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Vendor Recommendations

Bands & Musicians

Matt Peebles & The Drayton Players – “I book string ensembles for weddings, cocktail hours, and other events under the name ‘The Drayton Players’ – clients can e-mail thedraytonplayers@gmail.com or call me directly at (803) 261-3899.  If your clients are looking for something other than strings, I can direct them to other colleagues as well.”

Bartending

JW Bartending – (803) 254-4454

Bridal Apparel

Jo Lin’s Bridal – Many of my brides have used Jo Lin’s Bridal and have been very pleased. (803) 781-9697

Evelyn’s Bridal & Formal Wear – Another local favorite in the Columbia, South Carolina area. (803) 438-8141

Mecklenburg Bridal Gallery – (704) 556-7789

Cakes

Cake Professor – “Whether it is your wedding, birthday, or corporate event, Cake Professor can work with you to interpret your individuality with your sweets.” (803) 200-1909

Silver Spoon Bake Shop – (803) 673-6374

Vintage Bakery – “Custom Wedding Cakes, Celebration Cakes, Party Cakes, Cupcakes, Petits Fours.” (803) 386-8806

Caterer

Dupre Catering & Events  – “Make your event come to life… Dupre Catering & Events can turn your vision for any gathering into reality.” (803) 748-4144

Hudson’s Classic Catering – “From Down Home to Up Town… our services range from traditional southern favorites with all the love Grandma use to give them to chef inspired culinary cuisine.” (803) 356-1070

Shealy’s Bar-B-Que – Some of the best southern cooking in town! (803)532-8135

Southern Way Catering – Southern Way’s philosophy is to provide the client with the most delectable food, the most attentive service, the most memorable presentations, and the most pleasurable event experience. (803) 783-1061

DJs

DJ Marty B – Weddings, Parties, Corporate Events… Anywhere a good time is needed! (843) 469-7651

Myrtle Beach DJs – Joe Durivage will engage your guests throughout your reception to ensure a good time is had by all! He guarantees fun, dancing, romance and laughter! I have personally booked him, and was very pleased! (843) 340-2742

Sound Quest DJs  – Also offers photobooth and lighting! (803) 932-9500

Dress Alterations

A Stitch In Time – Jane Strevens – I have used Jane personally for dress alterations and would never consider using anyone else! She’s simply the best! She works out of her home in Irmo, SC and can be reached at: (803) 781-1892

Florist

Tupelo Grove Events – Tupelo Grove Events is a professional floral design company based out of Columbia, South Carolina. With more than 25 years of experience in the business we are happy to meet your event needs, no matter how large or small. – (803) 730-5096

Weddings by Woolbright – Rex is a very nice guy and is easy to work with for any occasion! (803) 276-6080

White House Wedding Flowers – Jennifer is such a sweet and outgoing person! I know that she will take care of my clients needs without question! 721 Old Cherokee Rd. – Lexington, (803) 356.8190

Raina Bryant – Piggly Wiggly Floral Manager, Devine ST Columbia, SC (803) 256-3433

American Florals – (803) 732-7950

Honeymoon/Travel Agent

Travel Leaders of Lexington – Sharon Albert will make sure you get the best deal when planning your honeymoon! 109-G Old Chapin RD, Lexington, SC (803) 358-2220 salbert@travelleaders.com

Jewelry

Gibson Jewelers - Really nice and helpful employees! (803) 256-7687

Lighting

I personally recommend uplighting to all of my clients, especially when you are having a reception in a conference room or banquet hall. Uplighting will transform your venue from a drab, enclosed space to a party place!

Sound Quest DJs  – Also offers photobooth and lighting! (803) 932-9500

Global Truth Entertainment – I have personally booked Ryan Robinson for uplighting and was thrilled with the result and his service. (843) 267-4977

Photo Booth

ShutterBooth – I have personally booked and loved ShutterBooth! I highly recommend purchasing their album so that you can have a keepsake for yourself! Melanie Grooms @ (864)715-3125

Rentals

Beyond Elegance – I have personally used Beyond Elegance, and was really impressed with their prompt service. I highly recommend them and would use them again! (877) 353-4623

Party Reflections – “Party Reflections, Inc. is a family owned and operated company with 3 locations, over 150 employees.” (803) 794-0010

Thompson’s Rentals  – Contact their in-house wedding expert. (803) 732-7368

Spa & Beauty

Studio B – Sabrina is amazing to work with! Give her a call: (803) 646-6889

It’s Simply Makeup – I love Regina (and her awesome light)! Give her a call:  (502) 599-8223

Studio One Fifteen Salon and Spa  – Libby is a great hairstylist! (803) 764-0908

Dannon K. Collard, LLC – freelance makeup artist – I have had the pleasure of working with Dannon in the past, and absolutely LOVE her work! Check her out! Based out of Charleston, SC (803) 422.9254

Transportation

Southern Valet & Transportation – (803) 376-0085

Venues

701 Whaley - "Planning an event?Historic 701 offers several options and combinations of space in a setting unlike any other in Columbia."  (803) 771-0101

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center – “This dazzling 142,500 square-foot facility was designed with you in mind!” (803) 545-0032

Millstone At Adam’s Pond – An estate that dates back to the 1700s, Adam’s Pond provides an enchanting setting for elegant Southern garden weddings, receptions, oyster roasts, and other special occasions. (803) 783-5732

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden - Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is an exotic alternative to the traditional wedding venue and provides a magical backdrop for your special day! (803) 602-0900

South Carolina State Museum -  The South Carolina State Museum is a one-of-a-kind facility located in the heart of downtown Columbia’s Congaree Vista. (803) 898-4901

Stone River – Nestled on Congaree River in the heart of Columbia, Stone River offers convenient and beautiful event space. (803) 727-8047

T&S Farm – Banquet Hall in Batesburg-Leesville run by Shealy’s. (803) 532-8135 option 2

The Hall At Senate's End - (803) 748-4144

Wavering Place Plantation – A family-owned venue that offers an idyllic backdrop for your special occasion. Shana Adams (803) 269-7761 Events Coordinator & Lisa Boykin Adams (803) 432-0311

Videographers

Absolute Video - Corporate videography | Wedding Video servicing Columbia, Charleston, Greenville - South Carolina. (803) 348-1107

Cinema Couture – Cinema Couture makes wedding films and brand films in Columbia, SC, North Carolina, Georgia, and worldwide. Video production services. Bill is involved in Professional Photographers of South Carolina and is a huge joy to work with! (803) 360-9164

Wedding Officiant

VOW – I have had the pleasure of working with Rev Kevin Roberts on multiple weddings throughout the years. He does an excellent job! (803) 528-9343

Wedding Planner

I highly suggest hiring a “day of coordinator” even if you plan the wedding yourself. They will take over the reigns about 2 weeks prior to your wedding and will make sure everything runs smoothly so that you can relax and enjoy your special day!

Jessica Rourke, Planning & Styling of Weddings – 2855 Devine Street :: Columbia, SC 29205 Studio hours are Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm :: By Appointment Only :: {ring} (803) 767.7244

Elegant Events by Stephanie Forte – (803) 386.1868

Bennett Wedding Directors – Offers a free consultation. (803) 807-0505

Southern Charm Weddings & Events – Casey Elliott, (843) 902-7189 scweddingsevents@gmail.com

Stunning & Brilliant Events, LLC – Sara Barnhill is the absolute best to work with! She will make sure you get what you need in order to make the day go off without a hitch (she has even booked a tent the day before a wedding to save it from the rain!). I have used her personally and highly recommend her! (704) 308.6779, info@stunningandbrilliantevents.com

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