Channing and Tyler’s Heartfelt Prestonwood Wedding!

We are so pleased to share this beautiful and heartwarming wedding with you today!  Channing and Tyler were married this past November at the elegant Prestonwood Country Club.  We dressed up one half of the ballroom to make it the perfect backdrop for the ceremony, and then draped the front wall with elegant white draping and created a beautiful arbor for them to stand under.  Watered Garden did an amazing job decorating the arbor and made it wonderfully romantic.

Our hearts were so full with the amount of love we could feel between this couple and their families!  Channing and Tyler knew they didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony, but just before the start their emotions overwhelmed them and they asked if they could just hold each others hands and say a quick prayer.  We were happy to arrange that and touched by how happy that made them.  As the ceremony started, Tyler’s anticipation grew stronger and stronger to see his beautiful bride.  All eyes were on him, and then the time came for Channing to walk down the aisle with her father. The moment Tyler saw Channing you could tell he was overcome with emotion and pure love.

Once the ceremony was over guests were invited to enjoy cocktail hour, where they were greeted with delicious passed hors d’eouvres! Inside the ballroom, everyone worked efficiently and quickly to flip the space from the ceremony to the elegant reception. The ballroom was filled with a mix of tall and low centerpieces. Tables were covered with a soft textured ivory linen. To complement the girls cranberry gowns, we added a touch of same color roses to the head table and the cake table.

Everyone had a wonderful time celebrating Channing and Tyler. After tons of dancing (thanks to the talented Joe Bunn), guests were asked to send the couple off with one of the best bubble exits we’ve seen in a while!  We are so fortunate to have wonderful clients like Channing and Tyler.  They’re the kinds of clients and friends who make our business fun and successful!  Thank you to them for being such a joy to work with, and for writing this review:

My husband and I had the honor of working with Megan, as well as, Gina during our wedding planning process. We had already booked our venue when we meet with A Southern Soiree but from the initial meeting on we knew they were the perfect fit for us, and therefore we booked them for the rest of the planning.

Both Megan and Gina are very sweet, thoughtful and personable. They definitely made us feel extremely comfortable. It was a huge burden taken off of me when Megan began helping. I no longer had to be the one dealing with contacting, researching and scheduling vendors as Megan was the one to now act on those tasks. It was great having feedback on different vendors and having the girls join in on the vendor meetings to help me make my final decisions and give suggestions.

Throughout the year of our wedding planning A Southern Soiree was fantastic. When it came down to the day of the wedding, that is when I could truly appreciate the help of Megan and Gina both. Megan was pregnant with her second child and actually due near my wedding date. Never once did she let that slow her down or cause me any stress as she ensured she had the other girls set in place to jump in with everything. The day of the wedding, I can honestly say, went off without a hitch. It was the most beautiful and magical day – more than I could have initially imagined. I know that myself, as well as, my mother were able to truly enjoy the day to it’s full extent due to the fact that A Southern Soiree had everything under control (and even if they perhaps didn’t I couldn’t tell ya because they sure didn’t let me know haha).

I would recommend A Southern Soiree to anyone who asks me if they are considering a wedding planner. It was truly a wonderful experience having these ladies take care of such an important day for us. Not only did things go extremely well but I can say we walked away from this expedition with new friends as an extension of our family. 🙂

A big thank you to Christobal with Azul Photography for capturing the sentimental emotions of the day!

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The perfect gift for a Duke fan … matching personalized jerseys!

Isn't she such a stunning bride!?

Isn’t she such a stunning bride!?

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Channing and Tyler knew they didn't want to see each other before the ceremony. Right before the ceremony the emotions got to them and they asked if they could just hold each others hand and say a quick prayer ... how sweet!

Channing and Tyler’s moment together right before the ceremony!

Love this image of Channing and her father :)

Love this image of Channing and her father 🙂

Tyler lost it as his beautiful bride walked down the aisle!

Tyler lost it as his beautiful bride walked down the aisle!

The girls looked spectacular in their red gowns!

The girls looked spectacular in their red gowns!

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They're married!!

They’re married!!

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Breathtaking centerpieces from Watered Garden!

Breathtaking centerpieces from Watered Garden!

First Dance!

First Dance!

Delicious cake made by Prestonwood!

Delicious cake made by Prestonwood!

Tyler did not see that one coming ...

Tyler did not see that one coming …

The result of Joe Bunn playing your jam!!

The result of Joe Bunn playing your jam!!

and again ...

and again …

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Bubble exit!

Bubble exit!

Congratulations Channing and Tyler!

Congratulations Channing and Tyler!

Thank you to all the wonderful vendors!

Venue – Prestonwood Country Club

Officiant – Barry Helms

Photographer – Azul Photography

Videographer – Twenty-One Films

DJ – Joe Bunn

Baker – Prestonwood Country Club

Florist – Watered Garden

Hair and Makeup – The Makeup Culture

Dress – Alexia’s Bridal

Lighting – K2 Productions

Draping – Art Of Motion

Photobooth – Shutterbooth

Rentals – CE Rental

Transportation – White Horse

Getaway Transportation – Roaring 20s Limo