Katie and Drew were married this past October at Angus Barn Pavilions. They could not have asked for a more perfect day to start the rest of their lives together. I met with Katie and Drew back in May and knew this was going to be a great wedding! Both their personalities were full of fun and excitement. It was great to see the families step in and help Katie and Drew with the planning process since they lived out of town.
There were so many unique touches Katie and Drew decided to incorporate in their wedding to make it personal. One of my favorite personal touches was when Drew’s dad officiated the ceremony alongside Reverend Ned Hill. Katie and Drew also had a good friend play the guitar and sing “The Book of Love” during their ceremony. Although Katie lived out of town, she sure was a crafty bride! She handmade clay table name stands in the form of neurons.
My mother heard about A Southern Soiree at a wedding expo and hired Gina just for the day of my wedding. I didn’t know if it would be worth the money for just one day of service, but since I was living in Boston and planning a wedding in NC we needed some extra help. Gina started working well before the wedding by holding conference calls with both me and my mother. She collected all the contact information for each of our vendors and created specific timelines for the day of the wedding, so there would be no question about where anyone needed to be (the band, the cake, the servers, the florist, the videographer, the photographer….) Gina took detailed notes at our meetings and the walk-through, asking questions when clarification was needed but otherwise laying low- which was nice. She offered suggestions and advice when we needed it, and always seemed to know exactly what she was talking about. On the day of the wedding Gina sprung into action and seemed to be everywhere and nowhere at once! She approached us throughout the evening and courteously told us where we needed to be (ie: when we should eat dinner, when to cut the cake/make toasts/thank guests, when to throw the bouquet…) without being obtrusive or rude. She was magnificent!! Our day went by so quickly and without Gina our wedding would not have gone nearly as smoothly or been nearly as wonderful as it was. She definitely went above and beyond, and we are very happy to recommend her to future brides!!
Thank you to these awesome vendors for making the day special!
Venue- Angus Barn
Cake- Blue Moon Bakery
Florist- Artfully Arranged
Band- Gregg Gelb Swing Band
Strings – Arioso Strings
Officiant – Ned Hill/Drew’s Father
Photographer – Azul Photography
Videographer – 21 Films
Transportation – Elite Coach
Valet – McLaurin Parking
Soloist- Sam Walter
Guitarist – Douglas Royall