When Fall Came Late
by Shayna Bigazzi
Jessica and Lawrence’s November 2018 Sawyer Family Farms wedding began with a vision of a “Highlands Wedding,” replete with bagpipes, fall mountain air, and plaid – lots of plaid!
They wanted their Scottish-themed wedding to be rustic, yet sophisticated, modern yet rooted in tradition, cozy and classy while feeling completely unique.
The amazing grounds of the Farm, paired with creations from Floressence Floral, helped them achieve their vision, which included deer antlers, feathers and flowers echoing the stunning fall mountain colors.
Gathered on the hilltop in the fall sun, guests were surrounded by the glory of the peak of fall foliage. The bagpiper announced the entrance of the Bride to the tune of “Highland Cathedral” as she and the Father of the Bride hid around the corner in anticipation of their grand entrance. When reflecting on this special day, both Jessica and Lawrence agree their ceremony was the most important and meaningful aspect of their day.
However, in the planning of their celebration they also found a lot of joy in thinking about the little details and surprises guests could enjoy throughout the fête. Some of these touches included a cheese board and a paired wine tasting by Mountain Fresh, s’mores station, and cigar and Pappy Van Winkle whiskey tasting. With the help of their coordinator, Donna Woods, their “Highlands Wedding” was everything this adventurous Charleston couple had dreamed of.