Gather Wedding: Lani and Jim

Who doesn't love a fun cocktail party? Lani and Jim Clayton decided they wanted a smaller wedding with close friends and family. Gather worked for 6 months planning the perfect "Southern Greek"reception to compliment the bride and groom's family backgrounds. Foremost, it was important to find a venue that would not only set the right tone for the event, but would allow an outside caterer (who happened to be the bride's aunt!). Architectural Heritage was the perfect fit for what we needed because it offered indoor and outdoor space, a lofty atmosphere, and was the right size to fit our 200 guests. All of the catering was provided by Lani's Aunt, Annette Weaver, who is a caterer with Magic Muffin here in town. Lani and Jim liked the idea of serving speciality drinks to their guests, so we created "Mr. Clanton's cocktail." This added a personal touch to the night, and not to mention the drink was a hit!! The flowers were done by the spectacular Kappi Naftel. We worked together to decide on tall cylinder vases with submerged flowers and floating candles to enhance to the lofty atmosphere. Will Dickey was there to capture every moment with his stunning photography! Razzle Dazzle Creative design created a beautiful logo, invitation and program for all the guests. I'm so happy the night came together perfectly, and Lani and Jim have wonderful memories to look back on.

It's a sign of success when a wedding planner has to push the guests out the door because the party's over. So I raise a glass to Lani and Jim... thanks for letting Gather be a part of your remarkable day!

Happy Planning!