Northern bride meets southern groom. Danni and Jason got married on a Sunday in October with so many fun and personal touches. Take the bride’s wedding gown—what a gorgeous layer of lace with a nice, soft ribbon and floral piece detail. She hung the dress on a hanger with her new last name and matching ribbon tied at the top. Danni decided to combine comfort and style with a pair of purple (yea, she loves purple as you’ll see later) tieks. Here at the I Do office, these are a pair of HIGHLY coveted shoes! Please visit their website to join the need-those-shoes-now club. The ladies got ready in a swanky Courtyard Marriott hotel room. Katie Cotton of Cotton Rouge especially spoiled the bride and her bridesmaids with a flawless look. If you glance through the photos, you will see how natural Danni looks, with her bridal “glow” shining through. The bride selected some timeless jewelry to complement her bridal get-up. Her grandmother provided the something borrowed for Danni, a lovely cream colored handkerchief. The bride and the girls had some bright and colorful socks to keep their tootsies warm. They had a great time going outside to take pictures together and peep over their flowers (provided by Me and Me Designs). Meanwhile, down the street, Jason and his groomsmen were having a pre-ceremony cocktail at High Cotton and making their way over to the ceremony site.
Larkin’s Courtyard was the place for Danni & Jason to tie the knot. Following the ever-so-popular trend, a sign welcomed the guests as they arrived and asked them to pick a seat not a side, today we are all family. Me and Me added the perfect amount of color to the courtyard with their altar arrangement. Trio 864 filled the courtyard with wedding music as the bridal party, bride, and her father walked down the aisle. The ceremony included readings by the groom’s sister and a close family friend. The bride and groom exchanged tearful vows and enjoyed their first kiss as husband and wife.
The newlyweds and the bridal party took some fun pictures (love the imitation of the sailors dancing—check those out below) while the guests walked over to the Certus Loft. There was a plethora of details for the eye to take in starting with a frame with string which held all the names and table assignments (purple, of course). A table adorned with photos of the happy couple and a guest book met the guests as well. As they entered the loft, a well stocked bar was geared up for the family and friends. Danni and Jason had a special cocktail which everyone really enjoyed throughout the night. They had personalized koozies to dress up drinks and keep them cold. Note the pops of color we selected for the tablescapes. The gray and purple worked well with chivari chairs from Professional Party Rentals. Danni purchased the wooden table number holders and Me and Me did a fantastic job on the centerpieces. The signs on the bride and groom’s chairs were so fabulous from none other than Etsy, the site where so many wedding items are created. The bride’s sign was of NY state and was labeled “Yankee Bride” and Jason’s chair had a SC sign entitled “Southern Groom.”
The bridal party and the bride and groom were announced into the loft by the Party Machine. Danni’s stepfather gave a heartwarming welcome and speech to everyone. The bride and groom had their first dance and guests could barely stay away from the food which Danni’s Uncle Mike prepared (Granata’s Catering). This food was so tasty… just imagine meat displays, pasta stations, salads… practically everywhere you looked there was more delicious food! Somehow guests still managed to save room from Danni & Jason’s rustic cake from the Bakery Off Augusta. Granata’s Catering also had a S’more station—YUM!
After everyone had eaten to their heart’s content, it was time to dance it off! Guests of all ages hit the dance floor. At the end of the night, the guests made their own bag of candy to take home as well as some monogrammed cookies. Danni and Jason opted for a bright glow stick send off. Check out all the pictures from taken by none other than Red Apple Tree Photography. Big thank you to them for doing such a great job and always being so great to work with!