*This wedding and blog created/designed by Jill Areheart*

Many of our brides and grooms have stressful jobs and busy lives, but Betsy and Jerad kind of win. They are both fighter pilots in the US Air Force and decided to plan their wedding in just three – yes three – months.

During that short time, they had training exercises across the country and Jerad even got deployed overseas. We would have been thrilled to work with them no matter what, but their great attitudes and fun personalities made it an especially wonderful experience.

Vendors:

Ceremony venue: Trenholm Road United Methodist Church

Reception venue: 300 Senate

Catering: Dupre Catering and Events

Photography: Zachary B. Hoffman Photography

Floral Design:  Something Special Florist

Music: Don Russo

Rentals: Palmetto Party Rental

Cake: Parties to Go

Design/Set: By Invitation Only….Event Planning & Design

Here is the room from a couple of different angles. They really wanted bright, happy colors. Royal blue and kelly green are the ones that really spoke to Betsy, with some bright yellow mixed in. Luckily their venue – 300 Senate – made a great backdrop for that kind of color. We mixed in some lighter shades to keep everything from being overwhelming, and it turned out gorgeous!

I told them we would add in the bright colored hanging lanterns with the white until it “started getting obnoxious.” I think we ended up with just the right amount to pull the room together.

I love that Grant with Something Special Florist did three distinct types of centerpieces. Mixed with the different colored runners, each table had slightly different look.   

For the huge outside deck, we pulled in more of the yellow, and used our simple black lanterns on the tall cocktail tables.

 LOVED the jelly bean bar. Betsy and her mom carefully selected the yummiest flavors that fit the color scheme: lemon drop, margarita, and blueberry. Each guest could fill a little box with their favorites.

 

 

The following photos are all courtesy of Zachary B. Hoffman Photography

 

Cake by Parties to Go.

They really wanted a picture with the Gervais Street bridge in the background, so they took a few minutes to trek with Zach Hoffman though the woods so he could get this perfect shot.

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