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I love how Sara + Dom chose to separate the dinner from the dancing portion part of their celebration. (And oh my, what a celebration it was!) Tara and the team at Lowndes Grove worked together to create a dinner party feeling through estate tables, romantic chandeliers and low floral arrangements, then utilized modern lighting and a fun lounge area to create an upbeat space for dancing and more celebration. I love how ecstatic these two look in Liz’s photos!

Thanks again to Liz Banfield for capturing S + D’s soiree!

Dom is a big collector of matchbooks, so we had custom matchbooks made with our married monogram!

Did you have a cocktail hour? If so, what was it like? Our cocktail hour was fantastic.   As you entered the house, you saw a gorgeous old-fashioned champagne tower.  There was also an oyster bar, cheese trays and delicious shrimp and grits in edible spoons.

One of the biggest hits was a soup sampler we served as part of dinner.  There were three different soups served together that people could not stop talking about: gazpacho, curry crab, and split pea.  The split pea and gazpacho were served cold, so they were also refreshing.

I’m smitten over these chargers – the cut-out detail is simple yet ornate all at the same time. I can see pairing them with my grandmother’s vintage china for an Easter brunch!

We always knew we wanted to separate the dinner and dancing portions of the evening.  We wanted dinner to feel like a dinner party and then we wanted to create a much more upbeat atmosphere for the dancing part of the evening.  The two spaces were adjacent to each other and as dinner ended, the dancing tent with the dance floor and lounge floor was unveiled for all to see.

I saw the idea for mini cakes in Vogue, and could not wait to re-create it!  I thought the idea of having individual cakes for everyone was so different, and also delicious.  We had three different flavors: carrot cake, caramel, and chocolate.  The cake tower that held them all looked perfect.

As soon as Kristin and I both saw Sara’s getaway dress we absolutely flipped! This girl is ready for a party!

We had rented an old Rolls Royce that had to cancel at the last minute so we ended up with a vintage green Lincoln coupe convertible and it was even better!  We left through the house doors and ran through the sparklers to the car and drove off to everyone cheering.  We went for a ride around the battery before heading to our after party.  It was an amazing feeling to drive around the battery as every car we passed by honked and people were wishing us well.  We were just trying to take it all in and enjoy the best night of our lives.

And please enjoy this film of the day from Joel Serrato!

Tell us a bit about your first dance. We danced to “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King.  We went back and forth on many different songs as we wanted as we wanted something that was a little upbeat.  “Stand by Me” turned out perfectly.
Favorite design element of your big day: My whole idea for dinner was to have the feeling of an intimate dinner party surround by friends.  That was executed with the long tables, lit candles, and the beautiful chandeliers hanging from the tents.
What was the funniest moment?  What was the scariest? Our funniest moment was when one of our friends was dancing on the stage with the band and jumped up and came down into a split.  The crowd could not believe it and when he showed up at our brunch the next day, the room gave him a standing ovation for his incredible dance moves.
What was Southern about your wedding? The location, the plantation, the food, and the specialty cocktails.

marissa Written with love by Marissa
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  1. avatar Lauren reply

    I love the beautiful fabric draped ceiling. It’s so whimsical and delicate and paired with the gray and blue accents it is perfection.

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    I adore their champagne tower and monogrammed table linens!

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Oh man. The second shot below from Whitebox Weddings just makes my heart sing. How joyous and sweet! Can someone please twirl me around like that in a perfectly manicured green lawn? After reciting their vows at the family church, Elise + Matt arrived at their reception where pink and turquoise decorated the silver room. After dinner and dancing, a huge fireworks display began, surprising guests and celebrating the new marriage. We love the epic night photos and even more, the Krispy Kreme donuts on the way out! Sign. me. up.

If you want to see more of this gorgeous wedding, be sure to check out Heart Stone Films’ video of Elise + Matt’s big day here.

Erin McLean shares some more tidbits from the reception:

“Guests arrived at the reception for a cocktail hour on the veranda. Here, guests enjoyed a variety of passed appetizers featuring some Indian flavors as a way to honor the Father of the Bride’s heritage.

“The ballroom was stunningly decorated with a combination of table shapes and sizes. We had round tables with pewter crinkle linens, square tables with an ivory satin linen, and to tie the look together, rectangle tables that were dressed in an ivory satin and had a custom made pewter runner. Each table shape had its own styled centerpiece of lush flowers. Each place setting had a silver charger, ivory satin napkin, menu card, escort card, favor, and a pink rose.

“After dinner and dancing, the band invited guests to go to the outdoor patio where we had lounge furniture set up. The guests were surprised by a 20-minute firework display that rivaled any July 4 celebration. It was a magical ending to a wonderful day!”


Photographer: Whitebox Weddings // Planner: Erin McLean of Erin McLean Events // Reception Venue: Highpoint Country Club // Flowers: English Garden // Cake: Sweet Memories Bakery // Rentals: CE Rentals // Videography: Heart Stone Films // Band: In the Pocket

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Caitlin + Charlie’s classic but glamorous wedding (also with fireworks!) here and here.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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    I love the Krispy Kreme donut favors! Yum!

  2. avatar Tim Duncan reply

    Oh, I haven’t thought of putting turquoise and pink together, but it looks really nice together! And those fireworks.. AWW!

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day, y’all! Since it’s a holiday, there’s significantly less for me to do today. Therefore, my top priority will be Pinterest. Is anyone else obsessed with this thing?? Sometimes I pin up to ten things before breakfast! Next on my pins? Today’s bride, Elise’s gorgeous veil and shiny vintage car. It’s perfect inspiration for my dreams of speeding off into the sunset with my future hubby as my veil billows gracefully in the wind. (In reality, my veil will probably tear out of my hair and spin wildly in the car like a loose plastic bag. Yikes. We’ll nix the veil for the grand exit, as most brides do.)

Thankfully, Elise + Matt did not have this problem. Elise looked graceful as ever as she said her “I do’s” to Matt. Her bridesmaids’ turquoise dresses were a pop of color in their bright church and the line of lush white flowers at the altar were an elegant addition to the space. Big thanks to Whitebox Weddings for sharing this with us!

Erin McLean gave us a few insider details about the wedding:

“Elise and Matt are a classic couple with great style and elegance. The bride is from North Carolina and when she and Matt got engaged in New York City, where they reside, she knew High Point Country Club was the perfect location for her wedding.

“I presented the couple with some design ideas to choose from. They chose to go with a peacock blue, shades of pink, and silver palette. The ‘maids wore cocktail length dresses and carried lush bouquets of peonies and garden roses in varying shades of pink. Elise carried a cream and ivory version for her bouquet. It was the perfect complement to her gorgeous gown.

“Matt and Elise read their personal vows in her family’s church in front of 350 of their family and friends. The altar was adorned with a white and cream floral runner that spanned the entire front of the church. It was highlighted by candlelight. It was a gorgeous complement to the bridesmaids colorful dresses and bouquets.”


Photographer: Whitebox Weddings // Planner: Erin McLean of Erin McLean Events // Reception Venue: Highpoint Country Club // Flowers: English Garden // Cake: Sweet Memories Bakery // Rentals: CE Rentals // Videography: Heart Stone Films // Band: In the Pocket

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nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar Naomi reply

    Wow this is beautiful! Great job, Erin! What an elegant affair!

  2. avatar Cyn reply

    Wow! Beautiful wedding! Love the colors – and such gorgeous images!

  3. avatar Kelli Taylor/Daniel Taylor Photography reply

    What gorgeous details. The floral wreaths are stunning and the colors are super pretty.

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