No great story ever starts with someone eating a salad, right? And this story is no different.
So, we met at a bar… no really, that’s actually how Callie and I met! Last summer I was out at a brewery catching up with one of my favorite past brides in the whole land, Noel, when we happened to run into Theresa of the French Eclectic (y’all know she’s my sister from another mister) who was out hanging with Callie. Obvi, much squealing and hugging ensued, introductions were made, we all hit it off, insert shenanigans, lots of beverages and the four of us made a night of it.
I guess at some point in the evening I must’ve mentioned being a wedding planner (or perhaps the Scarlet logo on my t-shirt gave it away!), but when Chad popped the question just a couple weeks later, Callie hit us up to plan her wedding. And we couldn’t have been more thrilled!
Aaaaaand, let the wedding planning adventures begin!! We got together again at the same brewery, Chad included this time, laughed until I couldn’t breathe and we all became best friends. Duh. Fast forward many, many months + many planning (mostly laughing) sessions later and these two hilarious lovebirds finally tied the knot at Cypress Trees Plantation on Editso Island in April.
One of my favorite parts of planning weddings is when both partners are equally excited about the planning process and sweet Chad was not only excited, but incredibly invested in every decision we made and had lots of his own great (and hysterical) ideas of his own. I mean, just LOOK at his face in the photos! C’mon, could anyone possibly look happier to marry the woman of their dreams? And seriously, Callie is a straight up babe, y’all! Insert heart-eyes emojis here!
They wanted an epic party with lowcountry, coastal vibes, great food, surrounded by the people they love the most, and that’s exactly what we gave them! Anyway, this adventurous, fun-loving couple trusted us to use our creativity and hook them up with a few surprises, their families and friends were excited and hands-on, and Callie’s amazing dad even built their backdrop for the ceremony! How rad is that?!
Enjoy the epic awesomesauce, y’all!!
planning & design: Sara Skinner & Megan O’Donnell for Scarlet Plan & Design | photography: Bette Walker Photography | venue: Cypress Trees | signage, hand lettering and custom oyster shell & watercolor escort cards: Sara Skinner for Scarlet Plan & Design | catering & bar: Thurston Southern Catering | event rentals and lighting: Event Works | floral design: Flower Shop | specialty rentals: Adorn Charleston | linens: BBJ Linens | cake: | ceremony musicians: Ear for Music | reception band: The Secrets | bride’s gown: Lovely Bride | bridesmaids’ gowns: BHLDN, Needle & Thread, Lulu’s | groom & groomsmen’s attire: The Black Tux | bowties: Brackish Bowties | cookie favors: Parker’s Crazy Cookies | invitations: Cotton & Ink Studio
Nothing on earth could possibly sum up Chad’s personality or excitement over the wedding more than this photo! What a great groom!!