Jen & C.S.

Here's what you need to know about Jen & C.S.: they love good food, good wine, the outdoors, and each other. Their goal was to create a relaxed atmosphere where their guests could enjoy all of these things.  Set at the incomparable Dunaway Gardens , this wedding was a perfect blend of their tastes -- elegant and beautiful (him), with rustic and natural (her).

Besides blending their styles, the couple also blended their cultures. The rehearsal dinner was held at Alma Cocina to represent C.S.'s Mexican heritage, while the wedding cuisine from Endive was purely southern -- a nod to Jen's South Carolina roots. The ceremony was performed by the bride's brother, and translated into Spanish by the groom's sister. Guitarist Brandon Crocker played some great American classics for the ceremony and cocktail hour, while  DJ Eric Anthony  brought along some Latin favorites to spice up the reception.

They also brought in some of their favorite things including carefully chosen wine selections served from the venue's gorgeous wooden bar (adorned by ever talented Bloomin' Bouquets), a special chocolate cake made with olive oil and sea salt, the couple's favorite dessert from La Tavola Trattoria, and specialty cupcake flavors like creme de menthe and samoas, created by Amy from Sugar Moon Bake Shop.

Congrats Jen & C.S.! 


Wedding Planning & Coordination: Pretty Swell Parties

Photography: Amber Fouts for Our Labor of Love

Floral Design: Bloomin' Bouquets

Ceremony & cocktail hour music: Brandon Crocker

Catering: Endive

Bride's Hair & Makeup: Hope Ferguson

Invitations: Smitten on Paper

Blair & Bryan

Planning a wedding long distance is always tricky. But when you live out of town, both work full time, and are both pursuing master's degrees, well that's just plain nuts! This is exactly what Blair & Bryan did.

The couple lives in Washington, DC, but they had a perfect southern wedding at one of my favorite venues, The Georgian Terrace Hotel.

The couple chose not to see each other before their ceremony, which took place at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church.  So their photos afterwards on the church grounds were a little extra special.

Blair's beautiful bouquet was done by the amazing ladies at Bloomin' Bouquets
They also created these gorgeous centerpieces,

and a drop-dead amazing magnolia leaf table runner. Does it get any more Southern than that? 

 Their escort cards were created by Dondrea of Jenkins Rose Modern Paper, who hand painted and hand wrote each one. This is quite possibly my favorite wedding detail ever. 

The cake was created by Frosted Pumpkin Gourmet

The invitations were designed by the bride's sister, using a watercolor painted by the bride's mother. 

Wedding Planning Pretty Swell Parties
Floral Design Bloomin' Bouquets
Hair & Makeup Jennifer C. Neiman
Reception venue and Catering The Georgian Terrace