Emily & AJ Barfield

Making The Story

There aren't enough words to describe how WONDERFUL Hospitality Butler (Matt Starnes) and his team are!! He was my planner, designer, decorator, and most importantly became a wonderful friend! My October 9, 2021 wedding was beyond perfect!! Matt and his team made sure everything went just as planned and made the wedding preparation process just as easy as you would want! If you're planning a wedding, reception, party or any event I would HIGHLY recommend Hospitality Butler. You will not be disappointed.

As a wedding planner, it is always an honor to provide white glove service and attention to detail surrounding the special day of our clients. And when Emily and AJ Barfield reached out to us to plan their wedding day, I knew it was going to be nothing short of spectacular.

The wedding ceremony took place at the beautiful Flint Hill Baptist Church in Fort Mill, South Carolina. The stunning bride, Emily, wore a gorgeous white gown that was complemented by her bridesmaids' navy velvet dresses and burnt orange accents. The bridal party consisted of 12 people, including the bride and groom, and they all looked absolutely stunning.

After the ceremony, the guests made their way to Emily's parents' private home, nestled over 100 acres in Richburg, South Carolina. It was the perfect location for such a grand celebration. The guests were greeted with a stunning view of the estate, and the cocktail hour was held in front of the house. The atmosphere was nothing short of elegant, with beautiful floral arrangements designed by Dagmar Fadeley Florist, incorporating greenery inside the tent, giving it an enchanting ambiance.

As the sun began to set, the guests made their way to the reception area. The head table was positioned in the front area, giving the couple a perfect view of the dance floor and band. The band, Split Second Sound, kept the dance floor packed all night long. Kristy Swanson, the band's lead singer, had a voice that left the guests mesmerized.

One of the highlights of the evening was when an airplane flew over while the couple celebrated. It was a beautiful moment that left everyone feeling amazed and in awe. It was truly a magical moment, and one that the couple will cherish forever.

The catering was provided by Waiter's Choice, and it was nothing short of delicious. The guests enjoyed a variety of dishes, from succulent grilled chicken to tender beef, and an array of sides that left everyone feeling satisfied. The wedding cake, designed by The Cake Lady, was nothing short of breathtaking. The cake was adorned with delicate white flowers that matched the bride's bouquet perfectly.

The beauty team at Beauty Asylum did an exceptional job with the hair and makeup, giving the bride and her bridesmaids a stunning look that was both elegant and timeless. They were the perfect team to make the bridal party look picture perfect.

As the night drew to a close, the couple made their exit in a 1950 Chevy pickup, which was decorated with floral arrangements that matched the overall theme of the wedding. It was a perfect ending to an unforgettable evening.

As the wedding planner and designer for Emily and AJ's special day, it was a privilege to be a part of such a spectacular event. The attention to detail and the overall design were nothing short of luxurious, and it was a true reflection of the couple's style and taste. We are grateful to have been a part of such a magical day, and we wish Emily and AJ all the love and happiness in the world as they embark on this new journey together.

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