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Borrowed and Blue

Thomas and Chelsea’s romantic fall wedding has been featured! The Veranda at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens could not have been a more  beautiful setting.


Borrowed and Blue

Janis & Dave

October 3, 2009

The William Aiken House

 Janis & Dave are a very fun and quirky couple!

Janis is very detail oriented and really knows what she likes.

Dave likes pretty much whatever Janis likes but he also had some special requests for their day.


I have to say that I am not always a fan of using the bridge over the pond at the William Aiken House –

But the way we used it for Janis and Dave may have changed my mind!

We covered the bridge in white fabric, and then used a custom aisle runner with their monogram and a gold border to finish it off!

Judy and her team created an gorgeous “altar” area using the existing pergola and greenery, roses, lilies, and hydrangea.

– and of course I can’t forget about our wrought iron lanterns that also hung in between the columns of the pergola.

It was all done so tastefully and created such a romantic setting.

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As I said, Dave did have some requests of his own ~

One of which was to have a vocalist sing a song or two in Italian during the ceremony.

Anne Marie Fairchild is a local vocalist that I have had the priviledge of hiring  a few times.

She started off the ceremony with Ava Maria and then, during the ceremony,

 sang “The Prayer” – and at Dave’s request – in Italian!!!

Thank you Anne Marie!

For the reception ~ Janis liked the 1950’s era and so the florals and textured linens really helped us to create that look.

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A Candy Station in the Dining Room was such a hit ~ from the begining to the end of the night!


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Elaine Mincey – of Elaine’s Events Cakes of Distinction – provided us with her

Sugar Mangnolia Cake ~ You may have seen it in magazines before ~ If not, Check it out here…

The woman must have the patience of a saint to hand make all of those sugar Magnolia’s!!!


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The Dance Tent did not Disappoint!

We Fashioned the tent with Gold Satin fabric accents and hung our crystal chandeliers…

Judy and her team created beautiful tall and short arrangements  that were just stunning upon entering the tent.


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Janis & Dave danced the night away and then finished the night off with a sparkler departure ~

and of course…a romantic carriage ride.

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Congratulations Janis and Dave!!!

Erin & Patrick

September 19, 2009

Location – The Pavilion at Patriots Point

Color Scheme:  White, Ivory, Brown and Blue


Erin & Patricks wedding was gorgeous and fun – just like the happy couple!

Erin and Patrick made it official on the of the Pavilion at Patriot’s Point.  Under the trees and the hanging blue Hydrangae Pomander balls that Erin loves so much.


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Erin’s dress had a blue band which is what started their “theme” throughout the planning

We had the blue ribbon band on their “save the dates”, invitations, Cake (more about that below), their welcome    boxes, ceremony programs, and on their specialty drink glasses.   

Classic, simple, and elegant!





Erin's Family was all about the bar so Snyder Event Rentals mahogany bar & shelves were perfect!

Erin's Family was all about the bar so Snyder Event Rentals mahogany bar & shelves were perfect!

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We also brought in the black & white dance floor that Patrick (Yes the Groom!) had to have :)


We found beautiful blue & ivory damask linens that just went with our crystal chandeliers like...peas & carrots!  :)

We found beautiful blue & ivory damask linens that just went with our crystal chandeliers like...peas & carrots :)

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The Mighty Kicks rocked the crowd & looked good too with the boxwoods & Palm trees to frame them off. 
The Engaging Events planter boxes, little white lights and spot lights gave the “stage” area the polished look we love. 
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The cake by Elaine Mincey was fabulous as always 
~we wanted that blue ribbon band of course but needed it to be just a little more special ~
Elaine stepped it up by molding it into the damask pattern in the linens and…Voila!!!
Photo:  Mike O'Bryon Photography

Photo: Mike O'Bryon Photography

We can’t forget about that great lawn with the million dollar view of the harbor! 
Erin loved lounge seating ~ so, our ivory sofa’s, fashioned with brown throw pillows, and our end tables,
adorned with the blue damask linens, made that area quite the popular spot!
Photo: Mike O'Bryon Photography

Photo: Mike O'Bryon Photography

We used our cylinders &  candles with pale blue seaglass on the firepit wall
and added our shepards hooks & wrought iron lanterns to illuminate the area.
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Judy did an amazing job with the flowers…Blue Hydrangea
and Erin’s favorite ~gerber daisy’s ~ came together to be timeless, elegant and fun…
just like Erin!!!
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And Now, for the most fabulous part of the nite…

Erin & Patricks’ first dance to “September”!

Kudo’s to them ~ they had so much fun together & they looked great!

Although not a traditional song choice, it fit them perfectly!

It is a first dance that Angie and I loved and will never forget!!!



Photo’s:  Mike O’Bryon Photography

Jennifer & Matt

Wedding: October 23, 2009

Jen & Matt used a color palette of a pistachio green, gold, cream, dark brown and shades of eggplant and purples for their stunning fall wedding at Lowndes Grove Plantation.  They started the evening out on the front lawn of the plantation for their ceremony.  Judy created very natural, yet eye catching, arrangements to frame the ceremony area – they contained: branches, eggplant dendrobium orchids, and amaranthus.  Cocktails then followed in the first floor of the house, the patio and tent area.  Engaging Events Sofas and hanging lanterns were the focal point for the patio – and with a beautiful sunset right before dinner…the setting couldn’t have been more perfect or more “Charleston”.   Dinner was held on the 2nd floor of the house, followed by the cake and toasts back downstairs in the first floor ballroom.  The cake had such beautiful details and was absolutely magnificent!  Dancing then followed back in the tent where Quiana Parler definitely helped them work off their dinner!    It’s amazing how her band always packs the dance floor!  Engaging Events Crystal chandeliers hung in the tent creating that historic Charleston romantic lighting that we all love!  The floral arrangements in the tent were the perfect touch ~ we used white chairs and white containers on pistachio linens ~ and filled the containers with eggplant dendrobium orchids ~ It made such a  Pop!  We then finished out the evening with a sparkler send off…








Pictures By:  Damon R. Smith Photography