Mary and Matt’s Columbia, SC Real Wedding by Paige Winn Photography


Mary and Matt seem like the kind of couple that would just be super fun to hang out with. If you don’t believe me, check out Mary’s hilariously quirky thoughts on her wedding below. Their South Carolina event is simple and very pretty. I love the mismatched bridesmaid dresses and sweet wooden cake topper! A big thank you to Paige Winn for being so kind to share this with us!


Did you make any DIY projects?
Making the arbor was pretty crafty of me, if I do say so myself, just a little engineering, ribbons, fans and voila! I really wanted to have a back drop that provided a little focal point for us and would look pretty flowing in the wind (or “innnn daaa wheennddd” to quote Jodie Foster in “Nell”).

Did your wedding location hold a specific significance to you?
It’s here in my hometown and the fact that it was overlooking the golf course would have really made my dad happy.

What was the most meaningful part of your day?
Getting to see Matt for the first time that day when I walked down the aisle and knowing that it was really happening! And also that my father’s twin brother preformed the ceremony and my dad was included in the wedding to the point that people who never met him told me how moved they were hearing stories about him.

Did anything funny or out of the ordinary happen?
Apparently the arbor I built toppled over before the ceremony, but no one mentioned it to me until it was all over, thank goodness!
How did you know your partner was “the one”?
He told me to incorporate something from “The Matrix” when answering this question. Enough said.

Any advice you’d give new brides who are just getting started?
Get a good photographer and vendors that know what they are doing! They will make your day so much easier because there is no time to think the day of. Remember that you are paying them to take care of things, so let them do it. Remember – you get what you pay for!
Photographer: Paige Winn
Venue: The Members Club at Woodcreek
Dress: J. Crew              
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Accessories: bracelet: J. Crew, wedding bands: Unforgettable Jewelry, veil – Stein Mart  
Groom’s Attire: J. Crew
Catering: The Members Club at Woodcreek 
Event Planning: Katie McDougall 
Flowers: Bonnie Iseman 
DJ: Mateo Jones
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Sarah Sarah has been editing the blog at mywedding for four years. She enjoys watching classic movies, spending money on eyeliner that she never wears, and convincing brides to write thank you notes.

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