Alice & Walker | Sweet & Elegant Intimate Wedding Ceremony at the Carolina Inn

Wedding: 11 October 2020 | Posted: 17 October 2020

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When dealing with category-three-hurricane-level rain on their wedding day, most couples buy  extra umbrellas, rent a tent, choose some backup shoes, and hope. Alice & Walker did all this, too, of course, but the squelchiness of their planned courtyard ceremony site led them to what was—in my view, at least!—the best possible back-up plan: the classic and elegant Old Well Ballroom at the Carolina Inn!

Admittedly, this was the back-up to the back-up, plan C, so to speak. Their original wedding day, consisting of a Coker Arboretum ceremony followed by a fun- and family-oriented Top of the Hill reception, is deferred until next year: I, for one, cannot wait to celebrate with them again.

That's partially because I just love these two. They are some of my most delightfully bookish clients: Alice teaches English at Rutgers, and Walker's opening line to Alice—in a bookstore while studying abroad in London, no less—was, "I like books." They're both writers and editors and lovers of the written word, which, unsurprisingly, makes me a big fan of them.

Another part of my excitement for next year's celebration is the utter sweetness they share, exude, and draw to themselves. Their very intimate ceremony—12 guests, including their wedding party—held joy and love at every turn. As Walker put it in one of our conversations, he's not "exuberant in [his] face or body," but his more introspective love and affection for Alice is magnetic in its quiet demeanor—his adoration is evident in every look he gives her. As for Alice, she didn't stop smiling the entire day—even while tearing up during her parents' sweet ceremony reading, even while attempting serious faces for wedding party photos, and especially not while snuggled up to Walker in the halls and byways of the Carolina Inn.

I am thrilled to see these two darling souls married, and honored to have been a part of their sweet and intimate ceremony day. Until we can make more joy next year, enjoy this selection of my favorites from their ceremony, and send them some congratulations in the comments below!

Vendors

Venue: The Carolina Inn
Officiant: Rev. Susan Steinberg
Rentals: Petal & Oak
Flowers: Victoria Park Florist
Cucpakes: The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery
Hair: Poppy Salon
Makeup: DIY
Music: DIY
Dress: BHLDN
Shoes: Roni Kantor
Suit: Fulani Boutique

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Love the classy and intimate feel of Alice & Walker's wedding ceremony? Want similar photos of your own marriage, rainy day or otherwise? Planning something completely different? We'd love to hear about what you have in mind! Use the Contact Us link above or send Kate an email directly to start the conversation—we can't wait to hear from you!

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