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Kate, Tony and their families are the coolest people~ we became family once we began working on their wedding with them~ they were so much fun yet focused on creating a memorable event that guests would be talking about for years to come.

The dedication that went in to the planning warms our hearts every time we talk about it.  They were very specific about certain items but then let us run with some of our own thoughts that really made this beautiful Fall day emerge so beautifully.

The couple married at the elegant St. Joseph Catholic Church and picked the gorgeous Millstone at Adams Pond for their reception. Guests arrived to cocktails out front with the couple then enjoyed the yummy tastings in the house from Southern Way Catering.

Once everyone’s tummy was full, they all moved out back under the draped tent to enjoy the wonderful sounds of The Finesse Band!  They rocked all night long~

Take a look at the wonderful images captured by the talented All Dressed Up Photography to see how lovely this event turned out.

Vendor LOVE:

Reception ~ The Millstone at Adams Pond

Catering ~ Southern Way Catering

Photography ~ All Dressed Up Photography

Floral Design ~ Something Special Florist

Event Rentals ~ Palmetto Party Rental

Band ~ The Finesse Band

Draping and event design ~ By Invitation Only…Event Planning  Design

Cake ~ Parkland Cakes

Grant at Something Special Florist started at the front doors with the ‘love’ ~ the great floral monogram of the couples initial.

This is so pretty~ Tony’s cover and her stunning bouquet at the altar.

This moment melts me ~ Kate and her dad.

XOXO!

The traditional arch~

Beautiful Adams Pond

Closer view.

One of the food tables inside~ this arrangement is just gorgeous.

Cute koozies.

We draped the tent in toffee colored fabric and covered tables in rich navy.

Rust colored chandeliers matched perfect!

The cake table was gorgeous with the ivory rosette linen.

Tony’s sword!!!

…and the traditional ‘swat’ from the sword….I just love BOTH of their faces 🙂

Just gorgeous~

Caroline and Harris came to us from another one of our beautiful brides!  I love when our past couples ‘pass us on’ to our new couples ~ it warms our hearts.  Working with Caroline and Harris as well as their families was a wonderful experiene~ each of them had great ideas/thoughts about the details and specifics ~ we teamed up to help create a gorgeous, memorable event.

The coupled married at Alhambra Hall in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.  The event had elements from both Charleston and Columbia, places dear to the couple.  I had the pleasure of working with some of the most wonderful vendors as well that made a perfect team to bring it all together.

Sara York Grimshaw created the floral design that was so lovely~ incorporating Southern cotton bowls in to Caroline’s bouquet and boutonniere.  Magnolia leaf garlands draped the back of the ceremony chairs in richness ~ and  large wrought iron lanterns hung from the rafters inside and dress the tables to create beautiful Southern elegance.

Guests were treated to a true Southern item (and Columbia tie)…Adluh Grits!

Lindsey Alexander captured this wedding and its details ~ she documented the day exquisitly….this wedding had such lovely details that it had the honor of being featured on The Wedding Row blog http://theweddingrow.com/caroline-harris-alhambra-hall/!

Vendor Love:

Venue ~ Alhambra Hall

Photography ~ Lindsey Alexandar Photography

Floral Design ~ Sara York Grimshaw

Catering ~ Cafe Catering

Rentals ~ Eventworks

Ceremony Music ~ Chris Teves

Planning, design, lounge ~ By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design

Gorgeous couple coming down the aisle.

I just love the lush magnolia garland!

Beautiful bout with the cotton bowl incorporated…check out the tie that matches with cotton 🙂

So Southern and elegant.

Great view back across the cocktail area and ceremony in the back ground overlooking the bay.

Drink station with goody bags for the youth!

His and Hers signature cocktails.

LOVE~ guests favors were custom bags of grits from the couple.

Classic photo of 3 generations.

Beautiful shot inside Alhambra Hall

Another angle

Lanterns area  favorite of mine…

More magnolia leaves bring the South inside.

So sweet ~ couples seats.

Check out this cake topper~ being a Lilly fan myself…I just LOVE

Our favors~

This is a hard post for me, not in a bad way, but in a way that I just love this couple, this family, this wedding and all the vendors that helped bring it together in to one absolutely beautiful and breath-taking event, I could talk forever.

Ali and Ryan are one of the most loving, giving, understanding and relaxed couples I have ever met.  When we began planning with them, we knew it was an instant  connection and jumped in with both feet.  The ideas that they brought paired with our resources and experience created an event that was beyond gorgeous and memorable ~ so much that it got featured on the amazing blog ‘Southern Aisle  http://www.southernaisle.com/2012/05/lace-house-love.html?spref=fb

Don’t over look the details in each photo~ there are so many from the floral chandelier to the unique table numbers!

