When Melissa came to us, she had already picked her reception site. Since she and Eric were both die hard Clemson fans it couldn’t be any place other than the Owens Pavilion at Clemson. She wanted an evening wedding with a cocktail party feel. Her colors were, of course, purple and orange (just a touch) and she wanted a theme of simple elegance. So we used the paler lavenders, whites and greens for the ceremony at Clemson United Methodist Church and then punched it up at the reception with some touches of bright orange. We also brought in furniture groupings of white leather lounge benches and low tables for a cool addition to the seating. Lighting added the wow touch with a patterned dance floor and uplighting along the columns.
Some personal touches included a bottle of wine from the Biltmore, purchased when Eric proposed, used by the couple for toasting and the Clemson tiger made a guest appearance. In all it was a beautiful night and a perfect Clemson wedding.