(Closed) Tell us about your wedding! (survey) South Carolina edition

posted 6 years ago in South Carolina
Post # 3
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Wedding Date: June 15, 2013

Engagement Length: 364 days!

How many are coming?:  200

Colors: Navy, light yellow, antique blue & champange

Theme: old South

Wedding Party(#s): 9 on each side

City and State of Wedding: Charleston, SC

Ceremony (where, time): The Summerall Chapel at the Citadel, 3pm

Reception (where, time):  Hibernian Society, 5pm cocktail hour begins /

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair/makeup – not sure yet- possibly Paper Dolls

Honeymoon Location: France, Italy and Germany

Flowers: not sure!

First Dance Song: Still deciding! Probably something Van Morrison

Centerpieces: unsure, but my mom is making custom runners so I know it will be unique and beautiful

Food/Menu: southern food stations- not sure yet  

Cake Vendor and Flavour: still working it out

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ – Jay Maxwell’s Music by Request

Bachelorrete (when/what): Key West in the spring

Rentals: n/a

Photographer: Gene Ho Photography out of Myrtle Beach (Nadene)

Officiant: Citadel provided

Where are you and the groom staying?: Planter’s Inn, where we were engaged

Post # 4
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Great post Tiffner! My turn!

Wedding Date: December 1, 2012 (only 69 more days!!! EEK!)

Engagement Length: 1 year 4 months

How many are coming?:  145 invited, though hoping for 100-110 to actually come. 

Colors: Dark Teal and Silver with splashes of maroons and purples 

Theme: No real theme, just classy and upscale. Formal

Wedding Party(#s): 2 on each side

City and State of Wedding: Charleston, SC

Ceremony (where, time): The Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon (top floor)( @ 6:30, Cocktail to follow on first floor at 7 p.m.

Reception (where, time):  McCrady’s – 8 p.m.

Dress Style: Casablanca 2052

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair: Wedding Hair by Charlotte, Charlotte Belk, / Makeup: Bellelina Makeup – Elina Mille

Honeymoon Location: To be determind, but not until 2013… Hoping for somewhere tropical!!

Flowers: Distinctive Events

First Dance Song: Have no idea! lol

Centerpieces: Not really sure yet. 

Food/Menu: McCrady’s – Menu will most likely be a choice of Waygu Sirloin or Fresh Local Grouper

Cake Vendor and Flavour: D’Lish. We are doing a small two tiered cake to cut, and then assorted cupcakes for the guests. Flavors include strawberry, chocolate, expresso and vanilla

Favours: Handemade truffles by Christophe Chocolatier http://www.christophechocolatier.com/index.php?p=HANDPAINTED

DJ/Band/Ipod: For ceremony: Live Marimba music. For cocktail hour live steel drum music and for reception we have a Jazz band Quaina Parlor

Bachelorrete (when/what): Chateau Elan near Atlanta for wine tasting and massages! Cannot wait – October 15

Rentals: Distinctive Events / Synder Rentals

Photographer: Chuck Eaton and Franklin Adams out of Charlotte, but my fiance is a professional wedding photographer, too so he’ll also be taking some photos when appropriate! (check him out: http://www.miczekweddings.com!) 

Officiant: Still looking!

Where are you and the groom staying?: Vendue Suites (not to be confused with Vendue Inn, they are two separate properties).

Post # 5
27 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wedding Date: October 5, 2013

Engagement Length: 1 year 2 months

How many are coming?:  205 invited, though hoping for 150 to actually come.

Colors: Blush pink & light gray

Theme: Rustic

Wedding Party(#s): 9 on each side (I couldn’t talk fiance down!)

City and State of Wedding: Charleston, SC

Ceremony (where, time): Thomas Bennett House @ 5pm

Reception (where, time):  Thomas Bennett House @ 5:30pm

Dress Style: Robert Bullock: Mimi

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair: friend of bride / Makeup: Bellelina Makeup – Elina Mille

Honeymoon Location: Italy but not until 2014 when I finish my residency

Flowers: Debating btwn Sara Grimshaw & Whitney with Branch Design

First Dance Song: Leaning towards Crazy Love by Van Morrison but I can’t take my eyes off of you is also in running

Centerpieces: Vintage teacups and milk glass vases with garden roses and dahlias

Food/Menu: Newton Farms catering. Southern theme

Cake Vendor and Flavour: Leaning towards Wildflour

Favours: ???

DJ/Band/Ipod: My uncles are Dj’s: TJDJ from Cincinnati, Ohio

Bachelorrete (when/what): ??

Rentals: Ooh Events/ Synder Rentals

Planner: Katie Poole with The Burlap Elephant

Photographer: Jennings King Photography (Amazing!)