The photos below will tell the story, I mean I could talk about this forever but I will let Brantley’s beautiful images show you 🙂

Vendor Love:

Ceremony & Reception: South Carolina Lace House

Photography: All Dressed Up Photography

Catering: Southern Way Catering

Floral Design: Something Special Florist

Lighting Design: Ambient Media

Cake: Parkland Cakes

Rentals: Palmetto Party Rentals

DJ: PartyTime DJ

Video: Life Stage Films

LOOK~ just gorgeous!

Our ceremony set in the Memorial Garden. Petals and crystals hung from the trees.

Sweet pomander balls.

Guestbook table

I adore this program!

Their direction sign…they crack me up!

Beautiful signature cocktails…

This is SO fnny~ their is a video of this too but I just loved this moment!

The fronot of the beautiful Lace House with a perfect wreath.

An all time favorite~ seating chart on a window taken from their home renovation!

Gorgeous table setting with home made table numbers.

So pretty~

This moment is a favorite of mine.

Guests were treated to prelines as a treat!

Look at the show stoping cake!

So my favorite photo in here…you see the floral chandelier hanging, the custom gobo and our beautiful couple right in the center!

Great night shot!

They really do crack me up!!!

Introducing…The ‘Everhart’s  ~ this wedding is the perfect Fall wedding.  Gorgeous couple, rich colors, lush florals and photos to die for!

Kelly and I had been working together for some time to bring this beautiful design to life ~ we began with this  great rustic venue {The Hall at Senate’s End} , soften the exposed brick feel with textured linens and elegant candelabras wrapped with gorgeous fall florals by American Floral.

This oh so fabulous wedding was captured by the very talented Courtney Dox ~ thank you so much for sharing your beautiful images!

Vendor Love:

Ceremony & Reception ~ The Hall at Senate’s End

Catering ~ Dupree Catering

Photography ~ Courtney Dox Photography

Floral Design ~ American Floral

Cake ~ Parkland Cakes

Rentals ~ Celebrations

Event Design ~ By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design

Look at them~ so lovely!

I just love these aisle pieces~

One of my favorite programs!

Perfect fall bouquet.

I just love this moment!

Their unity sand~

Guests entered the hall through these doors in to a beautiful room!

Inside 🙂

Yummy as always and so beautiful from Parkland Cakes

Great centerpieces.

You can’t go wrong with this candy bar ~

I just adore this…

I fell in love with this rich color palette the minute I saw it~ Danielle and Matt were so easy-going and relaxed about all the details ~ they wanted to have a fabulous event where everyone enjoyed every minute while being exposed to Columbia landmarks.

The couple picked 2 lovely venues for their wedding day~ Rutledge Chapel and Capital City Club.  Both spaces were beautifully designed with the gold and black colors so that they complemented the space!

Scott at American Floral brought in floral design that perfectly balanced the rich metallics and textures ~ I love using the variety of tall and low centerpieces at Capital City Club…it did not interfere with the breath -taking views.

Vendor Love:

Ceremony ~ Rutledge Chapel, USC Horseshoe

Reception ~ Capital City Club

Photography ~ Michael Koska Photography

Flowers ~ American Floral

Cake ~ Parkland Cakes

Lounge, decor ~ By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design

Thank you Michael Koska for sharing some images ~ so lovely!!!

Beautiful shot of the chapel all set and ready for their ceremony.

Great evening shot of our family table.

Candid photo of the room…

Another angle of the room all set.

LOVE this custom monogram over our seating card table.

Our table changed over to coffee favors for guests to enjoy.

The sleek lounge area!

And of course the yummy and beautiful cake!

This beautiful summer wedding was so bright, fun and exciting!  Rachel, Chris and their sweet families were amazing to work with ~

We added beautiful color to 701 Whaley to tie together the summer garden party feel.  Debby West with Think Floral created some gorgeous pieces that really brought lovely beauty to the space.  Chinese paper lanterns over the dance floor added a pop of color and texture above the space.

Lucas at Kickstand Studios captured every detail of this wedding, the images are so amazing ~ some of the images below are from Lucas and some are candid!!

Vendor Love:

Venue ~ 701 Whaley

Photography ~ Kickstand Studios

Flowers ~ Think Floral

Rentals ~ Palmetto Party Rental

Band~ The Finesse Band

Cake ~ Parkland Cakes

Ceremony was at St. Peters~

LOVE this photo of Rachel and her mother.

