Wedding Wednesday: Best Friend's Wedding

My friend Melissa got married to her best friend and an awesome guy, Justin, on Saturday.  She was kind enough to agree to letting me write this blog post about the wedding.

It was a small simple wedding, that I think went perfectly! She didn't have any bridesmaids, but myself and a few other friends filled in to help.

In the morning Shawn and I went to Melissa's house. I did her makeup and we loaded the cars to go to the venue. 

We arrived at the River Road and Jasmine Houses to find the very beautiful garden almost ready to go! We just had to hang the paper cranes that Justin and Melissa had made and strung up. Shawn kindly made a detour on the way to the venue to pick up some champagne for the bride and groom use for a toast.

Next the girls snuck away to finish getting Melissa ready. We put her into the dress and did a few last touch ups before it was time for pictures. 

These gorgeous flowers were by Jenny at The Frugal Flower. I love the combination of the hydrangea and white roses.

This is one of my favorite pictures from an artsy standpoint.

Justin was kind enough to continuously remind us that "bow ties are cool", when he wasn't running around trying to make things perfect! For those of you who are Doctor Who fans, yes this was an intentional reference.

After some drama, where Shawn had to run back to Melissa's house to get the marriage certificate. The ceremony commenced, only a few minutes late. 

The ceremony was short and sweet, it fit the simplicity my friends wanted perfectly. 

And then they were Mrs. and Mr. And it was time to celebrate. 

Again with the simplicity there wasn't any dancing just friends coming together to celebrate. 

That food was delicious, sorry I didn't take any pictures of the food. I will say that the staff at the venue was very kind and asked the chef to point out what had flour in it so I knew what I could eat. 

The favors were cookies and paper cranes, which everyone loved. 

Their guest book was a very neat picture of a tree, where the guests signed the leaves. I love this idea and think I will try to find something similar.

The cake and food were provided by the venue.

Left to Right: Shawn, Melissa, Justin and Me (Cittie).

Although I took these photos, the photographer for the wedding was our friend Susan Duncan who does photography for small weddings as Palmetto Pictures.

Melissa's beautiful dress was from Jo-Lin's Bridal in Irmo, South Carolina.

The Officiant was Kelli from Events on a Shoestring.

My favorite part about going to a wedding is seeing how happy my friends are to share their lives.

What is your favorite part of going to a wedding?

Bests, Cittie

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