It was a beautiful day in September in Easley, just outside of Greenville, SC, when Katherine & Brandon got married. Both their Ceremony and Reception were beautiful and were reflections of the two of them. And when the photos from Davey Morgan came back, I had a really hard time choosing my favorites because they are all so good!
I also asked Katherine a few questions so she could tell you about their wedding in her own words. It was such a perfect evening...
How did you two meet? We met in nursing school through our mutual friend Heather. I think we both had seen each other around but we never spoke until Heather introduced us!
How long have you been together? 3 years
What was your favorite moment and/or detail from your wedding? I think my favorite moment was our actual ceremony. We had it at Greenbrier Farms under the big tree at 6 pm, and it was beautiful! Our wedding was in September so the weather was perfect, and the sun was just starting to go down. It was honestly more beautiful than I ever could have imagined!
How was your experience working with us for your wedding? Shannon was such a pleasure to work with! She made everything so easy and took care of every last detail so I didn't have to worry about anything. I am so glad that we hired her!
What would you have done differently during your planning process? I honestly don't think I would have done anything differently.
How would you describe your overall wedding experience? My overall wedding experience was great. Everyone from the people at the venue to Shannon and her team were so helpful and really made me feel special on our wedding day.
Did you see each other before the wedding? If not, did you like waiting, or would you have done it differently? Tell us why and why not! Yes we did a First Look a few hours before the ceremony with just us, and I am so glad that we did. I liked being able to have that moment between just Brandon and I before the actual ceremony. The pictures from that First Look are some of my favorite!
Tell us about your dress! Where did you find it, how did you choose it, and how did you know it is the one? I seriously loved my dress, I'm trying to find another occasion where it would be acceptable to wear haha :) I found it at Bridals by Lori in Atlanta, and my mom actually picked it out for me to try on. I went into dress shopping thinking I wanted one style of dress and my dress I picked was the opposite of that! I think the detailing on the back really sold me on it when I tried it on; the back was sheer and had some really pretty detailing.
What were you most anxious, nervous, or fearful about regarding your wedding day, and what was the outcome? I am a very type-A person who likes things to be done a certain way which can be difficult sometimes, but I think I was just nervous overall about everything coming together. But I had nothing to worry about because Shannon and the venue did an incredible job from everything to the ceremony site, to the flowers and food!
What wedding planning advice would you offer to couples who are currently planning their wedding? I would say just to enjoy this time because it goes by so fast! And to have fun and not let little things stress you out.
Any tips on what to bring/pack for your wedding day? Honestly, between my bridesmaids, mom and Shannon, I don't think I really had to bring anything haha! They took care of everything for me. I don't even think I had or knew where my cell phone was half the day! (My maid of honor usually had it). And if you forget anything, Shannon had this amazing kit that literally had anything you could ever want in it! My bridesmaids were amazed by it haha :)
Any tips on how to prepare to work with Bespoken? I would say if you just have a basic idea of what you want your wedding to be Shannon can help make it exactly what you want!
What was the first song you danced to as Newlyweds? Father-Daughter Dance song? Mother-Son Dance Song? The first song we danced to "In Case You Didn't Know" by Brett Young and the father-daughter dance was "I Loved Her First" by Heartland.
Anything else you'd like to share? Working with Shannon was such a great experience! She helped make our wedding day one of the best days of our lives!
As a side-note: I had no idea Katherine was going to say such sweet things about me and my team...thank you so much!
- Venue: Greenbrier Farms
- Photographer: Davey Morgan
- Planner: Bespoken Weddings & Events
- Florist: Kate Asire Flowers
- Cake: Kathy & Company
- Ceremony Musicians: Greenville Wedding Music
- Reception Entertainment: Uptown Entertainment
- Photo Booth: Uptown Entertainment
- Bar & Catering: Greenbrier Farms
- Hair and Makeup Artist: Cotton Rouge
- Cinema: Elevated Eye
- Officiant: Sharon Hyatt
- Transportation: Eastside Transportation
- Wedding Gown: Bridal's by Lori, Atlanta