The red drapery, and navy blue and red palette, added striking color and contrast to Katie & Brandon’s wedding at 701 Whaley. The floor to ceiling sheer red drapery paired with the beautiful ornate chandelier made for the most fabulous ceremony backdrops I have seen yet. It defiantly added a romantic splash of color to the industrial setting. And that was not the only unique twist of the night as a surprise proposal was planned for one of the bridesmaids during the bouquet toss. Instead of Katie throwing the bouquet to the anxiously awaiting ladies, she handed her bouquet to her bridesmaid Ashton as her boyfriend, Joseph, got down on one knee and proposed. Thanks a bunch, Palmetto Duo, for sharing some of your captures of Katie & Brandon’s darling navy blue & red wedding with us today.
From the bride:
How did you two meet?
Brandon and I met at Nonnah’s in the Vista. My sister worked there while she was in college and Brandon’s dad worked there when it first opened playing the piano. They suggested we get a job there so I like to call it fate.
How did he propose?
For the longest time I always wanted Brandon to build me something because he loves wood work. So one day he told me he was finally going to make me something. I knew it was something small because he would work on it at the table in the house. I wasn’t allowed to sneak-a-peek of course. I had no idea what it could have been but I was going to wait patiently. On October 18th, 2014 Brandon came home from work. I was cooking dinner and he asked me if I wanted my present. Of course I did but I told him I could wait until Christmas like he thought he wanted to. He decided to give it to me that day. He took a little box out of his pocket and explained that he carved it out of Buckeye Tree wood (which is the Ohio state tree and I’m from Ohio). He opened it, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
Where did you get the idea for that awesome red drapery backdrop with the chandelier?
I found that idea on Pinterest. The drapery in the picture was a burnt orange color so I thought of a color that would match my theme better. Sylvia asked Rufus with Ambient Media if he could do that and he came through. I couldn’t have been more happy with how it turned out.
What are some of your favorite wedding moments and memories?
Well I will never forget Ashton and Joseph getting engaged. That was really exciting for me and sweet. I love that everyone had a good time and enjoyed dancing. I had fun getting ready that day and drinking wine with my bridal party. The letter Brandon wrote me was really sweet. I am one lucky woman. I was really touched by the speeches the best man, Brian, and Susan, my sister, the matron of honor, gave.
Is there anything you would have done differently?
I would have walked down the aisle slower. I feel like I flew down it. I probably would have let myself cry too. I was holding back tears the whole time I walking. I wish it would have lasted longer. The day flew by but there isn’t really much I could do about that. There were also certain pictures I wanted to get but I completely forgot about them that day. Other than that I wouldn’t change anything.
Photographer: Palmetto Duo|Reception Venue: 701 Whaley|Lighting: Ambient Media|Dress Store: Evelyn’s Bridal|Bakery: Nonnah’s|DJ: Partytime|Floral Designer: Something Special Florist|Caterer: Southern Way Catering