John and Caroline met in the summer of 2011 at Duke University in Durham, NC, while they were both students. After a mutual friend introduced them to each other and a summer of texting back and forth, John asked Caroline on an official date where they had dinner on a picnic bench outside a Mexican restaurant on the side of the road. The next 7 years was the beginning of a beautiful history! They moved to Charleston in 2014, and while back in Durham for the annual homecoming game, John proposed to Caroline in the Duke Gardens, one of their favorite places on campus.

John and Caroline got married on a rainy, thunderstorm-scattered, hail-threatening Sunday in December. While they had planned to have the ceremony on the lawn overlooking the marsh, the weather had other plans. The ceremony was moved to the deep porch that wraps around the building, where their family and friends piled in close together. They said their vows with the sound of rain beating down on the metal roof and everybody had goosebumps. While the wedding was different than what they had imagined, they would not have changed a thing. Pinnacle was honored to be a part of this intimate and beautiful wedding ceremony.

Congratulations John and Caroline!

A huge thank you to all the vendors who were involved: 

Venue & Caterer: Creek Club at I’On

Event Planner: Linda | Pinnacle Charleston

DJ: Matt | Pinnacle Charleston

Photographer: Taylor Rae Photography

Videographer: Wild Storm Productions

Donuts: Duck Donuts

Rentals: Eventhaus

Hair and Makeup: Lashes and Lace Bridal Hair and Makeup