From the couple on their Millstone at Adam’s Pond wedding:
The Theme: I would say the theme had a very low-country feel due to the venue having large trees with Spanish moss surrounding a pond. The venue itself had a very Charleston feel from the trees to the building itself.
Our overall theme was rustic with wooden signs, white linens, and all the greenery. Our color palette was navy and dusty sage for the wedding apparel complimented by the floral arrangements.
Our priest incorporated our oldest son in the ceremony by including him in the vows, and he also said the blessing before dinner. He finished by saying “let’s eat cake!”
Florals: We used a lot of florals to decorate tables, arches, and even the chandeliers. We decorated the large fireplaces at the venue by covering with mantles with a lot of greenery and a few candles, and we filled the fireplaces with lots of vases, candles, and arrangements. We had several wooden signs made for the sign in table, a photo station, and gifts.
The Fashion: I (Caitlin) knew I didn’t want to wear a dress from the get-go. I’m not huge into dressing up (I mostly wear scrubs for a living). We spent a lot of time looking at pictures from LGBTQ+ weddings to get an idea for my outfit. Ultimately, we decided on a navy suit. It was tailored to fit and was so comfortable, but still very nice looking.
I went back and forth about the shirt to wear until literally the wedding day. I knew I wasn’t going to wear a tie or bow tie, but couldn’t decide if I wanted to wear a button-up or blouse. I chose a white blouse with a V-neck cut. I had a floral pocket square and wore Oxford shoes with crimson elephant socks (Roll Tide!)
Haley wore a simple full-length A-line dress with a lace bodice and slit up one leg of the skirt. It had a deep v-cut back and a small silver beading around the waistline. She wore a headband to compliment the beaded waistline, along with earrings and a simple bracelet.
Wedding Planning or Marriage Advice?
Remember, this day is all about you! So make the decisions that make you happy, make the day what you want it to be!
And it’s easy to say once it’s over, but don’t stress the day of. Hire a great coordinator and a great team of people (photographer, caterer, venue staff) and trust that they have it handled. Only you and the coordinator know every detail of how things are supposed to go, your guests won’t even notice if that one vase is not in the right place.
Schedule some time after the ceremony to have a quick bite to eat with your new spouse! It makes a world of difference in your night and you get a chance to truly enjoy all the food. And, if dancing is your thing, GO DANCE! Give everyone a hug and hit the dance floor, it’s your night!
Musicians: Emerald Empire Band
Professional: Crisp Event Rentals
Hair Stylist: Metropolis Salon
Band: Emerald Empire Band
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Dress Designer: Galina Signature
Beauty: Antonia Scott Beauty
Makeup Artist: Antonia Scott Beauty
Event Planner: Alexandra Madison Weddings
Caterer: Southern Way Catering
Reception Venue: The Millstone at Adam’s Pond
Photographer: Jessica Hunt Photography