Lauren + Jim {Wedding} DeBordieu Club, Georgetown, SC

Ceremony/Reception Venue:  DeBordieu Club

Invites / Programs: DIY

Cake:  Liz Gray and Phoebe Dunn of Montgomery, AL

Flowers: Occasions of Ocilla, GA (Terry Crain and Roxie Seale)

Dresses:   Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal / Bride:  Bridals by Jodi www.

Tuxes:  Suits from Jos. A. Banks

Hair & Makeup:  Hair:  Mala Lee of Expressions, Makeup: DIY

DJ / Band: Charleston Virtuosi

Photobooth: Palmetto City Photo Booth

Cateror: DeBordieu Club

Officiant:  Fred Ady

Wedding Planner:  DIY

Transportation:  My dad’s 1927 Model T Ford

How you met: Jim moved to Georgetown from Charleston for a position at a local Chiropractic office.  My aunt is friends with a lady who goes to church with Jim’s brother in Charleston.  My aunt found out that he was new to Georgetown and didn’t know many people.  She asked if she could give him my number.  My number was passed through several hands before he received it.  He called, we went out, and the rest is history!

Unforgettable wedding moment: Jim was so excited to get married that after he said his vows, he repeated mine as well!

Most valuable piece of advice: Even though you’re super busy with all the wedding planning, don’t forget to make time for your fiancé.  He’s the reason you’re planning in the first place. Don’t become so stressed that you take it out on him.  Make special time for him so he doesn’t feel left out.  Don’t lose sight of the reasons you’re getting married and the person you’re getting married to.

Quirkiest detail: Most decisions while planning the wedding were made jointly with my fiancé (or at least he knew about them before the wedding).  I wanted to find some way to surprise him. He’s a huge Washington Redskins fan, so I found a Redskins garter online.  He was so shocked when he saw it!  It meant a lot to him that I thought of that little detail.

Thriftiest trick: I found invitations I liked on  They were $7.50 per invitation…I made them myself for less than $2 a piece.

Something old: My late grandmother’s wedding ring.

Something new: My dress.

Something borrowed: My grandfather’s handkerchief.

Something blue: My shoes.

Wedding details: i.e. type of wedding, number of guests, color and/or theme:

We had an outdoors, afternoon wedding with a buffet style reception.  We had around 250 guests.  The theme was peacock feathers…they were used in the bouquets, boutonnieres, table arrangements, invitations, on the cake, etc.  We used the colors purple and teal to tie everything in with the colorful peacock feathers.



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