Officiant: Doug Farmer http://www.CharlestonWeddingOfficiant.com

Where are you and the groom staying?: Rooftop Terrace of Market

Post # 6
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Wedding Date: May 25, 2013

Engagement Length: 11 months

How many are coming?:  150-200 people

Colors: Navy, pale yellow, and gray.

Theme: Modern and romantic

Wedding Party(#s): 4 on each side, ringbearer and flower girl

City and State of Wedding: Charleston, SC

Ceremony (where, time):  C******* Methodist Church 5:30 pm

Reception (where, time):  Wescott Plantation 6pm

Dress Style: Galina Signature SWG439


Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Probably La Bella Vue, but I am not sure yet.

Honeymoon Location: Carnival Cruise from New England to Canada

Flowers: Daisies and possibly dahlias

First Dance Song: have not picked this out yet

Centerpieces: hurricane lamps surrounded by yellow rose petals

Food/Menu: Salmon with dill, maple tenderloin, and herb chicken

Cake Vendor and Flavour: not sure of the vendor, but Lemon and Vanilla

Favours: DIY flowers filled with m&ms

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ. not sure who yet

Bachelorrete (when/what): Not sure where

Rentals: None so far

Photographer: Doug Rogers Photography

Officiant: Rev. Joe L*** or Rev. Megan G***

Where are you and the groom staying?: Hopefully at Trotters Inn or the Francis Marion Hotel, or the Omni.

Post # 7
1086 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wedding Date: April 20, 2013

Engagement Length: 1 year 1 day

How many are coming?:  60-80

Colors: Pink green and yellow 

Theme: No real theme, rustic maybe but not quite

Wedding Party(#s): 3 gms 1 moh and 3 bms

City and State of Wedding: Beaufort SC

Ceremony (where, time): Marsh front Beaufort Town Center

Reception (where, time):  Hilton Garden Inn 5pm

Dress Style: Havent gotten it yet :/

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair/makeup

Honeymoon Location: Cruise

Flowers: DIY flowers from classic romance novels

First Dance Song: Still deciding!

Centerpieces: Antique green bottles with burlap roses, pink ribbon and lace 

Food/Menu: Dukes BBQ πŸ™‚

Cake Vendor and Flavour: Not sure yet, FIs family is making the cake 

Favours: Flavored vodka and candy 

DJ/Band/Ipod: Local band  

Bachelorrete (when/what): Downtown Savannah, River Street


Photographer: LCD photography 

Officiant: Family preacher 

Where are you and the groom staying?: Hilton Garden Inn πŸ™‚ 

Post # 8
17 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wedding Date: September 1, 2013

Engagement Length: 10 months

How many are coming?:  125

Colors: Yellow, Light Gray and Navy

Theme: North meets South? hah!

Wedding Party(#s): 8 girls & 8 guys

City and State of Wedding: Charleston, SC

Ceremony (where, time): The Island House

Reception (where, time):  The Island House

Dress Style: Don’t know yet!

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): My hairdresser/friend/confidant from Charlotte!

Honeymoon Location: ?? Probably Dominican Republic

Flowers: First Bloom Charleston

First Dance Song: Ray LaMontagne – You Are the Best Thing

Centerpieces: Mason jars with floating tealights, chevron table runners, bunting

Food/Menu: Hamby’s catering

Cake Vendor and Flavour: ??

Favours: Mason Jars with chalkboard paint

DJ/Band/Ipod: Our friend owns a DJ company!

Bachelorrete (when/what): TBD – sometime next summer, in Charlotte! 

Rentals: Through our caterer

Photographer: Robert Ross (friend of the groom)

Officiant: Working on it.

Where are you and the groom staying?: To be determined!


Give me some credit, we’ve only been engaged for 3 1/2 weeks πŸ™‚

Post # 9
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Wedding Date: June 1, 2013

Engagement Length: 1.5 year

How many are coming?:  80-100

Colors: tiffany blue with hints of gray 

Theme: Vintage <3

Wedding Party(#s): 4 gms 1 moh and 2 bms

City and State of Wedding: Elizabeth City, NC 

Ceremony (where, time):  Holy Family Catholic Church @ 2p

Reception (where, time): Holy Family Catholic Church @ 330

Dress Style: Casablanca 2052

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): DIY

Honeymoon Location: Texas

Flowers: DIY fabric bouquets

First Dance Song: Jason Mraz – I wont give up

Centerpieces: Havent decided.

Food/Menu: Nixons 

Cake Vendor and Flavor: Family friend is making. Vanilla flavor.

Favors: Still working on it. Got lots of ideas.

DJ/Band/Ipod: Ipod  

Bachelorrete (when/what): Drag Show, not sure when, VA beach.

