Sunday, July 5, 2015

Lorelei's Wedding-Part 2

Hank and I took few days away.  In the midst of our week down at the summer house Ned took ill and we had to spend a number of days with him in the hospital. VERY long story and not something I have the energy to re-hash just now. I'd rather talk about happier things.  Ned is better and out of the hospital. There will be ongoing challenges but he is out of the woods for now.

I promised to tell you about some of the other vendors. Our saving grace were the ladies, led by Ellen Robinson, of WED...event planners extraordinaire! We spent almost exactly one year working with them. To say that Ellen is the picture of patience, professionalism and calm is an understatement. Lorelei and I each dug our heels in our various ideas and Ellen got us through to the other side every time.  Poor Hank...Ellen saved his sanity.  Sara York Grimshaw and company of SYG Designs designed florals that did exactly what we asked...they made one feel that we went into grandmother's Charleston garden to pick the flowers and greenery for each arrangement, bouquet, and boutonnière.

Lorelai and Butler wanted a DJ rather than band and Lucas Wade of EPIC Charleston did not disappoint. The party did not wax and wane as receptions sometimes do depending on the music. He knew exactly what to do and what to play every second. And talk about ADORABLE!!! He is adorable!

When we realized that our mothers would not be able to attend, Hank and I gave in to Lorelai's plea to engage a videographer. Ben Hough and his colleague (who I believe might have been his wife but am not 100% sure...if not...SORRY about that Ben and Mrs. Ben) from Artistic Eye Productions were with us on wedding day from 2:30 p.m. with hair and makeup until 11:00 p.m. when the bride and groom departed the reception. You'll be seeing their highlight video soon.

We expect the photo proofs from Marni Rothschild this week.  But in the meantime, here are a three frames I was able to pull from Artistic Eye's highlight video.  Followed by a handful of candid's from various people. More soon!

 Hair by Patrick Navarro

 Opening the gift from her groom
 Five of the six bridesmaids in the hotel lobby after morning tea
 Pretty girls (and awesome friends) getting all fixed up at TEASE

All six girls looking lovely

 Two maids of honor
Make up  by Madison Hughes with help from a silly goose.
First Dance

Monday, June 15, 2015

I'm HERE, I'm HERE....LORELAI'S Wedding! We survived a year of planning and the BIG EVENT!

I didn't disappear. You likely do not believe me. I'm BACK....really back. Planned any weddings lately? Let me tell you, it will consume your entire brain. You won't be able to think of anything else. One day I'm going to write a book...maybe try out my wedding planning skills. Maybe in three years when I retire. We'll see.

Anyhow...our little Lorelai got married to her prince charming, Butler, this past Saturday, June 13, at our lovely and historic Second Presbyterian Church with the cocktail hour in the lobby and dinner and dancing in the Colonial Ballroom at the Francis Marion Hotel. I'll tell you about our planner and florist, and other vendors in future posts. It will take 100 posts to truly express our heartfelt gratitude to SO many people. I promised Hank that I'd go off the grid for a few days but here is a photo to whet your appetite for many more beautiful (and some funny) photos to come. The portrait, photographed at the beautiful RiverOaks Charleston by the off the charts talented Marni Rothschild...

Let me know you're out there. I'm updating my blog reading list. I have a lot of catching up to do.