Saturday, September 19, 2020 was such a blissful, beautiful day. After flooding rain from Hurricane Sally, the Upstate of South Carolina enjoyed Fall like temperatures and a pleasant breeze. This was a welcome sneak peek to Fall! The weather wasn’t the only thing that was perfect! It felt like the whole day ran as smoothly as possible, Mary and Bruce were amazing together, their wedding party was welcoming, and everyone was simply delighted to be celebrating!
Nerves were kicking in around the time of their First Look, but melted away when they got to see each other!! Then the party kicked into another gear once it was time for wedding party portraits. As their attendants made their way outside, Mary was so excited to see her vision for her ladies’ navy dresses and the groomsmen’s black suits. We loved the navy on black!
During their ceremony, their officiant eloquently explained the difference between a contract marriage and a covenant marriage. He encouraged Mary and Bruce to choose to love each day no matter what, to draw together when most marriages fall apart, and to care for each other until death. A beautiful reminder they will always be able to cling to.
After their first kiss as husband and wife we gathered for remaining portraits and then the main celebration! Teary-eyed, we all watched their first dance, mother-son dance, and father-daughter dance. After a heartfelt toast from Mary’s father filled the River Room with laughter, Premiere Party Entertainment drew everyone to the dance floor until the end of the night.
I might sound like a broken record, but I’ll play the “I’m so honored to do this for my couples” song till the end of my career! Next up we will be designing Mary and Bruce’s Heirloom Album to showcase their wedding day! It will be the perfect finishing touch to honor their marriage and all the planning and heart Mary, Bruce, their families and vendors put into making such a special day happen.
First Looks never fail to be a favorite part of the day. While it is all about the FIRST time they see each other, it’s also about the moment it all sinks in (see Bruce a few images down), and then the time they get to spend together afterward.
Their vows were spoken in Huguenot Loft’s signature wedding ceremony space, the Broad Street Room.
Huguenot Loft’s River Room saw cocktail hour, dinner, and a full night of dancing.
Red wine of a dress? Not a problem for Jennifer Dennis Monts!! I can’t recommend Jennifer enough – she’s a true professional and makes wedding day magic happen everywhere she goes!
This was a truly amazing team of vendors! It was an honor to serve Mary and Bruce’s families with these people!