Olivia and Hudson met through mutual friends at a University of South Carolina tailgate, where they immediately bonded over their shared love for Harry Potter. They ran into each other at a mutual friend’s brother’s concert a few months later and have been inseparable ever since. They shared many other “nerdy” interests—Star Wars, comics, old music and Parks & Recreation—and had personalities that balanced each other well. Per Olivia, “Hudson is a grumpy old man and I’m enthusiastic about pretty much everything.” After three years together, Hudson proposed at the waterfront park in Charleston while the pair was on the swings.
The October wedding was held at Brookgreen Gardens and reflected the pair’s fabulous quirkiness. Olivia chose a custom-designed dress with pops of pink, blue and gray inside her tulle and a pink veil. She also wore four different rings to symbolize her something old, new, borrowed and blue, including a pearl and opal ring that belonged to her maternal grandmother. She also borrowed a ring from her paternal grandmother, which was the first piece of jewelry her grandfather gave her grandmother. Olivia did the lettering on the various chalkboard signs herself. Color was everywhere, from the ceremony arch to her florals to her wedding party’s attire. The amazing cakes by Croissants Bistro & Bakery and the vintage bus provided by Lowcountry Valet completed the fun and whimsical feel of the day.
Photographer: Jessica Roberts Photography | Venue: Brookgreen Gardens | Planner and Florist: Gigi Noelle Events | Getting Ready Dress: J. Andrew’s Bridal | Bridesmaids’ Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Dress: Custom Design by JLM Couture/Hayley Paige from J. Andrew’s Bridal | Veil and Earrings: Sara Gabriel | Garters: La Gartier | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Headpiece: Bel Aire Bridal | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Watters | Groom: Calvin Klein | Hair/Makeup: Jennifer Nolan of Beautiful Salon & Spa | Cakes: Croissants Bistro & Bakery | Catering: Austin’s Ocean One | Entertainment: DJ Peter Jackson | Videographer: Feagin Films| Invitations and Papers: Shutterfly | Vintage Bus: Lowcountry Valet | Photobooth: Little White Box | Equipment Rentals: EventWorks