Cecile and Patrick met at work. She was in payroll and he was in the IT department! Today they are husband and wife. We traveled to Spartanburg to see the grand Duncan Estate. A beautiful house and acreage that has been transformed into an impressive wedding venue. Cecile got ready upstairs in the bridal suite with her bridesmaids and Patrick and the guys got themselves together downstairs in the lounge. We kept them from seeing each other as we photographed them all around the estate before the wedding.
The weather was great for their outdoor wedding and we had such a beautiful house as the background for their formals. The grand entrance into their reception tent followed straight into their first dance. The rest of the evening was quite a celebration. The photo booth nearby had a constant stream of guests as did the sushi bar section of the buffet.
The grand farewell was a gantlet of birdseed that covered them and their car completely. (and us and our equipment!)
Good luck Cecile and Patrick!
Jessica and Jake were married at Larkins on the River in the Cabaret Room. After a beautiful ceremony, the reception at the Wyche Pavilion began with a live band and amazing food! This beautiful couple enjoyed their friends, family and each other in their first few hours as husband and wife…
10 fun things to do with your spouse
1. Stuff a love note in their wallet or tuck it under a windshield wiper.
2. Change the desktop wallpaper to a cute photo of you two on your spouse’s home computer.
3. Burn a CD with tunes from your dating days and include your first dance or fave song.
4. Look up the date of the next full moon and celebrate with a champagne toast.
5. Hate basketball, but your main squeeze is addicted? Despise musicals, but your partner can’t get enough? Suck it up and get tickets — the reward will be worth it.
6. Forget breakfast in bed. Have dinner in bed (and don’t worry about the crumbs).
7. Go to bed early. No books, no BlackBerry, no remote. Note that we didn’t say sleep.
8. Create a cocktail together and name it after yourselves.
9. Go to a bookstore or music store together, then split up. Your mission: Buy something you know they’ll love. Then wrap and exchange.
10. Spend a weekend apart (substitute your best pal, sister, or old college roommate) and plan to meet back at your place after 48 hours. Absence is an aphrodisiac.
Wedding Dos & Don’ts From 22 Real Couples
Sometimes people delay marriage because they are searching for the perfect soul mate. But that view has it backward. Your spouse becomes your soul mate after you’ve made those vows to each other in front of God and the people who matter to you. You don’t marry someone because he’s your soul mate; he becomes your soul mate because you married him.
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