Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jill and Michael - The Historic Rice Mill Building

5 Days before Thanksgiving Jill and Michael were surrounded by family and friends at The Historic Rice Mill Building and they had plenty to be thankful for…especially the weather! It was November 21st in Charleston but it felt like June and the sky was an amazing blue! The couple exchanged vows on the back patio of the Rice Mill Building where 115 guests were seated comfortably in slatted wood chairs. The pew markers were fabric sashes that matched the linen on the entrance and cake tables. It was a beautiful service and “the force” was definitely with them since Jill had her childhood Princess Leia doll tied to her bridal bouquet as her something old. After the ceremony, guests were greeted with a cocktail hour and a stations reception with the catering provided by Good Food Catering. Jill wanted every guest to have a seat so we did family style rectangular tables where guests were assigned a specific table but could then sit at any seat within that table. The menu included a Wadmalaw Island Mixed Green Salad with julienned vegetables, blueberries, candied pecans and vidalia onion vinaigrette; Deep Fried Turkey with giblet gravy; Brown Sugar and Dijon glazed ham studded with mustard greens; Lowcountry Shrimp & Grits, Sweet Potato Puree with candied pecans, Roasted Asparagus and Sauteed Julienned Vegetables. Yummy!! Needless to say if anyone left hungry it was their own fault! :0) After dinner the guests danced the night away to the sounds of DJ Rob Duren and enjoyed a slice of heaven from Elaine’s Events – Cakes of Distinction. Best wishes to Jill and Michael and thank you for letting Peacock Events be a part of your special day! Thank you to Rod and Tara at Red Shutter Studio for capturing the evening and sharing these images…

The beautiful Historic Rice Mill Building!

The bridal bouquet with Princess Leia as Jill's "something old."
The groom's boutonniere!
The bridesmaid bouquets!
The family style rectangular seating with lanterns and floral centerpieces!
The lottery ticket favor tree...there was a sign that stated that since Jill and Michael were lucky in love each guest should take a ticket to try their own luck...it was a big hit!
The Magnolia Cake was made and designed by
Elaine Mincey of Elaine's Events!

The happy couple and their bridal party in front of the Rice Mill Building!

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lear
Best wishes in the future and thank you for letting us
be a part of your special day!!
The vendors I mentioned above can be found at the following sites...
The Historic Rice Mill Building and Good Food Catering
Elaine's Events
DJ Rob Duren
Red Shutter Studio

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

7 Months Ago Today...

It's crazy to think that 7 months have passed since Ashley and Craig were married! On May 2nd, 2009 a new chapter of their lives began and I was lucky to be a part of it. They held their ceremony and reception at Kiawah Island's Rivercourse. Ashley wanted a simple and beautiful wedding so we decided on a color palette of ivory/white, navy blue and hot pink. The talented Heather Forsythe photographed the wedding and shared these stunning images...enjoy...