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Bride Maiya shares her glamorous Hitching Post Hill wedding filled with dark, moody florals.

During our editorial shoot season, I search through hundreds of gorgeous gowns to find just the right ones to tell the sartorial stories in our print features. And I’ll admit, I occasionally play favorites. I may also play favorites with our real weddings gowns. I can’t help it!

So as the fashionista in the office, I am extra excited for y’all to meet Maiya! Her Calla Blanche is currently giving me all the heart eyes. I mean, the glamorous, beaded bodice; the classic, A-line satin skirt; and that dramatic, deep V back? Y’all. It’s the perfect fit for her dark, moody florals and the “formal but not stuffy,” dinner party vibe she and her beau Ryan worked with their vendors to create (think: “when men wore formal dinner jackets to meals at home,” says Maiya.) This Mad Men-loving gal can absolutely get on board with that!

Thanks for sharing, Robert Chicoine!

I developed the idea for patterns while hand-creating the invitation suite. It was a two-dimensional opportunity to select patterns, colors, textures, and metallic, similar to selecting finishes for a house but in paper form. Once I found an invite card, a discontinued wallpaper that I used to line the envelopes, a gold, black, and white floral paper, and fabric studs, I had all the same elements I’m used to working with on a much smaller scale. The diamond-shaped studs on the band holding the papers together once again pulled together patterns as a theme for our wedding. Using the thermography heater was one of the most fun projects, I used it to seal each invite closed with our gold foil crest, which I then also used to create custom name place cards for each guest that also contained the menu for the evening.

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Being a designer and a creative type, any time a textile needed to be chosen I was in heaven. So for my bridesmaid dresses, I placed a lot of pressure on myself to come up with something unique. I’m still a little impressed by how well it worked out. Once I found the first dress that had a lattice pattern on it, I decided to see how I could incorporate that pattern within the moody dusty color palette I was working with. I love the pattern because it reminds me of spending time in formal English gardens; it was a nice nod to my heritage. My florist will tell you that the only color that was off the table was red. And any other colors were fair game so long as they had a patina and richness to them. All of the dresses were unique, but incorporated the diamond and floral lattice pattern. The colors all blended so well with each other and incorporated many of the details I love most in fashion: lace, brocade, silk chiffon, and beading. While I selected all of the dresses, they decided who wanted to wear what.

Being able to relax during cocktail hour and enjoying the company of our guests was important for us, so planning a first look was the smartest choice. Our close friend and photographer, Robert Chicoine, also encouraged us to do a first look because he knew how important capturing real emotion in the photographs would be. He was also working with film and wanted to capture as much natural light as possible. When we met with all our vendors, we emphasized the importance of the evening feeling as though we were hosting a large dinner party. My exact words were something obnoxious like “imagine when men wore formal dinner jackets to meals at home.” We both like formality but not stuffiness, and knowing our guests came from all over the world to celebrate with us, we didn’t want to miss a single minute of our party. By having a first look, we were able to take a few moments of time for ourselves to reflect and enjoy before the day became the happiest blur of our lives.

I ultimately found my dress while shopping in New York with one of my bridesmaids and my husband’s cousin. We spent the weekend in a cloud of white dresses, delicious food, and laughter. After pulling apart the boutiques and doing everything they tell you not to do (including trying on dresses without knowing how much they cost), my friend found the perfect dress with the most elegant beading and a full satin skirt. I tried it on at Wedding Atelier and immediately knew it was the one. When else in my life would I be able to wear something like that?

Isn’t there a saying about how the best things are in your own backyard? We searched all over the country for a wedding venue and ended up finding the perfect location less than a mile from our house. We knew we wanted a small intimate feeling for our wedding, but the elegance and grandness you find on old historic plantations and manors. Having too much or too little space can impact the entire feel of the event. Most of the beautiful spaces we toured either required serious décor changes or impossible-to-find rentals to realize our vision. When we first toured Hitching Post Hill, we immediately felt at home with enough feeling of wonder and curiosity because of the owner’s one-of-a-kind French art collections and old-world charm. Hitching Post Hill had all of the things we were looking for: historical significance, a beautiful huge front porch, and owner/proprietors with impeccable taste.

