Interracial Catholic Wedding – Michaela & Timothy
Michaela and Tim got married at St. Mary’s Help of Christians in Aiken. They joined their lives together in the most beautiful ceremony surrounded by their closest friends and family. This happy couple met in 2016 and have been dating ever since; they knew early on in their relationship that they were perfect for each other. At first, Tim was scared to talk to Michaela and then after the week at the beach, he messaged her on facebook. They started to get to know each other better and then he asked her to go to Carowinds with him and his friends. She said yes but wanted to have a date just the two of them first, so he came down to Charleston. They went to dinner and then to folly beach on their first date. They walked along the beach, talking and looked up at the stars.
For the proposal, Michaela’s whole family told her it was her cousins 6th birthday party and they were having it at the lake house. When they showed up, Tim and Michaela took the gas cans to the boat so they could take it out later. After he placed the gas cans in the boat, Tim turned around with a green box, and got down on the dock on one knee. To which she replied “you lied,” he then asked her to marry and of course she said yes. Both of their families then came down and congratulated them. He also had invited her best friends to come, and they had a big party with everyone.
They planned a wedding day that reflected the intimacy of their relationship and the importance of their friends and family in their lives.
On the day of their wedding, Michaela got ready with her bridesmaids, her mom, and her aunt while Tim prepared for his wedding day with his groomsmen and friends in a building near the church. The couple opted to not see each other before the ceremony, and that made their beautiful traditional Catholic ceremony so much more special.
Michaela and Tim planned to give their August summer wedding a bit of a beachy vibe in the countryside and used turquoise and coral accents to give their photos that signature pop of colour that summer is known for. They invited their friends and family to a wedding reception at Newberry Hall, a local venue down the street from their church. They served delicious cake and tacos for their guests and enjoyed a few dances. All-in-all, Tim and Michaela’s wedding was beautiful and emotional with special moments between the bride and her dad and the couple during their portraits.
For some special touches, Michaela wore her grandmother’s earrings and ring on her wedding day to commemorate her memory and have a little piece of her grandmother there with her. The couple wrote each other letters to read on before their ceremony to steady a few nerves and convey how excited they were to marry the other. Both of them read their letters slowly, soaking in every word with a smile on their face.
Michaela opted to reveal her wedding day look and dress to her father right before the ceremony. Her dad immediately burst into tears when he saw her!
Photography: Jessica Hunt Photography // Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Help of Christians // Reception Venue: Newberry Hall // Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal & Azazie, Inc. // Hair Stylist: Spa Tralé – Salon and Spa Aiken SC // Floral Designer: The Ivy Cottage Inc. // Tuxedo & Mens Attire: Mens Wearhouse