Katie and Drew’s Angus Barn Wedding

Katie and Drew were married this past October at Angus Barn Pavilions. They could not have asked for a more perfect day to start the rest of their lives together. I met with Katie and Drew back in May and knew this was going to be a great wedding! Both their personalities were full of fun and excitement. It was great to see the families step in and help Katie and Drew with the planning process since they lived out of town.

There were so many unique touches Katie and Drew decided to incorporate in their wedding to make it personal. One of my favorite personal touches was when Drew’s dad officiated the ceremony alongside Reverend Ned Hill. Katie and Drew also had a good friend play the guitar and sing “The Book of Love” during their ceremony. Although Katie lived out of town, she sure was a crafty bride! She handmade clay table name stands in the form of neurons.

Thank you Katie for this wonderful review on Wedding Wire and thank you Azul Photography for these amazing images!

My mother heard about A Southern Soiree at a wedding expo and hired Gina just for the day of my wedding. I didn’t know if it would be worth the money for just one day of service, but since I was living in Boston and planning a wedding in NC we needed some extra help. Gina started working well before the wedding by holding conference calls with both me and my mother. She collected all the contact information for each of our vendors and created specific timelines for the day of the wedding, so there would be no question about where anyone needed to be (the band, the cake, the servers, the florist, the videographer, the photographer….) Gina took detailed notes at our meetings and the walk-through, asking questions when clarification was needed but otherwise laying low- which was nice. She offered suggestions and advice when we needed it, and always seemed to know exactly what she was talking about. On the day of the wedding Gina sprung into action and seemed to be everywhere and nowhere at once! She approached us throughout the evening and courteously told us where we needed to be (ie: when we should eat dinner, when to cut the cake/make toasts/thank guests, when to throw the bouquet…) without being obtrusive or rude. She was magnificent!! Our day went by so quickly and without Gina our wedding would not have gone nearly as smoothly or been nearly as wonderful as it was. She definitely went above and beyond, and we are very happy to recommend her to future brides!!

Katie getting ready with all her girls!

Katie getting ready with all her girls!

She's a ballerina!

She’s a ballerina!

Boys...

Final touches for the guys

Such a special moment!

Such a special moment!

Love these shoes!

Love these shoes!

"Yay! I'm getting married!"

“Yay! I’m getting married!”

Katie and Drew

What a funny man!

What a funny man!

Beautiful bouquet!

Beautiful bouquet!

About to walk down the aisle!

About to walk down the aisle!

Katie and Drew

Love these flowers on the railing!

Love these flowers on the railing!

Isn't she gorgeous Drew?

Isn’t she gorgeous, Drew?

An absolutely perfect day!

An absolutely perfect day!

Love the look on Drew's face :)

Love the look on Drew’s face πŸ™‚

Gorgeous girls!

Gorgeous girls!

Handsome guys!

Handsome guys!

Katie and Drew

Love special touches like these - family friend singing a song to the bride and groom!

Love special touches like these – family friend singing a song to the bride and groom!

Drew's dad officiating :)

Drew’s dad officiating πŸ™‚

 

They're married :)

They’re married πŸ™‚

Beautiful room!

Beautiful room!

Hand drawn table names - places important to Katie and Drew

Hand drawn table names and handmade table stands – they are neurons!

Katie and Drew

First dance!

First dance!

Father-Daughter dance :)

Father-Daughter dance πŸ™‚

 

Mother-Son dance :)

Mother-Son dance πŸ™‚

Best cake topper I've seen yet!

Best cake topper I’ve seen yet!

Katie and Drew

Katie and Drew

Bouquet Toss!

Bouquet Toss!

 

Gregg and his crew had people on their feet!

Gregg and his crew had people on their feet!

Katie and Drew

Katie and Drew

Real Maple Syrup!

Real Maple Syrup!

Sparkler Exit!!

Sparkler Exit!!

Katie and Drew

Who needs cans when you have shoes?

Who needs cans when you have shoes?

Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!

Thank you to these awesome vendors for making the day special!

Venue- Angus Barn

Cake- Blue Moon BakeryΒ 

Florist- Artfully Arranged

Hair and Makeup – Makeupforyourday and Bella Trio

Band- Gregg Gelb Swing Band

Strings – Arioso Strings

Officiant – Ned Hill/Drew’s Father

Photographer – Azul Photography

Videographer – 21 Films

Transportation – Β Elite Coach

Valet – McLaurin Parking

Soloist- Sam Walter

Guitarist – Douglas Royall