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What were some of the most meaningful or special parts of your ceremony? Did you write your own vows? One of the most special parts of our ceremony was what was unplanned. Put simply, we got married in the most beautiful living room I have ever encountered. The living room was our “plan B” in case of rain but during our planning stages, it was more of a joke. It wasn’t going to rain on our wedding day! We were going to get married on the front lawn with the estate in the background! Well it rained, for both our rehearsal dinner and wedding day.

Our officiant took the opportunity to surprise us during the ceremony and go off-script, making us turn to face everyone standing with us during our short ceremony. We stood and reflected about how as one unit, our support system of family and friends (literally) stood with us as we took our vows and began our married life. We wrote our own vows, taking pieces of our beliefs that we plan to hold each other to throughout our life. We also decided rather than each repeating vows separately we would repeat the words together, starting our promise to each other in unison. Just as we plan to travel through life, as one!

What was your most memorable moment from your wedding day? The entire day was overwhelmingly beautiful. We will never forget the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gather all of our family and friends in one place, share dinner under the stars, listen to live music, and dance the night away.

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What was your favorite detail from your wedding? Seeing the transformation that our florist, Porter and Ives, made to our venue! She made the outdoor tent and carriage house into a candlelit outdoor garden room complete with bowls overflowing with fruit for our dinner feast under a 300+ year old champion tree. The vines she hung in our ceremony space were a work of art, and the heirloom roses she works with filled the house and tent with an unbelievable scent. Working with the owners of Hitching Post Hill was also an amazing experience. They are talented graphic designers and had so many unique objects that we wove into the outdoor area as well, such as fireplace mantels and original doors that we placed inside the tent to create a magical warm environment.

What was Southern about your wedding? An outdoor dinner party under a 300+ year old champion tree nestled next to a Greek revival house and taking portraits on the wrap-around porch is about as Southern as it gets. Our band and dance floor used to be a carriage house. We also used Southern touches such as old fashioned drinks from the bar, sweet potato pie as part of our dessert spread, lawn games, and had tons of green, white, and peach pumpkins from Ryan’s family farm.

Tell us your love story in one sentence. College sweethearts who fell in love in the rain.
Tell us all about the proposal! Ryan picked me up from work on a Friday evening to celebrate our five-year anniversary. Little did I know, he had been busy working with a local jeweler to design my engagement ring and incorporate stones from his grandmother into the setting. (Cue the tears.) He proposed on the roof of the Kennedy Center overlooking the monuments in DC. The part of the story he loves to tell is that I made him propose twice. It all happened so quickly and I was in such a state of amazement that I barely remembered him getting down on one knee and I wanted to cement it in my mind. So I asked him to get down on one knee again. Of course, the natural thing to ask of someone who just confessed their love to you is to make them do it again.
When did y’all get married? October 1st, 2016
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 70+
Tell us the highlights of finding your wedding dress. My friends and family know that I like to wear well-structured clothing with embellished details, so searching for a wedding gown online and in magazines was frustrating because nothing seemed right. I wanted the skirt from one, the beading from another, the fabric of another dress, and the back of a top in my closet. For years my mother has catered to my fashion whims and helped me create items that suit my petite frame. My mother has altered almost every dress I have ever worn. So when I started to look for a wedding dress, I knew no matter what, I was not going to put her through that for this. But she gave me the foundation and appreciation for what a quality dress should look and feel like.
What was your favorite thing about wedding planning? Taking my love of interior design and using those same visual cues and inspirations with event design was an incredible experience. I couldn’t believe how similar the planning was. I worked with familiar things but in a different way. For example, I subtly infused a diamond-shape pattern and large dark moody florals to many aspects of the design in order to give the feeling of a Dutch still life painting. As a theme, they found their way into my bridesmaid dresses and onto the invitations, china, and tablescape. It was something that few people probably noticed, but was a key component to unifying the look. That’s how I like to create unfussy unity in spaces.
What advice would you give to someone currently planning a wedding? Don’t get too caught up in the process and forget the reasons why you are getting married. We kept our future marriage and our love and respect for each other at the top of our priority list. Planning our wedding was a way to share our love with those most important to us. If you and your partner are not already a team, become one. This is not the time to not communicate as a unit. Always have a plan B, acknowledge that some things are outside of your control, and that you just have to let some things go. But stay on top of your planning early so that everything two days out (if not sooner) can be forgotten about. Re-read every contract you are sent with a magnifying glass and recognize that no one, not even your wedding planner, cares more about your wedding than you do. That is 100% normal and to be expected.
Did you have something borrowed, blue, old, and new? If so, do tell! I borrowed my mom’s earrings, blue was covered by the sapphire ring I received from one of my mother’s closet friends at my bridal shower that my amazing bridesmaids planned for me. My something old was my great-grandmother’s diamond and sapphire art deco bracelet, and the new item, no surprise, was my dress. And since I was planning on dancing all night, I didn’t put a six pence in my shoe.

