Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Real Wedding: Bonnie & Matthew

Bonnie & Matthew
March 15, 2011
Old Wide Awake Plantation

Remember that adorable engagement session we shared with you a few weeks back? Remember how we told you that you were going to LOVE the details of the wedding out at Old Wide Awake Plantation? Well here they are! We're so excited to share these images with you. Our job is fantastic because we get to see one of the happiest days of people's lives. This was no exception. If there is one thing we can say about Bonnie & Matthew, it is that they are so in love. They are one of those couples that makes our job so fulfilling because they were beaming on their wedding day. Needless to say, this was a really fun one to be a part of!

With all that being said, we couldn't have done it without awesome vendors. We were privileged to be able to work with extremely talented and extremely fun photographers on this event. Chris and Allie of The Reason did a phenomenal job of capturing this spring brunch style wedding. We also have to give a huge thank you to Beth of Wildflowers, Inc. She made the bride's cotton dreams really come true with gorgeous and whimsical bouquets and arrangements.

The ceremony took place at Old Wide Awake park at 11:30 a.m., just down the road from the Old Wide Awake Plantation house. Bonnie's request was simple as far as the decor. She wanted cotton to be incorporated and "there really couldn't be too much." So, cotton lined the aisles and the bridesmaids all carried cotton bouquets. Bonnie's bouquet was made of cotton with bright pops of yellow accents.The groomsmen wore boutonnieres also made of a single bud of cotton. We loved how it all turned out!

The reception was a casual lunch where guests munched on lowcountry favorites from Gourmet Bay Catering and sipped champagne while playing some of their favorite lawn games. Our favorite detail was the make your own grilled cheese station. Talk about a hit with the guests!

There were lots of little whimsical pieces that made this day special. For example, a puzzle guest book. Each guest signed a piece of the wooden Georgia puzzle and "left a piece of love" for the bride and groom.

Keeping with the cotton theme, instead of typical rose petals or sparklers, this exit was a burst of color. The guest threw craft cotton pom poms as the bride and groom ran by. The pom poms were stored in a white vintage suit case.

Lastly, here are a few of our favorite sweet moments from through out the day. Does this look familiar? A wedding twist on "A War's End Kiss"!

Congratulations Bonnie & Matthew! Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Charleston Fashion Week: Spring Bridal Show

Fashion is in the air this week in Charleston with the annual Charleston Fashion Week. We have had so much fun seeing all the beautiful people and talented designers throughout the week. We are especially thrilled about Saturday and the Spring Bridal Show! We absolutely cannot wait to see the gorgeous gowns and bridesmaid dresses hit the runway!

So all brides-to-be, bridesmaids, and fashionistas come join us for a beautiful and wedding-filled spring day!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Engagement: Katie & Keegan

We love this engagement story and can't wait for this couple's big day in April. Read all about this theatrical engagement below...

Katie & Keegan met in 2004 in a studio class at UNCG. Both Media Studies majors, graduated together in 2005. Keegan began working in Charleston for Army Wives in 2007 while Katie stayed in North Carolina. Katie took the plunge and moved to Charleston in '08 where they shared their first apartment.

After 5 years of dating, Keegan popped the question on February 6, 2010 in typical showbiz fashion. With a massive under-cover production set up throughout the entire neighborhood, Keegan "proposed proposals" in multiple too-cheesy-for-Katie-ways.

Fake Proposal #1: Sitting at dinner with a table full of desserts and a fake ring in the champagne glass.
Fake Proposal #2: Walking outside by a sting quartet playing "The Glory of Love" from the Kartate Kid II soundtrack.
Fake Proposal #3: Hanging out in a local pub with a surprise appearance by a number of close friends and family.
Fake Proposal #4: A movie montage was set up in the local park (see video here:
REAL PROPOSAL: The couple was alone in the park under a street lamp where Keegan got on one knee... with the real ring!

How cool is that!? We applaud Keegan for his creativity. Get the full story here with even more detail.

Check back with us for their wedding blog in April. This country chic wedding is sure to be special.

Congrats, Katie & Keegan!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Engagement: Jenn and Brad

Jenn and Brad first met about seven years ago at a get together for his birthday. However, he was arrived at the party just as Jenn was leaving, so they were quickly introduced and that was it. A few months later, they met again at a mutual friends birthday party. They got to know each other that night, and Brad offered Jenn a ride home and of course got her number. He called the very next day and they went out their first official date the following weekend.....and the rest is history.

They had been dating for about six years when Brad proposed (In Jenn's words:"Finally!"). Jenn always takes a yearly family vacation to Wisconsin to visit her grandfather and step-grandmother, and for the past couple of years Brad also joined the Greenwell clan for this adventure. After dinner one night, Brad asked Jenn to come sit down by the water with him. While they were looking over the still lake and gazing up at the starry sky, Brad took Jenn's hand and began a very sentimental speech. Right about this time, bats began swooping in close to us....Jenn if terrified of bats! Before he could go any further, Jenn ran inside and ruined the moment! The next morning when Jenn woke up, Brad came over to the side of Jenn's bed, knelt down and asked her to marry him. Of course she said yes! And we got to share the happy news with my family.

We are so excited to help these two celebrate on May 15th!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Royal Wedding: The Website!

Here we are again, on the royal wedding watch. This was not intended to be a blogging series, but my has it turned into that! We can't help it. We're so excited to see the details of this event unfold. The latest and greatest news and place to get all the details....

The Official Royal Wedding Website!

We couldn't help but share! Consider it bookmarked!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Engagement: Bonnie & Matthew

Hello, Charleston wedding season! We're so glad you are here. We LOVE a good spring Chareston wedding and this one is sure to be a perfect Southern celebration of a wonderful couple.

Bonnie & Matthew are set to be married this march March at Old Wide Awake Plantation. Were so pleased we are able to be a part of this wedding. There are so many cute details we can't wait to share with you about their big day. However, we won't give away any of the wedding goodness just yet...(you'll have to check back for their wedding post!) For now, check out their engagement story below.

In Bonnie's words...

Matthew and I met through the family that I nannied for, for two years in Alpharetta, GA. Starting out as friends and running partners, we started to become close and soon realized our mutual feelings for one another. Spring turned into summer, and we spent many lazy days enjoying boat rides and evening picnics on Lake Lanier. We soaked up every minute spent together, because at the end of the summer I had plans to move to Nashville, TN where I had taken a job working for Young Life Capernaum working with kids with disabilities. After moving to Nashville, we travelled back and forth to see each other as often as we could. One september weekend, I came home to celebrate my niece's birthday and spend time with Matthew. I woke up on that saturday morning and started making banana bread for Matthew and I to have on a picnic. He came and picked me up and we went to one of our favorite spots on the lake, where we had shared a favorite date. We finished eating our breakfast, and I could tell Matthew was a little nervous, when he got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. I said yes!!

For more precious engagement pictures, click here....

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