through the wedding photographed by Alice Keeney, be sure to check out story behind the books of the couple’s library inspired nuptials. Sooo sweet.

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From the bride….
“My now husband likes to say that old books brought us together. We met at the American Antiquarian Society, a rare book library in Massachusetts: I went to the reading room to do research for my Ph.D. in American literature; Paul, who works there, helped me track down some obscure 19th-century titles; and the rest, as they say, is history. When we started looking for a place for our wedding reception in Charleston, which is where I grew up, Paul almost immediately happened upon the website for the Charleston Library Society, a private membership library founded in 1748. The absolutely beautiful reading room and the connection to our own story of finding love in — of all places — a library made it the perfect, if somewhat unexpected place for our reception.  Celebrating our wedding surrounded by our wonderful families, good friends, southern food, and old books made for the ideal wedding day.”
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Photography by Alice Keeney | Ceremony Venue: St John the Beloved Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Charleston Library Society | Invitations: Dick and Jane Letterpress | Florals: Tiger Lily | Wedding Cake: The Cake Stand | Caterer: Stephen Duvall | Music reception: Party All the Time Mobile DJ Services | Bride’s Dress: Jean’s of Mt. Pleasant | Bride and Bridal Party Hair: Affair Hair by Tanesha | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew

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  • Sally Watts
    Posted at 12:13h, 02 February Reply

    I love this! What a fabulous idea and venue for a wedding. I especially love that parting shot, walking down King St.

  • Brooke Norville
    Posted at 12:55h, 02 February Reply

    I love this and it being unique! Shows true personality!

  • Paige tanenbaum
    Posted at 19:53h, 02 February Reply

    Gorgeous photography! Love, love, love the black & whites!

  • Adrienne Thorpe
    Posted at 21:21h, 02 February Reply

    What a great place for a reception…but then being a retired librarian,I would think that. Love the shots of the card catalog, the bride and groom in the stacks(shelves to lay people) and bride dancing with her father. I too like the last shot of them going down King Street….going off into their new life with each other.

    Posted at 07:33h, 04 February Reply

    Absolutely beautiful!!!–what a unique way to share your love story. Looks like it was a very special day for you both.
    Kelly Spilbor (I work with your mom)

  • Tanesha
    Posted at 19:12h, 06 February Reply

    how beautiful and unique!!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 08:29h, 07 February Reply

    I’ve always loved that building — even before sex and the city inspired dreams of a library wedding. charming with a touch of whimsy 😉

  • Caroline K
    Posted at 11:15h, 11 February Reply

    What a beautiful setting! I love CLS! Those invitations are beautiful, too.

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