Real Weddings ~ Summer 2010

The Summer 2010 issue features a selection of inspiring real weddings from across the South, ranging from a sweet garden affair to a spectacular, ultra-luxe celebration. One groom met his beautiful bride in a doctor's office, while another couple literally met for the first time when they were in kindergarten. Kindergarten, you ask? Yes, but don't be silly! Their love story didn't start that early! Their romance blosssomed many years later while they were in high school. Our Louisana bride met her husband in New York city when her neighbors across the hall invited her to a party and our Georgia bride and groom met each other while working at a restaurant in Michigan. One of our Charleston, SC couples missed one opportunity to connect, then finally met years later in Richmond, VA, while another pair met at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA, then married in Williamsburg, VA. Don't miss Sarah and Nathan's spectacular engagement story involving a castle in Germany or Jon's proposal to Anne by a lighthouse on the beach.

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Melanie and Chris:
Photography: Nancy Ray Photography. Event Coordination and Florals: A Charleston Bride. Ceremony: Boone Hall Plantation. Reception Location: The Cotton Dock. Catering and Baker: Duvall Catering. Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas. Ceremony Music: Joe Clarke Big Band. Reception Music: Bryan Mahanes of Other Brother Entertainment. Bridal Gown: Amsale. Hair: Affair Hair by Tanesha. Groom's Attire: J.Crew. Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals. Transportation: Absolutely Charleston.

Lindsay and Tim:
Photography: Eleise Theuer Photography. Wedding Consultant: Weddings by Michelle. Ceremony Location: Wren Chapel. Reception Venue: Fountain Garden, Rockefeller House and Oval Gardens at the Williamsburg Inn. Florist: Bloom - The Art of Flowers. Baker: Magic Cupboard. Party Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals, Skyline Tent Company and custom linens through BBJ Linen. Catering: Williamsburg Inn. Invitations: Studio Olivine. Custom Map: Illustration: Oohlafroufrou. Calligraphy: Pascale Collins. Ceremony Music: Fritz Pro Music. Reception Music: BS&M Band. Bridal Gown: Anne Barge through Bella Rose Bridal. Makeup: Bridesmaid by Kim Wadsworth. Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters through Williamsburg Bridal. Ladies' Custom Jewelry: M&N Jewelry. Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Suits through Williamsburg Bridal and ties custom made from Cyberoptix Tie Lab. Transporation: Unique Car Service. Lighting: Blue Steel Pro Lighting.

Amanda and Justin:
Photography: Liga Photography. Ceremony and Reception Venue: Casa Feliz. Florist: Petals by Design. Baker: Anna Cakes. Catering and Party Rentals: Arthur's Catering. Invitations: Rifle Design. Ceremony Music: Dolce Chamber Players. Reception Music: Buzzcatz. Bridal Gown: Melissa Sweet through Priscilla of Boston. Groom's Attire: Sam's Tailor three-piece suit. Groomsmen Attire: Trafalgar bow ties. Lighting: Kaleidoscope Production Services.

Sarah and Nathan:
Photography: Millie Holloman Photography. Wedding Consultant, Designer, Florals and Wedding Programs: Salt Harbor Designs. Ceremony Location: St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Reception Venue: Bellamy Mansion. Baker: Nicki's Cakes. Party Rentals: Party Suppliers, Harborside Event Rentals. Catering: Milner's Catering. Invitations: Inky Lips Press. Ceremony Music: Redding and Lydia Farlow. Reception Music: Chicago Spazmatics. Bridal Gown: Amsale with Vera Wang embellishment through Nitsa's. Getaway Dress: Amsale through Nitsa's. Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier and J.Crew. Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein and Men's Wearhouse. Transportation: Wilmington Trolley Company and couple's red vespa scooter. Favors: Coastal Cupcakes. Nerd Glasses: Lynch's Theatrical Department Store. Parade Accordionist: Frankie Gerald. Lighting: High Performance Lighting. PA, backline and sound production: Rockin' the House Sound. Videography: Life Stage Films.

Anne and Jon:
Photography: Gayle Brooker Photography. Wedding Planning and Design: Kristin Newman Designs. Floral and Event Design: Gathering Floral + Event Design. Ceremony Location: St. Mary of the Annunciation Roman Catholic Church. Cocktail Hour. Gibbes Museum of Art. Reception Venue: Hibernian Hall. Baker: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal. Catering: Cru Catering. Party Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals. Invitations, Stationery and Wedding Papers: Sideshow Press and The RSVP Shoppe. Calligrapher: Elizabeth Porcher Jones Calligraphy. Ceremony Music: Organ by Mark Thomas and String Quartet from Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Reception Music: Quiana Parler and Friends and Kevin Hackler Jazz Ensemble through Other Brother Entertainment. Bridal Gown: Lela Rose through Gown Boutique of Charleston. Bridemaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo through Gown Boutique of Charleston. Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Grady Ervin & Co. Transportation: Absolutely Charleston and Star Limousine Service.

Mila and Joe:
Photography: Paul Johnson Photography. Day of Wedding Coordinator: Stephanie Tate. Ceremony Location: Central Park. Reception Venue: Caliza Pool. Florist: Lois Owens. Baker: Sylvia Weinstock. Party Rentals: Nuage Designs. Catering: Townsend Catering. Invitations, Stationery and Wedding Papers: Bye George, Betsey Mortimer. Ceremony Music: New Gulf Choir. Reception Music: Super T Tyrone Smith. Bridal Gown: Rivini through Bridals by Lori. Bridesmaid Shoes: Christian Louboutin. Matron of Honor Dress: Alexander McQueen. Groomsmen Attire: Custom by J. Reese. Transporation: Transportation Sunshine. Mermaid: Izon Model. Officiant: Reverend Tim Kallum.

Beth and Josh:
Photography: A Bryan Photo. Wedding Consultant: Get Polished Events. Ceremony and Reception Venue: Houmas House. Florist: Dunn & Sonnier Flowers. Baker: The Royal Cakery. Party Rentals: Urban Earth Design Studios. Catering: Latil's Landing Restaurant. Invitations, Stationery and Wedding Papers: All designed by bride, save the dates printed by Bella Figura. RSVP, map, events, rehearsal dinner, wedding programs and tags printed by Mercurio Brothers Printing and screen printed welcome bags printed by Standard Deluxe, Inc. Calligrapher: Janet Lee Brady. Ceremony Music: Nola String Quartet. Reception Music: Bobby J and Stuff Like That Band. Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier through Bridal Galleria. Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew. Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Banana Republic. Transportation: Calco Travel, Inc. Videography: Studio Vieux Carre.

Angela and Matt:
The Schultzes. Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Palmer Building. Florist: Erica Cavanagh. Catering: Family Catering Service. Invitations: Designed by Natalie Osborne. Ceremony Music: Haley Jack. Reception Music: All The Right Grooves. Bridal Gown: Purchased at La France. Bridesmaid Dresses: The Limited. Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein. Sewing: Laura at Matthews Alterations. Transportation: London Taxi through Dunhill Hotel.

Qunnie and Eric:
Photography: Bella Grace Studios. Wedding Coordinator: Ashely Baber Weddings. Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Inn at Serenbe. Florist, Catering, Baker and Party Rentals: Gloriosa. Napkins: Bumble Bee Linens. Invitations: Rifle Paper Co. Ceremony and Reception Music: Nicole Chilemmi. Bridal Gown: Watters and Watters through Macy's. Bridesmaid Dresses: Vineyard. Groom and Groomsmen Attire: J.Crew. Groom's tie from J. Press and Groomsmen's ties from Banana Republic. Vintage chargers and cake stands purchased on Ebay.


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