Intimate weddings have taken center stage, and Fred and Christy’s upscale, intimate wedding is proof that smaller is still fabulous.
Their venue was the perfect, picturesque location for their outdoor nuptials. Christy shares, “The venue was actually a plan B to our previously canceled wedding. Once we visited we were instantly in awe of the architecture and landscaping of the property. The owners had originally designed the property to portray a European aesthetic. Immediately, we were reminded of Tuscany, Italy and it felt like we were outside of the country while only being less than two hours away from our home.”
Their ceremony took place just prior to sunset, allowing the 30 family and friends in attendance to celebrate under the stars.
See all of the details from this gorgeous intimate wedding, captured by In His Image Photography, below.
- Couple: Fred Paird + Christy Saint-vil
- Wedding Date: December 2020
- Wedding Location: Hotel Domestique, Travelers Rest, SC
How Did You Meet
On an uneventful night, Christy was casually home watching Netflix while eating dinner. Her roommate at the time came home intending to head out to a gathering and invited her to come along. While at the gathering, from the corner of his eye, Fred saw the most beautiful girl and couldn’t resist introducing himself. Quite nervously, Fred approached the group of people that Christy was talking to and tried to casually slip in a couple of words. Backed by the support of everyone there, they started to get to know each other deeper and have not stopped since.
Tell us about your proposal
On a beautiful sunny day, Christy was led to believe she was out with her friend as a farewell to her leaving town and moving out of the state. But all along, it was a plan coerced by Fred to ensure she was dressed and ready for him to propose. Her friend persuaded her to walk down Harbor Terrace Walk in Boston, MA where Fred was waiting for her. As she walked up the staircase of the harbor walk, his eyes glazed back at her and she knew then what was going to occur. Once she reached him at the top of the stairs, everything became a blur and the world stopped. Before she knew it, she screamed, “YES” to his proposal to be his wife.
Tell us about your ceremony venue and what attracted you to it?
The venue is called Hotel Domestique located in Travelers Rest, SC. The venue was actually a plan B to our previously canceled wedding. Once we visited we were instantly in awe of the architecture and landscaping of the property. The owners had originally designed the property to portray a European aesthetic. Immediately, we were reminded of Tuscany, Italy and it felt like we were outside of the country while only being less than two hours away from our home. We knew the venue would’ve been the perfect backdrop to our day. Hotel Domestique serviced as both our ceremony and reception venue.
Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
We are both of Haitian descent and wanted to incorporate our culture throughout our wedding. We did that by hiring a Haitian DJ who did an amazing job incorporating Haitian and American playlists throughout the day. As part of our wedding favors, we provided the guests with a traditional Haitian beverage called Kremas which is very somewhat similar to Bailey’s. Lastly, as part of our late-night snacks, we offered the guests Haitian patties which is similar to American turnovers.
Do you have a honeymoon planned?
We had an amazing honeymoon planned at Cocobay Resort in Antigua which was also our plan B option due to Covid, but it turned out beautifully. The resort caters more towards couples and most of their clientele celebrates their honeymoon there. All in all, we couldn’t have picked a better destination for our honeymoon.