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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~

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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 blog and wedding by Ashley Sykes!}

When I first met Chrissie I was so excited to be a part of her special day. She was full of life & that southern sweetness that Carolina girls are known for. The backdrop for this amazing day began in a quaint little white church built in 1884. With its amazing architectural aspects it was a perfect spot for Chrissie & Paul to start forever together.

Vendor Love:

Cake, Michelle Hopkins

(Some of these beautiful images are by Richard Ellis Photography, which are marked, others are candid!!)

After a sweet ceremony filled with lots of emotion & love the bridal party drove to the McCants family home in the blue Chevy truck that Paul picked Chrissy up for on their first date.

Chrissie wanted bright & vibrant colors as well & choose some wonderful fuchsia & orange colors that popped against the beautiful backdrop of their family home.  As guests arrive, they were treated to fabulous homemade peach jam.

We were able to create a design that incorporated market umbrellas for each of her food stations that the wonderful Capital City Catering delivered amazing food underneath, including homemade churned peach ice cream!

We added a beautiful lounging area underneath one of the old, large oak trees & hung crystal chandeliers above to bring the indoors out with an elegant yet outdoor southern feel. After the sun set it was a popular area for guests to gather underneath.

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 absolutely love when we get clients that come to us as a referral from past couples!!! It warms our hearts and means so much to us that they have tat faith and belief in our abilities!

Allison and Brian came to us not sure exactly where they wanted the reception to take place ~ at home back yard or Darlington Country Club.  They love the idea of using the club but they wanted to make sure they could transform the space to make it very custom and unique for their event.  We knew we could help them with this ~ having fun with the different spaces in the club and introducing some new, fun elements!

They gathered an amazing group of vendors together and through the planning process, we developed a lovely atmosphere that their guest thoroughly enjoyed.  Capital City Catering came in and created {of course} a very custom and fun menu~ they played on the individual room’s personality to tailor the station’s designs to fit. (you can see all of this below)

As guests moved through the venue, they got to experience neat spaces that came to life with lighting, floral design, and unique elements. The mirror top tables accented the beautiful floral creations that changed with each room to reflect its design.

I truly believe fun was had by all 🙂 ~ , ate tons on yummy foods, traveled through the rooms, stopping to enjoy each atmosphere and danced the night away!!

 Thank you Steve Roos for sharing your wonderful images you captured of this amazing couple!

Vendor LOVE:

Venue ~ Darlington Country Club

Photography ~ Ashcraft Studios, Steve Roos

Catering ~ Capital City Catering

Floral Design ~ Darlington Florist

Rentals ~ Bravo! Rentals

Lounge furniture, mirror tops, pipe/drape/lighting, design, planning…~ By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design

I wanted to start with this…I just love this sweet moment!

Lovely programs we created!

As guests entered, they were greeted with a monogram ice carving with the couples signature drink, the John Daley 🙂

Brandon at Darlington Florist did a beautiful job adding modern floral design!

Here is an image of the cocktail space~ of course Capital City Catering’s signature fruit tree

Here is an image as you come in to the main room~

Image back across the dance floor toward the ‘food rooms’

This angle you can see the lounge area, seated tables and in to the rooms!

You can see a great shot of our mirror top tables~ custom to B.I.O.

Another angle…

The mirrors make it so fun and neat!

Here is our coffee table where orchids were placed in the legs!

Now- here was the ‘Southern Cuisine’ room~ shrimp and grits, BBQ, etc.

Close up of the shrimp and grits display!

This was our ‘sliders’ room where we wrapped it with white drape and blue up lighting.

Here is what it looked like with the lights off.

Gorgeous!

Yummy~

Steve has this great amazing photobooth~ too fun.

LOVE this shot!

And I have to add this….this is my lovely couple that referred us ~ love you guys!!

This wedding was so bright, exciting and full of fun!  The couple really wanted to incorporate a summer {garden} feel ~ so the bright colors were a beautiful base to begin.

