If you’re getting married, who better to stand by your side, then man (and wife’s) best friend?  I adore that Taylor and Jake, who got married this weekend at the Millstone at Adam’s Pond, chose their border collie, Flynn, to be the ringbearer for their wedding ceremony.  And he took his job seriously, “helping” Jake get dressed, trotting down the aisle with a greenery collar arrangement and sitting quietly until it was his turn to deliver the rings to his people.  So cute!  

I started the day with Taylor getting ready in the Adam’s Pond Bridal suite. 

I love that long train!

Here’s Flynn assisting Jake with his shoes. Or cleaning his face with his tongue. I’m not sure which.

Wedding coordinator, Ashly, and the rest of the By Invitation Only team helped the couple stay relaxed and calm before the ceremony because they had all the beautiful details under control, including a gorgeous floral chandelier in the clear tent. 

This was a tradition that was new to me- bury a bottle of bourbon at your ceremony site to prevent rain on your wedding day. And don’t forget to dig it up after the ceremony so you can enjoy a tasty beverage. 

Taylor and Jake also had the idea to exchange vows semi-privately (within view of the cocktail hours guests after the ceremony while they had dinner together on the balcony. I thought that was a fun idea!

The clear tent was great for this lovely fall day.

This was one of the sweetest Father-Daughter dances I’ve seen.  It was hard to find a dry eye.

I’m so happy that everything came together so perfectly for Taylor and Jake’s wedding day! Congratulations you two!

Other vendors-

Wedding Planner- Ashly Gregor with By Invitation Only 
Make-up/Hair- Metropolis Hair Salon  
Wedding Dress/Bridesmaid’s Dresses- Evelyn’s Bridal Lugoff, SC
Alterations- Jackie’s Alterations on Forest Drive, Columbia, SC
Tux/Suit- Men’s Wearhouse on Devine
Ceremony Officiant- Mrs. Kathy Rushton  
Florist- Something Special Florist on Main (Grant Lorick)
Catering Company- Southern Way Catering
Cake/Bakery- Parkland Cakes (Brenda Peake) 
DJ or Band- Party TIme DJ’s  
Jeweler- Michael’s Jewelry in Trenholm Plaza