6.20.2011

Sarah and Ryan: Pink and Old Fashioned at the Belton Depot


Photos courtesy of Jacob Dean Photography.
We met Sarah at the January Wedding Festivals show.  Actually, one of the photos for the Greenville News was of our booth with Sarah in it.  So, she is already kind of famous. 
Sarah contacted us right away.  You see, the wedding show was January 8th and Sarah and Ryan wanted to get married April 2nd.  12 weeks to plan a wedding from start to finish. 
If you follow B & R Events, you know that this is no problem.  We planned both Amy & Chris's big day and JoAnna & Chris's big day in both 5 weeks.  We are well versed in short term planning.
Sarah and Ryan chose the little-big town of Belton for the nuptials and celebration.  Sarah told me that she loved pink, black, and white as a color combination and wanted the wedding day to feel a little vintage.

Ryan wore a classic black tux, but his groomsmen had a different style.  No jackets for them.  Just the vest with the black tie and spectator shoes.

The ceremony took place at the Belton Depot, a 100 year old railway combined depot.  Renee Burroughs Design used  a combination of pink roses, apple blossoms, pearl sticks, and pale pink sweetheart roses for the floral and decor.


Sarah's dress was a stunning off white lace halter.  She carried pale pink sweetheart roses.  Her five bridesmaids wore classic strapless black dresses with pearl necklaces and peep-toe pumps.


275 of their closest family and friends watched Sarah and Ryan exchange vows.  Jonathan Whitten sang a solo and a musical quintet played the processional and recessional.


The reception was held on the depot's lawn.  B & R Events used prop chandelier's to dress up the tent, a combination of black and white base linens with damask overlays.  The centerpieces were a combination of different height cylinders, candle hurricanes etched in a damask pattern, and jeweled black and white rounded vases.


The caterer's table fit right in the inactive railroad tracks.  An assortment of southern appetizers was on the menu.





The Fortunate Sons  kept the music upbeat for the guests.  Their variety of sons ranged from current hits to oldies. 
For the non-dancing guests, Jacob Dean set up a photo booth in the depot.  The line was out the door the entire evening!  A hit!




Their amazing cake was designed and created by Holly' Cakes.  Sarah found the inspiration for their wedding cakes in a magazine, shared it with Holly, and they replicated it.    Cake wasn't the only sweet on the menu; the guests were also treated to a candy buffet (pictured in the collage).


Sarah and Ryan borrowed a classic roadster for their getaway.  They then took a two week honeymoon to Jamaica.
Congratulations Sarah and Ryan! 

6.03.2011

Kristen and Geoff: Old South meets New South at Larkins on the River Dowe Amphitheater and Wyche Pavilion







Kristen and Geoff are from Spartanburg.  And you would think they knew everyone in the county with their 337 person guest list. 
Upon first meeting, B&R Events got to meet the whole crew- Kristen, her mother (Betty), Geoff, his mother, and Geoff's sister/Kristen's maid of honor Dale.  Kristen and the crew chose the Audrey package, partial planning.  They had already picked the venue, had an officiant, someone to cover stationary, and a band.  Kristen told me she was not shy when it came to color, and when I asked her what she liked she told me navy, aqua, coral, and white. 
They needed all the other details, including a design.  We quickly came up with a mood board- a combination of old south and new south.  Shepherd hooks and damask, lace, polka dots,and mason jar toasting flutes (yes, they exist!) complimented with modern touches; a white dance floor, sleek lounge furniture,blue up lighting, glow in the dark party props, and a crazy soul band.

Kristen and Geoff used the huge Dowe Amphitheatre stage for their wedding.  It was a gorgeous day- surprisingly warm for the beginning of March.  And with a little breeze that stole Kristen's veil during the prayer.

The large bridal party to go with the larger than life event.  8 bridesmaids clad in navy dresses, 4 junior bridesmaids in aqua, and 7 groomsmen in classic tuxes.

The amazingly gorgeous bouquet from Dahlia.  Goes perfectly with the gorgeous and sweet couple.

Kristen mentioned that she loved polka dots...so we added the texture with the damask that was already in their design.  Couture Cakes created this awesome 5 tier baby in all buttercream icing with the exception of the sugar flowers.  There is a separation of tiers 3 and 4 of just sugar flowers.  And do you see the subtle polka dot pattern created with the sugar flowers?   (And the mason jar toasting flutes?) 
B&R Events and Kristen chose white chivari chairs, navy linen bases, with white damask overlays.  The lighting in the pavilion were brilliant white paper lanterns.  Dahlia created the perfect centerpieces; the low ones had flowers on the outside of the vases to create the polka dot pattern again and the tall centerpieces were a hybrid of two vases combined.  The flowers du jour?  Blue and white hydrangea, white button mums, coral roses and gerbera daisies, blue delphinium, and coral hypernicum berry.


Lounge seating, a candy buffet, and a wine and beer bar all sat under the next next to the Reedy River.  LOVE the coral damask pillows that we found on etsy.com.
A great view of the bright white dance floor.  What a great moment while Geoff danced with his mom and the band, Mo'Soul, performed.  Amy Wood and Unforgettable Wedding Video was able to capture all the sweet moments of the evening.
Dancing and action on the dance floor!


 
At the end of the evening, they were swept away by a horse drawn carriage while their guests showered them with flower petals
Congratulation Kristen and Geoff!  We had a blast working on your big fabulous wedding!