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Written By: 
Frances Bramsen

Photos By

Photos By: 
Paige Winn Photo
Beautiful boho style reigns supreme as a Charleston couple ties the knot then celebrates at Hibernian Hall

Claire Cavell & Jon Hale

May 25, 2014

Unitarian Church & Hibernian Hall

 

Charleston residents Claire Cavell and Jon Hale met at Leaf when Claire did her self-described awkward best to introduce herself to a clueless Jon by sidling up and asking if the seat next to him (in a sea of empty bar stools) was taken. Jon’s pal gave him the “she’s interested” nudge and helped the two into their first conversation. Seven months of dating later, and Jon, a history professor at the College of Charleston, took Claire and their dog, Agnes, to meet friends at the Avery Institute on Bull Street. “Once we had reached the front of the building,” says Claire, “Jon began saying the most amazing things and all of a sudden his head started sinking lower and lower until finally I realized he was down on one knee. He made sure to include Agnes in the proposal and we both very eagerly accepted.”

 

From there, Claire, who works at BenefitFocus, teamed up with her mother to fashion a reception and wedding brimming over with effortless, boho style. Check out the details that Paige Winn (who met Claire in Anthropologie when she admired the bride-to-be’s engagement ring) snapped, from at-home prepping to the ceremony at the stunning Unitarian Church downtown to the reception at the grand Hibernian Hall. Add a voluminous Vera Wang gown from Maddison Row, epic blooms from Tiger Lily Weddings, and handpicked details galore and it all adds up to one big beauty of a day. 

 

Vendor List:
Baker
: Delicious Desserts, www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com
Bar: ICEBOX, www.IceBoxBar.com
Bride’s Attire: Vera Wang from Maddison Row, www.MaddisonRow.com
Bridesmaid Attire: Joanna August & Amsale from Bella Bridesmaids, www.BellaBridesmaids.com/locations/charleston/
Ceremony Location: Unitarian Church, www.CharlestonUU.org
Florist: Tiger Lily Weddings, www.TigerLilyWeddings.com
Makeup: EQ Makeup, www.EQMakeup.com
Photographer: Paige Winn Photo, www.PaigeWinnPhoto.com
Reception Location: Hibernian Hall, www.HibernianHall.org
Rentals: EventHaus, www.EventHausRentals.com