With Ralph’s bottle of bourbon buried at the wedding site, the perfect day was delivered! According to Southern Living, legend has it that all you have to do to insure fair weather for your outdoor wedding is bury a bottle of bourbon, full and upside down, on a beautiful, sunny day weeks before the wedding date. After Mary, the quintessential Southern lady, read that bit of Southern tradition, it just had to be done for her and Ralph’s beloved daughter, Melanie. Well, it magically worked because Melanie’s and James’ wedding day was magnificent – perfect temperatures and a gorgeous Carolina blue sky.
Southern Vintage Table was thrilled to be a part of this celebration! Our first assignment was to set up a lemonade greeting station for guests as they arrived to this joyous occasion. With a charming assortment of vintage punch cups and two vintage punch bowls, Mary’s Yaya friends – Cis, Louise, Jami, Pat and I – served lemonade and welcomed guests. Rock Quarry’s vintage 1950 truck was parked next to us, joyfully bedecked with wedding photos of the bride’s and groom’s families. Southern Vintage Table‘s vintage suitcases and trunk helped complete this endearing tribute.
The second station was the coffee bar. Pairing the vintage teacups, Cis, Jami and I arranged them on the table. We also displayed several on the rustic shelf above. What a beautiful table with the teacups all lined up! At the end of the evening it was fun to see which teacup guests selected for their coffee as they enjoyed the delicious wedding cake baked by Sweet Memories Bakery.
Perfect day, perfect wedding, perfect love and all oh-so Southern! More photos coming later from photographer, Martha Manning.
Congratulations, Melanie and James! We all wish you a life full of love, happiness and joy!
We also want to send best wishes to Jill and David who were married on this gorgeous day in Graham. Thank you so much for inviting Southern Vintage Table to be a part of both of your wedding days.
PS – Thank you, George, for sharing these fabulous photos of this beautiful, happy couple!
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