Melissa and Jesse wanted a non-traditional wedding with lots of fall decor and pumpkins. Melissa provided the glass pumpkin centerpieces, pumpkin flower girl baskets, and carved “Just Married” pumpkin. The colors were gorgeous for their late October wedding.
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The setting sun streamed through the giant oaks as Chelsea and Lee exchanged their vows at a 5:30 ceremony held mid-September.
Ceremony: 1812 Hitching Post natural wood arbor was decorated with plum, cream, and a touch of purple. Our rustic cross and burlap curtains completed the arbor decor. 1812 Hitching Post provided the wine barrel for the sand ceremony and the aisle mason jars with purple flowers and green berries on the aisle. The chairs were covered and had plum satin sashes. The honorary best man was represented by a photo on a stand next to the arbor. A sign in the yard said “Today as two families become one, we ask that you pick a seat, not a side.”
Reception: The tables had full length cream overlays with a burlap runner and were set with silver chargers and plum napkins. Centerpieces were a trio of blue mason jars with floating candles and babies breath. The bride provided party favors bags with “goofy” teeth and glasses with a photo frame requesting they use the individual table cameras to take goofy shots of each other.
Menu: Appetizers were fruit, veggies with dip, and bacon wrapped smokies.
Entrees were grilled chicken, spinach and Parmesan ravioli, zucchini, squash and onions, au gratin potatoes, house salad, and garlic bread. The bride provided cupcakes which were displayed a stands of various heights.
Extras: The bride provided corn hole games for her guests to play. The bride provided a “marital advice” basket and asked for guest contributions. Sparklers were provided for the couple’s send-off.
DeAnna and Kellen had an elegant outdoor wedding the last Saturday in June with a 5:30 p.m. ceremony.
Ceremony: 1812 Hitching Post decorated the natural wood arbor with silk pink and cream hydrangeas, dogwood branches, cherry blossoms, and greenery. We added pink, navy, and white ribbons to our lanterns and hung them on the aisle. DeAnna chose to have chair covers with pink sashes on her ceremony chairs. The couple’s personalize water bottles were displayed in a galvanized bucket tied with a pink sash. White and pink petals lined the aisle. The 1812 Hitching Post hung their five flags across the front in honor of the servicemen. The bridal party flowers were provided by Moore Buds and Bows.
Reception: The tables had full length navy tablecloths. Chairs were covered and tied with pink sashes. The centerpieces, a trio of floating candles in mason jars tied with raffia on a mirror, were provided by the 1812 Hitching Post. Silver chargers completed the tables.
Menu: Appetizers of shrimp shooters, cheese stuffed mushrooms, fig and mascarpone, bacon wrapped smokies, and pot stickers were served in the main dining room and hand passed to guests.
Entrees of shrimp and grits, sausage, onions & peppers, and roast beef were served with sides of au gratin potatoes, fruit salad, tossed house salad, and corn muffins.
Dessert included a white chocolate fountain with strawberries, brownies, and other dipping items. The vanilla cake with strawberry filling, provided by the 1812 Hitching Post, was a work of art with a gradient of pink to white icing. The cake was adorned with a white hydrangea.
Extras: A highlight of the ceremony was the “welcome to the military” swat provided by friends of the groom. The bride provided party favors of white tea light lanterns tied with their personal message with a pink candle inside. We displayed these on the “Love Is Sweet” stand with a chalkboard. Send-off was with sparklers.
Lauren & Clayton had perfect weather for their mid-October Sunday wedding. Their 4 p.m. ceremony was officiated by Patrick Waldron of the 1812 Hitching Post.
Ceremony: 1812 Hitching Post provided the natural wood arbor decorated with silk fall leaves and sunflowers and live babies breath. We added two tall galvanized buckets either side of the arbor filled with babies breath. 1812 Hitching Post provided aisle mason jars hung with raffia containing babies breath and sunflowers provided by the bride. Guests signed Jenga pieces that bride provided. Our wine barrel tied with burlap held the couple’s unity candle.
Reception: The tables had full length cream tablecloths. Each place setting had a gold charger topped by a cream napkin and white pumpkin. The centerpieces were created from the bride’s provided painted white bottles and babies breath on top of our wood slab centerpiece bases topped with a doily and our jelly jar candles. Muted fall leaves lined the jelly jars for just a touch of fall color. The chairs were covered and sashed with burlap. It was one of the prettiest reception set-ups I’ve ever seen!
Menu: Appetizers of Carolina crab bites, fig and mascarpone puffs, and spinach dip with tortilla chips
Entrees of grilled chicken and pork tenderloin with sides of roasted red potatoes, sweet potato casserole, tossed salad, and rolls
The wedding cake provided by 1812 Hitching Post was pineapple flavored with apricot filling. It was decorated with white fondant fall leaves cascading over a butter cream iced cake and displayed on our wooden cake base.
Extras: The ceremony included an adorable sign carried by the the groom’s niece, Parker, that said “Uncle Clayton, Here Comes Your Bride” on one side with “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” on the other side. The bride provided shadow boxes of the couple that we put on the mantle. We were given lots of babies breath and sunflowers to use as well as the adorable mini white pumpkins. The couple had their send-off with ribbon wands.
Ocean blue satin overlays were the basis for this reception’s beach theme.