jessica and robert presented me with a very interesting opportunity with this wedding and a bit of a challege. jessica and robert got married in a quaint church in pendleton, south carolina, near clemson, and their reception was at madren center at clemson university. the challenge? i’ve never been to clemson! i’ve never been afraid of a challenge so away we went! jessica and i did all of our planning through layouts and diagrams, photos and spreadsheets. i made countless calls to her vendors, i gathered all of my supplies…and on friday, we packed up and…to clemson we went! we arrived at the pavilion and it was just as anticipated. the day was flawless. we finished set-up ahead of schedule and the party was absolutely wonderful.
the venue is on a magnificent lake. and the sunset? the pictures don’t do it justice. it was a perfect sunset, a perfect night, a perfect couple. jessica and robert used marshall graham photography. he is incredible! so creative and he’s always capturing the greatest shots. jessica used a citrus palette and brought the lemon yellow, lime green, and cream in with about 60 paper lanterns. we hung them between the rafters to frame the space.
jessica used clemson florist for her bouquets and florals and oh my! did they do an incredible job! carla was such a joy to work with! jessica used hydrangeas and calla lilies to make a dramatic statement with tall cylinder vases on the tables. she used votive candles and her bridesmaids bouquets as additional table decor.
to compliment her citrus theme, cakes by shirley created a masterpiece! complete with their monogram this cake was not only beautiful – but oh so yummy! jessica created her own cake stand, putting lemons in votive holders, and turning them upside down. she finished the look with a square glass top. so creative and what a personal added touch!
so not only was the couple incredible, their family and friends are fabulous as well. we had so much fun with them all! the bridal party echoed the bride and groom’s excitement – made up of friends, family, and the groom’s dad – they danced all night long. oh! and did i mention? the clemson tiger made an appearance? he was a huge hit.
at the end of the evening, everyone said goodbye to the newlyweds and sent them off to their new life together. thanks for letting elle courtney events be a part of your day!
all photos by marshall graham – www.marshallgrahamphoto.com