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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!!!

Caroline and Harris came to us from another one of our beautiful brides!  I love when our past couples ‘pass us on’ to our new couples ~ it warms our hearts.  Working with Caroline and Harris as well as their families was a wonderful experiene~ each of them had great ideas/thoughts about the details and specifics ~ we teamed up to help create a gorgeous, memorable event.

The coupled married at Alhambra Hall in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.  The event had elements from both Charleston and Columbia, places dear to the couple.  I had the pleasure of working with some of the most wonderful vendors as well that made a perfect team to bring it all together.

Sara York Grimshaw created the floral design that was so lovely~ incorporating Southern cotton bowls in to Caroline’s bouquet and boutonniere.  Magnolia leaf garlands draped the back of the ceremony chairs in richness ~ and  large wrought iron lanterns hung from the rafters inside and dress the tables to create beautiful Southern elegance.

Guests were treated to a true Southern item (and Columbia tie)…Adluh Grits!

Lindsey Alexander captured this wedding and its details ~ she documented the day exquisitly….this wedding had such lovely details that it had the honor of being featured on The Wedding Row blog http://theweddingrow.com/caroline-harris-alhambra-hall/!

Vendor Love:

Venue ~ Alhambra Hall

Photography ~ Lindsey Alexandar Photography

Floral Design ~ Sara York Grimshaw

Catering ~ Cafe Catering

Rentals ~ Eventworks

Ceremony Music ~ Chris Teves

Planning, design, lounge ~ By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design

Gorgeous couple coming down the aisle.

I just love the lush magnolia garland!

Beautiful bout with the cotton bowl incorporated…check out the tie that matches with cotton 🙂

So Southern and elegant.

Great view back across the cocktail area and ceremony in the back ground overlooking the bay.

Drink station with goody bags for the youth!

His and Hers signature cocktails.

LOVE~ guests favors were custom bags of grits from the couple.

Classic photo of 3 generations.

Beautiful shot inside Alhambra Hall

Another angle

Lanterns area  favorite of mine…

More magnolia leaves bring the South inside.

So sweet ~ couples seats.

Check out this cake topper~ being a Lilly fan myself…I just LOVE

Our favors~

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!!!

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!!!!

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 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!

*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.

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