Real Wedding: Suzanne & Tyler

Posted January 12, 2016

Do you love men in uniform as much as we do? We sure hope so. The church bells chimed at ten ’til, (a traditional touch not seen often anymore, but we love how it builds anticipation before the processional) signaling it was time for the ceremony to begin. After the bridal party took their places, the ceremony musicians began the bridal march that gave everyone goosebumps: a Pachelbel Meets U2 mashup. It begins with the classic version of Pachelbel’s Canon with a piano and cello, then slowly transitions into a full blown band rendition of that same classic piece with a guitar, bass, and drums. It was a gorgeous start to Suzanne and Tyler’s wedding full of beautifully observed time honored touches: the ringing of the church bell, ushers leading guests in and out of their seats, formal bridal party attire (including full Navy dress regalia, yes please) and the ceremonial sword arch as the couple exited the building afterward.

The reception was a nonstop party from the moment guests arrived. Their reception was held at an established country club with amazing views, including the one that greeted guests as they walked through the door. Just inside the entrance sat the couple’s gorgeous six tier cake with fondant icing and intricate detailing. Perched on a large antique silver cake stand, surrounded by pink rose petals and a big rose bouquet topper, it was a fantastic welcome for guests, and a not so subtle hint that the party they were about to enjoy was going to be epic!

The groomsmen, still in their military dress, started the party with a surprise Top Gun performance. Guests munched on crowd-pleasing favorites like a mashed potato bar, bite-size crab cakes, tempura chicken, and mac-n-cheese. The Embers, a huge beach music band native to South Carolina, had the dance floor packed from start to finish. Guests were reluctant to stop to see the bride and groom off as they drove away in a mustang convertible. Any wedding party where you don’t want to take off your dancing shoes is the best party ever in our book!  Congrats Suzanne and Tyler!

Florist: Greg Foster  :|:  Ceremony Venue: Covenant United Methodist Church
Officiant: Darren Hook  :|:  Reception Venue + Catering: Thornblade Club
Photobooth: Shutterbooth  :|:  Photographer: Raycroft Art
Ceremony Musicians: Mulfinger String Quartet | Tony Christopher {Drums}
Matt Dingledine {Guitar} 
Wendy Curtis {Piano}  :|:  Hair + Makeup: Cotton Rouge
I Do Crew: Elise | Monica  :|:  
Videographer: Carlisle Videography
Cake: Tasteful Elegance  :|:  Band: The Embers feat. Craig Woolard