Ceremony Venue: Eastbridge Presbyterian Church www.eastbridge.org
Reception Venue: Charleston National Golf Club www.charlestonnationalgolf.com
Invites / Programs: Vistaprint www.vistaprint.com
Cake: Amelia Claire’s www.ameliaclaires.com
Flowers: Pretty Petals http://www.prettypetals.info
Tuxes: Accent Bridal and Tuxedo www.accentbridalnchas.com
Hair & Makeup: Vanity Salon www.vanitysalonsc.com
Ceremony Music: Charleston Virtuosi www.charlestonvirtuosi.com
DJ / Band: Easy Breezy Entertainment www.easybreezyentertainment.com
Ice Sculpture: Royal Grand Events www.royalgrandcharleston.com
Caterer: Crazy Dutchmen Catering www.crazydutchmancatering.com
Officiant: Robert Brown, friend
Wedding Planner: Jubilation http://www.jubilationsc.com
Transportation: Charleston Style Limo www.charlestonstylelimo.com
How you met: At a Tennessee/Alabama college football tailgate in Knoxville, TN
Unforgettable wedding moment: Seeing each other for the first time at the end of the aisle – we worked SO hard to hide from each other all day. When the time came, I was so lost in the moment, I forgot that I was holding my bouquet up way too high the whole way down!
Most valuable piece of advice: To budget brides – don’t let anyone tell you that you have to break the bank to have your dream wedding. Just get creative and take the time to pick your vendors carefully!
Quirkiest detail: I let all of my brides pick their own dress and shoes. My only requirements were that the dress was black, long and strapless and that they wore pearl jewelry. They liked buying a dress they could wear again, as well as one that fit their body type.
Thriftiest tricks: Buying Save-the-Dates/Invitations/Programs/Seating Cards/Thank you Notes through Vistaprint using coupons as well as using plastic ware for the reception. I had to have my arm twisted at first, but using nice looking plastic saved hundreds over glassware and china.
Something old: Grandmother’s antique earrings
Something new: Headband, Shoes, Dress
Something borrowed: Cathedral Veil
Something blue: Garter
Wedding details: Traditional, Military wedding; 110 guests mostly from out-of-town; Black and White with dark red/deep orange/dark purple accents