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Perfect Imperfect Navy Blue Wedding

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Amanda and Danny had one of the most beautifully rustic country weddings at a historic home and farm, The Ivy Place, in Lancaster, South Carolina. Every detail from their centerpieces of classic novels with their well loved pages to their handmade laundry line seating chart was well thought out and artfully arranged. What could possibly go wrong?

Keep reading to find out everything that did indeed go wrong during this perfect imperfect navy blue wedding, but we think you'll agree the day still turned out perfectly perfect! See all of their fun details in the full gallery here, photographed by Jocelyn & Ryan Photography.

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Perfect Imperfect Navy Blue Wedding

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The Perks Of A Light Drizzle

They said their "I do's" in a field beneath a centuries old tree with their friends and family. Some might have been upset by the light drizzle and overcast skies, but the light was perfect and the rain let up just enough for us to snap some amazing photos. The food was perfection and the drinks flowed as these two celebrated their first memories as husband and wife. What an amazing evening surrounded by their family and friends celebrating one of the greatest moments of their lives and we were thrilled to be there to capture it!

chalkboard choose a seat wedding sign

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wedding ceremony tree

The Perfect Disaster

Our wedding day was a disaster. It rained, my shoes sunk into the mud all the way down the isle so my dad had to hold me up, the guitarist who was playing the ceremony music arrived only minutes before the ceremony started, forgot to stop playing music when I got to the alter and then forgot to start playing music again for my husband and I to walk back down the isle and exit. On top of that, we couldn't figure out how to bustle my dress, my shoes stretched out from being wet and I had to wear flip flops, and they forgot to leave food for us in our cottage so we were starving after the wedding. Everything went wrong but we loved every second of it and wouldn't have changed a thing!

simple rustic wedding reception

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colorful chalkboard wedding menu

The Ivy Place Wedding Venue

Your perfect outdoor wedding begins at The Ivy Place! Nestled on 33 acres, the home is located just south of Charlotte, North Carolina. The The home was built in 1850 and provides a wonderful setting among beautiful, peaceful gardens. The Ivy Place offers flexibility and freedom to tailor your event to meet your personal style. The property includes a 1920s cottage for rent. There are numerous photo opportunities with old barns, fields, ponds, and g ardens to capture your amazing day in a beautiful setting.

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Read on to see how much this perfect imperfect navy blue wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.

Budget Breakdown:

Venue: $4470
Overnight Cottage: $250
Tables & Chairs: $450
Linens: $18 per table
Catering: $2871
Bartenders: $280
Photographers (all day coverage): $1300
Shoes: $120
Dress: $1329
Dress Alterations: $250
Veil: $120
Chocolate Dipped Oreo Favors: Handmade
Favor Boxes: $60
Earrings & Bracelet: Gifts
Band: Gift
Groom’s Outfit: $220
Groomsmen: $150
Alcohol: Approx. $800
Cake & Desserts: Gift
Stationery DIY Kit: $120

We actually made almost all of our decorations. A lot of the flowers such as the ones laying on the books and the ones on the Bride and Groom table were paper flowers we made. We made the bar, the seating chart sign frames, photo booth station, direction signs (reception, photo booth, games, ceremony), wedding arch to walk through down the isle, Menu sign, drink signs, table numbers, eucalyptus wreath and flower arrangement on the Bride and Groom table, cornhole and ring toss. Most of our wedding decorations are available on our Etsy store, The Blue Pallet.

ServiceVendor
BandGulley
CakesShari Moore
CateringVisions Catering
Coordinators & StylistsKatie Cannon
FashionGeorgia via Pronovias
Groom's FashionMen's Wearhouse
PhotographersJocelyn & Ryan Photography
ShoesKate Spade
Venues & OfficiantsThe Ivy Place
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