Photographer: Robert Chicoine | Venue: Hitching Post Hill | Florist: Porter & Ives | Wedding Cake: Buttercream Bake Shop | Caterer: Spilled Milk Catering | Rentals: Select Event Group | Band: Bachelor Boys Band | Paper Products: Handmade by the Bride | Bride’s Gown: Calla Blanche | Bride’s Veil: Veiled Beauty | Bride’s Jewelry: Charles Schwartz & Son | Bridal Salon: Wedding Atelier | Hair and Makeup: Natalie and Jeff of Style Me Bar | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Rent the Runway | Bouquet Ribbons: Silk & Willow | Groom’s Attire: Charles Tyrwhitt | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Cipolla Rossa | Robes: Le Rose Gifts | Guest Accommodations, After Party, and Farewell Brunch: The Mayflower Hotel

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  1. avatar Mimi Winkelvoss reply

    It was a magical night and Maiya’s talent and effort took your breath away. She was truly the most beautiful bride I have ever seen!

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Bride Lauren shares her outdoor wedding at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens!

Where are my Bluegrass State gals? Today’s bride, Lauren, and her beau, Paul, are Kentucky natives, and did such a fabulous job of combining their pride in their home state with the beauty of their wedding destination (Charleston – always a good idea!). “‘Family’ and ‘Southern’ have always gone hand in hand for me,” Lauren told us, and by that marker, her wedding was a perfect fit for SW.

From dress shopping with a slew of family members to a ceremony arch built by Paul and his brother to pecan pralines lovingly made by Lauren and her mama, this wedding exudes homespun love and style. I’ll let Lauren tell you more about it, though, so keep reading for all of the details!

Thanks to Blue Ribbon Vendor The Happy Bloom for sharing Lauren and Paul’s day with us!

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What made you choose your ceremony and reception venues? We love traveling, so we always planned on doing a destination wedding. We visited Charleston while we were engaged and immediately fell in love with the natural beauty of the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. The plantation was founded in the 1600s and has so many beautiful and historic details. We held our ceremony on the banks of the Ashley River underneath the live oaks, which were draped in Spanish moss. I can’t imagine a more perfect place for a traditionally Southern wedding!

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I’m very family oriented, and I loved dress shopping with my mother, sister, and nieces! We loved seeing all the different styles and had so much fun trying them on. I knew I wanted a lot of lace and embellishments, so finding my Kenneth Winston “Ella Rosa” dress was so exciting. It was simple yet elegant, which is exactly what I wanted, and the dramatic train sealed the deal!

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What were some of the most meaningful parts of your ceremony? One of the most special parts of the ceremony was the reading performed by our eleven-year-old niece, Avery. She read ‘I carry your heart with me,’ by e.e. cummings. We practiced together for weeks, and she did so perfectly. I also shared my walk from the bridal suite to the altar with both my stepfather and my father. They have both played such a big role in my life, and I was so happy that I got to include them both.

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Did you decide to do a first look? We did. Seeing my husband before the ceremony was so reassuring, and made a world of difference in calming my nerves. It also really helped with our photography timeline and allowed us to enjoy our reception immediately after the ceremony ended!

What was your favorite detail from your wedding? My favorite detail was our arch, which was built by my husband and brother-in-law. We draped the arch with ivory fabric for an elegant look and Lori Denicola from Petaloso attached a beautiful bunch of eucalyptus in the corner. The fact that it was built by my husband made it that more special!

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We live in Kentucky and we tried to include details from home in our special day. Our first dance was a song about love and the mountains where we live. We also served bourbon and bourbon pecan pies to tie in our Kentucky bourbon heritage. My mother and I also made homemade pecan pralines to give as favors. Family and “Southern” have always gone hand-in-hand to me!

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Our cake was almond flavored and had a simple, white buttercream icing draped in flowers and greenery. We used greenery throughout our wedding to tie in the natural beauty of the gardens on the plantation. Our groom’s cake featured a handmade wooden topper with a kayaking couple that read, “Adventure awaits the Durhams.” My husband loves white water kayaking, so it was very special to him!

