97 Years, 5 Days

97 Years, 5 Days

On an absolutely gorgeous day in mid-September, Romina and Alex married at The Island House on the banks of the Wando River. In a day filled with personal touches, the beautiful welcome speech given by Romina’s father explains the most personal of all, the significance of the bride and groom’s reception book:

“Here another woman comes to mind, who one morning in 1938 was woken up very early by her Husband, asked to dress quickly, leave everything behind in Munich and join him in a dangerous drive to the southern border. The night before he had been warned by a friend who was a member of the Gestapo, that their name was on a list to be picked up that morning. They spend that night on a farm. Dressed as peasants they walked with a basket full of eggs across the German-Swiss border, dreading to hear a voice of Halt! by a nazi guard that might have become suspicious of their identity.
This woman is your great grandmother Else. Her wedding reception book, is the one that lies open here today for our guests to sign, leave a thought or a message for Romina and Alex. She married in Mannheim on September 10th 1922. Ninety Seven years and five days ago.”
Needless to say, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

Venue: The Island House

Planning: Katie Jean Events

Hair and Makeup: Wild Ivory

Florist: JW Events

Videographer: Adam Siegel

Officiant: Michal Rubin

Desserts: Mirabelle Bakery

Reception Lighting: Lowcountry Entertainment

Ceremony Musicians: Classical Charleston

Reception Entertainment: Andy Masker Band

Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang

Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Engagement Ring: Custom Design by Groom using Grandmother’s Diamond

Wedding Bands: Diamonds Direct

Groom’s Suit: Proper Cloth

Catering: Salthouse Catering

Rentals: Eventworks & Snyder

Vintage Camper Bar: Sweet Lulu’s

Getaway Car: Groom’s Car

Gelato Cart: Gelati Moto