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If You’re Luxe & You Know It: Mona + Brad

When I met Mona and Brad, I instantly loved them.  Everything about them just made me feel like we were old friends.  We met when they were considering Jekyll Island for their ceremony and reception. Unfortunately, due to the strict rules of having events on the beach, they decided to move their wedding to South Carolina.  Even though we did not work together on their wedding, Mona promised to keep in touch.

Mona is one of those women that is stunningly gorgeous…well no. Ridiculously gorgeous, and has the best personality (after all, like attracts like LOL!).  So it was a real treat to get her wedding pictures in our email and see all of the wonderful things she and Brad had planned.  She even shared some of her thoughts on her planning process and the wedding with us. 


Check out the rehearsal dinner, which was a costume party (I told you, they are awesome!):



Gorgeous shots from the wedding:



I loved all of the fun and emotions at the party as well:


 Mona and Brad2

C+D:  What did you find was the hardest and easiest part of planning?

M:  The hardest part – was defining the thin line between people "helping you" and "asking nicely" what they want!!
I had individuals on the day before and day of my wedding asking me to include this and amend that… it was very disappointing.
The easy part – was saying "NO" to those who thought they were "helping" or "asking nicely"…(LOL)

C+D:  How did you choose your venue?

M:  From day one – my husband and  I knew we wanted a beach wedding in a town/place that was easily accessible for all guests.

C+D:  Your concept for the rehearsal dinner was genius, what made you come up with it?

M:  A few things –
1.) Who doesn’t like Halloween?
2 ) I had to bring together two families who were different in race, religion, culture, living habits, etc – what better way to break the ice than to be in costume with a few cocktails!!!
3) It was the right thing to do – with so many people coming to support us. The least I could do was have a nice social.

C+D:  If you could relive one moment of your wedding, what would it be?

M:  Ahhh one moment – there were so many moments – but the best moment was walking down the aisle and realizing that my world and my life, would ultimately sky-rocket into eternally happiness, by marrying the my best friend and my partner for life.


Thank you Mona and Brad for allowing me to show off your stellar taste and incomparable love for each other.  And a very special thank you to Gene Ho, and the talented Nadean Bruehlman of Gene Ho Photography who did the photography.

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  • Everything looks great! Everytime I see beautiful weddings, I want to do my wedding over. I loved my wedding, but I think I just want to keep doing it over so it can be different each time. I’m crazy I know.

    January 15, 2009 at 5:34 pm
  • Wow looks like a real fun wedding. Some great pictures of the Bride and celebrations!

    January 16, 2009 at 6:23 am
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    January 19, 2009 at 7:35 pm
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    January 20, 2009 at 11:44 am
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