This post was created by Jill Areheart, one of our planners here at BIO- I hope you enjoy!  She and Angela did an amazing job – I am so proud 🙂 


Southern elegance was evident in every detail of Kendall and Franklin’s beautiful wedding reception this past weekend.


The couple chose the Millstone at Adams Pond – a 1700-era estate – as the backdrop for their evening. Guests arrived at twilight – a perfect time to appreciate this tranquel setting. Southern Valet provided the parking service so guests could immediately step onto the porch looking out over a picturesque pond and stream.


The formal rooms inside were highlighted with lots of candles, silver, ivory linens and gorgeous flower arrangements by American Floral. One special highlight was the elegant magnolia-topped cake from Parkland Cakes. We surrounded it with dozens of flickering votives for a truly magical focal point.


We also filled the huge fireplace with lighted candles. On the mantel, the couple’s engagement photo was flanked by two flower arrangements in crystal vases.


The delicious food was provided and beautifully presented on silver and crystal by The Southern Way catering.


Guests made their way through the house to a porch overlooking a small steam and on to a large tented deck with a dance floor and band. Tables here were also draped in ivory linens and topped with centerpieces in silver julep cup vases.


Instead of a traditional guest book, guests were asked to write their wishes for the couple on special note cards that will later be put into a scrapbook.


It was so wonderful to be part this beautiful couple’s reception. The attention to detail made this event truly elegant in every way.



Looking out over the pond from the front porch of the Millstone







The front porch set and waiting for the guests to arrive…





And later in the evening.





Tall silver bowl candlelabras were used on the main food tables





The couple’s engagement photo was spotlighted on the mantel in the front room




The “wishing jar” for guests to leave their wishes for the couple





The beautful cake from Parkland Cakes. I love the candle glow on the silver – the bride even used a silver tussy mussy holder for her bouquet.




Detail of the cake top.




We tucked the bridemaids bouquets into the stair railing in the entryway…





Tables around the dance floor