Last summer, Charleston Weddings (our parent magazine) paired up with Cindy Zingerella of Engaging Events and Magnolia Plantation & Gardens to give away at $50,000 wedding here in Charleston along with a slew of talented local vendors, including TWR darling Scotti Cline Designs and frequent contributor Richard Bell Photography. Wedding bells rang last Saturday for the lucky winners, and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day today than with a host of stunning images from the Big Day? We’re as nuts over the vivacious red blooms (check out the use of camellias!), crimson fabric draping, and dreamy candlelight as we are over the couple, both of whom are on active duty in Afghanistan. (Bobby Hill of Boaz, Alabama, is an infantry officer and Katie Durham of Miramar, Florida, is a military intelligence officer.) Stationed apart, they pulled some serious strings to be able to film their winning entry video together. Check out how generous (and stunning) the Charleston wedding world can be with a look at the photos and complete vendor list. And if you’re craving more, see this interview with the pair just after they won.
Photographry by Richard Bell Photography | Wedding and Reception Venue: Magnolia Plantation & Gardens | Event Planner: Engaging Events, Cindy Zingerella | Invitations: Scotti Cline Designs | Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Request |Florist: Tiger Lily (ceremony) & Engaging Events (reception) | Catering: Mosaic Catering | Bar Service: IceBox Bar | Wedding Cake: Elaine Events, Cakes of Distinction | Photographry by Richard Bell Photography | Bridal gown: Fabulous Frocks | Hair and Makeup: Vanity Salon | Groom’s Tuxedo: David’s Tuxedo | Limo: A Charleston Wedding | Rentals: EventWorks & Snyder Event Rentals | Tent: Atlantic Tent | Ceremony music: Classical Charleston | DJ and videography: Complete Music | Lawn spray: Mist-a-Mosquito | Two-night stay for bride and groom: Charleston Place Hotel | Anna Benson’s Fitness Favorites, Columbia, S.C., a six pack of FitPrime Workout DVDs, a lunch tote and the award-winning film, “Dear Charleston”