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Nicole Warren

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Mark Williams Studio
Rolling with the punches proves the secret to success for this Georgia couple 

Lauren Edmondson & Brad Meister
November 14, 2014
Daniel Island Club

 

Given Augusta, Georgia, natives Lauren Edmondson and Brad Meister dated while he was deployed for six years, the two know a little about rolling with things. So when Brad proposed and a deluge opened up on his open-air ask—photographer, secluded beach front, knee-drop, and florals included—the couple laughed and loved the soggy photos even more. On the heels of his surprise, Lauren convinced Brad to let her organize their Daniel Island Club wedding and reveal most everything on the Big Day. She enlisted Ashley Greene of Posh Petals & Pearls as a day-of coordinator and brought on college friends Marielle and Julianne of Mark Williams Studio to run the design and décor show. “I truly did not know what it would look like until the night before,” says Lauren, who was blown away by their take on a fall ceremony and reception. Roll with it, indeed.

Top Tips
Take It from the Meisters ...

• Kids grow out of fancy clothes fast. Be savvy and find their apparel on eBay—that’s where the ring bearers’ suits were found.
• Collect branches and greenery in lieu of copious florals to up the fall factor.
• Trade petals for dried leaves for flower girl fodder.
• Keep things simple with all-in-one venues that take care of everything from catering to rentals.
• Consolidate bookings if you can. The Meisters held their rehearsal dinner at the Daniel Island Club’s Park Club, booked guest houses through the group, and held their ceremony and reception at the golf clubhouse.

 

Wedding design, florals, photography, stationery, signage: Mark Williams Studio, www.MarkWilliamsStudio.com

Day-of coordination: Posh Petals & Pearls, www.PoshPetalsAndPearls.com

Videographer: Dock House Digital, www.DockHouseBlog.com

Ceremony and reception venue, catering: Daniel Island Club, www.DanielIslandClub.com

Officiant and pastoral counseling: Josh Walters, Seacoast Church, www.SeaCoast.org

Baker: Pineland Bakery, PinelandBakery.com

Rentals: Snyder Events, www.SnyderEvents.com

Sound system: Fox Audio Visual, www.FoxAudioVisual.com

Lighting: Charleston Uplighting, www.CharlestonUplighting.com

Music: (ceremony) Palmetto Strings, www.PalmettoStrings.com and

Nate Davis (soloist); (reception) Rubberband, East Coast Entertainment, www.EastCoastEntertainment.com/Artist/Rubberband

Bridal attire: (dress) Watters from Jean’s Bridal, JeansBridalCharleston.com; (veil) Bridal House of Charleston, www.BridalHouseSC.com; (shoes) Antonio Melani from Macy’s, www.Macys.com

Bridesmaid attire: Lela Rose Bridesmaid, available in Charleston through Bella Bridesmaids, www.BellaBridesmaids.com

Groom’s attire: (suit) Jos.A.Bank, www.JosBank.com; (shoes) The FRYE Company, www.TheFryeCompany.com; (bowtie) Brackish Bowties, www.BrackishBowties.com

Groomsmen’s attire: (suit) Jos.A.Bank, www.JosBank.com; (bowtie) Tiefetish, www.Etsy.com/People/TieFetish

Flower girl attire: (dress) Kid’s Dream from Zulily, www.zulily.com; (tights and shoes) Gap, www.Gap.com

Ringbearers’ flat caps: Gap, www.Gap.com

Beauty: (hair) Brittany Harrington, Studio 285, www.Studio285Inc.com and Morgan Weathers, MW Salon, www.Facebook.com/MWSalonHair; (makeup) Dannon K. Collard, www.DannonKCollard.com and Dianne Kirby, Beauticontrol, www.BeautiControl.com