Classic Charleston Wedding | The Gadsen House | Kristen + Clayton

I’m super excited to share Kristen & Clayton’s beautiful classic Southern wedding at the Gadsen House in Charleston,SC. Read on to learn more about why this venue fit them and their love story so perfectly!

How They Met

Clayton and Kristen first met when she was in nursing school and Clayton was in medical school. Kristen was in the library early one morning before class and Clayton also happened to there. He boldly came up to her and introduced himself and asked her out to dinner.

Kristen says she felt early on in their relationship that Clayton was the one. He was so kind, generous, intelligent and selfless. She calls him her sunshine on a rainy day and swears she has never met a more kind soul. She could not imagine spending the rest of her life with anyone other than him.

Clayton says he can’t pinpoint the exact moment that he knew Kristen was the one. Instead, it’s the collection of memories and moments that they have shared over the years that have made him fall in love with her. He believes she is such a beautiful person inside and out.Love of Travel

Kristen & Clayton are huge travelers and try and take one big trip a year. They have a travel bucket list where they write down all the places that they want to travel to. Once they figure out when they can take time off work, they look up the weather and decide what climate they want. Then they research the country they picked and plan a vacation around that. Their past trip to Jordan is where Clayton proposed!

The Proposal

After an 8 hour hike to the Treasury in the city of Petra, Clayton said that he wanted to to get a picture with the both of them in front of it. Kristen didn’t think anything of it because they had been taking pictures all day and usually liked to take pictures on all their vacations. Kristen found a Bedouin who could take their picture. When she turned around to pose, Clayton told her he needed to ask her something. He then got down on one knee and popped the question in front of everyone! Clayton had been hiking with the engagement ring in his front pocket the entire time! Kristen describes her cushion cut engagement ring set high with beautiful diamonds along the band as enchanting! It’s even better than her Pinterest board picks!

Romantic Charleston Engagement

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Classic Southern Wedding at The Gadsen House

The couple knew they wanted to get married in Charleston, South Carolina after many weekend trips there, where they fell in love with the amazing food and Southern charm. Kristen & Clayton chose The Gadsen House https://www.gadsdenhouse.com/ to host their classic Southern wedding. This iconic property in downtown Charleston was built in 1798 and recently revitalized to seamlessly blend the historic character with contemporary elegance for private events. It’s the perfect wedding venue to show all of their loved ones why Charleston holds a special place in their hearts.

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Leigh Hayward

Charleston Wedding & Engagement Photographer

I’m Leigh, a wedding & engagement photographer in Charleston, SC. I’ve been photographing great love stories for the past 13 years, and I LOVE what I do! It’s true: I love love, and I love telling love stories through photos even more!

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