Here are a few images of the room~ these are all candid.

Great buffet shot with the fabulous topiary Debby created!

Images below by Kickstand Studio

Fun small topiary for table centerpieces.

So sweet.

Lovely custom monogrammed linen runner.

These are so cute~ perfect cake toppers.

Close up of coffee table legs with lemons and limes 🙂

Candid image of the festive green and blue popcorn.

Gorgeous!

Lavender for send off.

This wedding was so special to all of us~ Rachel is one of the B.I.O. family so of course being able to help them make their day so special was an honor!  We truly felt like part of their families~ they welcomed us with open arms.

Rachel wanted her summer wedding to have bright, bold colors that popped in the beautiful 701 Whaley!  Ceremony was upstairs in the lovely Granby Room.  The emotion that came forward during the service moved us all ~ not a dry eye. 

Rachel and Quinn selected great vendors that made a great team to bring all the details together ~ each detail was perfected and truly enjoyed by everyone.

Vendor love:

Photography ~ All Dressed Up Photography

Floral Design ~ American Floral

Catering ~ Capital City Catering

Rentals ~  Palmetto Party Rental

Cake ~ Parties to Go

Music ~ DJ Pierre, Pro Music and Sound

Venue ~ 701 Whaley

Draping, design, planning ~ By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design

Their lovely ceremony set up.

I love this moment…

Very sadly, Rachel’s brother is stationed overseas and could not make the wedding, but he was very close to her through the entire event~ Scott at American Floral made sure.

Room shot where you can see the vibrant blue draping and how it matched the bold floral design.

American Floral created both tall and low centerpieces that work great in this room!

Fun photos dressed the windows.

Great evening shot of our food display and florals.

Love the mint green cake ~ Carol of course did a beautiful job!!

In this you can see the light strands we did over the dance floor.

And I had to add this….I love her expression!!!  BEAUTIFUL!

I absolutely love when we get clients that come to us as a referral from past couples!!! It warms our hearts and means so much to us that they have tat faith and belief in our abilities!

Allison and Brian came to us not sure exactly where they wanted the reception to take place ~ at home back yard or Darlington Country Club.  They love the idea of using the club but they wanted to make sure they could transform the space to make it very custom and unique for their event.  We knew we could help them with this ~ having fun with the different spaces in the club and introducing some new, fun elements!

They gathered an amazing group of vendors together and through the planning process, we developed a lovely atmosphere that their guest thoroughly enjoyed.  Capital City Catering came in and created {of course} a very custom and fun menu~ they played on the individual room’s personality to tailor the station’s designs to fit. (you can see all of this below)

As guests moved through the venue, they got to experience neat spaces that came to life with lighting, floral design, and unique elements. The mirror top tables accented the beautiful floral creations that changed with each room to reflect its design.

I truly believe fun was had by all 🙂 ~ , ate tons on yummy foods, traveled through the rooms, stopping to enjoy each atmosphere and danced the night away!!

 Thank you Steve Roos for sharing your wonderful images you captured of this amazing couple!

Vendor LOVE:

Venue ~ Darlington Country Club

Photography ~ Ashcraft Studios, Steve Roos

Catering ~ Capital City Catering

Floral Design ~ Darlington Florist

Rentals ~ Bravo! Rentals

Lounge furniture, mirror tops, pipe/drape/lighting, design, planning…~ By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design

I wanted to start with this…I just love this sweet moment!

Lovely programs we created!

As guests entered, they were greeted with a monogram ice carving with the couples signature drink, the John Daley 🙂

Brandon at Darlington Florist did a beautiful job adding modern floral design!

Here is an image of the cocktail space~ of course Capital City Catering’s signature fruit tree

Here is an image as you come in to the main room~

Image back across the dance floor toward the ‘food rooms’

This angle you can see the lounge area, seated tables and in to the rooms!

You can see a great shot of our mirror top tables~ custom to B.I.O.

Another angle…

The mirrors make it so fun and neat!

Here is our coffee table where orchids were placed in the legs!

Now- here was the ‘Southern Cuisine’ room~ shrimp and grits, BBQ, etc.

Close up of the shrimp and grits display!

This was our ‘sliders’ room where we wrapped it with white drape and blue up lighting.

Here is what it looked like with the lights off.

Gorgeous!

Yummy~

Steve has this great amazing photobooth~ too fun.

LOVE this shot!

And I have to add this….this is my lovely couple that referred us ~ love you guys!!

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