Intimate Wedding in Charleston | Lori + Powell

We’re just going to say it: Charleston, SC is arguably the most romantic city in the south. The beautiful, historic homes. The waters of the Ashley River glittering at the end of just about every cobblestone street. The way the air wraps warm and sweet around your shoulders. The city practically invites you in and offers you a cool drink and a spot to sit. It’s the perfect place for an unforgettable, intimate wedding, which exactly describes the celebration of our wonderful bride Lori and her dashing groom, Powell.

From Lori:

“Powell and I were married in a gorgeous garden on One Green Street and our reception was at The Mills House (a fabulous hotel in Charleston!). We chose to have a small wedding with just immediate family but our reception was full of extended family and friends, it was a true celebration!

My daughter (who recently married September 2015!) and I were wedding dress shopping and visited Traditions by Anna located in North Hills, Raleigh. There was a trunk show going on which turned out great for us! Because there we found the creation of my dress. I knew I wanted a tea length dress with a bit of a sleeve, given the fact I was an “older” bride…(ha) THE dress I tried on was strapless and full length. It was a stunning lace, traditional fit.

Lucky for me, Lea-Ann was actually at the bridal shop and she suggested adding a lace jacket to be sewn in to create the sleeve effect and lacy covered back. She agreed to cut off the length to create the tea length hem. During the whole process, I realized what an artist she really is. In fact, during my alteration session with Marie Cordella Design (a FABULOUS seamstress in Raleigh, NC) there was hardly anything to do! Which made this nervous bride completely at ease! Needless to say, I received many compliments on my dress!! The fact that I could make the dress a “one of kind” was so much fun!”

wedding dress: custom Lea-Ann Belter via Traditions by Anna | photographer: Paige Schaberg

Intimate Wedding in Charleston | Lori + Powell
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  • Sybil Pope June 7, 2016 Reply »

    Wow….just beautiful…of course since Lori is my daughter, she looked MARVELOUS in the beautiful gown…just perfect…and the pictures were wonderful….what a blessed marriage…..Sybil

  • Velma H. Sanders June 7, 2016 Reply »

    Lori and Powell are such a special couple to me. How do you define the sweet bond between people. From the first time I met Lori, I knew there was an angel in my presence; the aura was there. Powell has always been a favorite nephew of my husband and when Roy brought me into his family there was that same aura between Powell and me; we were immediately family. How do you say how much you love family when it is always reciprocal? These two people will always have a special place in my heart; God has blessed all of us by letting us all be part of His family, too. When Roy passed over, Lori and Powell were right there to support and love me. That truly gave me strength to get through those difficult days. Just blessed! That’s what we are, blessed to have each other in our own lives. That beautiful wedding In Charleston SC, has more meaning than can put into words. Love you so much, Lori and Powell.

  • Mark & Stacey Fell June 8, 2016 Reply »

    Congratulations to you both! Please drop us a line on your next visit to Charleston, we’d love to spend time with the Fishers!!!! All the best.

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