One of the best parts of this wedding, and it was all fabulous, but the fact that the bride is the sister of one of my previous brides!!!!  We planned/coordinated Ashley’s wedding over 2 years ago in Charleston, so it was such a wonderful treat to see and work with this loving family again.

Carla and Justin had their wedding at the gorgeous Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont, North Carolina.  These gardens are phenomenal.  They decided to have their ceremony outside in the White Garden, with cocktail hour in the Crepe Myrtle Garden then the reception in the Great Hall.

The day threatened rain and drizzled on and off all day- but the couple were very serious about holding the ceremony outside.  We did get things started outside however we had to move inside due to rain.  Everything went beautifully!!!   Sadly we did not get to enjoy cocktail hour in the Crepe Myrtle Garden….

The reception was in the Great Hall and it was gorgeous- the soft pink and rich chocolate brown linens were lovely topped with beautiful arrangements varying in height created by Party Blooms.  We place tones of candle light to make it even softer.

The catering was by Best Impressions Catering -and I can sum it up one word…”WOW” – absolutely amazing.

As a fun and enjoyable treat, we set up a monster candy bar- see below 🙂

 The White Garden set- just before the processional.



The lovely card box created by the groom!


One view of the Great Hall



Another angle…


One other angle before we raised the screens


You can see their sweet heart table covered in pink pintuck almost center- and the cute groom’s cake with Clemson topper


Lovely cake!!!!


And here is the fabulous candy bar- we created the custom lables for each variety.


…and gave it a little variety with different tables.


And a close up.