Rentals: none

Photographer: Melissa Stallings photography 

Officiant: Decan George

Where are you and the groom staying?: Our house?

Post # 10
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Not sure if I can do this since I’m already married… but here goes πŸ™‚ Thought I would add some links and pictures too!


Wedding Date: August 25, 2012


Engagement Length: 19 months


How many are coming?:  70 RSVP’d 60 showed


Colors: Navy, light blue, silver, and white


Theme: Pinstripes and Summer Perfection


Wedding Party(#s): 3 on each side


City and State of Wedding: HHI, SC


Ceremony (where, time): The Omni Beach 6pm


Reception (where, time):  The Omni Beach House – Cocktail hour @7pm


The Omni Ballroom 8pm – Reception


Dress Style: Maggie Sottero – Marion http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=A3476&page=0&pageSize=36&attrib28=256&keywordText=


Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro Hair and Pro Make up… not sure their names but if anyone is looking I could find the contracts buried somewhere.


Honeymoon Location: Sandals Bahamas 12/22/2012 through 1/2/13


Flowers: None… made my own center pieces, had a seashell bouquet, ladies had clutches and the guys had pocket squares.


First Dance Song: You’re Still the One – Shania Twain  http://www.wedit.com/beta/video/first-dance-5


Centerpieces: Yankee player table numbers, tall vases with floating candles, 8-10 votives, menu cards, navy light blue and white beach glass, navy napkins, white linen


Food/Menu: The Omni: cocktail hour had passed crudité and  and a fajita station, dinner was Caesar salad, beef or chicken with sides.


Cake Vendor and Flavor: The cake was paid for through the Omni but I believe they ordered it elsewhere since we wanted cupcakes and a mini cake just for us. Flavors listed above in picture πŸ™‚


Favors: Donation to ASPCA


DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ – Destination One Entertainment Gary was AMAZING! He did our lighting as well for a great price.


Bachelorrete (when/what): 4th of July weekend in NYC. Burlesque show, drinks, Karaoke


Rentals: Amanda Rose Weddings


Photographer: Beacon Photography – Mike Edde was probably the best vendor we selected hands down.


Officiant: Rich Smreczak


Where are you and the groom staying?: At the Omni in separate rooms… I had the suite the night before ;P

Post # 11
9 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

Wedding Date: June 7, 2014

Engagement Length: 1yr 4 months

How many are coming?:  145-160

Colors: Champagne/tan, Hydrangea Blues 

Theme: Modern w/southern charm

Wedding Party(#s): 7 on each side

City and State of Wedding: Murrells Inlet, SC

Ceremony (where, time):  Wachesaw Plantation Club @430p

Reception (where, time): Wachesaw Plantation Club @530p

Dress Style: Unsure, Sottero maybe

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Undecided

Honeymoon Location: TBD…Australia, London or a cruise have been discussed.

Flowers: Blue Hydrangeas & White Roses

First Dance Song: Letting him pick it

Centerpieces: Vases with floating candles and some with hydrangeas..different heights, placed on a burlap runner

Food/Menu: Buffet Style Dinner w Chicken, Fish and Pork Option

Cake Vendor and Flavor: Cupcake table, cupcake tower w 6″ cake topper. Cupcakes by Cravinley’s…taste amazing!

Favors: Customized Beer Koozies

DJ/Band/Ipod: Shopping for one now

Bachelorrete (when/what): Either Myrtle Beach Hibachi/Sushi, Martinis, kareoke, etc  or San Diego

Rentals: none yet

Photographer: Carolina Studios

Officiant: Not sure

Where are you and the groom staying?: Wachesaw Plantation Cottages

Post # 12
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

So excited that I can finally start doing this!!

Wedding Date: October 10, 2014

Engagement Length: 3 loooong years (minus about 12 days)

How many are coming?:  Inviting 160


Theme: No theme, really – Lowcountry Formal?

Wedding Party(#s): 6 each side

City and State of Wedding: Charleston, SC

Ceremony (where, time): Legare Waring House @ 6pm

Reception (where, time):  Legare Waring House @ 7pm

Dress Style: Not sure yet, probably going custom.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair/makeup – not sure who yet.

Honeymoon Location: Not a clue!

Flowers (and also our planners): Lori with Blue Planet Green Events – love. her. 

First Dance Song: This is going to be a tough one.

Centerpieces: Not sure yet. 

Food/Menu: Southern Soul Food, probably family style.

Cake Vendor and Flavour: This will depend on who our caterer is… 

Favours: Will be making a donation in lieu of favors. 

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ – interviewing those next week, hopefully.

Bachelorrete (when/what): Trying to do Cinco de Mayo, in Miami 

Rentals: Probably Snyder.

