Jordan & Will: October 12, 2013
Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: Kelli Boyd Photography
Will and Jordan met in high school, but weren’t exactly sweethearts at first. That came much later after their paths crossed repeatedly in the medical field, where they both held positions in Sales and Marketing. “We constantly ran into each other at meetings, and eventually, Will worked up the nerve to ask me to dinner,” laughed Jordan. After a successful first date, the couple spent the next several years traveling and getting to know each other. While taking trips to Jamaica, Mexico and New York City, they joked that if they could successfully travel without getting annoyed at each other, it must be love. While visiting friends in East Hampton, NY, Will and Jordan popped into the city to have dinner at their favorite sushi restaurant. After dinner, they strolled along the High Line, where Will dropped to one knee and proposed.
The couple chose Beaufort, South Carolina as the hosting town for their nuptials.
The bride-to-be wanted a Lowcountry backdrop, littered with mossy oaks, a salty breeze and a water view for the ceremony, which was held at a family friend’s home.
“Our guests could walk to every event of our wedding weekend. We loved the convenience of the Beaufort Inn, ” said Jordan.
The intimate ceremony was held overlooking the Beaufort River. Will and Jordan tied the knot in the evening after high tide, which allowed the breeze to blow in while the sun began to set.
A gospel choir broke into “Oh Happy Day” after the bride and groom said, “I do.” The singing choir led the guests through the streets of Beaufort to the reception at the Beaufort Inn.
Jordan gifted her bridesmaids stunning Kate Spade earrings, pictured here.
The Groom poses with his groomsmen for photographer Kelli Boyd prior to the ceremony. Pictured from to right; Scott Hengemuhle, David Bachelder, Rhett Jeffcoat, Darren Devido, Will Hengemuhle, Colin Sparr, Marty Mulligan and Tanner Ware
The invitations were traditional and created by Studio R in Charleston, South Carolina.
The Father of the Bride, Frank Kostylo, sees his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress.
Lanterns at the ceremony added to the rustic elegance of the event.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Hengemuhle pose with their wedding party after the ceremony.
Guests of the couple toast the groom at the reception, which was held at the Beaufort Inn, Tabby Gardens.
Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese icing (the bride’s favorite) were one of the many dessert offerings. Cakes by Kasarda.
Frank and Jordan chose “The Way You Look Tonight,” by Frank Sinatra for the father-daughter dance.
The couple cuts the two-tiered wedding cake, which was red velvet with buttercream frosting. Cakes by Kasarda
The site of the ceremony awaits guests. Cru Catering of Charleston provided an assortment of small plate options including shrimp and grits, rotisserie prime rib and sliders with Parmesan truffle and sweet potato fries.
The newly wed couple leaves the reception to party with close friends.