Kristen and Ford: Mixed metals Autumn wedding at First Presbyterian and the Huguenot Loft

Kristen got married on a gorgeous November day. She chose a ballgown, champagne bridesmaids dresses, and mixed metals for her wedding day look. 

Angela Cox captured all the loveliness of the autumn wedding. 

The reception was at the Huguenot loft. B & R Events designed the floor plan to include long and round tables for the dinner catered by Smoke on the Water. 

The linens, copper paisley and ivory crinkle, and silver chivari chairs from Professional Party Rentals complemented the fall florals, brass candlesticks, and steel lanterns. 

Dahlia A Florist did a great job of utilizing fall leaves and flowers in different vases and in the brass candlesticks. We lined the windows with candles, added soft white uplighting, and the poles were wrapped in twinkle lights for added ambience. 
Couture Cakes created the very chic Ombré cake for the wedding. 

For something a little different, we hung vintage chandeliers over the dance floor. DJ Jamie Blair kept the dance floor full after dinner!

Thank you for letting us share!  It was such a gorgeous event!


Taylor and Tavarus : A New Years celebration wedding

Taylor and Tavarus chose to marry on New Year's Eve. Tavarus shared with us that he always had a party for the holiday, so why would this be different. 

They chose the Huguenot Loft at the Peace Center in downtown Greenville for their wedding and reception. Seasons Photography captured the memories for the two sweethearts. 

Renee Burroughs Floral was brilliant in executing a different design. She used very little floral, mainly for the bride's bouquet. The bridesmaids carried tissue paper puffs, the centerpieces were a combination of table top chandeliers and oversized faux lilies. Truly unique!

Pro's Only Entertainment provided the ceremony and reception music while Tavarus provided New Year's Eve hats and props for the guests. 

Couture Cakes of Greenville created the cake with a cascading petal look. With a later ceremony and a New Year's count down, Good Life Catering created a light appetizer menu. 

Thanks again, Tavarus and Taylor, for letting us be a part of your wedding day!

A different look and blast from the past

We hate to admit it. 

Don't judge us. 

This blog is CRAZY neglected. 

Like, 2 1/2 years neglected. 


But guess what!  We are going to try to fix that!

So, here are two things you may notice-

Some of these weddings happened a while ago. We have quite the backlog of weddings and events that need to go on the blog. We will try to mix up new and old, but we don't want to exclude anyone. 

The format is going to look different. This is because I will be blogging from my iPad due to photo accessibility. And my iPad is super portable, so I can update almost anywhere. 

Thanks!  And enjoy!
-The "R"

Sally and Travis : Simple and Literary at Pretty Place and the Wyche Pavilion

Sally and Travis are such a fun and funny couple. They hired B & R Events for day of coordination of their October wedding, and we are so happy that they did!

With a gorgeous ceremony backdrop and a great looking (and tall!) couple, photographer Jana Candler must have been in heaven!
The bagpiper's music rang throughout the mountain. 

Sally chose a simple and non-floral centerpiece that she made herself. She made small trees with manzanita branches and hung ornaments she created using pages from books. 
The bouquets were created by Memories by McMillian and were simple whites, ivories, and greens. 

The weather was particularly chilly that evening, but a clear tent in the Wyche Pavilion helped keep Sally and Travis's guests warm. 

Tasty cupcakes from Strossners for dessert. 

A nod to Doctor Who for the cake topper. 

Travis and Sally chose one of the best bands we have ever worked with- Nitrograss!  They kept the dance floor full and had such a great sound. 

Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your big day, Sally and Travis!


Paul and Daniel; Tiffany Blue and Pewter at Zen

All photos courtesy of Sposa Bella Photography

Paul and Daniel were referred to B & R Events by Kristi at Dahlia A Florist.  Paul is a long time client of Dahlia and he was ready to make a commitment to Daniel.
Daniel and Paul wanted a modern, but glam look.  Touches of nature amidst Zen, their venue for their celebration, which is much more industrial. All of the bling but with some masculine flare.  And of course, excellent party favors. 
The ceremony was reserved just for close friends and family.   Each of our grooms had one attendant while their dear friend led their commitment ceremony to each other.  Sposa Bella captured the tears during the ceremony and the laughter as the couple sashayed down the aisle to "Party Rock".  Later that evening, Sposa Bella worked with Zen to project a slideshow of the ceremony on a loop for the rest of the guests.