Photographer: Nick Milak. Love him!

Officiant: Friend of ours.

Where are you and the groom staying?: Night before, he’ll probably stay with his parents, I’ll probably be at a hotel with the girls, not sure where.


Btw, @SassyGiraffe: you’re getting married on my birthday! πŸ˜€ 

Post # 13
9 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

@lizzieb:  How fun!! I haven’t been able to log in due to forgotten password. The only thing I was hesitant about for that date is the heat in SC can get bad that time of year. Also, it’s right after Mother’s Day, so when/if I become a mom I think my anniversary and that will be very close together hahah (less gifts & flowers) ;0)


Post # 14
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am surprised I haven’t done this yet. 

Wedding Date: October 20, 2013

Engagement Length: It will be a little under 27 months when we get married

How many are coming?:  Inviting 50, expecting 35

Colors: Grey, coral, peach, cream

Theme: I had a rustic chic thing going until I realized I didn’t want to worry about all the details the day of so we are going much much simpler now. 

Wedding Party(#s): 3 each side

 City and State of Wedding: Charleston, SC

Ceremony (where, time): McCrady’s (Gallery Room) @ 530

Reception (where, time):  McCrady’s (Gallery Room) @ 7pm

Dress Style: Brides by Demetrios 532 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Paper Dolls

Honeymoon Location: I am a Ph.D. student so that’s not in our immediate future

Flowers (and also our planners): Possibly the designer at Loluma

First Dance Song: Then by Brad Paisley

Centerpieces: Simple spray painted white mason jars filled with neutral fluffy flowers set on the table which will have charcoal table cloths and peach or coral napkins

Food/Menu: Shrimp and grits, prime rib

Cake Vendor and Flavour: Desserts through McCrady’s (mini cheesecakes, chocolate mousse, macaroons)

Favours: None. I hate favors, they always get tossed.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ – someone from Jay Maxwell

Bachelorrete (when/what): Wine tasting weekend in the Finger Lakes of NY

Rentals: Probably Snyder

Photographer: Stephen Blackmon-very excited!

Videographer: Low Country Wedding Films

Officiant: Friend of ours

Where are you and the groom staying?: Vendue Inn, our favorite


Post # 15
6 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

Wedding Date: June 20, 2014

Engagement Length: 1 year 3 months

How many are coming?:  78

Colors: navy & gray

Theme: Simple and Pretty?

Wedding Party(#s): 6 on each side 

City and State of Wedding: Charleston, SC

Ceremony (where, time): Lowndes Grove Plantation @ 6pm

Reception (where, time):  Lowndes Grove Plantation @ 6:30pm

Dress Style: not sure yet!

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Paper Dolls

Honeymoon Location: Still deciding, but possibly Belize!

Flowers: Wild Flowers Inc.

First Dance Song: More Than You’ll Ever Know-Travis Tritt

Centerpieces: square vases with white hydrangeas

Food/Menu: Fish Catering, southern cuisine stations

Cake Vendor and Flavour: No cake for us!

Favours: ???

DJ/Band/Ipod: AJ with Ascend Entertainment

Bachelorrete (when/what): ??

Rentals: Event Works

Planner: Francesca with Pure Luxe Bride

Photographer: Magnolia Photography

Officiant: Fiance’s grandmother πŸ™‚

Where are you and the groom staying?: Folly Beach for the week leading up to the wedding, not sure for wedding night

Post # 16
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Wedding Date: October 12, 2013

Engagement Length: 4 years, 6 months, and 11 days

How many are coming?:  there will be 11, including the bride and groom & attendants

Colors: peach, pink, yellow and mint green ~ sherbet

Theme: Simple and classic

Wedding Party(#s): Only our children and my 2 nephews. My son is 13, and my girls are 9 and 7. My nepehews are 3 and 2.

City and State of Wedding: Charleston, SC

Ceremony (where, time): White Point Gradens @ 2pm

Reception (where, time):  ?

Dress Style: Lace ballgown

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Paper Dolls

Honeymoon Location: Cruise to either the Carribean or HI

Flowers: DIY (more to come later)

First Dance Song: Not sure when we will get one, we will be having a reception in a year. I have not planned any of that yet.

Centerpieces: “…..”

Food/Menu: BBQ

Cake Vendor and Flavour: DIY with a friend

Favours: Candy buffet

DJ/Band/Ipod: N/A, we may play some instrumental but there will be no partying in our church.

Bachelorrete (when/what): N/A

Rentals: N/A

Planner: Myself

Photographer: Have not found one yet

Officiant: Reynold’s Treasures

Where are you and the groom staying?: Not sure yet, trying to decide when exactly we will be taking the honeymoon. Immediately after, or a delayed, this will determine where we stay.


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