During their honeymoon ten years ago, Mandy and Chas ate dinner overlooking a beautiful cliff in Hawaii with a vow renewal ceremony in the distance. “That night we said that we wanted to come back in ten years and renew our vows with our family. I even remember talking about bringing the kids that we would eventually have. Ten years seemed so far away at that time.”- Mandy
After years of career changes, having babies, and losing loved ones Mandy and Chas’s marriage grew strong. “We decided to have the vow renewal ceremony for two reasons: We agreed to it during our honeymoon in Maui but more importantly, we wanted to celebrate this amazing journey that we have had together so far.” Although they had discussed going back to Maui, Charleston, South Carolina took precedence. Mandy and Chas fell in love in Charleston, Chas proposed at the French Quarter Inn, and they resided here for a few years, and still visit often.
Heather and I coordinated and designed the Welch’s vow renewal last September. We wanted to create a memorable evening full of family, close friends, love and laughter. The William Aiken House was the perfect venue. Mandy and Chas were able to renewal their vows on the lawn, eat dinner in the formal ballroom, dessert in the downstairs living room and then stay in a suite on the property. Their story has recently been featured in the Charleston Weddings Summer 2015 magazine. Click here to see an online story and some of Mandy’s top tips.
Its always a pleasure working with the following vendors! Great photos by Marni Rothschild Pictures. Rentals by Snyder Events. Calligraphy by Elizabeth Porcher Jones. Chris Newman of Classic Charleston Officiant. Venue, Catering and Cake: William Aiken House, Patrick Properties. Music by Jaykob Kendrick from OtherBrother Entertainment.