Real Wedding: Katie & Blaine

Posted January 20, 2015

It’s not every day that we get to be part of a wedding that is so sweetly steeped in tradition and family. This was truly a special day to see Katie & Blaine celebrate. This darling couple met in Kindergarten and later became high school sweethearts, so it was a sweet culmination of their longtime love as they finally got to say “I Do” on May 10th. Despite pouring rain, unexpected power outages and loss of air conditioning, this couple could not have been more radiant. They were absolutely delighted to share their perfect day with their closest family & friends. This was truly a masterful mix of old and new- the bridal party was decked out in fresh, crisp greys accented with touches of vintage blush tones. The floor length, sleeveless grey dresses and men’s bow ties were accessorized with the most classic and southern of all traditions- monograms! The bridesmaids carried simple, scalloped white hankies (detailed with fresh pink monograms) wrapped around their bouquets of pink peonies. The bride’s elegant dress was perfectly complemented with a classic pearl bracelet and french twist up do.

Elise and Grace from the I Do crew were thrilled to be part of the action as the couple got married at the historic Earle Street Baptist Church, where Katie’s parents exchanged their vows 30 years earlier. It was such a unique and special aspect of this beautiful day. This lovely couple that had been waiting for this day for so long delighted their family and friends when the groom said, “I Do!” before the minister even finished his sentence! Everyone laughed and we LOVED this special memory- it made this moment even more special and full of love.

After the ceremony, the rain stopped in one of those “heaven orchestrated, perfect wedding day” moments and the wedding party and their guests moved to the other end of Greenville’s Main Street, at Zen to begin celebrating the night away. Zen was the perfect reception location for this combination of modern and classic elements. The sleek furniture and modern ambiance fit their day perfectly. Paper lantern lighting added just the right touch of warmth and intimacy. Greg Foster at Bloom did such a great job accenting the space with the understated, elegant and classic arrangements that featured gorgeous greenery and fresh white and pops of pinks. Their amazing day was captured by Jennifer Stuart Photography. Jennifer wrote a great post about their day that you can check out and see awesome photos, here! We love working with Jennifer-  she and I Do had the pleasure of helping with for Karen and Scott, all the way back in 2011.

After enjoying tasty fare by The Good Life catering, the wedding party and guests were ready to have some fun. The band, Finesse, kicked off the party by calling up all the bridesmaids and groomsman to dance to “Brick House” which was a hit- everyone loved dancing, watching and taking pictures to this fun moment! The band definitely put on a show, and everyone loved it! To wrap up the evening, guests waved glow sticks as the bride and groom exited in classic, 1960 light blue Buick convertible. It was the perfect touch to wrap up this modern, classic couple’s day! Check out the pictures below for more details: