Holly + Brandon {Wedding} Pepper Plantation

by Chi Pritchard on July 8, 2012

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Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation

Invites / Programs: Invitations were created by Leighton Taylor at Picnic Cards & Programs were DIY

Cake: Melissa Hudson with Cake My Day, you can find her on facebook

Flowers: White roses with yellow and white hydrangeas

Favors: Cupcakes by Cake My Day

Dresses: Wedding Dress by Rhapsody, The Collection. Found it at The Bridal House of Charleston, Mt. Pleasant

Tuxes: Savvi Formal Wear, North Charleston – ask for Barry

Shoes: I found my shoes at piperlime.com & Brandon & the groomsmen picked theirs out at Aldo.

Hair & Makeup: Hair by Kari Smith, Co-owner at Willow Salon in their new location in James Island

DJ / Band: D&M Productions

Cateror: Lowcountry Boil

Officiant: Dr. Terry Wilson

How you met: Brandon lived at the apartment complex where Holly worked. The manager of the apartment complex introduced them and even encouraged them to go on a lunch date.

Unforgettable wedding moment: When Brandon was going to throw the garter, we realized the only men at the wedding were all married! We ended up inviting all married men instead of the single guys to catch the garter.

Most valuable piece of advice: Make a list of the most important things to have on your wedding day & make sure those are the first things you buy and/or put a deposit on. Then work your way down to the smaller things.

Quirkiest detail: I wore sandals instead of heels with my wedding dress because our ceremony was outside and not only did I not want heels to sink into the grass but I also didn’t want to leave with aching feet!

Thriftiest trick: My stepmom made almost all of our decorations. Plus it is a huge stress reliever having someone you trust making the details of your wedding come to life.

Something old: My grandmother’s ring & my step dad gave me a sixth pence for my shoe!

Something new: Wedding dress & shoes

Something borrowed: One of my closest friends and sorority sister, Ainslie, lent me her Phi Mu badge to wear over my heart (& under my dress).

Something blue: The garter that my step mom made.

Wedding details:

Brandon and I wanted to have a country chic wedding that allowed our guests to feel comfortable while making sure our wedding still had an upscale feel. We had about 65 guests and 90% of them were from out of town so making sure they left full and happy was another important aspect for us. We went with our favorite colors, blue with hints of yellow, to create our wedding colors. Daisies are also Holly’s favorite flower so having our centerpieces incorporate that was a fun detail.

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