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A Magical Christmas Elopement at White Point Garden: Love in Charleston

As the air turned crisp and the city of Charleston, South Carolina, adorned itself with twinkling lights and festive decorations, one couple chose to celebrate their love in a truly enchanting way. My family made the drive down to the heart of this charming Southern city to celebrate with my brother, Jerod, as he married his beautiful bride, Gabby, at White Point Garden.

Charleston's White Point Garden is a picturesque park known for its historic charm and breathtaking waterfront views. As Christmas approached, the center gazebo was decorated with garlands and scarlet bows, and the grand oak trees were draped in Spanish moss. It was the perfect backdrop for a Christmas elopement.

The Bride & Groom:

Gabby, the radiant bride, exuded elegance in her form-hugging satin gown and long white cardigan, which provided warmth and style for the winter celebration. Jerod, the groom, cleaned up well in a navy suit jacket with charcoal slacks and brown shoes. They were looking pretty spiffy together and so happy.

Intimate Ceremony:

Jerod and Gabby chose an intimate ceremony with only their family in attendance, with Gabby's family watching through Facetime from their home in South Africa. Against the backdrop of the charming gazebo, they exchanged heartfelt vows. The soft early evening light and the park's natural beauty created a serene atmosphere that enhanced the romantic ambiance.

Festive Feast:

After the ceremony, we gathered for a cozy, candlelit dinner at Church & Union on historic Market Street. The restaurant boasted a delicious three-course New American dining experience under a domed ceiling inscribed with quotes from The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Laughter filled the air as everyone celebrated the newlyweds.

A Christmas Elopement to Remember:

Jerod and Gabby's Christmas elopement at White Point Garden was a celebration of love and the holiday season. Against the backdrop of Charleston's timeless beauty and festive spirit, they created unforgettable memories that will warm their hearts for years to come.

As the evening concluded, this magical Christmas elopement served as a reminder that love shines even brighter during the most wonderful time of the year.

We are Rich & Cynthia

the husband and wife duo behind the lens of Cyn Davis Photography. We are based in Steubenville, OH and delight in photographing fairytale moments throughout OH, WV, PA and wherever the wind takes us. We are currently booking 2024 weddings. Get to know us better by heading to our About page or contacting us to set up a coffee meeting. We'd love to hear all about your love story!