I've always said that wedding planning is an intimate experience. As the planner, we're involved in every aspect of the couple's life. You deal with their finances, family struggles and their relationship...just to name a few things. Planning Dede & Stephen's wedding was a new level of intimacy.
We had our planning meetings during Dede's chemo treatments for Stage II breast cancer. She wanted to take her mind off of things and what better way than to do it while picking out invitations and going over every detail of the big day? I'll never forget a conversation that we had at her final chemo treatment. Stephen was talking about the future and settling down after the wedding and leaving the cancer behind. I've spent a lot of time with them and every once in a while, Stephen gets this twinkle in his eyes. There is a bell that people ring at the end of their final chemo treatment. When Dede walked over to ring that bell, the twinkle was there. It was magical.
There were so many amazing vendors who donated to make Dede and Stephen's wedding a dream come true. Thank you to everyone who was on the team. Your generosity is unmatched.
Venue: Four Oaks Manor
Photography: Dash Photography
Videographer: Eric Blanks Media
Flowers: Some Theme To Talk About
Wedding Gown: Carrie’s Bridal Collection
Bridesmaids Dresses, Dresses for the Mother of the Bride and Groom,Groomsmen Suits, Invitations:
Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique
Makeup: Janine Carthone 9 Shades by J
Hair: Davao Hair Studio
Catering: Socks' Love Rub
Cake: CEO Custom Cakes
Linens: I Do Linens
PhotoBooth: OMG Booth
Transportation: Hennessy Limo
Liquor: Tower Beer, Wine and Spirits
Ceremony Music: Armonico String Ensemble
Jewelry: Chloe Isabel
Guest Book: Blue Sky Papers
Wedding Favors: Kate Aspen
Bouquet Charms: Remaking Memories
Monogram Necklaces for bridesmaids: Brandon Mercker
Macaroni and Cheese for Reception: The Mac Momma
Custom Soap for Wedding Favors: Olive Fine Soaps
DJ: Tommy Owen
Bowtie: Arin Madison
Special thanks to The Bert Show for all of your help with everything!