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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!!!

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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 can’t tell you how excited we get when we begin putting designs together with creative couples, vendors, and  elements!!!  Tyler and Will picked an oh so gorgeous venue to begin with for their wedding and reception~ but what was wonderful is that they truly utilized the venues natural beauty and ‘fed off of it’!! 

The gray and {shades of} green color palette was so perfect out there with all the spanish moss and natural backdrops!!!  Tyler found some wonderful inspiration images that she loved for her design ~ so working closely with them and American Floral, a beautiful setting began to developed. 

We got really inspired and B.I.O.  custom-built the arbor that Tyler and Will married in front of ~ American Floral built-in gorgeous natural accents of moss, vine and floral designs!!

No space went without a ‘touch’ of this events design as you can see from balcony, banister and doorways….

So on to the photos….

But first…our VENDOR LOVE:

Photography ~ Brooke Turner Photography

Venue ~ The Millstone at Adams Pond

Catering ~ Southern Way Catering

Floral Design ~ American Floral

Rentals ~ Palmetto Party Rental

Arbor, design ~ By invitation Only…Event Planning & Design

Look at this gorgeous bridal party!!!

One shot back towards the house.

Brooke got this great images of the arbor all ready.

Front of Adams Pond…notice the framed vine structures that accent the balcony.

Close up of the front entrance with more framed vine art with floral design and hanging pomandar balls of moss

Pano of the ceremony

amazing floral piece for the banister inside!

Back patio

Thumbprint guest book

Favor~

The tent down below~ all spaces dressed with pretty ‘kissing balls’.

They even hung from the chandelier.

…and the yummy cupcakes with the cutest bride and groom ducks!!

*This blog created by Jill Areheart, planner/design with B.I.O.* 

From the moment I met Tori and her parents they made me feel like part of the family. And when I met her fiancé Jordan, he literally welcomed me with open arms too.  That’s just the kind of people they are, so it was no surprise their day reflected that strong sense of hospitality, friendship and family.

 This was one of the prettiest back-yard weddings I’ve been part of, but then it was one of the prettiest back yards I’ve seen! Tori’s mom is an incredible gardener and she and Tori’s dad spent hours and hours making sure the setting would be perfect!

Vendors:

Venue: Private Home, Norway, SC

Catering: Capital City Catering

Photography: Sutherland Hill Farms Photography

Floral Design:  The Ivy Porch, Steve Lovelace

DJ: Sound Quest DJs

Tents/Rentals: AllStar Tents and Events

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

Carriage: Carolina Carriages

Cake: Parkland Cakes

Entrance to the back yard. Guests walked from the nearby church and had cocktail hour in front of the house; then, once the bride and groom arrived, they entered the backyard for the full reception!

This yard had so many elements to work with. We put the vegetable sauté station in front of this fabulous birdhouse.

Check out these centerpieces! Every table had a silver tea set and tray filled with gorgeous blooms. Steve from The Ivy Porch did an amazing job on all the flowers.

(Photo courtesy of Sutherland Hill Farms)

One of my favorite elements was our chandelier over the cake. It’s always a challenge to decide how to make everything work with a floorplan that makes sense! We really wanted the cake in this corner, so then we had to figure out how to rig the chandelier. I was so happy with how it turned out.

Another wonderful feature of the yard was the koi pond. We put our ottomans out for seating and lanterns along the rim. It looked spectacular as the sun set.

One of Tori’s big challenges when she first came to us was trying to find a great color for the bridesmaids’ dresses that would go with the orange she knew she wanted. We played around with a bunch of swatches and she loved the idea of using silver/grey. Look how great it looks! It helped that she also picked stunning dresses!!

I love this picture captured by Sutherland Hill Farms:

Tori and her dad had a carriage take them to the church a couple of blocks away.

(photo courtesy of Sutherland Hill Photography)

Capital City Catering did a wonderful job as always of customizing the menu for their couple. The menu included smoked salmon that was caught by Tori’s parents in Alaska and Capital City displayed with all the accompaniments and “Orange Tiger Mousse” complete with a purple paw piped on top.

(photo courtesy of Sutherland Hill Farms Photography)

The Clemson Tiger showed up at the reception and even took the couple for a ride in a neighbor’s golf cart.

The wonderful couple with their favorite wedding planner and caterer 🙂

From left: Jill Areheart, By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design, Victoria, Jordan, and Lee Anne with Capital City Catering.

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 ~

** This post and wedding by Jill Areheart~planner/designer with BIO!**

 

This was such a fun wedding! Jessica was one of the happiest bride’s I’ve ever seen – and that’s saying a lot! She and Billy and their families are so full of love and kindness and wanted to make sure that not only was it a special day for them, but a wonderful event for their guests as well.

