Sweet & Romantic Evening Wedding – Melanie & Jacob
Melanie and Jacob were third grade sweethearts, then friends throughout their high school and college years. They started dating in 2014 after realising that they had always been so close and comfortable with each other and that they could always make each other laugh. Their proposal was more of them just talking and deciding that they were ready to get married. They love each other and want to spend their lives together, so it made sense.
When it came to their wedding planning, Melanie is a lover of all things eclectic and bohemian, so they tried to incorporate this into the style of the wedding, but they chose deeper colours to keep things a little more formal and different. They tried to keep everything true to both of their styles. Some of their favourite colours are dark blue, dark green, and garnet (deep red). This set the jewel-toned palette that they incorporated throughout the decor and florals. Melanie is also a lover of old brass vases and decor, so adding brass touches throughout went really well with the deep colours.
Some of the decor was DIY, in a sense. Melanie thrifted all of the brass pieces that were used in the centerpieces and decor. “My sister, mom, and I spent one evening polishing brass, drinking wine, and watching Tea With The Dames. The day of, Capital City Catering set up the room with tables and chairs. Tom with 701 Whaley was so gracious to let us use their chavari chairs! They really tied our whole look together. When we arrived all we had to do was set up the vases and florals. It was a dream! We were so happy with the decor, and everyone made our day flow so easily.”
“Initially, I did not care about the florals. I knew we needed them to go into the vases and to have bouquets and to help complete the decor and feel for the day, but I was really discouraged after getting some quotes from larger florists. We did not want to spend a fortune on something that we didn’t think would really make that big of a difference on the day. However, I sat down with Crystal (from Corbett’s Flowers) only 5 weeks before the wedding, and explained what we were looking for and she totally understood my vision (even better than I did). Our florals were simple yet unique. They ended up playing a super important part in the style of the wedding, and we could not have been happier!Our florals were mostly different varieties of eucalyptus along with safari sunset and some blue thistle. (I fell in love with thistle after Jacob got me a bouquet that included purple thistle during our engagement session at Soda City). The bouquets and boutonnieres also incorporated some off white roses to add some bulk.”
“Our food for the evening was our favorite dishes. Wings are Jacob’s go-to at least twice a week, and I am a taco and margarita lover. So when choosing our menu LeeAnne, at Capital City Catering, encouraged us to choose our favorite foods. So everyone had wings and tacos, and everyone lived happily ever after.”
“Jacob LOVES a suit. He never gets to wear one, but always goes on and on about how good he looks in them. So we wanted to make sure he stood out, and that his suit really fit him and his personality. We chose a blue suit from The Black Tux, and had the groomsmen wear grey so that he would be set apart (why are the brides the only ones who get to look different from the bridal party?). We also found him a tie that was different than the guys but incorporated the colors. He looked so damn good, y’all, but don’t tell him!I wanted a dress that was simple but still elegant. I wanted to feel like I was wearing it and it wasn’t wearing me. My mom, my sister, and I went shopping, and we found the perfect dress on our first trip. The dress I wore was the first dress I saw when we went into David’s Bridal that day. I knew I had to try it on. It’s a perfect mix of being elegant and simple and a little bohemian. It also fit so damn good! I paired these perfect gold shoes with it to add a little bling, and I could not have been happier or more comfortable!”
“Our wedding was officiated by one of our closest friend’s mother. She has always been like a second mom to us, and has always encouraged us in our relationship. In preparation for the wedding day, she sent us a list of questions for each of us to answer. We each answered on our own and sent them to her. We were both excited to hear how the other answered, but we promised to wait and see. Neither of us are very romantic beings, and we express our love in ways other than sappy stories, but I think we were both curious to see if our answers were similar. Once the ceremony started and Mrs. Stephanie began telling our story and revealing our answers of what we love about each other, we were both so touched and emotional. It was truly the most special moment of the day.”
Photography: Jessica Hunt Photography // Venue: 701 Whaley // Second Shooter: Alexis Schwallier Photography LLC // Invitation Designer: The Wedding Shop by Shutterfly // Floral Designer: Corbett’s Flowers, Orangeburg, SC // Dress Designer: Davids Bridal // DJ: MARKY MUNRO dj company // Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu // Apparel: The Black Tux // Cake Designer: Bonnie Brunt Cakes // Caterer: Capital City Catering