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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 beautiful summer wedding was so bright, fun and exciting!  Rachel, Chris and their sweet families were amazing to work with ~

We added beautiful color to 701 Whaley to tie together the summer garden party feel.  Debby West with Think Floral created some gorgeous pieces that really brought lovely beauty to the space.  Chinese paper lanterns over the dance floor added a pop of color and texture above the space.

Lucas at Kickstand Studios captured every detail of this wedding, the images are so amazing ~ some of the images below are from Lucas and some are candid!!

Vendor Love:

Venue ~ 701 Whaley

Photography ~ Kickstand Studios

Flowers ~ Think Floral

Rentals ~ Palmetto Party Rental

Band~ The Finesse Band

Cake ~ Parkland Cakes

Ceremony was at St. Peters~

LOVE this photo of Rachel and her mother.

Here are a few images of the room~ these are all candid.

Great buffet shot with the fabulous topiary Debby created!

Images below by Kickstand Studio

Fun small topiary for table centerpieces.

So sweet.

Lovely custom monogrammed linen runner.

These are so cute~ perfect cake toppers.

Close up of coffee table legs with lemons and limes 🙂

Candid image of the festive green and blue popcorn.


Lavender for send off.


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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