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.
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.
Ally and Ian had a wonderful, whimsical wedding with 100 guests in late June. Alison’s bright wedding featured red and blue with some yellow accents. They were married by Rev. Waldron at a 6 p.m. ceremony. A chandelier provided by the 1812 Hitching Post and arbor flowers provided by Cline’s Florist were the dramatic backdrop for their vows. Mason jars were hung on the aisles with blue hydrangeas from the Hitching Post gardens and white roses from Cline’s.
The photos were amazing and the reception was a blast. Alison’s blue cake with big white bow was butter flavor with chocolate filling. For dinner, they had ham, grilled chicken, tossed salad, scalloped potatoes, green beans, mac and cheese, and rolls. Appetizers were shrimp shooters, blue cheese cranberry puffs, stuffed mushrooms, and fruit and veggies.
The reception tables had red overlays and were set with silver chargers, white napkins, and centerpieces provided by Cline’s (vases, mirrors, and tealights provided by 1812 HP). The party favors were jelly jars with red and white gingham tops in a box with festive ribbons and trim. The kid’s table had pinwheels and the bar had party straws with flags and mustaches. The chairs were covered and had pool blue sashes. Alison did a play on her new last name by giving the chairs signs that said “Mr. Wright” and “Mrs. Always Wright.”
Photography was by Leslie Loveless and Wendy Waldron.