Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Real Wedding: Chuck & Elyse




Chuck & Elyse
June 18, 2011
St. Mary's & The Harbour Club

We're so pleased to be able to share this special wedding with y'all! Chuck and Elyse are such a great couple and made our jobs so easy. They were so much fun to work with and we were sad to see our time with them come to an end.

There were so many neat aspects to this wedding. One of them being the bridal party gifts. The bride and groom definitely took a lot of time thinking of ways to honor their bridal party. The bridesmaids all received cute robes with their monograms along with Tom's wedges and ray ban sunglasses. The boys also all wore Toms shoes and custom belts and bow ties paired with ray bans, as well. The shoes were the couples way of donating to charity while also giving their bridal party something special and comfortable to wear on their wedding day. As always, Liz Duren did a fantastic job of capturing all of these details.











The ceremony took place at St. Mary's followed by a very high energy and fun filled reception at the Harbour Club. Guests enjoyed cocktails on the veranda and then made their way to the second floor for a seated dinner following by dancing on the first floor. It was so fun having three separate spaces to work with and having something different on every floor! The flowers were done by the girls at Charleston Stems while the lighting and draping was done by TEC.





















Ceremony: St. Mary's of the Annunciation; Reception: Harbour Club of Charleston; Event Coordination and Design: Sweetgrass Social; Florist: Charleston Stems; Cake: Ashley Bakery; Linens: Connie Duglin; Rentals: EventWorks; Lighting & Draping: TEC; Photography: Liz Duren; DJ: Rob Duren

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Real Wedding: Shelley & Greg




Shelley & Greg
July 3, 2011
Creek Club at I'on

Y'all have already gotten a sneak peak of this event with the Edwin McCain video from last month, but now we're pleased to bring you the details of Shelley & Greg's July wedding courtesy of Virgil Bunao of CVI photography. As always, the Creek Club at I'on served as a perfect back drop on this sunny July day. As we all know, Charleston can have some warm weather, but this day was just right. Before the ceremony, guests were able to grab a refreshing lemonade in the garden and fan themselves to make sure they were comfortable. The ceremony took place on the lawn and ended with a surprise. As the bride and groom were announced, gospel singers sang out "Oh Happy Day" from the porches of the Creek Club, and sang some other gospel favorites as the guests mingled for the cocktail hour.

Probably the biggest surprise of the night though was, of course, Edwin McCain. We had received a call a week earlier from Edwin's manager saying that there was a great possibility that he could make it. Of course, we kept this a HUGE secret! We knew he had arrived to the venue when we heard our bride scream from the garden because she caught a glimpse of him walking by. She cried with joy which made us all tear up. What a special surprise. He then sang the songs for her first dance and father/daughter dance. It was a truly special moment that we will always remember.

The great music continued all night with the band Loose Chain. These guys really kept the party rocking and the guests dancing. In all, this event was packed full of fun little details from the cute koozies to the special first dance to the yacht departure. Check out the images below.





























Vendors: Venue: Creek Club at I'on; Floral: Branch Design Studio; Event Coordination: Sweetgrass Social; Catering: Creek Club at I'on; Rentals: EventWorks; Band: Loose Chain; Gospel Choir: Spiritually Yours; Cake: Wildflour; Special Music: Edwin McCain; Boat Exit: Day Maker

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Real Wedding: Erica and Brandon


Erica and Brandon
April 16, 2011

We absolutely love when we get to go back to each of our home towns and do a wedding for some of the people we love. Erica and Brandon were married in Jacqueline's home town of Florence, SC and have been good friends of hers for many years. We had a blast working with this wonderful couple. Here are a couple shots from their beautiful and fun filled wedding day.






Erica added many sentimental touches in her wedding through family heirlooms. The ring she gave Brandon was her late grandfather's wedding ring. She added Brandon's initials and their wedding date to it to match her grandfather's and her grandparents wedding date. Erica also had the florist add one of her grandmother's pearl broaches to her bouquet as her "something old".

















Vendors: Coordination & Event Design: Sweetgrass Social Event & Design; Flowers: Flowers by Starks; Reception Venue and Catering: Osbornes; Photographer: Fred Salley Photography; Cake: Carol's Cake and Candy Kitchen, Reception Entertainment: DJ Dan E Lockemy, Hair and Makeup: Kirby Weaver at 2nd to None, Ceremony Musicians: Mr. Nick Townsend - Soloist, Mr. Joe Greer - Organist, Mrs. Susan Graham - Flutist, Officiant: Pastor Dr. Jimmie E Harley



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