Kelsey Olsen & Story Cosgrove

December 15, 2018

Sometimes, the love of your life can be right in front of you—and it takes a new perspective to see that. Such was the case for Kelsey Olson and Story Cosgrove, who connected in Charleston after learning they had both attended Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville. The two exchanged numbers over drinks, with plans to reconnect at Leon’s Oyster Shop. Two years of dating later, on a windy, unsuspecting January day, Story led Kelsey out to Waterfront Park in Charleston to pop the big question. Convinced he wasn’t planning to propose for weeks, Kelsey was surprised to see Story down on one knee. She happily said yes, and the two returned to Leon’s Oyster Shop as a newly engaged couple to reminisce about their first date. Come time for wedding bells, the couple was married during sunset at Hotel Domestique, with the bride donning her grandmother’s pearl, sapphire, and diamond choker—a piece that covered something old, borrowed, and blue. Kelsey and her mother designed the flowers and décor, with the help of close friend Caroline of Juniper & Jasmine designs. A seafood paella fed all 150 guests, which was washed down with Revelry Brewing beer—both nods to the beginning of their relationship in Charleston. The couple lives in Greenville, where Kelsey is the designer & co-owner of indigoMAPEL, and Story is a coffee roaster at his company Saluda River Coffee.

Photography by Lindsey Harris Shorter Photography