Well, if I didn’t believe that saying before, I certainly do now because of Alex and Pat. Covid caused them to change their wedding date at The Cedar Room from April to July, but unfortunately, as well all know, things weren’t looking so hot still. So They changed their date again from July to November and y’all, we made it happen! Their third wedding date went off without a hitch. Okay, well there was a hitch, but the kind we wanted- and just in time for these two to spend the Holiday season officially MARRIED!
I started out at The Restoration where Alex and her girls were getting ready. If I can say anything about Alex and her girls- I’ll say they’re SO sweet and welcoming. It’s always nice to walk in and feel like you’re hanging out with a group of friends! We snagged some quick getting ready photos. We had fun popping champagne and even did a first look with her bridesmaids and family. Side note to all of my couples- if you’re wondering if you should do a first look with your bridesmaids- that answer is always YES!
Anyway, after spending some time at The Restoration, we headed over to Chalmers Street to meet up with the groom and groomsmen. Alex and Pat opted for a first look not only with each other, but Alex also did a first look with her dogs too! You may be wondering if you should do a first look with your dogs now, and my answer is 1000% YES!
After the first looks, we snapped some bridal party photos and family photos. After that we snuck off with Alex and Pat to snap a few couples portraits.
Pat and Alex’s ceremony was set up inside at the Cedar Room. Eucalyptus leaves were scattered down the aisle and the arbor was decorated with greenery and pampas grass. There’s really no going wrong with a ceremony at the Cedar Room. Whether it’s inside or outside, it’s still going to be stunning. Alex and Pat’s ceremony was just that- stunning. When I asked Alex to describe her wedding, she responded with “rustic elegance”, and well, that pretty much hit the nail on the head! From her dress, classic hair and makeup look, to the beautiful table centerpieces, it was indeed elegant, with a rustic feel.
There’s something to be said about draping at wedding receptions- in that- I feel you just can’t go wrong with adding some to the mix! The draping for their reception helped define the areas of the dining room and the dancing floor, all while bringing in a romantic, elegant feel. The reception tables had tall centerpieces with greenery and pampas grass fanning out, while other tables had candles and greenery. Take a look below at how beautiful it was all set up!
Once of my favorite parts about Alex and Pat’s wedding (besides the two of them of course!) was how they incorporated their pups. Not only did Alex do a first look with them, but they also had them as the flower girl and ring bearer! It was super cute! After Alex and Pat said their vows and were announced as husband and wife, they walked back down the aisle with their pups before handing them off to the dog handler for the night.
For their sunset portraits, we headed up to the rooftop and MAN was it the THE MOST perfect sunset and evening to be up there for photos. We had perfect cotton candy skies with beautiful golden sunlight and we took advantage of every minute we could up there before getting them back to their guests. I highly recommend doing couples sunset portraits up at the rooftop if you’re getting married at the Cedar Room, yall! Their night continued on with toasts, dances, cake cutting, lots of dancing, and a sparkler exit.
Okay that’s enough from me though- go take a look at the pictures because honestly, words do not do this wedding justice!
Alex and Pat,
Thank you both so much for the opportunity to capture your big day! It was beautiful and you both looked like MODELS! I enjoyed being able to see you both again and capture this huge moment in your lives. I’m so lucky to have couples like you who are so sweet and also so calm during a pandemic. I wish you both a happy marriage, and I’m glad we finally made your big day happen. I hope to see you both again soon!
Venue: Cedar Room
Planning/Coordination: Bouquets and Bowties
Floral: Tiger Lily
Hair and Makeup: Lashes and Lace
Lighting: Lowcountry Entertainment
Videographer: Surrender Films
Dog Sitter: Dog Tired
Officiant: Kasey King
January 25, 2021