The wedding made our 4th of July so absolutely wonderful!!!  What a perfect place and day for such a lovely wedding.  Kristi and Dan were soooooo much fun- working with them and mother of the bride, Susan was just fabulous.  Everyone had a great attitude that this wedding was going to be FUN if nothing else!!!!!!

The ceremony and reception took place at a most lovely private home  on Lake Murray  belonging to the Aunt and Uncle of the groom.  It was the most perfect outdoor space for this wedding, luscious green grass as far as the eye can see and a view of the lake that just made you stop and enjoy.

Kristi and Dan had the ceremony down by the water on beautiful white beach sand- the bride’s family hand made the classic Southern benches that guest sat on.  Their programs were handheld fans that offered a little breeze in addition to one coming off the lake when the ceremony began at 7pm.

The bride was gorgeous- she wore a beautifully fitted beaded gown and an exquisite orchid in her hair.  The bridesmaids wore a deep red gown and of course, Rainbow flip-flops (I love it).  The groom and groomsmen wore tan suits with ties matching the bridesmaids gowns.  It really was the most perfect selection for this outdoor 4th of July wedding!

Everyone danced the night away under the tents with the Little Cat Z Band.  Catering was by the talented and yummy Capital City Catering – they served BBQ sliders (come on, it IS the 4th), their signature fresh fruit tree and home-made chicken salad just to name a few items.

The ‘icing on the cake’  was that we had a front row seat to the Lake Murray fireworks display-

The wedding cake was made by the groom’s mother- fabulous!

The beautiful flowers by Think Floral, owner/designer Debby West.

Here are a few shots…

The great ceremony benches and program fans.




A shot during the ceremony!  They are so lovely-



I LOVE this shot of them just after the ceremony 🙂



The best drink station 🙂 Capital City Catering makes fresh squeezed lemonade that is the BEST, also served sweet and unsweet tea- we placed bottled water in the metal buckets



The home-made BBQ served with sweet and dill pickles as well as slaw.  I love their display for this!



Great shot of the veggie cups with ranch, part of the fruit tree, chicken salad in the background and crab cakes!



We place the bar around the lovely magnolia tree in a semi circle, wrapped it with lights and place two of the home made monogrammed table runners!




Shot of the set up –



Shot of the table holding the wedding photos of the bride and grooms family.







The bride with her wonderful parents!