This blog is dedicated to Candice – chin up, your wedding is going to be every dream you have ever dreamed come to life.  It will be amazingly beautiful just as you are….


“Perfect” is exactly what I called this day….Natalie and Bud had such a moving and memorable day- we were so thrilled to be able to help  bring it all to life and build such a wonderful relationship with them.

The couple knew they were going to have a full attendance so they  decided to have both ceremony and reception at the Columbia Conference Center.  Ceremony was held in the front salon.  When Natalie and I met, we discussed really ‘transforming’ the room – making it softer and romantic.  We brought many ideas to the table and when we put it all together, they were moved by the outcome.

The reception was in the large full ballroom of the Conference Center.  We totally transformed it into an elegant, romantic setting for an absolutely wonderful dinner.  The couple decided on a full bridal party head table on the stage area- so we suggested the soft pipe and drape behind it.  We then suggested one more fabulous element- the monogram gobo light that was illuminated on the back fabric- it was just beautiful.

The tables were dressed with soft ivory linens with matching chair covers- the sashes were a soft latte color with a gold cross pattern.  This gold went beautifully with the gold charges.  To ‘crown’ the table, elegant calla lily center pieces were created by the bride’s cousin. 

Guests seating cards and table number cards were adorned with calla silhouettes, created by Graphically Inclined Design.  This perfectly matched the ultra elegant invitations and programs.

The Columbia Conference Center went above and beyond- the food was fabulous, they were just wonderful to work with!  Thank you Janice, DeeDee and your amazing staff.

The beautiful pipe and drape, lighting, and monogram were from the talented Tony Sharpe, Aspire 4 More.

Here are a few photos- sadly I don’t have more of this lovely wedding….

Here is the salon before we began setting the ceremony.



And here it is after- we brought in a stage, covered the stage with white fabric and then soft flowing fabric behind the stage with warm up-lighting. 






Tried to get a room shot – but I am not a photographer 🙂






Here is a shot back at the head table and you can see the monogram- it looks a little purple in this photo but it wasn’t!!





Table close up.



And then the stunning cake by Gardenia’s in West Columbia, created by Desmond Pringle.