What an amazing weekend By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design had!  Two very lovely weddings, two VERY busy planners!


The wedding we did was so amazing and it truly was a ‘wedding reunion’ for many of us 🙂  Luke and Laura came to us to help them design, create and pull a beautiful wedding together so that they could enjoy EVERY minute of their day with family and friends.

Working with mother of the bride, Lisa, was wonderful- I truly felt like one of her daughters Satruday- I shared tears with her.  They wanted a FUN event with loads of charm and elegance.  This summer wedding was bright and cheery with all the romance and sophistication you can handle.

When I talk about the wedding reunion- I am speaking of past couples whose weddings we planned.  There were 2 of our fabulous couples there in attendance  – it was great!!!!

Luke and Laura picked Saluda Shoals for their reception – this venue’s soft pine palette was perfect for the colors the couple used, rich navy and fern green.   These colors were topped by the beautiful flowers created by Something Special Florist.  The sunflowers just make it perfect- summer love!

For set up- we had a mix of rounds and fabulous square tables- this makes for a wonderful floor plan.  The mix of low and tall centerpieces were the icing on the cake…and speaking of icing on the cake- Connie White, baker and friend of the family, created the wedding cake matching the lovely navy adding the couples monogram.

Luke is a HUGE golf fan/player – so as an added personal touch, Laura created the BEST and most UNIQUE entry centerpiece – GOLF CLUBS!!!!  It was beyond perfect and a huge hit.  The grass reeds matched the cat tails reeds out front of Saluda Shoals- again- just perfect.  What was so great was when all the groomsmen processed down the aisle, they gave Luke a golf ball with their hand shake- at one point I saw one come out of his hand, hit the floor and bounce twice- it was so funny and a memorable moment, Laura and I shared a great giggle.

The reception was perfect- the bridal party entered classically up until they hit the dance floor then the ‘groove’ was on!!!  I have never seen such dance moves-they were so much fun.  After that- the party went into high gear and we had a blast! 

Dave Gilbert, owner of Partytime DJ, kept this crowd going all night- they were all ‘dancing queens’.

The food was, as always, perfect and amazing- Applause Catering handled all the details and no detail was left out!  I got to have my all time favorite of theirs (well one of my favorites) the cucumber and tomato sandwiches.  Now I need to get my other favorite soon- you have to try the BLT dip!!!

We had a great time working with friends and colleagues, Clark and Becki Berry!!  We are looking forward to seeing the images soon!

Greenery provided by Bunch Gardens.

Here are a few photos -as always, remember these are candid shots!!!

Beautiful church- Union United Methodist



Laura and her father going down the aisle



Laura and her wonderful mother, Lisa



Sorry for the poor quality- one angle of the room



The other angle


We used square vases filled with river rock and floating candles to tie it all together.