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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!!!

Wow, wow, wow…..this entire wedding weekend was so spectacular!!!  Lindsay and Jack came to us from Tennessee but had VERY strong ‘roots’ here in South Carolina.  Jack’s family home is an amazing private plantation in Camden, SC.  Being a true Southern girl and having grown up studying and enjoying South Carolina’s rich history in plantations ~ I was SO excited  when they told me they were to marry at the groom’s private family home, Mulberry Plantation.

We began the wedding weekend with a fun and ‘masculine’ 🙂 rehearsal dinner at the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden.  This historic location was a perfect backdrop for the evening’s event.  Jack requested that the evening be elegant but ‘masculine’  with a touch of ‘chrome’ {he said} so as you can see the floral design was geared toward his request!!!  Grant at Something Special Florist found the perfect vessels to incorporate and pulled in the wedding colors beautifully.

Southern Way Catering was the belle of the ball this weekend (besides the GORGEOUS bride)!!!!  Jesse and his staff truly went above and beyond more than you can imagine~they started the weekend with a beautiful plated dinner that began with the most amazing cheese and chocolate plate and moved to a mouth-watering pork tenderloin dinner.  Guests enjoyed a delicious chocolate groom’s cake created by Slice of the South. Southern Way catered the wedding reception Saturday with an abundant display of heavy hors d’oeuvres that were never-ending and then they finished off the weekend on Sunday with the most amazing brunch!!!

The ceremony took place out in front of the plantation home, then guest joined the couple on the home’s back lawn under the massive old oak trees.  The day could not have been more perfect and beautiful~ we designed the space with a beautiful clear tent from Palmetto Party Rental so as to not lose that gorgeous view. Palmetto Party Rental handled all rentals for the weekend.

Guests were entertained by the Ross Holmes Band, they truly danced under the stars that evening, they ‘lounged’ out by the old barn and sat on old benches under the trees huge branches.  Floral design for the reception was created by Woolbrights Florist.

The entire weekend was captured by Jay Adkins, photographer and friend of the couple from Tennessee.  He was so lovely to share a few images in the post here.

Inside the Robert Mills Courthouse- we placed up lights around the room for a little more dramatic effect.

This shows you a great shot of the arrangement Grant made and our unique head table!!!

One pre-ceremony shot of the front of Mulberry Plantation.

Close up of the ceremony pieces!

Look at this most amazing bride inside the master bedroom….so, so elegant and Southern!!!

…and this staircase is just breath-taking

Wedding program….we incorporated the plantation’s historic oaks!

Processional was so unique, they came from the house, down the center walk so everyone could see the entire event!

Lindsay making her way to her love!

Lindsay and Jack…WOW!

One day time shot of the reception space~ thank you Palmetto Party Rental!

The other side of the tent with our lounge furniture and Palmetto’s gorgeous wooded bar!

Southern Way Catering’s beautiful display.

…and their other display.

The yummy, yummy cake by Slice of the South.

So these are some of my favorite photos- as the sun began to set, we got images of the tent under the oak!

On Sunday, we had the brunch at the Steeplechase Museum in Camden- you know I was so excited!  You can see the horses out  training.

Front of the museum ~ the horse has a garland around his neck created by Something Special Florist.

The tent out back!

The entrance from the museum out back.

Southern Way’s brunch display.

This weekend, we had the pleasure of working at one of the loveliest venues in Columbia- The Millstone at Adams Pond.

We have been working with Brandy and Brian for over a year on their ‘Southern Elegance’ theme.  There were many details that required lots of attention, and in the end, everything was just as it was dreamed of and everyone had a fabulous time.

I want to take the time to thank all of those involved this past weekend- everyone went above and beyond, making this a flawless event.  Kristy and all of her team at Adams Pond/Southern Way  Catering were just amazing. 

And a special thank you to my team, Jill, Megan, Harriet and Darren- you guys are so fabulous, you are officially reading my mind now 🙂

We were so thrilled to work with Brooke Turner, Brooke Turner Photography, again.  She and Amanda were everywhere it seemed, they were just wonderful and so easy to work with!!!  I cannot wait to see the photos.

Flowers were created by Woolbrights Florist from Newberry.

The ceremony was held at Arsenal Hill Presbyterian Church (I will have photos soon)- this church is just beautiful!

We placed hurricanes and magnolia leaves in the windows-

Photo of the tents out back of the house.


Photo of the buffet


View of the tent-


View of the other side, with cake in the background, cake was by Parkland-




Seating cards placed out front for guests to get during cocktail hour on the patio


Cocktail area-


The porch set up-


They gave Hot Sauce from Four Oaks Farms as favors- and you can see it was packaged with the wheat that was incorporated throughout.

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