Monday, July 12, 2010

Summerall Chapel at The Citadel

What a great place to be married...this beautiful southern chapel is located on the campus of The Citadel. The chapel was built in 1936. It is a shrine for religion, patriotism, and remembrance. From the air the red clay tile roof forms a cross.
The inscription on the front of the chapel reads "Remember Now Thy Creator In The Days Of Thy Youth" It summarizes the spiritual atmosphere at the Citadel. The Summerall Chapel is available to all and is nondenominational.
Each stain glass window, purchased as a memorial by the graduating classes through 1944, depicts an important event in the life of Christ. The large Chancel window, directly behind the alter at the front of the chapel, was dedicated in 1942 as a memorial to all the Citadel graduates who gave their lives for their country.
Inside, the ceiling is Pine, the furniture Appalachian Mountain White Oak and all of the lighting is handcrafted wrought iron. Flags from the 50 states hang from the walls.
If you are interested in having your wedding at this chapel, you will need to book well in advance. A year ahead is not too soon as the dates fill up early for this popular venue. The Wedding Coordinator is Nancy Lefter 843-953-6572 email Citadel graduates and military are given preference with a discount. As a preferred vendor for the Summerall Chapel, FIRST BLOOM also gives a discount to Citadel alumni who choose the Summerall Chapel for their wedding.
Being a graduate of the Citadel, Trent and Nicole wanted to have their wedding at his alma mater where he spent his college years.
For the service, the mothers of the bride and groom carried long-handled posies while all of the men in the bridal party wore boutonnieres that included a starfish to go along with the couples' nautical theme.

Wedding photos by Ron Montgomery of Cane Bay Photography

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