The Sweetest Day :: Celebrating the 700th wedding at The Plantation House

April 9, 2012 § 4 Comments

It was a typical weekend full of weddings at the Plantation House. We have always kept a running tally of the weddings we have hosted and we knew that the 700th was quickly approaching. As we were watching the bride and groom do their first dance it donned on us that this was our 699th wedding. Now to get to that number of weddings, I think, is quite an accomplishment. I knew in that moment that number 700 had to be special, memorable, and if possible, personal. The answer seemed to hit us all at once. We needed to have a vow renewal. This year my parents are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary and it only made perfect sense to have them be the 700th wedding. Our minds immediately went into action as we were thinking of how to throw this together. We knew it had to be on Sunday (the next day) and we knew we had to do it right.

Sunday morning we woke up. We were exhausted from the 2 weddings we just completed that Friday and Saturday, but our excitement gave us the energy we needed. We salvaged flowers from the previous wedding and made bouquets. We saved a little piece of cake from the night before to display in the cake room. My parents decided to get ready separately so they could see each other for the first time at the ceremony. My husband, Tanner, prepared to perform the ceremony. My mom’s best friend, Millie was coming by to pick something up and she agreed to be our photographer. Here are some pictures of one of the best and sweetest weddings we’ve ever had.

The Bride

Matron of Honor

The Groom




She walked down to “Lady” by Kenny Rogers which was sung at their wedding 30 years ago.



“You complete me” were my dad’s vows to my mom.

It wouldn’t be complete without tons of laughter.

It’s a done deal




How we really are…



Toasting with their original flutes

First dance

Throwing the bouquet to their only guest and photographer


She got it!



Making a grand exit


Stopping to enjoy the petals


It was the perfect day and the best way to celebrate our 700th wedding! For more about the happy couple and their wedding 30 years ago, click here


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§ 4 Responses to The Sweetest Day :: Celebrating the 700th wedding at The Plantation House

  • luanna says:

    It was the sweetest wedding and reception ever! The only thing missing were my son, Tucker and other daughter, Anna Beth(who live out of town:( But thank you to Tanner and you, Joanna for making it the perfect renewal! Love!!!

  • luanna says:

    Oh, and to Millie Skidmore for taking the most amazing photos and video at the same time! Incredible:)

  • Millie Skidmore says:

    There are 700 reasons why I love this post and 700 thank yous I must say to have had the honor to be a part!!! It was the best wedding EVER! You guys are truly AMAZING X 700!!!!!!

  • Jessie McKone says:

    Still a beautiful couple. Hope you have many more years of happiness. Love Aunt Jessie

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