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Wedding Info

October 12, 2013
Toogoodoo Bluff
Edisto Island, S.C.

Donalds, SC

Hometown

Mauldin, SC

Residence

Greenville School Dist. Robert E Cashion Elementary

Occupation

Maintal, Germany

Hometown

Mauldin, SC

Residence

BMW-Supply Chain Specialist

Occupation

Donna 's Parents

Terri & Eddy Stone , Donalds, S.C. Pat & Christine Tafta, Donalds, S.C.

Stefan's Parents

Birgit & Peter Dehner- Maintal, Germany Uwe Bader -Father of Groom deceased

Donna 's Attendants

Amy Alley-Honea Path S.C. Best friend

Matron of honor

Christie Sponaugle- Greer, S.C. Friend Elizabeth Clark- Central, S.C. Friend Kerri Allen- Donalds, S.C. Friend Macie McDill- Shoals Junction, S.C. Friend

Bridesmaids

Stefan's Attendants

Daniel Gierth-Maintal, Germany groom's friend

Best man

Alan Tafta- Greenwood, SC bride's brother Ben Stone- Donalds, SC bride's brother Joachim Nehring--Maintal, Germany groom's friend Thomas Bader--Maintal, Germany groom's brother

Groomsmen

Flower girl

Audrianna Chadwick- Due West, S.C. Cousin

Ring bearer

Noah & Jamie Tafta, Donalds, S.C. brothers of bride

Donna Tafta and Stefan Bader

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Musicians

Music Coordinator- Matthew McDill, Shoals Junction, S.C.

Bride's Grandparents

Reba Cameron-Donalds, SC
Gordy Cameron, deceased
Dorothy Capps-Greenwood, SC
Arlie Capps, deceased
Martha Stone-Donalds, SC
Jack Stone - deceased
Becky & Lonnie Alexander-Donalds, SC

Bride's Education

Erskine College-2001-BA in Elementary Education

Southern Wesleyan University-Masters in Elementary Education 2006

Groom's Grandparents

Auguste & Herbert Jacobi - deceased
Inge Bader-Maintal, Germany
Dieter Bader- Bad Soden-Salmuenster, Germany

Groom's Education

BA in Sports Management-Duesseldorf, Germany

The Day in Three Words

Timeless/Romantic/Vintage

Maid of Honor

Amy Alley-Honea Path S.C. Best friend

Junior Bridesmaids

"Best Girl" was brides yellow lab - Lady Jada of Willow Springs

The dress the Bride wore

The bride wore a strapless couture lace A-line gown with a scalloped trim & chapel length train made by Sophia Tolli.

The veil the Bride wore

The veil was mid length, hand beaded, lace and scalloped edged, made to match the bride's dress.

The bouquet the Bride Carried

The bride handmade the bouquet using silk roses, hydrangeas, and other silk florals. It was tied with burlap and embellished with a crystal rhinestone dragonfly.

Bible Bearer

Noah & Jamie Tafta, Donalds, S.C. brothers of bride

Registry Attendant(s)

Holly Miller- Donalds, S.C. cousin of bride

Program Attendant(s)

Holly Miller- Donalds, S.C. cousin of bride

Rehearsal Dinner and Hosted By

Brides Parents hosted @ Toogoodoo Plantation

Reception Venue and Hosted By

Brides Parents hosted @ Toogoodoo Plantation

Honeymoon Destination

to be determined--will be in April so that the bride and groom can spend time with traveling family and friends at Edisto Island, SC

Permanent Residence

Mauldin, SC

Number of Guests

90

Inspirations

Vintage/Rustic/Chic
Purples/Sea Foam Green/Black
Trees with Spanish Moss/Coastal Marsh
Southern/German

Flowers

All bouquets and flower arrangements were handmade by the bride. Bridesmaid's bouquets were silk hydrangeas, roses, wrapped in burlap ribbon and embellished with pearls. The toss bouquet was made of palmetto roses, Spanish moss, wrapped in burlap ribbon and embellished with pearls. Table arrangements were silk flowers arranged in handmade wooden boxes made by the bride.

Favorite Detail

12 Tables were made using old wooden doors from family and friend's homes. Each was unique and reminded us of loved ones.

First Dance

Christina Perri-A Thousand Years

Menu

German/Southern Buffet:
Pork loin & Beef tenderloin served on yeast rolls made by a Mennonite bakery in Abbeville, SC served with sauces (Sauces: red pepper jelly, BBQ sauce, or pomegranate chipotle sauce)
German Meatballs, Rouladen (beef tenderloin wrapped around a pickle) served with gravy, German Potato Salad, Steamed Broccoli, Mashed Potato Bar

Cake

The bride's mother made a 4 layer cake of vanilla, chocolate, and almond pound cake iced with amaretto butter cream icing wrapped in burlap ribbon, embellished with pearls, and topped with a floral design by the bride of magnolia blossoms and a pair of ceramic birds.

Favors

Tissues-"Tears of Joy"
Koozies-"To have and to hold and to keep your drink cold."
Palmetto Roses-"Our love is everlasting as is the palmetto rose."
Benne Wafers-"Representing the fine taste and heritage of the Coastal, South Carolina area-The Bantu believe eating these cookies bring good luck, and so do we!"

Vendor Shout-Out

Our family and friends volunteered to do everything. They made this day possible and we are forever grateful to them.

If You Knew Then What You Know Now...

Be organized, plan ahead, make it yours, communicate effectively, and if at the end of the day you are married...that is all that matters.

Our wedding songs

Bride/Father Dance:Krystal Keith-Daddy Dance With Me
Bride/Stepfather Dance:The Temptations-My Girl
Groom/Mother Dance: Rod Stewart-Have I Told You Lately