Today’s post is extra special as we had the privilege of going to high school with todays beautiful bride and have the honor of calling a friend. Ana Cristina was not only a stunning bride on her wedding day, but she is a stunning woman inside as well. Born with a voice that no schooling can give you ( no joke, I may or may not be her biggest fan), fate found her her prince charming in none other than one of the nations most honored and respected musicians. Two song birds tied the knot in South Carolina and the rest, is literally history. Enjoy a little snippet from Ana about her love for John and their stunning southern soirée.
Ana: John and I both knew that we wanted to get married somewhere that was new and could be special to the both of us and had nothing to do with the places where we are from. I am from Miami, FL and John is from Hendersonville, TN. We decided to take a road trip and discovered the beautiful French Huguenot Church in South Carolina. When we walked in, we had a very special feeling about it. We soon met up with planner Ashley Rhodes and we started working together for a little over a year to curate the wedding of our dreams. Our tented reception took place at Middleton Place and it was perfect fall weather. As for florals, I always knew that I wanted to carry a lily of the valley bouquet.
At the ceremony, my nieces who were also bridesmaids sang as well as played cello and violin. John surprised me with bag pipers playing the theme song to one of our favorite shows “The Outlander”. They performed “The Skye Boat Song” on bagpipes which we both love. All of our closest family and friends were present and we had an amazing time. John and I wish we could go back to our wedding day all the time. It was a fairytale for the both of us.
Special thanks to these incredible vendors:
Photography: Perry Vaile || Event Planner: Ashley Rhodes || Ceremony Venue: French Huguenot Church || Reception Venue and Beverage Provider: Middleton Place || Videographer: Hart to Heart Media || Floral Designer: Em Creative Floral Design || Hair and Makeup for Bridesmaids: Bride’s Side Beauty || Catering: Cru Catering || Tenting: Sperry Tents || Rentals: Eventworks Rentals || Linens and Draping: Party Tables || Lighting: TEC || Ceremony Entertainment: George Hiatt || Cocktail Hour Entertainment: Charleston Virtuosi || Reception Entertainment: The Fabulous Equinox Band (Jeremy Davis) || Cake: Minette Rushing || Transportation: Lowcountry Valet & Shuttle