It was love at first sight when this Atlanta couple visited Charleston, SC. Their weekend wedding honored their romance with the city—and each other.

Although her wedding photos would indicate otherwise, Amanda Marion, 28, will tell you she's hardly a southern belle.

"I grew up in Florida, which doesn't count," she says. In fact, she and Ross Sims, 29, had not been to Charleston, South Carolina, together until they scouted it for their wedding. (The couple, who work and live in Atlanta, wanted a breezy, coastal destination.) "The city drew us right in and shaped the mood of our day," says the bride.

Amanda and Ross wed in October 2010 at the Thomas Bennett House and descended the stairs of the 19th-century mansion after their welcome toast.