B & R Events created a custom monogram for Paul and Daniel that was Tiffany inspired.  Kristi with Dahlia then worked with Ryan Calloway of Creative Ironworks to commision the stunning show piece, featuring Daniel's favorite flower (calla lily), Paul's favorite flower (iris), and their monogram.  This piece of art greeted guests as they arrived. 

The clear top tent had princess lighting. Dahlia hung orchid curtains in the windows of Zen. We worked closely with Dahlia to make sure that there were many personal touches- table top chandeliers for the buffet, a branchy chandelier centerpiece, and a 15 foot tall custom-built indoor tree adorn with crystals and candles. 

And ice luge from Ice Magic chilled their "key cocktail" - a delicious cucumber and melon martini. 

DJ JB kept the dance floor full and orchestrated the music for the ceremony. 

An hour before the end of the reception, Pyrotechnico orchestrated an excellent and beautiful 8 minute firework show. (It was so fun and interesting working with them to design the show!)

And every guest left with the most awesome favor- a Tiffany key chain. 

Thank you for letting us design this gorgeous event!



Sarah and Russell: Modern with a hint of Orange at the Lazy Goat

Sarah was a busy medical student studying internal medicine.  Russell is an engineer.  Though Sarah and Russell only used B & R Events for our Marilyn Package, we were able to set them up with some ideas.
We initially met with Sarah, her sister, and mother two years prior to the big day.  We were happy to tell them about venues that suited Sarah's vision- downtown, modern, and the perfect size for about 80 guests.  The Lazy Goat's patio for the ceremony and upstairs Caprine Room were logical and gorgeous choices for their fall nuptials.
The six o'clock ceremony overlooked the Reedy River with the patio's water fall feature fell behind the wedding guests.  Sarah and Russell's closest family and friends were greeted by the melodies from John Atkin's guitar.  Their bridal party looked stylish in pewter dresses and charcoal shadow stripe suites with orange patterned ties.  Sarah's fit and flare chiffon gown was accented with a pewter sash and she carried orange roses bound with pewter textured ribbon. Spencer Stanton of Stanton Photography was able to capture so many cool shots of the ceremony and used his vision to even shoot up into the Caprine Room's floor to ceiling glass windows.
The Lazy Goat created a cocktail style menu and Sarah and Russell ordered their wedding cake from Table 301.  Dahlia created stunning floral arrangements of varying white submerged flowers in staggered cylinder vases topped with floating candles.  High Tide's classic songs filled the reception while wedding guests mingled and enjoyed small bites and cocktails. Sarah created little boxes of candy in black jewelry boxes with their monogram drawn in chalk.
Here's to Sarah and Russ!


Rene and Matt: Canary and Pussy Willow at Grace Church and the Huguenot Loft

Rene and Matt were another sweet couple that found B & R Events at Wedding Festivals. They had already booked the Huguenot Loft, but being new to Greenville from Michigan they wanted help to ensure that their family had a great time.

Rene told me right off about her obsession with pussy willows.  She wanted to incorporate them into all elements of the wedding and reception.  A stunning medium toned grey and a cheery canary yellow were also Rene's choice for their early fall soiree.
Grace Church was the perfect setting for their short and sweet ceremony.  Guests were welcomed by the enchanting melodies played by the Goodwin Quartet.  They laughed with Bruce Creamer as he led Rene and Matt through their ceremony.  Melissa Ragan captured the warmth and sincerity of their vows.

Kristi and Andrea with Dahlia A Florist loved Rene's obsession with pussy willows and incorporated fun yellow and white flowers and textures.  The tables were dressed with steely grey linens and crisp white napkins with natural wooden chairs to compliment the original hardwoods of the Loft.  

Rene wanted to make sure that everyone would hit the dance floor.  Vic Thomas with DJ GVegas was the ideal choice to emcee and mix their wide range of music.  Rene also provided silver flip flops for all the ladies. 

Rene and Matt agreed that the food and bar were going to have to be top notch, so they were happy to use Larkins on the River for catering.  Couture Cakes created a four tier cake with a pussy willow and ivory and yellow flower branch crawling up it.  Guests were loving the apple cinnamon with cinnamon butter cream cake.  A candy bar was set for favors to continue on the sweetness of their special day. 
At the end of the evening, Rene and Matt were showered with dried lavender by their friends and family as they wished them farewell.

Congratulations Rene and Matt!