After a rehearsal on Friday, I accompanied them for a rehearsal dinner at Hillcrest Country Club, our first visit there in nearly five years. Jack amusingly noted that the delicious fried chicken dinner was being served that night because it wasn’t going to be a catering option allowed by Eve at the Roof the next night. The casino-themed dinner was followed by all-ages blackjack in a clever casino setup in the adjoining banquet room.
On Saturday, I joined Eve at Don Allen’s Hair Care Salon in Greenwood just in time to catch her stylist finishing up her beautiful hair with perfectly matching ribbons subtly blended in, followed by a quick Electric Slide lesson for one of her line dance-challenged bridesmaids. After final preparations at the Roof, followed by an emotional first meeting with Jack and photos with photographers Jim and Lois Wyant, Eve walked down the aisle with music played by a four-piece horn ensemble split two-by-two around the aisle at the back of the seats.
Designer Jim Holland’s spectacular vision really came to life once the ballroom was flipped for the reception. After the Roof’s signature thunder and lightning display and a quick sequence of traditional formalities, Nashville recording artist Casey Jamerson and her band rocked the crowd for the remainder of the evening. Special thanks to videographer Rich Johnson for making time following a family funeral to join me and pull off the mammoth task of getting video greetings from the majority of the nearly 600 guests, which the couple will undoubtedly appreciate.
Photo by Wyant Photography