Featured Weddings

It’s always exciting to hear that a wedding you did the flowers for has been featured on a national blog!!

Back in January we found out that Sarah and Pan’s May 2015 wedding was featured on Fab You Bliss! You can check it out here – Elegant NYC Themed Wedding In South Carolina – Fab You Bliss

 

Then in April we found out that Malynn and Austin’s June 2015 was featured on A Low Country Wedding!! You can check out their feature here – South Carolina wedding at Sardis Baptist Church

 

We just got word that another  one of our June 2015 weddings will be featured on The Knot this coming Fall! Yay!

 

 

Sweet Valentine’s Day Wedding!

I wanted to tell you about a very special wedding that took place on Valentine’s Day, 51 years ago – Sunday, February 14, 1965! It was the wedding of my in-laws, my husband’s parents – Donnie Faye Cothran and James Edward Pryor Sr.

I never got to meet Jim Sr. as he passed away about 5 months before I met his son and namesake, but I have always thought that their Valentine’s Day wedding was just the sweetest thing! I mean what day is better to marry your soulmate than the day dedicated to celebrating LOVE?!?!

Thanks to their daughter Cindy for sharing some of the details and photos with me. Their candlelight ceremony took place at 7:30pm at Woodfield Park Baptist Church in Columbia, SC. She had a Matron of Honor and five bridesmaids and he had a Best Man and six groomsmen. They also had twin flower girls and a ring bearer.

She carried a showered bouquet of orchids, pompons and mums.  The Bridesmaids wore street length dresses with red satin brocade with long sleeves tapering to points over the hands. They carried bouquets of white and red pompons and mums.

I’ve included a few pictures of their special day. They look so very happy!! I sure am glad these two met (through friends of her parents) and got married.  I have them to thank for my wonderful husband and Pryor family!! On that Valentine’s Day she was 19 and he was 32 and they were married almost 32 years before Jim passed away in December of 1996. After 19 years apart, they are reunited in heaven and will be together on this Valentine’s Day! As much as we miss them, this fact makes us smile!

XOXO – Jennifer

 

 

 

Amanda and Matt

Amanda and Matt were married on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Pine Island Club on beautiful Lake Murray. Of course any wedding at this venue will be extra special to me since it is where I got married 15 years ago! We have also known Amanda’s family for many years as they have been long time customers of our florist, all the way back to when we were in Topspin Plaza.

Amanda chose a white and ivory mixture of flowers that included hydrangeas, roses, oriental lilies, calla lilies and orchids. This combination complimented the gray and navy wedding party attire very nicely.

It was truly a pleasure to be a part of the great team of wedding vendors (listed below) that worked together on Amanda and Matt’s special day! Take a look at the gorgeous images below by Travis Bell.

Dreamy Affairs Signature Events

Carolina Event Services

Big Time Entertainment

Carrier Cakes

Capital City Catering

Travis Bell Photographers – (If you’re interested in seeing some of Travis’ sports images, you can visit www.travisbellphotography.com)

Weddings by Jennifer

 

 

 

 

Brittany and Mark

I have known the Halfacre family for many years. I first met Randy (the Dad) when we opened our business in 2000 and he and I were in a BNI (networking) group together. I was honored to do the flowers for their daughter Hope’s wedding back in 2009 and thrilled when they asked us to do the flowers for their youngest daughter Brittany’s wedding. The Halfacres are very family oriented, which is something that I can relate to and also admire. I am glad to know them and thankful for the work they all do for our community in their many capacities.

Brittany and Mark were married on Saturday, June 15th at a private home on Lake Murray. It was truly a beautiful setting for this sweet, southern wedding. When I met with Brittany and Angela (the Mom), we discussed the details and I was so impressed with how relaxed and laid-back Brittany was. I love it when a Bride lets me know what she wants and describes her vision for the flowers and then trusts me to make it happen! A trait that both she and her sister had!

Brittany carried an all white bouquet of hydrangeas, ranunculus and lisianthus and looked stunning in her gorgeous wedding gown! Her twelve bridesmaids carried white hydrangeas, wrapped with burlap. I loved their tan seersucker dresses with monogrammed sashes.  For the guys, we made the boutonnieres with cotton, which they wore on their seersucker suits. I don’t think it can get any more southern than that! 🙂

For the ceremony, we added white hydrangeas to their mason jars that hung on shepherd’s hooks along the aisle. Angela made a beautiful aisle runner, which was truly a labor of love when you saw how long that aisle actually was!! We also made a wreath of all white flowers, to hang on the beautiful wooden cross made by the Bride and Groom.

