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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~


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

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!!!

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!

Oh my gosh ~ well you all know how connected we get to our couples after working together during the planning process, but when you start out working on a wedding of a dear friend ~ man can you just get carried away (sort of)!

BIO planner, Jill Areheart came to me stating that a very dear friend of hers was getting married and she wanted us to work together on helping Natasha and Andrew bring their dream to life!!  I was so honored that Jill asked me to work with her on this and the excitement we all got when we met even the first time blew us away!

Natasha and Andrew, along with their families had really beautiful, grand ideas~ when we joined forces, it truly took on a life of its own and I know I look at these images once a week!

This wedding was so much fun ~ one funny moment I have to touch on is that father of the bride is a KISS fan and made sure that we had a visit from a ‘KISS’ member to entertain us…it was so awesome!

Who ever said that an ‘all white wedding’ could not pack some ‘WOW’ needs to take a look here and see its elegance and beauty!

Photography ~ All Dressed Up Photography

Venue ~ Thornblade Country Club

Look at this show stopping aisle and alter!

Makes me cry each time I look at it….

The floral design was so beautiful throughout the club~ carrying the look of elegance everywhere you went.

We transformed the library with drape and crystals to a fun martini bar.

Over all shot of the ballroom~ beautiful.

Fun dancing shoes!

Love the fun send off we did ~

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~

From start to finish, front to back and backwards to forward….we had a BLAST planning and designing this wedding with Laura and Tommy and their families!

I met Laura at a bridal show and we hit it off instantly~ she had solid ideas of what look and feel she wanted but was not sure how to bring it all together or even where to get a few of the componants…so that is where we started~

Tommy is from England and had many family members and friends traveling to witness this great day so we wanted to give them a weekend to remember and truly enjoy.

Ceremony was held at their home church, Columbia Evangelical and reception was held at the lovely Embassy Suites.  Guest arrived to a cocktail hour in one ballroom where they could lounge, socialize and leave wishes for the couple on the wishing tree.  Then we moved to the main ballroom that was washed in purple and white light, elegant table dressings and a yummy plated dinner.

Guests danced the night away under the custom gobo and enjoyed a late night sweet tooth snack of fabulous cake by Parties to Go!

We had a blast ~ that group knew how to enjoy a wedding 🙂

Many thanks to amazing vendors:

reception ~ Embassy Suites

Photography/Lighting /Monogram Gobo ~ Dave Gilbert Photography

Cake ~ Parties To Go

Floral Design ~ Something Special Florist

Gorgeous shot of Laura and her ladies~

Our cocktail hour space…

The wishing tree…

Peeking inside the main ballroom…

Our main room….

Bouquets 🙂

Beautiful cake by Parties to Go

This was the performance of a lifetime for this couple…and they definitely brought the house down with their amazing ‘set design’ and cast of characters :-)…okay, I will stop with the ‘theater’ references but it was sooo neat that they incorporated their love for theater!

We worked with amazing talent again ~ it makes the event so complete and perfect, we know that it is going to be everything and more.  I have to first thank Brantley and Richard Freeman, All Dressed Up Photography ~ they once again have captured this most important day impeccably.   Thank you for sharing your amazing images!!!!  The floral design was created by American Floral, it added the most perfect pop of color and texture.  The yummy, yummy food was by Applause Catering and the beautiful cake is by Parties to Go ~ sweet and lovely as always 🙂

Kara and Matt selected the Historic 701 Whaley building as their backdrop for their ceremony and reception!  We set up one space for ceremony that was so unique~ we had a meandering aisle that was ‘topped’ with lovely lanterns.  Then over the couple, we created a fun arch of lanterns to ‘frame’ them~ the couple created a fabulous program in the form of a playbill!!!

(All Dressed Up Photography)

Lovely ceremony shot….(All Dressed Up Photography)

This is a candid shot from the back during the ceremony~

The reception was in the Grand Hall ~ we added romantic cafe lights over the dance floor.

Beautiful food and room image (All Dressed Up Photography)

The lounge area ~ we loved using our unique aqua vases for the glass coffee table!  (All Dressed Up Photography)

Now this was sooo neat~ for their guest book, the had guests write their messages on a card and pick out their own fabric square, then the mother of the bride transferred the messages to the squares and sewed them together to create a memorable quilt for the couple to enjoy forever!!! (All Dressed Up Photography)

AHHHH ~ CANDY! (All Dressed Up Photography)

I LOVE how they are so in to each other 🙂 and then you can see Kara’s parents in the background~ (All Dressed Up Photography)

All Dressed Up Photography!

I had to toss this in, right before ceremony when we were all sitting on ‘go’ 🙂 Love my girls!!!!

Ashley, Catherine, me, Lacy and Rachel


This beautiful fall wedding was sassy, exciting, and an all around super fun time!  Perfect weather offered up a gorgeous back drop for the ceremony on the back lawn at the Seibels House….Sarah was a talented DIY bride that added in great details. The color palette is one of my favorites~ perfect for a November wedding vibrant and expressive. 

After a touching ceremony, guests enjoyed dinner and dancing under the tent on the lawn as well~ even with a chill in the night air, everyone stayed warm as they danced the night away to PartyTime DJAnna Cline catered the event and was amazing as always!!! Rentals by Palmetto Party Rental.

Love this shot of Sarah and her girls…told you ….sassy and beautiful!!!

The ceremony programs were beautiful little bookmarks for guests to keep.

Love this ceremony shot!

Another angle.

So gorgeous and handsome….what a couple!

Yummy candy bar~

They had so many wonderful wedding photos from their families.

A  quick shot before chairs went out~ she wanted the string lights for a romantic glow and colored lanterns to bring in all the colors.

The bride created all the floral design herself!

An evening shot.

The couple could DANCE!!!

The wedding cake was created by the mother of the groom and the chocolates were from Chocolate Nirvana.

…and the groom’s cake was made by the mother of the groom as well…she is so talented!

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