On March 25, 2010, Claire Gallam and Elliot Volkman were wed at the beautiful William Aiken House here in Charleston, South Carolina. The deep blue accents matched the beautiful blue skies as the bride’s eyes twinkled far more bright than the flames of the hanging lanterns. The photographs taken by Richard Israel capture this wedding’s combination of modern elegance and shabby chic. The gorgeous chandeliers, the pink and white roses, and the pearls that adorned Mrs. Volkman were beyond breathtaking. The do-it-yourself accents among the luxurious furnishings of the William Aiken House created a glamorous but very personal wedding that truly reflected our lovely couple. We loved Claire and Elliot’s exit beneath sparklers held by their loved ones- what a fun way to end the wedding with a bang!