Jennifer + Kyle knew Poplar Grove Plantation was the perfect wedding venue for them the moment they saw it. The historic charm and rustic elegance was everything they were looking for in destination wedding location. They tied the knot on Saturday, October 15, 2016 facing the gazebo in the gorgeous yard of the plantation house. It was absolutely stunning. We had amazing Fall weather with the sun shining bright, the birds were chirping and love was in the air!
Susan Savia played music as guests arrived to the ceremony. The KTSE team greeted guests, handed out programs, and kept the wedding party entertained and in line. Their ceremony was so sweet and simple. Jennifer's brother, Michael, officiated the wedding, which made it much more personal. Their rustic-chic vibe was displayed throughout their entire wedding. From the wooden doors at the ceremony to the barn reception, everything was perfect! The venue doesn't call for a lot of decorations to make a beautiful wedding. There were already lights strung on most of the trees and surrounding buildings and this became even more beautiful as the day turned to night.
After the ceremony, guests went to cocktail hour in the lawn. We set up cocktail tables with white linens, some with orange sashes, others with navy to fit the Fall theme. Under the tent, there were some small round tables with navy linens for guests to sit around and chat while listening to Susan's beautiful music. Once the wedding party and family finished photos, guests were invited inside the barn for the dinner portion of the reception. The tables were set with navy linens, full place settings, beautiful arrangements with sunflowers, red gerber daisies and white hydrangeas, designed by Surf City Florist.
For dinner, guests enjoyed Middle of the Island's southern buffet, followed by dessert. Creative Cake Design by Tammy Hodge made lots of mini pies and a cake topper for the couple to cut. Following dessert, everyone went outside for dancing under the tent! Atlantic Premier Entertainment kicked off dancing with the first dance and parent dances. Then, DJ John went into the "good luck dance" and got everyone on the dance floor! They had an epic dance party under the tent drinking beer from Lighthouse Beer & Wine and a delicious specialty cocktail made by the bride and groom. Cheers & congratulations! We hope your 1st year of marriage was incredible!
Jennifer's WeddingWire Review:
"Melissa and her team are great! She offered "Month Of" services, where she reached out to our vendors to confirm our numbers and needs with each one. When I ran into unforeseen issues, she made excellent suggestions to get us back on track. On the day of, she and her team took care of everything for us. The wedding went off without a hitch ... she even saved the cake cutting since I'd forgotten a knife and serving set. She had one in her car! I would absolutely recommend Melissa and her team to any bride!"
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Favorite Wedding Moment:
The bride's father had been very sick leading up to the wedding day and it was very important to Jennifer to have her father walk her down the aisle. Having recently lost my own father, I know how special these moments are and it made me so happy to see him there on the wedding day and able to walk his baby girl down the aisle. There's nothing like a father-daughter bond and this was very evident at the wedding!
Venue: Poplar Grove Plantation
Ceremony Music: Susan Savia
Reception Music: Atlantic Premier Entertainment
Caterer: Middle of the Island
Photography: Leslie Koehn of Eric Boneske
Lighting + Rentals: L&L Tent and Event Rentals
Flowers: Surf City Florist
Cake: Creative Cake Design by Tammy Hodge
Officiant: Jennifer's brother Michael
Hair + Makeup: Harbour Club Day Spa & Salon
Month-Of Coordination: Knot Too Shabby Events