Sara + Christoph's end-of-February-wedding was a beautiful blend of family, culture and love. The traditional American wedding, with a German flair, took place at Lowndes Grove Plantation. We loved getting to know Sara + Christoph and were eager to help them and their families celebrate their special day.
Sara and her father walked down an extended aisle, beginning on the side of the house and wrapping around to the front lawn where the elegant and intimate ceremony took place. Our team was able to Skype Christoph's sister in Germany so she too could be a part of the ceremony. During the ceremony, readings were done in English as well as German to allow family from afar to be a part of the celebration. After exchanging vows, Sara + Christoph invited guests into the house for cocktail hour, where they enjoyed drinks and hors d'oeuvres by Patrick Properties.
After capturing as many newlywed, bridal party and family photographs as possible, Sara + Christoph were invited to the dance floor for their first dance - "Heaven" by Boyce Avenue. With many guests from Germany,Christoph gave a special welcome to all of their guests to thanked them for coming from afar to celebrate with them.
After such a delicious meal, dancing and laughter began! Sara and her father enjoyed their dance to country star Darius Rucker's, "It Won't Be Like This For Long". Christoph and his mother danced to the traditional German song, "Wenn Ein Lied", by Soehne Mannheims. A champagne toast accompanied the maid of honor and best man speeches - which included a surprise video made just for Christoph! The speeches were especially heartfelt because after the wedding, Sara + Christoph plan to move to Germany.
The newlyweds cut their cake hand-over-hand and then celebrated with friends during the bouquet and garter toss. The evening was topped off with a sparkler exit for Sara + Christoph - the perfect way to end the most beautiful evening.
The following vendors were used to create this elegant evening:
Ceremony/Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation
Planning | Pure Luxe Bride
Caterer/Bar/Cake | Patrick Properties
Rental Company | Event Works
DJ/Band | Rob Duren
Ceremony Musician | String Duo
Florist | Wild Flowers
Photographer | Olivia Griffin Photography
Videographer | Signature Wedding Films
Hair/Makeup | Isabelle with Belle-Maquillage
Officiant | Joe Bustos