Tell us all about the proposal! Two years ago we planned a vacation to Kauai. We love hiking and spending time outdoors, so we spent most of our time exploring the beautiful island. A few days before we left, we hiked out to a cliff overlooking the ocean and the mountains of the Na Pali coastline. Paul set up our camera to “take some pictures,” and when we reached the overlook, he got down on one knee and proposed!
When did y’all get married? May 18, 2017
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 60
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding. For the bridal processional, we used Elvis’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” which was performed by our string violin-cello duo. My father is a huge Elvis fan and I always remember him singing Elvis songs throughout the house growing up! For our first dance, we chose “Shake the Frost,” by Tyler Childers. It’s a song by a local artist about love and the beautiful mountains of Kentucky where we live.
What was your favorite thing about wedding planning? Seeing our vision come to life! We planned our wedding from several states away and it was difficult to make all the important planning decisions from a distance, so I was unsure of how everything would turn out. In the end, everything came together so smoothly and perfectly and was far better than I had ever imagined!
What was the hardest part about planning your wedding? Indecision. Charleston has a huge wedding industry and there were so many beautiful options available for everything from rentals to flowers to food!
If you are comfortable responding, what range did your wedding budget fall into? $10,000-$25,000
What was one way you saved money or cut costs at your wedding? We had a very DIY attitude towards our wedding. My husband built our arch at home and we brought it to Charleston with us. My mother and I made homemade favors. I also provided most of the decor myself and was able to find many things on sale or while bargain hunting!
What was your most memorable moment from your wedding day? Our first look was very emotional. I was crying as soon as we reached the area where Paul was! It was so overwhelming to see him for the first time on our wedding day and made all of the hard work and planning so worth it!
What advice would you give to someone currently planning a wedding? You truly can’t do it alone. Our wedding coordinator was invaluable during our rehearsal and ceremony! She made the experience so much more stress-free for me. I would also advise including details that are fun for both them and their guests. We had an open bar, photo booth, and s’mores bar by the fire pit on the patio and our guests really enjoyed these details!

Photographer: The Happy Bloom | Planner: Holly Simpson with A Charleston Event | Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Magnolia Plantation and Gardens | Florist: Petaloso | Wedding Cake or Dessert Baker: Sablee | Caterer: Crazy Dutchman Catering | Rentals: Eventworks | Draping: Pure Luxe Bride | Band or DJ: Becky Lawson | Music: Charleston String Instruments | Paper Products: Minted | Bride’s Gown: BE295 by Ella Rosa | Bride’s Accessories and Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Hair Stylist: Valarie Bishop of The Cutting Edge | Makeup Artist: TeRae Reed | Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Pappell | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Stafford

The Happy Bloom is a delightful member of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

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  1. avatar The Happy Bloom reply

    Thank you for the lovely feature! xoxo! Happy Monday!

  2. avatar Svilen {Svatben Fotograf} reply

    Stunning photos, bright and crisp! Love the detail shots!

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Bride Allison shares her destination wedding at the dreamy Old Wide Awake Planation in South Carolina.

Please meet today’s darling bride, Allison! She and her beau Mike planned a beautiful Charleston celebration that was a destination wedding for both them and their families. And while planing a destination wedding (or a wedding outside of the town where you currently live!) can bring challenges. For Allison and Mike, it actually became one of their favorite things about the wedding planning process. Allison said, “We loved how many mini vacations Mike and I were able to take during the planning process. We visited Charleston 6 times in 19 months, and we had the best time each time we went.” She also recalls a trip where a canceled flight turned into road trip-adventure through a snow storm to make a few very important vendor appointments and some even more important memories. Keep scrolling to learn more about Allison and Mike, and of course, get all the heart eyes for their beautiful day!

Big hugs to Landon Jacob for sharing their South Carolina day with us!

What was your favorite detail from your wedding? In the months leading up to the wedding, I collected most of the vessels that the flowers and trinkets (koozies, programs, cards, etc.) went into from flea markets. It was a great way to add a very personal touch to the event and see my vision come to life. My florist, Fern, took my vision and ran farther than I ever thought possible with it. I was SO happy with the way the design of everything came out. Additionally, I incorporated my late grandmother’s veil as my “something old.” She was incredibly special to me, so it felt great having her with me on the day!

