My hubby and I were married back in May of 2008 and are thinking about doing a vow renewal and reception next fall (October or November) to celebrate our 5th anniversary. We've made it through a couple of tough years and think it's worth celebrating. It's going to be a small affair, no more than 50 people and our budget will be small (we spent $6500 on our original wedding, so we're looking at $3k to $4k this time. I know...yeah right!).
I'm looking for ideas in Charleston. I was almost sold about having in St. Augustine, FL since I have strong family connections there, but then I started thinking about Charleston. I went to college there (Go Cougars!) and my hubby is a big fan of the area after working there for a few months.
Does anyone have any ideas about the River House? I know it's going to be more expensive than some places...but what other costs are associated with the place? I saw the website with the food costs, but couldn't find anymore info on what's included (or what's not).
Also, I've seen several mentions on here about the Conferderate Home. Has anyone had a wedding and a reception there? I really like the outdoors idea for a reception, so I've made my mind up about going to a restaurant or something similar. Does anyone know of a restaurant in downtown that has both indoor and outdoor space?
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Also any suggestions for a photographer? We would need limited coverage I suspect, so someone with a la carte pricing would be best. We gravitate towards a more modern vintage style. I really love Juliet Elizabeth's style but I have a feeling she's out of our range. I saw Reese Moore show up a lot on The Wedding Row blog and she only charges $950 for two hours. Any experience with her?
Also any hints on wedding coordinators? I planned my original wedding myself and would be very involved this time around, so I'm looking for someone to be on the ground staying behind vendors and such.
Thanks in advance and best of luck to you all with planning!