Let’s take a look back on the most magical wedding day –
Mr. & Mrs. Starkey tied the knot on March 31st, 2019 – and to say it was spectacular is an understatement.
This wedding has it ALL – from live performances, to a prosecco bar, a whimsical forest theme with trees and twinkling lights galore…this special couple truly knew how to plan an unforgettable evening.
Shannon and Sage met while playing love interests in a musical, they developed a close friendship which eventually turned into a relationship.
Sage decided he wanted to propose during a family Christmas vacation in Jamaica. He planned out every little detail and even met with the resort’s activities director to plan a reenactment of how the couple met during the resort’s evening show. Sage created a script for them to perform – it was all supposed to be perfect. Until, Shannon’s parents weren’t feeling well and wanted to skip out on the show!
Sage had to quickly improvise, he asked them to take a photo and quickly got down on one knee. He forgot everything he was going to say and just took the ring out. Shannon said the quickest and easiest “YES!” of her life.
When it came to wedding planning and picking a venue, the couple had no issues. They instantly fell in love with Club Lake Plantation and Shannon said her second easiest “YES!” ever! They were swooning over the romantic oak trees canopying the ceremony site. The second they walked under the outdoor crystal chandelier they knew this is where they had to say “I DO!”
March 31st quickly approached. Shannon spent the morning in the Club Lake bridal suite getting ready amongst some of her favorite people. It was a perfect start to this very special day.
Once their guests arrived, it was time for Shannon to walk down the aisle and meet her groom under the romantic oak trees and pergola.
Little did they know their bridal party had a special surprise – they acted as the officiants and took turns reading and singing their love story. It was the most special and sincere wedding ceremony and a memory that will most definitely last a lifetime.
The new Mr. & Mrs. Starkey were pronounced husband and wife and shared their first married kiss. Following the ceremony, the couple welcomed their guest to share in an evening full of delicious food *including a cheese wheel*, live entertainment, and love.
The reception space was beautifully decorated to match their whimsical forest theme. There were trees surrounding the space with twinkling lights, each guest table had books stacked with hanging boss and tall romantic candelabras. It was breathtaking.
The sweetheart table was set outside in front of the hedges *which created a natural hedge wall.* Every detail was carefully thought out – the space was brought to life.
Upon entering, guests were in awe – and that isn’t where the surprise ended. Shannon and Sage were introduced into the dreamy room and performed their first dance live – while singing! It was incredible.
Guests danced the night away while STG Live Band kept the party going. The room was full of love, laughter, dancing and singing ALL night long. It was such a special experience to witness.
Thank you so much Shannon and Sage for allowing Bella Sposa Events to be apart of your special day. We wish you both nothing but a lifetime of happiness, love and health.
And to the following vendors: thank you for making this event possible, we couldnt have done it without you
Venue: Club Lake Plantation
Planning: Bella Sposa Events
Rentals: Club Lake Plantation
Catering: Foodie Catering
Photography: Nick & Lauren Photography
Videography: Calypso Wedding Films
Band: STG Live Band
Cake: Sugar Layne Sweets
Champagne Cart: Petit Prosecco Parlour