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It was a modern love storywe met on Tinder! A friend actually swiped right on Phil for me because he knew I would think Phil was handsome. That friend actually replied to Phils first message to me and I took it from there. After a short time chatting on the app, Phil asked me to dinner and the rest is history!

On the Friday of my birthday weekend, Phil took me to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. After dinner, we came home and he asked if I wanted my birthday present. Of course, I did! He took me outside, flipped a switch on our back deck, and hundreds of beautiful twinkly lights lit up our backyard. Id wanted lights like this forever, so I thought it was such an incredibly thoughtful gift! Little did I know that wasnt the gift at all. As I hugged him and said thank you, I could feel his heart beating quickly. Before I had time to process why that might be the case, he took a deep breath, got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him. I couldnt stop shaking from excitement as I said yes!

I wish I could relive our wedding day over and over again. It all went by so quickly in a blissful blur. Phils aunt married us in front of our dearest friends and family before we all danced the night away! There was so much joy, laughter, happy tears, and love throughout the wedding day. Ill never forget that feeling!

I have Celiac Disease and it was important to me that I be able to fully eat and enjoy myself at our wedding. Printworks made every menu item totally gluten free and safe for me to eat. We had a beautiful cake brought in from Delicious Bakery for our guests and a separate two-tier gluten free cake for Phil and me to enjoy from Wallflour Bakery. It was perfect! ~ Emily

Creative team

ceremony/reception/flowers/event design/lighting | Proximity Hotel photography | Alayna Kaye Photography gown | Lovely Bride Charleston bridesmaids’ dresses | Dessy groom’s formalwear | M. Dumas and Sons invitations | Minted cake | Delicious Bakery and Wallflour Bakery catering | Printworks Bistro officiant | Lisa Saunders hair/makeup | Tease + Blush coordinator | Relish Design Company music/entertainment | The Project 919 Band party rentals | The Prettiest Pieces Vintage Rentals sewing/alterations | Nadya D Studios

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