Perhaps it’s because I love Christmas, but December weddings are some of my favorites! Venues have a touch of holiday style, and most guests are already in a festive mood. Cassie and Russell definitely added to the happiness of the season with their December 19 wedding in Georgia at the lovely Pebble Hill Plantation.
Cassie and Russell’s sweet soiree began with an unplugged ceremony. The best way to introduce the concept to guests is with a sign complete with beautiful calligraphy! The aisle was marked with white roses and greenery, and as Cassie walked down the aisle guests were able to see the wreaths on the plantation’s windows in honor of the season.
Post ceremony, the pair welcomed guests to their outdoor reception in the courtyard (the joys of living in the South in winter!). The couple’s event planner, florist, and designer, Carol Cartee Creations, whom they note was the day’s most valuable vendor, collected pieces of driftwood for their wood and floral centerpieces. Guests feasted on a taco bar (so fun!), and string lights and globes adorned the trees to light up the night sky. We are so excited that Dana Goodson Photography captured the day beautifully and shared Cassie and Russell’s fabulous wedding day with Every Last Detail!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
WITHOUT A DOUBT my wedding planner and day of coordinator were the most helpful with the planning process and on our wedding day. Not once did I ever have to worry about a thing while planning or even on the day of.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
If I had to choose one thing, I would say that the most important thing to me when deciding who to work with for our wedding was the speed of responsiveness and follow through with the vendor. When I contacted someone that I was interested in working with, it made me feel like he/she really cared about working with me and would be responsible as the planning continued when I received a quick response. It was such a relief to know that I could count on my vendors and all of the individuals that helped make our day perfect.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
We wanted our wedding to be classy and elegant yet still fun and unique to us.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
My favorite thing about our wedding would probably have to be all of the little details. Our gourmet taco bar featured taco bell sauce packets we had collected that said “Will you marry me” and “I Do”, we had DIY crafted beer/wine bars, and our centerpieces incorporated pieces of driftwood that my wedding planner found locally. It really is very hard to choose one favorite thing when you have the wedding of your dreams, but I think the little details made it special/unique to us as a couple.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
My best piece of advice for other brides when planning is to incorporate your personalities into the design and then take time to reflect on those on the day of. Even though some may stick with one type of “style” we incorporated anything and everything that we liked or was unique to us. On the day of, we took time to look at everything and really take it all in. I’m so glad we did that because the day goes by so fast and we didn’t want to miss any of the details that people worked so hard for us to incorporate.
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