Blind folded and full of excitement, Kyle Benson realized that this was it, April 14th had finally come and from this day forward it would be Kyle and Kilby forever. From the start, the young midwestern couple had made it very clear to the Yoj team that the focus of this wedding was going to be on the guests experience, rather than on them two. The wedding took place right by the colonial revival house at the charming Boone Hall Plantation. Boone Hall is an absolute must see in Charleston! Whether its the avenue of oaks or the beautiful flower gardens its one of America's oldest working plantations and it is absolutely breathtaking.
The evening started with a beautiful First Look, which was followed by pictures with family and friends under Oak avenue. Then came ceremony time. At the end of the dock, Kyle and Kilby lined up in front of all their joyful guests, as the beautiful Charleston sunset reflected on the water, the two vowed their love for each other and with a binding smooch were pronounced husband and wife for the first time!
Time to party! Throughout the evening Kilby wanted to keep a fresh and fun vibe for the guests so naturally the reception was our favorite part of planning. It all began with an outdoor cocktail hour. The moss draped branches intermixed with garlands of lights set the ambiance. Passed hors d'oeuvres and specialty cocktails started flowing as guests were in and out of our 1974 vintage Volkswagen bus which was transformed into a photo booth by the Little White Box (always the perfect touch). The reception had lounge style seating which worked out perfect because this group of guests preferred being up on their feet.
Speaking of feet, Kilby wore these to die for Dolce and Gabbana heels. The bright mixture of red, yellow and blue paired with her all white wedding gown made them the perfect statement piece.
From the get-go Kilby and Kyle knew they wanted to steer clear from a traditional sit-down wedding reception. After all, guests were busy mingling, running into old friends for the first time in years and catching up. Kilby felt that if they were assigned to a seat that would be their home base and they would sit there for the majority of the evening. The lounge style seating enables guests to be on the move all night, and encourages mingling! Many cocktails, plates of food and dances later the reception came to an end and it was time for the guests to send the newly weds into the world as husband and wife.
We wish you the best Mr. and Mrs. Benson!