I started the dress search about 15 months prior to the wedding date (we had a 19 month engagement). I thought I found the dress of my dreams at my first appointment, Sarah Seven, and after learning that a trunk show where I could receive a sizable discount was occurring one month later, I knew I had to confirm my selection quickly. With that said, I went on a one-month mission to try on any dress that I was possibly interested in so that I could go back to Sarah Seven confident in my selection. Through my search, I realized that the dress I had originally loved was WAY different than anything I was drawn to at my other appointments. Heading back to the Sarah Seven trunk show, I was disappointed that I probably wouldn’t be taking advantage of the trunk show discounts. When I tried on the first dress I fell in love with, I realized it was completely wrong; luckily, thanks to the amazing Sarah Seven staff, they listened to the dresses I was loving at different designers & pulled out the most amazing dress I’d seen yet for me to try on. I knew it was my dress before even putting it on…but I did end up putting it on to confirm!

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We chose to have our wedding in Charleston, SC. Mike’s family is in New York and Florida, and he went to University of Georgia, so most of his friends/family were all on the east coast. Alison’s family & friends are all in Illinois, which means that she’d been to almost every venue she would have chosen for someone else’s wedding, which didn’t feel special. Charleston was a pretty random spot as we only had 2 sets of family/friends there, but it was one of our absolute favorite cities and a place that we thought our Midwest friends and family would love to visit. Once we chose Charleston, we thought we wanted to a plantation feel, but booked appointments of a variety of venue types in the city. Old Wide Awake Plantation, which we ended up choosing, was one of the first we saw, and it became the one that we compared every other to. When we first turned onto the driveway & the house came into view, it took our breath away and we could clearly picture our perfect wedding there.

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Did you decide to do a first look? Yes, we did a first look. We put so much thought and planning into the wedding of our dreams that we didn’t want to miss a single minute of it. Also, since we had a destination wedding, all of our guests were in from out of town, so we felt strongly about mingling as much as possible with everyone during our cocktail hour.

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Although it was quite short (our Midwestern guests aren’t used to being out in the SC heat!), the ceremony was incredibly special to us because of who we chose to preside over it. Mike played baseball at University of Georgia and during his time there, he became quite close to the Chaplain of the team, Mr. Ray Lawrence. The day after Mike asked me what I thought about having Mr. Ray marry us, Mike woke up to an out-of-the-blue text from Mr. Ray, and we knew asking him was right.

What was your most memorable moment from your wedding day? There were SO many, but one of the most memorable was Mike and me sitting down next to each other being served our dinner when the rest of our table was released to go to the buffet. It was such a small amount of time where it was just the two of us, but it allowed us to soak all of our planning efforts and amazing friends and families who had traveled for our special day.

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What was your favorite thing about wedding planning? I loved how creative I was able to be. I came up with a very clear vision of what I wanted, and I went to work finding the best vendors that could help me execute it. More importantly, I loved how many mini vacations Mike and I were able to take during the planning process. We visited Charleston 6 times in 19 months, and we had the best time each time we went. One of our favorite memories was when our flight was canceled due to a late February snowstorm, and we had such critical vendor appointments to make that we decided to rent an SUV and drive through the snow to make it. In hind-sight, not the best choice from a safety and sanity perspective, but it was such an adventure and great memory.

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What was Southern about your wedding? Because most of our guests were from the Midwest, we wanted to make sure we provided a great Southern meal. For appetizers, we had sweet potato & ham biscuits, bacon-wrapped scallops, tomato pies, and mini chicken & waffles. Then for dinner we had a buffet (not at all typical in the Midwest – we normally do seated and served dinners) of shrimp and grits, peach glazed pork tenderloin, smoked chicken, fresh green beans, mashed potatoes (both sweet and normal) and biscuits with herb butter and strawberry basil jam. I still get compliments on our food with many claiming it was the best wedding food they’ve ever had. We also incorporated Southern culture with the venue itself. It had such a great history, and I made sure to include it in the program so everyone in attendance could learn what a special place it was.

