Monday, March 22, 2010

My Best Friend's Wedding

My best friend Elizabeth got married this weekend and I can't believe it's all over! We have been planning our weddings together and it has been a blast! She married a wonderful guy and everything was absolutely perfect! They got married at The Citadel's Summerall Chapel in Charleston and it was such beautiful ceremony! The chapel is so pretty! Their reception was at The Citadel Beach House on the Isle of Palms and that place was breathtaking! It was 80 degrees and sunny on Saturday and was the perfect day for a Charleston wedding! Here are a few pictures of their special day:
She was such a beautiful bride and I hope that her and Ben are enjoying their week in St. Lucia!

My mom and I hosted her Bridal Brunch on the day of the wedding in Charleston and everything turned out so pretty! We rented tables and chairs and did all of the decor ourselves. I was so proud of us! The pink flowers were my favorite part! We used some of the milk glass for my own wedding and some clear candle holders for the centerpieces. We served pimento cheese biscuits, an assortment of different quiches, mixed fruit, and lemon cake for dessert. Everything was so tasty! Everyone really enjoyed themselves and they were all so impressed by the beautiful location! 

Our fabulous location...Rainbow Row!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

FINALLY!!!

The one thing that has been stressing me out the most with this wedding is FINALLY taken care of!! What do you think it is? Something important like my dress, or accessories, or maybe the food?? NO...the freaking tablecloths! I have spent the past YEAR trying to find the right color green linens to suit me. My mom was starting to get fed up with me being so picky over colors of green (some were too lime, some too light, some too pukey) so I finally had to make a decision. AHHH!! I hate making decisions!

From the beginning, I have wanted the pop of green in our wedding to be a pear/apple green color. I got some swatches from the two sweet girls from CB Events (check them out!) and was so excited that they saw my vision! They found the perfect colors/fabrics for me and I couldn't be more thrilled!

I decided to use Pistachio Crinkle on the big tables under the tent at The Duncan Estate (picture this with those pretty gold chairs!!!):
Love, Love, Love. The color is PERFECTO! I also really love the texture! Gorgeous!

The beautiful ladies at CB Events steered me towards choosing two linen colors to break things up a little bit, so I chose Apple Green Lamour for all of the cocktail tables and my sweetheart table underneath the tent. 
This is showing up more like mint green but in real life it is a really pretty true apple green. Love the texture of this too!

I am so excited to have this finished! I really think it's going to tie everything all together! Can't wait to see how it looks on June 5!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Church

The other day I decided to go to the church where our ceremony is and take some pictures with my fancy camera! It is so hard to plan the ceremony without having a picture of the sanctuary in front of me, so now I have plenty! 

Our ceremony is at Bethel United Methodist Church in downtown Spartanburg and is absolutely beautiful! I always knew that I wanted to get married in a traditional southern church and this is exactly what I wanted. My home church in Simpsonville is very contemporary so that made the decision to get married in Spartanburg much easier.

Here are some of the pictures from my little photo shoot!

Can't wait to walk down that gorgeous long aisle to meet my handsome groom!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Empire State of Mind

I have some really big, exciting news!

This Sweet Carolina Bride is moving to the big city...New York City, that is!

For someone that has lived in a 30 mile radius in South Carolina my whole life and has never been north of Pennsylvania; this is a big deal! Joe and I decided that he is going to Pace for law school and we are both thrilled! He is excited to get back above the Mason Dixon line after being in SC for 4 years.

We are going up there at the end of March to apartment/job hunt and I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!