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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~

Once again, I had the honor of working with  another member of a family I already had the pleasure of working with!  I loved working with Brittany and David to help bring together this beautiful fall wedding. We had fun creating custom details and unique touches.

The beautiful yellow and gray color palette got expressed in some really amazing textures threaded in to this day.  The couple hand crafted several of their wedding details that made it so special ~ we had fun creating details with them like the chalkboard vases that we got to write fun words on to the ‘Harry Potter’ inspired candy bar!

Grant at Something Special Florist designed such a lovely look with the yellow and whites, incorporating succulents in to the mix.  We decided to add in some antique furniture to bring in unique flare that the couple wanted~

As you go through the images, take a look at the description so you don’t miss some neat, fun ideas!!!

Dave Gilbert Photography provided us with the amazing images below~ thank you so much!!!

Vendor Love:

Ceremony and Reception ~ Magnolia Plantation

Catering ~ Criket and Kyles

photography ~ Dave Gilbert Photography

DJ ~ Partytime DJ

Florals ~ Something Special Florist

One of my favorite images of this couple!

LOVE this bouquet~ and that polka dot ribbon is super fabulous.

Lovely custom hanger~

I am a sucker for a bow tie~ David put together a great ensemble for his wedding day…

Candid photo of the space.

As guests arrived, they met this sweet little antique table dressed with hand-made poms on the tree~ galvanized tubs held pashminas and programs that were crossword puzzles on the back.

This program/crossword puzzle was so great!  Guests had the best time with this before ceremony began~

Another angle of the ceremony space ~ the handmade yellow fabric flower balls hanging we beautiful hanging behind them!

This was so sweet~ David came back down the aisle to meet Brittany and start their journey together at the beginning of the aisle.

Great chalkboard vases with custom messages 🙂

Of course we have to have Lawn Games for cocktail hour!!

This couple had the most amazing sense of humor!!!!

Inside ~ tables and ceiling were drapped in gray tulle!!!

Guests go the answers when they went in 🙂

Yummy yummy cupcakes for dessert!

So cute~ recycled paint can created to match the wedding was a great chiller!

The ‘Harry Potter’ candy bar on one of our pieces of antique furniture.

Can’t you just feel the love!!!

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!!!

Jennifer and Corey were so passionate about their wedding planning~ I loved that they were both so very involved with all the details.  They knew they wanted to use a beautiful red and purple color palette so we helped them bring together the right mix to balance the space while bringing in elegant touches to give their guests a beautiful experience.

The couple married at Brookland Baptist Church in a romantic candlelight ceremony.  They then greeted guests at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center for an evening of dinner and dancing. The space was brought to life with rich red linens and lush silver chavari chairs.  Tables were topped with gorgeous two tiered floral designs and trumpet vases.

I love this shot…the smiles say it all.

The couple had a wishing tree for guests to leave well wishes.

Love the salad served in the stemless martini glass.

An over-all shot of the room.

Closer angle…

Close up for two tiered florals created by By Invitation Only…

The other floral design included.

Look at this amazing cake by Michelle’s Cakescapes ~ crystal stand custom from By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design

And my most favorite image of the couple!!

This title is SO fitting for this couple and this day!!!  OH MY GOSH~ look at this gorgeous couple and their beautiful wedding!  It could not have been more perfect.

I absolutely loved working with them, their families and their friends ~ Brittany loved the  ‘billowy cloud’ feel in the flowers with touches of lace and elegance to tie the classic color palette together with texture.  Her stunning dress brought it all together with those amazing ruffles ~ a perfect match.

Their faith and love shown through in their looks between them, words spoken to each other and all the laughs they shared throughout the night.  During the planning process, Brittany ‘tweeted’ that I was her fairy godmother~ I don’t think I have ever had such a moment of glee :))

Some of these details have been favorites of mine!  I love the lace over lay for the cake table, so sweet and elegant!  I also absolutely love the ‘guestbook’ was a cook book from one of their favorite restaurants…and their gifts for bridal party were perfect, monogrammed jute bags and pocket knives…SO Southern!!!

Enjoy these amazing photos from Courtney Dox Photography~ they are stunning….

Vendor Love:

Venue ~ 701 Whaley

Photography ~ Courtney Dox

Catering ~ Seawells

Floral ~ Something Special Florist

Planning/design/lounge/chandeliers ~ By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design

Oh this just makes you swoon!!!

I took this image of the room.

Another angle ( I took)

Great shot of the large arrangement and the lounge area (I took this)

A look back at the room.

One of the ‘fluffy’ arrangements.

What a great image from Courtney!!!!

Their guest book that I am in love with!!

This has become a signature photo for 701 ~ but I just love how all the elements are perfect!!!

Their pretty programs.

Love these bags….I was honored to be given one by the couple as a thank you gift….I use it everyday!

These are SO cute!

Look at this beautiful bridal party!

Sexy getaway!

*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.

** 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!

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

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