There were so many amazing and beautiful things about CeeCee and John’s July wedding that I am not sure where to begin. I suppose that first and foremost, I want to mention the incredible bond that CeeCee and John have. They are high school sweethearts and you can just tell that they have grown up together. Of course there were the pre-wedding jitters that come with inviting all of your friends and family, but I doubt that they were too nervous about saying “I Do”.
Candice Hilse of Yoj Events was their event planner and designer and I was so impressed with the team she had working with her. Donned in fancy headsets, they were thorough, efficient and put on an incredible event full of fun details.
CeeCee is a graphic designer and her fresh color palette of yellow and blue and her modern style were right up my alley. Seersucker, billy balls, succulents, chevron, cocktails named after their pups, a photo booth, heirloom flower girl dresses, sparklers and a Rolls Royce- you name it and I loved it!
John & CeeCee were married on the front lawn at Lowndes Grove and then their reception followed in the house and under an air-conditioned tent, ahhhh! Blue linens along with grey and white chevron linens for the bar and photo booth kept the atmosphere fun and modern.
I get so excited when we get to incorporate a photo booth into a wedding reception. It’s such an asset on several different levels- in addition to adding another fun element to the party, it is a perfect way to make sure you get the smaller group shots of you and your friends, it’s like a mini-portrait session. The photos range form silly to serious and no one ever regrets having a photo booth at their wedding.
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Fish created their wedding cake and designed the flowers based on CeeCee’s wedding dress.
No wonder Lowndes Grove is featured in every wedding magazine imaginable. It has incredible rooms such as this one in which to hang her wedding dress.
The younger flower girls wore heirloom dresses that their moms had worn when they were flower girls.
I love this photo of CeeCee and her summertime bouquet made by Branch Design Studio. The bouquet is wrapped in linen from one of John’s baby bibs. How sweet is that!
John and his 3 brothers
They were married on the lawn in front of Lowndes Grove on a summer’s day.
The best thing about flower girls and ring bearers is that they make your guests smile. Whether they run down the aisle or dance on the sidelines, they always bring light and fun to a wedding.
I will not lie, it was a hot day and these Arnold Palmers (Firefly sweet tea vodka + lemonade) surely hit the spot!
The wedding party!
Mr. & Mrs. Cassidy
A picture perfect wedding cake!
A few details from their wedding including the programs that CeeCee designed!
The combination of succulents, billy balls and all the yellow flowers that Branch Design Studio used was perfect for this summer wedding.
This is the kind of candid moment I love. Awesome light, action, smiles and cool sunglasses.
The presentation of these sliders by Fish is so cute with the gherkin and cherry tomato on top.
As far as detail shots go, this is one of my all time faves.
Soaking it all up! (ps- LOVE this new dock at Lowndes Grove!)
I can’t resist a few silhouettes of the trees along the Ashley River.
The cake-cutting Cassidys
The photo booth is such an awesome way of getting group shots in lieu of the standard “grip and grin”. Every wedding should have one! These shots were taken by Jennifer Bearden who is a whizz at wooing in guests for fun photos!
I love the guys in the band, Two Three Ways and they were gracious enough to let the wedding party take over!
Jennifer Bearden took this shot of the sparkler exit from the balcony at LG. What an awesome vantage point!
I was pretty excited about this shot too. Love that Rolls and all the action. (Thanks to TEC for letting us try out a video light at the end of the night!)
Event Planner & Designer: Candice Hilse of Yoj Events
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Lowndes Grove
Makeup: Pamela Lesch
Hair: Charlotte Belk from Elysium Salon
Flowers: Branch Design Studio
Photo Booth : Leigh Webber Photography (Thanks to Jennifer Bearden and Jennifer Hitchcock for their helping shooting that night!)
Band: Two Three Ways