The reception was at 701 Whaley, and the coral and apple green colors were perfect. We anchored the large space with black linens, so the bright colors could really pop. And Jessica really focused her flower budget on some “wow” pieces. Combined with the gorgeous food from Capital City Catering, the whole event was striking and fun.

But what made the reception really special were all the personal touches: from the cookie buffet with homemade treats from family and friends, to the basket of flip flops for dancing, and the adorable kids table to cater to all the little ones, they made sure everyone was attended to and included as part of the day.

Thanks to Landon Jacobs for the photos.

Vendors:

Ceremony: Forest Lake Presbyterian

Reception: 701 Whaley

Catering: Capital City Catering

Photography: Landon Jacob Productions

Floral Design:  Something Special Florist

Cake: Parkland Cakes

DJ: Woody Windham

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

Shot of the reception in full swing. You can see the paper lanterns we hung over the dancefloor and the fabulous hanging floral piece from Something Special.

The Cookie Buffet! We found the perfect color ribbon and paper to bring in the coral and apple green.

Jessica is a teacher and a devoted aunt and wanted to make sure there was a fun kids table with food just for the little ones. A friend made the adorable sign and we had a blast creating decorations for the table.

We topped the guest tables with coral and apple green fabric woven around cylinder candles.

For the cake table, we layered one of our favorite linens – an ivory rosette – over coral and hung wrought iron lanterns above.

Melanie here… adding a shot Jill did not 🙂 but it is great….we created a photo booth and Lacy and Jill jumped in for a quick fun shot!

Love this shot!

Several years ago, Darren and I met a couple that we really clicked with~ they brought us on to help with their wedding in Charleston.  During their event, we had the absolute best time with their bridal party….they were SO MUCH FUN!  A few years went by and I got a phone call from Ariane….a bridesmaid from that very couple’s wedding.  She was getting married and wanted us to do her wedding, we were beyond thrilled and honored!!!!

Not that it was a surprise, but we clicked with Ariane and David  in the same way…. I was ready for the fun to begin again!!!  Ariane’s attention to detail is exquisite ~ you will see it all through the photos below.  As you can see, NO detail was too small to bring to life.

They selected the Citadel Beach House in Isle of Palms for both ceremony and reception….beautiful.  I was so lucky to work with the unbelievably talented Juliet Elizabeth Photography once again!!!

Photos below are a mix of my candid and Juliet’s wonderful images….her photos carry her logo.

Vendor love:

Ceremony/Reception:  Citadel Beach House

Catering: Gourmet Bay Catering

Photography: Juliet Elizabeth Photography

Hair:  Affair Hair by Tanesha

Make up: Pamela Lesch

Flowers by : Teri Bennett

Planning: By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design

Their gorgeous invitation~

Out of town bags…

LOVE these custom signs!!

Rattan fan programs

This rooms was so elegant.

The couples setting card 🙂

One of my favorites…check the monogram over the fireplace!

Here you can see it again!!!

See the details….custom wood stirrer and napkins.

Guests got to take home a wonderful snack of candied pecans.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE when we are lucky enough to be part of a wedding in which we have already had the honor of working with the family 🙂  Several years ago we met the Anderson family when their first daughter got married….now we were called on to help plan with their next daughter getting married~ it was soooo amazing to be with this beautiful family once again!

One of the best parts about working with Catherine and Carl was the connection we already had with them ~ they have been working with our company over the past few months and we have gotten so close…the hard part was trying to keep Catherine from ‘working’ her own wedding – she is so cute!

The day was perfect and beautiful ~ the couple wanted a traditional Southern wedding experience in every detail, so we began with the private ceremony being held at Rutledge Chapel and the Historic Seibels House and Gardens as the reception backdrop.  Southern was in everything….Jack Brantley once again catered for this family and American Floral created the gorgeous floral design that contained my favorite….Dogwood ~ how much more Southern can you get??

Now when I say this family was fun….that is an understatement.  When the bride shared a dance with her dad….it took an interesting turn, the entire Anderson family stepped out on the dance floor and did ‘The Hustle’ ~ beyond AWESOME (see photo below)!!!

Vendor love:

Reception ~ Seibels House and Gardens

Catering ~ Aberdeen Catering, Jack Brantley

Photography ~ Gregg Martin

Rentals ~ Palmetto Party Rental

Floral Design ~ American Floral

Cake ~ Parkland Cake

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

Now on to photos~ entry photo in to garden.

Under the tent….

Another shot of tent.

Fabulous, fabulous cake!

Love these arrangements ~ the dogwood and tulips are my favorite.

Gorgeous food displays~

Yes….and this is the family doing ‘The Hustle’ 🙂

And of course, all the crew had to come to her wedding!!!  Love you girl!!

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