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I’m convinced we had the best baker in the game! We used Izzabee’s Confectioneries in Columbia, SC. I dream of the sweets table that she made for us to this day! We went with a small (basically just a personal one for Mike and me) lemon cake with strawberry cream and lemon curd icing as well as fresh whipped cream. It was a naked cake, and she combined all of that deliciousness in. For the rest of the sweets table we had homemade s’mores (the marshmallows & graham crackers were all from scratch), chocolate chip cookies with sea salt, homemade Oreos, brown butter Rice Krispie treats, mini apple, blueberry, and pecan pies, mini carrot cake and chocolate cupcakes, lemon curd & blueberry tarts, and homemade Twix tarts. INCREDIBLE! Because I knew the sweets would be such a hit, I made sure to include “Treat Bags” at the table so that guests could take some home.

Our music selections throughout the ceremony and reception were especially important to us – we started compiling a list of must-plays right after being engaged! I walked down the aisle to an acoustic version of “Then” by Brad Paisley played by a guitar player and violinist. This song was perfect for us lyrics-wise, it was a great change from the normal “Here comes the bride” and the tempo fit wonderfully. Walking back up the aisle we chose American Authors’ “Best Day of My Life” (again played on guitar & violin). This is one of our absolute favorite songs – it’s super fun, the lyrics fit perfectly, and it got the tone of the night started! To walk into our reception, we chose “This is What You Came For” by Rihanna and Calvin Harris. Being that it was a destination wedding, we thought it fit because let’s be honest, everyone comes for the party! Lastly, our first dance song was “You and Me” by Dave Matthews Band. As long as I’ve known Mike, he’s talked about having this as his first dance song, and after whittling our list down song after song (we compiled and listened to all suggestions on Friday nights while drinking wine) this one persisted. It was the PERFECT first dance song.

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Tell us your love story. Mike and I met at work. Mike worked at the company’s Atlanta office and I worked out of Chicago, but our roles had us working very closely. Then once Mike was transferred up to Chicago, the connection was obvious & the rest is history!
Tell us all about the proposal! Having recently brought home our beloved English Lab, Clarke, Mike asked me to take a random Friday off work to take the pup out to one of my favorite Illinois nature parks, Starved Rock. After about an hour into the hike, at the most scenic look out point, I turned around to see Mike down on one knee with Clarke sitting at his side. It was such a surprise and just perfect. After getting back to the car and calling friends and family to exclaim the great news, Mike let me know that we were headed to a fun restaurant back in Chicago to celebrate, just the two of us. Upon arriving at the restaurant, however, Mike pulled out his second surprise of the night – he had reserved a large private room at the restaurant and ensured all friends and family were in attendance to celebrate the engagement.
When did y’all get married? October 1, 2016.
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 120.
What was the hardest part about planning your wedding? The hardest part of planning the wedding was keeping my budget in check and trying to make sure all contributing family members were appeased!
If you are comfortable responding, what range did your wedding budget fall into? $25,000-$50,000.
What was one way you saved money or cut costs at your wedding? My venue didn’t require me to use any predetermined list of vendors, so I was able to go out and find vendors that fit into my budget. I also did a lot of things on my own that many people may have paid for (created guest thank you gifts, addressed invites, paid for design of my programs, maps, etc. but printed them myself).
What advice would you give to someone currently planning a wedding? If at all possible, do what will make you and your husband happy and don’t worry about anyone else. It’s your day, and you both deserve for it to be exactly what you want it to be.
Is there anything else you’d like to share about your wedding? It was the best day of my life. :)

Photographer: Landon Jacob | Planner: Jessica Rourke | Venue: Old Wide Awake Plantation | Florist:
Fern Floral & Event Design | Dessert Baker:  Izzabee’s Confectioneries | Caterer: Southern Way Catering | Rentals: Party Reflections | Lighting: Rob McKenzie | DJ: Other Brother Entertainment | Guitar Player: Gregory Guay | Paper Products: Magnificent Milestones | Bride’s Gown: “Stella” by Sarah Seven | Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist: MiKel Rumsey | Bride’s Shoes: “Romy Gold” by Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Varied Floor Length Tulle Gowns in Graphite by Amsale | Menswear: “Traveler Suit” in Grey by Jos A Bank | Guest Transportation: Coastal Limousine of Charleston | Couple’s Getaway Car: “Caroline” 1950 Bentley Motor Car from Vintage Limousine Service

Jessica Rourke is a delightful member of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

marissa Written with love by Marissa
1 Comment
  1. avatar Lisa reply

    So pretty! Love the dreamy grays and that dessert table…and even though I just see a peek, I pretty much want to buy her mama’s dress and save it for 20-some years, ha!

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