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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.


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~


Oh my goodness…where to begin…well, where you should always begin, at the beginning with a blank…TENNIS COURT and a beautiful home.

Mary Elizabeth came to us to help create a beautiful at home wedding for her 400 guests!  We called in some amazing and talented vendors to work very closely on the details since weddings that take place at home or that are what build from the ground up have many, many details from large to small with each one being very important!

We designed with them for months on creating very unique and different spaces over the property and in the home.  They wanted every inch used in a way that guests had a different experience as they moved through out ~ touching all the senses.

As you will see below, we transformed their ‘back yard’ in to a gorgeous, memorable event ~ enjoy the images as we talk about them.

Fabulous vendors:

Design, draping, drum lights, furniture ~ By Invitation Only…Event Planning

Rentals ~ Palmetto Party Rental

Photography ~ Kathy Moore Photography

Videography ~ Cinema Couture

Lighting ~ Ambient Media

Catering ~ Aberdeen, Jack Brantly

Ice Bar ~ Ice Sensations

A very, very special thank you to the crew that helped work on this amazing event~ we worked for almost a week on this build, we had the best time and unforgettable moments!  Jill Areheart, Keith Marsh, Darren Murphy, Harriet Easler, Juli Blalock, Ashley Hawkins, Lacy Geary, Barbara Tobias, Rachel Murphy, Catherine Anderson, Connie Hancock, and Mary Varga

So let’s begin…here is where we began, tennis court.

Here is a shot from the same place…once it was all set day of the wedding.

Gorgeous shot by Kathy Moore of the inside of the tent.

Amazing strawberry tree from Jack Brantly

Photo from the stage, you can see the beautiful custom monogram by Palmetto Party Rental and the lovely lighting by Ambient Media

Lovely cake and dance floor.

Lounge area…

Custom built bar with images of the couple under the glass.

Well….self explanitory.

The fun and lovely martini ice bar!

Ambient Media did such a beautiful job lightning this event!

Candy station

Inside where we hung photos of family members.

Couple arriving~


Actually, home is more than just where the ‘heart and wedding’ were this weekend it was the center of the universe!!!  We had the most amazing week and weekend getting ready for Elizabeth’s and Phil’s wedding….I truly became one of the family while working on site at the bride’s parent’s home in beautiful Florence, SC.  Penny, Ricky and Elizabeth truly opened their home to me during the process!

They wanted to make sure that this ceremony and reception was the event of a lifetime and it surely turned out to be that!  We began planning many months ago to get a  the big and small details together.  When you have an event that you host at home, we must create from the ground up….literally. 

They picked a gorgeous color palette for this Spring wedding ~ we helped them design a space that would WOW every last one of their 500 guests in attendance.

We began set up on Tuesday of last week getting the tents up and ready to accept all those beautiful details!  We worked through the week draping all the fabric, creating the custom curtains, pulling it all together ~ when Saturday morning arrived, we were beyond excited to see this event come to life.  The weather was SO amazing, a perfect South Carolina Spring day.

Elizabeth was a vision of loveliness – she is an exquisite woman and Phil is so lucky 🙂 (he was very handsome as well !!)  The couple married at their home church just minutes from the bride’s home.  This church was so amazing – so much charm.  It was a touching ceremony but one of the sweetest moments for me was just before Elizabeth was escorted down the aisle, I am the bottom of her dress, straightening things and she looks at me, so heartfelt…and says ‘Thank you so much’ with the most beautiful big smile!  I had to fight tears!

After the ceremony, the fabulous party began!  As guests arrived, they were greeted with a yummy signature drink and its lovely  display.  It was topped with a ‘signature’ Palmetto tree ice sculpture by Ice Sensations.  Guests signed their custom designed photo book created by All Dressed Up Photography.  They then made their way in to the main tent where they were entertained the wonderful sounds of the very talented Finesse Band!  The truly ROCKED!!! 

Food was set in yet another tent – we were so thrilled to work with Jack Brantly, Aberdeen Catering again!  As always – the food was excellent!  The presentation was flawless and the staff was fantastic!  The beautiful florals were created by David Starks ~ the colors were perfect and so elegant.

The day was all captured by the wonderfully talented All Dressed Up Photography.  Brantley has been so kind to share a few images with me for the blog…I can not wait to see the rest of them 🙂  This wedding was just amazing and unreal!

Transportation was supplied by Myrtle Beach Trolly!  Rentals by Bravo! Rentals located in Florence.

Some of these images were provided by All Dressed Up Photography as you can see 🙂 others are candid!!!

We did an outside lounge at one end….

The entry tent…


Signature drink table with sculpture and guest book.

Main tent ~ you can see the food tent with the 7′ strawberry tree.  Draping by By Invitation Only…


Another direction…

We did two smaller seated areas in other tent corners…

The amazing 7′ strawberry tree!!!

Our tent for food..

None of this would have happened without our AMAZING team!!! 

Juli Blalock, Harriet Easler, me, Jill Areheart, Ruth Branham and Mary Benjamin (my lovely husband, Darren, not pictured)

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