When Laurie and Paul first fell in love, we have a feeling that they felt the luck of the Irish. Lucky to have met someone so special, but blessed to have their soul mate for life. This St. Patrick’s Day weekend was one for the Old Cigar Warehouse record books: a holiday wedding full of happiness and fun! It was a destination wedding for nearly everyone. While the majority of guests hailed from snowy Chicago, plenty of others staked claim to Indiana, Michigan, Florida, and more. Let’s just say that all were delighted to bask in the spring weather of South Carolina. You might be asking how Laurie and Paul ended up getting married in Greenville. Simple really; some family friends have a lake house nearby and they instantly liked the area and wanted their wedding guests to enjoy it too!
Once set up began, we were seeing green…in a good way! The couple’s Irish roots were showing and we couldn’t help but just love it, from the table linens to the bridesmaid dresses. Josh Jones Photography grabbed some amazing shots of the scene. Mary Jackson with Turn Key Special Events helped plan the big day and was busy with prep work as well. With an on-site ceremony, cocktail hour on the Deck, and reception inside the Main Hall and Cellar, we had a full night ahead of us. The wedding party was small and intimate, but perfect for a gathering in the Bridal Suite. A touching ceremony was performed by Officiant Danielle Baker who led Laurie and Paul to their new life together. It was beautiful!
This bunch wasted no time in getting in the spirit of celebration. Immediately following the ceremony, guests took to our Deck to enjoy some beverages outdoors while we worked our magic inside flipping the space, making it “reception-ready”. Liquid Catering provided their Top Shelf package for libations while Reeves Catering was in attendance to tray pass hors d’oeuvres and set up a full spread buffet in the Cellar. After a wonderful first dance, three gentleman really got the party started grooving to some classic numbers and showing off their skills. It was a surprise for Laurie and Paul! Get the party started they did indeed; dancing ensued, cheering abound, and plenty of good times were had by all.
While the rest of Greenville clinked glasses of green beer and wore shamrock shirts, Laurie and Paul’s St. Patrick’s Day reception was still going strong (and probably having more of a blast). Dessert cake pops weren’t even the last stop for a late night snack. Waffle House showed up in our Cellar with biscuit sandwiches! Can you say ‘yum’? This gave guests plenty of food options throughout the evening, making the occasion even more enjoyable for all of those out-of-town-ers. We cannot say enough good things about this couple. They were spectacular to work with and so much fun. A unique wedding that will be hard to beat. Sláinte to Laurie and Paul!!