(This blog entry was created by planner, Jill Areheart!!)

We had a great time working with this easy-going couple. Although Shannon and Alex are from Columbia, they live in Chicago now, so we did most of the planning with their moms. Shannon was one of the most laid-back brides ever. It was so good to see how much she enjoyed her day without letting any of the little things (like RAIN!) bother her.

Shannon had fallen in love with the Millstone at Adam’s Pond when she worked there as a bartender in college so she knew that was where she wanted her reception. Debby West of Think Floral did an amazing job as always with the flowers. They were perfect accent for the space. We added lights and paper lanterns over the dance floor and lots of candles in the fireplaces and on the tables.  We wanted the outside to look pretty when guests arrives and for photos, so we put lights on the balcony and bridge and marked the entrance with metal lanterns on shepherd hooks. 

Southern Way Catering did an outstanding job with the food and service. Since the day ended up drizzly, we were worried about the number of people inside, but they were so on top of picking up dirty glasses and dishes from the tables and keeping the food fresh and gorgeous all night it wasn’t a problem.

I loved that the couple had their champagne toast in the silver champagne saucers the bride’s parent’s used at their wedding.

The fabulous cake was by Parkland.  They also had a wonderful chocolate groom’s cake from The Pastry Place.

Lovely groom’s cake!!!