Sugar, spice, and everything really nice sums up Jamie and Casey’s South Carolina shindig. The Charlotte couple wanted something more quintessentially southern, so they traveled a bit further south into Charleston and fell in love with The Governor Thomas Bennett House. They were spellbound by its classic look; white exterior with black shutters, and its all-in-one manicured garden perfect for the ceremony and reception. This accommodating setup can go with any style or color palette, but we are totally fawning over the soft pastel wedding aesthetic that Ashley Wenz with Boutique Planning made come to life. Reception tables were kept light and airy with dove gray and blush linens from Snyder Rentals. To add some oomph, weathered farmhouse tables sans linens were the ideal complement to add some texture to the space. Before we go on and on, we’re just going to let Ava Moore Photography do the rest of the storytelling about this beautiful day.
In their own words
How did you meet?
We met on a boat in Wilmington through mutual friends.Â As it turned out, Casey was flipping a house only a few doors down from the home I grew up in.
What is your proposal story?
Casey proposed at one of our favorite French restaurants in Charlotte.Â He was so nervous, I even saw the ring box in his pocket!Â Luckily, a person near our table managed to get the whole thing on camera and there were champagne toasts all around.
What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to splurge on or skip?
We really splurged on the food!Â We had amazing passed hors d’oeuvres and Cru Catering knocked it out of the park with our entrees!Â Fresh fish, decadent filets and a lovely vegetarian option of hand made gnocchi.Â
What were your favorite parts of the day?
Our first dance, wedding cake cutting and speeches from the Best Man and Maid of Honor.
Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
Don’t worry about the small stuff!Â Once you have your guest list and seating chart nailed down – it’s smooth sailing from there.Â Those were by far the toughest parts.Â Find a venue that has special meaning to you, your fiancÃ© and family – it will be a place you cherish forever.Â
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