Backyard Buffet

Backyard Buffet | Elle McGee & John Kleckley; May 16, 2009, Private Home in Charleston


“Find a family member or friend to keep you grounded and focused on the sentiment—not just the aesthetics—of the day.” —Elle Kleckley

Cost-Saving Tips

Favorite: Rock Solid Foundation
Elle got two bluestone slabs from the giveaway pile at the Stone Depot for her and John to stand on during their vows. The slate now rests in their garden as a sweet memento.

The Details

Reception Supplies: Pooled family silver, china, crystal, and linens instead of renting; gave own vessels to florist as well
Heirloom Rings: Proposed with an inherited engagement ring and bequeathed bands
Family Time: Invited only relatives (75) and skipped attendants

Total Spent: $15,000


Cake & cupcakes: Weddings Cakes by Jim Smeal
Catering: Catering by Caroline, (843) 881-2068
Florist: Bloom
Music: Classical Charleston
Photography: Squire Fox [link to]
Rentals: Snyder Party Rentals
Stationer: The Scratch Pad, (843) 884-3433
* Non-listed aspects of this wedding were done by the couple, their families, and their wedding party