hours and hours looking at websites and blogs in order to get ideas for
my wedding. Thankfully, I had a few friends who were getting married at
the same time so we were able to talk to each other all about the
planning process. I know that there are lots of bloggers out there right
now planning their own weddings, so I thought I’d share with y’all some
ideas of my favorite wedding basics!
colors that reflect the personalities of the bride and groom, as well as
the tone of the wedding, is an extremely important.
I went through
no less than 4 color schemes over the course of planning my wedding, but
I’m so happy with the results of what we chose!
For our wedding, we decided to go with navy and pink as our colors.
They are my two favorite colors (and you can definitely tell by my blog layout!)
I thought they were classic, preppy, and perfect for a summer wedding.
I think her combination of green, purple, and white is gorgeous! It
worked great for a May wedding, with a ceremony surrounded by water.
Others options that I considered:
Orange and purple
(not for Clemson, I promise)
Yellow and gray
A combination I still love!
2. The Dress
Now I know we’ve all seen every episode of Say Yes to the Dress… but most of us don’t have $10,000 on a dress!
(or even $5,000…)
My dress was the first one that I tried on at David’s Bridal.
I think it’s just a gorgeous as some of the ones seen on SYTTD and was no where near as pricey!
I love little details on the dress, like the petals on the top.
(even though the white dress basically blends in with my skin)
I love the lace of Kelly’s dress! It’s so elegant and feminine.
Even though you can’t see in this photo, there is an adorable sparkle right under the bust.
The train is just beautiful!
3. Ceremony Venue
I always knew that I wanted to walk down that center aisle for my wedding.
Unfortunately, the church I grew up in did not have center aisle so we were on the search for a new place!
We decided on a local church that my mother’s family used to attend.
I fell in love with the gorgeous ceiling and stained glass.
We hardly had to decorate at all!
My friend’s wedding was at the I’on Creek Club in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
The marsh surrounding the venue combined with the ceremony underneath a huge tree made it the perfect Southern setting.
Other venues I looked at were:
Daniel Chapel at Furman University in Greenville, SC
The Gassaway Mansion in Greenville, SC
4. Reception Venue
One main thing to consider when planning a wedding is the versatility of a venue.
Some places can serve as the venue for both the ceremony and reception while some may be able to only serve one purpose.
We looked at both while planning, but ended up deciding on two separate venues.
We decided on the Indigo Hall in Spartanburg, SC.
We loved the rustic feel of the brick walls, wooden floors, and exposed rafters.
My friend’s venue had space for both the ceremony and reception, which was super convenient.
Plus, that gorgeous fireplace was an amazing eye catcher in the room.
Even though there are so many things that go into planning a wedding, these are just the basics!
I’d like to thank Kim Hunter Studio (my photographer), Project: Life Photography, and Kelly for letting me use the pictures.