the offish dana and shane post


i gave you guys a ‘teaser’ of dana and shane’s wedding a few weeks ago.  they got married in november at st. lukes chapel and the gold ballroom at the francis marion hotel.  i met dana and her mom and knew immediately that i was in for a great event.  dana is from the charleston area but is now living in washington with her new hubby who is in the air force (more to come about that later).  dana is one of the sweetest people i’ve ever met.  she was all about color on her wedding day – bright pinks and purples – accented with black and bling!  she used ok florist in summerville for her flowers and they truly did an incredible job.

they got married to harp music at st. lukes chapel.  the ceremony was officiated by melanie murray of my weddings your way and departed the chapel through the sword cordon from the charleston air force base.  they left the chapel in an absolutely charleston trolley and headed to the francis marion hotel where they partied the night away, set to music by creative sound!  the photos were taken by nathan and mel bell from richard bell photograpy.  i’m always blown away by the quality of nathan and mel’s work.  they are truly talented artists.  all photos are courtesy of nathan and mel, thanks guys! 

dana brought charleston into her tables by placing charleston-themed street signs on each table to guide guests to their seats. 

the groom and groomsmen had custom shirts underneath their tuxes (and uniforms) to represent their own personal style and sang a special song to the bride, after donning accessories from the photobooth of course. 

and the cakes?  oh…my…goodness!  dana and shane had two cakes by cakes by kasarda who did a beyond incredible job.  in addition to the stunning classic cake, dana surprised shane with a custom-made c-17 cake unlike anything i’ve ever seen.  look at these cakes! 

after dancing the night away, dana and shane left the francis marion hotel by cinderella coach.  the night of their wedding was soooo chilly but i have a feeling they managed to stay warm. 

i felt so so blessed to be a part of this couple’s wedding.  they were so much fun.  and elle courtney events wishes them a lifetime of happiness and memories.


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