They brought in the beautiful designs of Debby West and Think Floral to add that garden touch~ the topiaries with Gerber daisy, hydrangea and lemons were absolutely perfect.  All the colors were so vibrant and exhilarating.

Now you know the B.I.O. girls, we LOVE custom details…so when we started to see these fun touches come to life, the more excited we got (not that we weren’t already 🙂  From the most beautiful linen cake table runner to the oh so funny cake toppers, lemons and limes in the coffee table legs to the  color coordinated popcorn!!!!  Fabulous.

It was lovely to be able to work with the talented Lucas Brown, Kickstand Studio again~ he captured the amazing images below!!!

Vendor LOVE:

Photography ~ Kickstand Studio

Reception venue ~ Historic 701 Whaley

Floral design ~ Think Floral

Catering ~ Simply Delicious

Cake ~ Parkland Cakes

Bar ~ Ed’s Bartending

Rentals ~ Palmetto Party Rental

Design/planning ~ By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design

Beautiful kissing balls at the ceremony.

One angel at 701 Whaley. (image by BIO)

Another angle…love the paper lanterns over the dance floor! (photo by BIO)

A look back at the double sided bar. (image by BIO)

And one last shot across the room~ you can see the seating area w/chandeliers (image by BIO)

Pretty, pretty cake and flowers!! (image by BIO)

Food station (image by BIO)

Love this angle of this floral piece!!

Close up of the table pieces.

Sweetheart table for the couple

First dance~ so sweet.

Lovely!

This was just too darn cute!

Custom blue pillows for the seating areas.

Have fun with fillable vases!

The yummy popcorn and photos of family members.

We tossed lavender as the couple departed.

Look at this beautiful couple!

…and the car!!!!

*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 wedding is beyond words in many ways!!!  Elizabeth and Andrew came to us asking for help to bring their wedding to life and together in a very special location ~ an arboretum in Boykin, South Carolina.  This space was gorgeous and holds a special place in their hearts so we began working on the design and layout of the weekend.

We worked closely with, of course, the couple, but also Capital City Catering, Palmetto Party Rental and American Floral to get all aspects ‘in-line’ and unique to this couple. 

The love and friendship that we got to be a part of during this wedding was so moving~ all the details in the wedding spoke directly of the couples relationship and future which made it so very meaningful and unique~

Due to all the images, I will talk about them as you go through the amazing images from Sara Parker and the details!!

We have amazing vendor love here:

Photography ~ Sara Parker

Catering ~ Capital City Catering

Cake ~ Parties to Go

Floral design ~ American Floral

Rentals ~ Palmetto Party Rental

So…as you can see from the title (that Darren came up with) she really did love his tractor 🙂  I just love this sign detail!

Andrew created their ‘directional sign’ from a reclaimed door out of a house on the property.

Now this is soooo great….the guys wore bow ties with cotton bowls on and then each wore a bout. of cotton and pheasant feathers!!

Love the bright colors ~ bouquest were wrapped with spanish moss….great touch!

This cute little flower girl basket custom with the ‘A+E’

Hand-made monograms hung on the entry columns to great guests.

Look at this gazebo!!  Andrew actually built this to marry his wife in….breath taking~ Americanl Floral did the perfect additions to add their colors and texture!

The fresh squeezed lemonade station by Capital City Catering, complete with mason jars!

Inside of the tent

So great….quail and cat-fish station.

Soooo beautiful was this collard and black-eyed pea station!!!  LOVE the bricks and mason jars!!

A great look at the smores station…

Smores station in action!!

Now this is so lovely….from the same house they used more reclaimed wood to make this one of a kind bar!!

Love this ‘hay bale coffee table’

Oh so yummy cake….

One of my favorite cake toppers, matches the hanging monograms!

We took a traditional silver candelabra and had them turn it in to this gorgeous creation!

Our hanging mason jars with candles

The couple had a silver signature tray for their guestbook!

Even more unique and fun….the couples favorite pickles as favors!

Another great image in the wheat field

Their send was wodnerful….and yes, on the tractor!

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