For the reception, catered by Hudson’s Classic Catering, we made a large arrangement for the main food table. It included Hydrangeas, of course and Bells of Ireland, roses, carnations, stock and assorted greenery. There were also mason jars with hydrangeas added to the various food stations. For the cake, we added hydrangea blooms and pale green carnations around the bottom. Lee with Event Management did a great job with the tents and overall set-up.

It was a beautiful wedding and I am so glad that we got to be a part of it! Congratulations, Brittany and Mark! I wish you many, many years of happiness together!

I have included a few beautiful photos taken by Ash Little Photography that show the floral details.

Leigh and Grant

I am excited to write a blog post about one of my favorite Brides! We have been doing flowers for Leigh and her family for over 10 years and have provided flowers for many special occasions in Leigh’s life –  Birthdays, Proms, High School and College graduation parties and more! It has been fun to watch Leigh grow up and see what a beautiful young woman she has become!

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We were very excited to get the call that Leigh and Grant were engaged and a date had been set – March 16, 2013! Before we even met Grant, we figured he must be a pretty special guy, and of course he is! It is neat to see how much they love each other and we wish them much happiness in their future together!

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Ok, so let me tell you about the wedding! The ceremony took place at St. James Lutheran Church in Lexington and the reception was held at 701 Whaley in Columbia. This wedding was a LOT of fun for me – A bride that loves flowers, a bride that I have a history with and know her style and taste and a bride that trusts me and lets me take her ideas and vision and run with it!

Orchids are Leigh’s favorite flower and the wedding color scheme was orange, green and navy – beautiful! For the church, we hung wreaths on the doors and garlands on the front railings. We also made an arrangement for the narthex and a garland to go on the guestbook stand. Along the aisle, we added bells of ireland, roses and lilies tied with navy ribbon to the pews and we made arrangements to go on either side of the altar.

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Leigh carried green cymbidium orchids, orange “chilis” roses, protea, “flame” calla lilies and green hypericum berries. Her bouquet was wrapped with a piece of her Mother’s wedding dress. How special!

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Leigh’s nine bridesmaids carried orchids and roses. As a special touch we added a rhinestone initial to the ribbon for each Bridesmaid!

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The boutonnieres were made with orange ranunculus and green hypericum berries. We added an orchid to Grant’s boutonniere, of course!

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Okay, on to the reception! We made two different style arrangements for the guest tables. One was a trio of cylinder vases with green cymbidium orchid stems and orange  gems at the bottom of the vase. The other style was a tall arrangement on a cylinder vase, that included bells of ireland, cymbidium orchids, roses, green fugi mums, protea and green hanging amaranthus. We added orchid blooms to the glass cake stand that held the gorgeous cake made by Parkland Cakes. We also made an arrangement to go in the bar area, pieces to hang on the staircase and last but not least we made an arrangement that was attached to a column and served as the centerpiece for the food table.

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We absolutely loved working with Melanie of By Invitation…Only Event Planning & Design throughout the planning process. It was so awesome to see everything come together that morning at 701 Whaley. Wow, great teamwork!!

Clark Berry Photography shared so many beautiful images with me and it was really hard to pick just a few but I’ve included most of my favorites!

Congratulations again to Leigh and Grant! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your special day!

Shelby and Zeb

I met Shelby and Zeb last fall when they came in for a consultation to talk about their wedding flowers. They were a lot of fun and I really enjoyed our meeting. I was so excited when I got a text from Shelby a few weeks later saying she wanted me to do the flowers! Shelby knew exactly what she wanted and what she liked and that happened to be SUNFLOWERS! I love taking the Bride’s vision and ideas and bringing them to life!

Their wedding & reception took place at the beautiful 701 Whaley and was photographed by Clark Berry Photography.  The videography was done by Absolute Wedding Films and the lighting was done by Big Time Entertainment. The beautiful cake and cupcakes were made by Vicki at Vintage Bakery.

Shelby and Zeb are a special couple! I am happy to know them and thrilled that we got to be a part of their big day!

Take a look at some of the beautiful images that Clark and Becki captured!

 

Shannon and Brian

Shannon and Brian were married on Saturday, December 15, 2012. The ceremony took place at Trinity United Methodist Church and the reception was held at Riverbanks Botanical Gardens. I was thrilled to be a part of their “Winter Wonderland” themed wedding, complete with snow, crystals and branches! I have to say the centerpieces were a lot of fun to make!

We so enjoyed working with Melanie of By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design and seeing everything come together for their special day! Take a look at some of the great images of the floral details by Clark Berry Photography!