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Becca and Jon // Boho navy blue and magenta wedding at the Old Santee Canal Park in Moncks Corner, SC

Becca and Jon have a very pure kind of love and are truly best friends, they are constantly making each other laugh. For their wedding I have to admit that they made me rethink the way a “typical” wedding is and made me think outside the box a little bit which I really enjoyed and I feel that it made me a better wedding coordinator. During our first consultation honestly I was making suggestions that they really weren’t digging and then finally it clicked that the wanted their wedding to be a chill relaxed gathering of friends and family. So we changed out the bar, BBQ and line dances for a smores fire pit, pasta and Bon Iver indie music; and it turned out A-Mazing. It really felt like the two families became one at their wedding reception. So Becca and Jon are a very laid back couple and really just wanted to become Mr. and Mrs. and gave me some creative freedom with their wedding and for such an amazing couple I was ready to plan them the best wedding wedding ever. Typically I place the rentals order after the majority of the vendors have been booked because rentals and florals the “flex” areas so with a few adjustments to us purchasing our own fire pits and doing the lighting ourselves that put us under budget so we were able to add farmhouse tables with x-back chairs to the front lawn. This look was the perfect touch, so as a surprise for the bride and groom, I wanted to design a custom floral piece for the farm house tables. After working closely with the florist for weeks we found the perfect flowers and if you have never tried to find magenta colored flowers, let me be the first to tell you it is challenging so we had to go through 2 wholesalers but Laurie would not give up until we found exactly what we had envisioned. Including adding what is now one of my favorite florals, hanging amaranthus, it is a very romantic flower if flowers can be such a thing. To make this wedding look more complete we added folded napkins with menu card inserts, which is a very inexpensive way of taking your wedding to the next level. During the reception for dinner we had Olive Garden pasta and bread sticks (one of the bride and groom’s favorite places to eat) and let’s not kid ourselves who doesn’t love Olive Garden’s bread sticks. We did spruced it up a little bit by transferring the pans into chaffing dishes. After dinner I was little worried with it being October in South Carolina that the smores fire pits may not be utilized but boy did I have nothing to worry about, all evening the benches around the fire pits were full and everyone really enjoyed the smores. At the end of the evening we did a bubble send off down the stairs and into their luxury car to head downtown before going on a tropical honeymoon. What a lovely way to end their cozy wedding.

Venue: Old Santee Canal Park

Wedding Coordinator: Aisle East

Photography: Staci Murphy Photography

Florist: Florals by Laurie

Rentals: Snyder and Aisle East

Lighting: Aisle East

DJ: Complete Events Charleston

Baker: Ramia’s Creations

Catering: Olive Garden

Officiant: Complete Events Charleston