January 30th of this year saw the uniting of two beautiful families, and Chatham Station had the privilege of hosting and witnessing their new year nuptials.
A Family Affair
This day was not just about celebrating the union of Keisha and James but also their combined new family, including James’ son and daughter, and Keisha’s two daughters. We love a wedding that multiplies the joy with extra players… it was intimate and yet felt like an event. Keisha and James were keen to make sure the kids felt involved.
Kiesha, along with her mom and daughters, got dressed and enjoyed some girl time in our bridal suite. Keisha wore a lace gown with an open back, lace illusion side cutouts, and a beautiful train. With her hair, jewelry, flowers and big smile, she was a knockout bride.
Keisha’s father walked her down the aisle, where James was sporting an enormous smile. James and Keisha said their vows in front of our expansive brick wall (a favorite of brides and grooms) and they decorated the alter space with a massive array of blooms and greenery.
The couple had each of their children participate in a sand pouring ceremony to unite the families – with each member of the family adding their own individually colored sand. It was a lovely visual metaphor.
The newlyweds walked back down the aisle followed directly by their children to the song “We are Family.”
The ceremony space was replete with florals and the effect was spectacular. Aisles were marked with floral hoops, and then lined with floral arrangements. The epic floral backdrop for the vows was later repurposed for the couple’s table for the reception.
While the most prominent colors were purple and gold, the florals were a collection of roses in pale pink, peach, light purple, and white, combined with light blooms and fresh greenery. This wedding also had a “Our Greatest Adventure” theme and guests were seated at tables featuring favorite or special locations that the couple had traveled to together.
The reception space was set up using elegant farm tables with golden legs, and tables held a few extra touches including a collection of gold candle holders, floral arrangements, gold rimmed chargers, menus, and table markers.
Keisha enjoyed both dances with her husband James as well as with her dad before dinner. After dinner, they cut their cake on a table featuring pictures of their parents. Guests enjoyed the rest of the evening at the photo booth and dancing and moved outside to heated seating areas or enjoyed the lounge set up inside.
While Keisha had beautiful white heels for the ceremony, she traded them out for comfortable purple and black jordans for the reception that matched James’ shoes!
All the best to Keisha, James and their beautiful family. Chatham Station loved hosting your incredible wedding and wish you many happy years ahead.
The newlyweds and Chatham Station are happy to share the vendor list.
Wedding Planner: E’MAGINE Events & Co
Bar & Beverage: Carolina Party Partners
Beauty: Sharon Davis Makeup Artistry
Cake: Publix Catering at Bradford
Catering: Shmack’n Plates Bistro LLC
Entertainment: DJ FREE Entertainment LLC
Photography: Story & Rhythm
Rentals & Decor: CE Rental & Grand Rental Station & Greenhouse Picker Sisters