Kristi & Dan

Summer is a wonderful time to celebrate a wedding especially if your venue is on the shores of Lake Murray, SC. Kristi and Dan’s family and guests gathered at Dan’s Aunt’s home located on Lake Murray to share their vows with each other and enjoy a “famously hot” 4th of July to be remembered forever. Wedding Planner, Melanie Murphy¬† provided all of the expertise to make sure that all the bride,her family and guests had to do was to relax, laugh, drink, eat, celebrate and enjoy this happy day.

Kristi and her bridesmaids selected a claret red colored dress for the bridesmaids to wear. Cool white Hydrangeas and white cymbidium orchids with red colored throats were the perfect compliment for the bridesmaid dresses. Kristi loved the same flower and color combination for her personal bridal bouquet. You may think that Hydrangeas are too fragile for a summer wedding but today’s grower’s are producing hardy blooms and with proper hydration and care, hydrangeas are the perfect flower for weddings year-round.
The Groom and groomsmen boutonniere’s were designed with a white rose, red hypericum berries (common name: coffee berry) and a lemon leaf. Hypericum berries are the perfect accent when you want just a hint of color in a corsage, boutonniere or centerpiece.
Kristi’s adorable flower girl carried a white flower girl basket adorned with red ribbons and filled with red petals and a petite hairband with a simple miniature red rose attached.
The natural, fresh air “aisle” was embellished with fresh white rose petals.
Kristi and Dan’s wedding cake was adorned with a spiral of fresh cymbidium orchids. This cake was not only beautiful but also very memorable as her aunt was their special baker.