Hi guys! Can you believe it’s the end of summer? I’m a little sad I have to say. If you follow me on social media (and you totally should), you know I’ve had a great summer. Here are a few summer updates from my life:
- We went to Colorado for a wedding and it was just as amazing as I remember. If you can’t find me, I may be in Colorado. I can be outdoorsy…I think!
- We spent a few days eating our way through Charleston. Dear Oysters and Shrimp – I’m sorry I ate all of you.
- I still love the beach. That’s pretty much a given.
- I did a wedding on beautiful Kiawah Island in South Carolina. It was amazing to do a destination wedding in such a gorgeous location. Lesson learned: Beach wind and pop up storms are no joke.
For some updates on the ole business, I’m gearing up for an extremely busy wedding season with 8 wedding before the end of 2017. Yup, 8. This includes a New Years Eve wedding which I am SO pumped for! I’ve been wanting to do a New Years Eve wedding for. like. ever. Finally, in some super exciting news, I’ve brought on two associate planners to help me with day-of-coordination packages and to handle weddings when I am already booked. It’s been a great learning and growing year for Jackie Fogartie Events and I’m rejuvenated about the future! Owning a business isn’t for the faint of heart, but it’s so rewarding at the same time.
Enough about me. Let’s talk about Gabe and Ben, one of the sweetest couples of all time. When you meet Gabe, you are first like WOW you have the best hair ever and also you’re SO nice and pretty. She is just a warm person that makes you feel like you are friends instantly! They were a total breeze to work with for their wedding at Byron’s South End. Let’s take a look, shall we?
All photos by the super talented Sarah Collier with Taken By Sarah Photography.
Full vendor list at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!
This was pretty much how happy Gabe was all day…and how happy she is all the time!
Gabe’s sister and cousin help her get into her beautiful dress!
The back of the dress is almost as pretty as the front!
I mean come on… GORGEOUS.
The bouquets and floral from Bookout Blooms are classic and beautiful. This color palette will never go out of style!
Gabe’s handsome groom, Ben.
And Gabe with her pretty mom – love her MOB dress!
I loved the mismatched bridesmaid dresses – this is great example of how to do this trend right! Using different shades of a neutral color, plus different patterns and necklines makes all of your girls feel comfortable! Most of Malone’s bridesmaids were her best friends from high school; including Malone whose wedding I did about 5 years ago! Hey Malone!
The beautiful alleyway at Byron’s South End is always a perfect spot for wedding photos. Gabe and Ben’s portraits turned out absolutely gorgeous! Sarah even made the rain puddles look pretty!
Delicious cupcakes from Cupcake Delirium closed out a sweet evening celebrating this happy couple!
If you can’t get enough of Gabe and Ben (and I don’t blame you!), check out their videography highlight reel from Tricia Coyne. It will give you all the feels, as the kids say.
Thanks to all the great vendors (listed below) who made this beautiful wedding happen, and congratulations to my now friends, Gabe and Ben! Now wish me luck – I’m headed full force in to Fall wedding season!
Ceremony and Reception: Byrons South End | Catering: Best Impressions| Florist: Bookout Blooms| DJ: Z Brothers| Photographer: Taken By Sarah | Wedding Dress: Anjolique | Invitations: Surcee Calligraphy | Makeup/Hair: Makeup Your Face | Videographer: Tricia Coyne | Cupcakes: Cupcake Delirium