Olivia Battaglino & William Kyle Dickson

Sat, 12/12/2020

Olivia and Kyle met at the Starbucks in Litchfield. She was a senior in high school and would go there to do homework. He was a barista and would give her free coffee. The couple dated for just over six years before getting engaged. On a gloomy morning, Kyle was adamant about going for a walk on the beach whether it rained or not. They went to the Starbucks where they met to grab coffees for their stroll. During the walk, they discussed their future and where they saw themselves years from now. At the end of the walk, Kyle proposed! Olivia thought it was just them, but when she heard screaming from the deck she looked over and saw that both of their families were there and had witnessed everything. They all headed to Rustic Table for a celebratory brunch. The ceremony took place at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club. Since Kyle films weddings for a living, Olivia wanted her dress to be a little different, something that he hadn’t seen before. The off-the-shoulder A-line ball gown featured sparkles and lace with hints of blue, which is what sold Olivia on the dress. Kyle wore a custom suit jacket lined with New York Giants fabric and custom socks featuring the couple’s faces and the face of their cat, Franklin. The bridesmaids wore steel blue and the groomsmen wore black suits with ties that matched the blue gowns. The day had a winter theme. Pinecones were incorporated into the bouquets and silver branches and pinecones served as some of the centerpieces. There was also a Christmas tree decorated in the pair’s wedding colors and personalized stockings hung by the fireplace during cocktail hour. With COVID concerns, the pair devised a plan—wristbands with different colors for different levels of social distance comfort (red for “stay away,” yellow for “okay with elbows” and green for “hug me”). Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, followed by dessert of macaroons and cake balls and late-night cheeseburger sliders! Olivia and Kyle live in Pawleys Island.

Photograph by Hannah Ruth Photography