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Venue spotlight: Adams Pond

One of the first things our couples tell us they’ve booked is their venue. A venue sets the mood and style for the entire wedding. Are you drawn towards the rustic look? An outdoor venue or farm is a great start. Looking for an elegant, glamorous wedding? An upscale hotel, museum or art gallery could be the perfect option for you. Over the next few months, we’ll be highlighting several venues around the Columbia area to give you a glimpse into the design and food set up that they’re capable of.

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An estate that dates back to the 1700s, Adam’s Pond provides an enchanting setting for elegant Southern garden weddings, receptions, casual barbecues and oyster roasts, and other special occasions. Acres of natural landscape, a beautifully appointed house, renowned cuisine and skilled staff combine to create unparalleled celebrations.

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Photos by, in order of appearance: Jessica Roberts, Lola Dee Photography, Sabrina Fields, Holly Graciano, and Jessica Roberts.

A Heart for Charity

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Celebrating a good cause, especially in our backyard, is one of our favorite things. In late February, we had the honor of catering the 2016 Midlands Heart Ball at the incredible South Carolina State Museum. Guests celebrated the lives saved and improved due to the Heart Ball campaign raising over $51 million nationwide as they mingled over passed Ahi Tuna Nachos and Tomato Pie Tarts and enjoyed a meal of Braised Short Ribs, Seared Scallops and complimentary sides including a Mixed Green Salad and White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes at their tables. The night concluded with delicious bites of Blueberry Lavender Mousse, Dark Chocolate Tarts, Macarons and Petit Fors so guests could end on a sweet note! For more information on this wonderful cause, visit South Carolina’s American Heart Association page.
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Why Aunt Mildred Shouldn’t Cut the Cake

We’ve all seen it or experienced it – a badly cut piece of cake at a wedding reception. When Aunt Mildred, or another designated cake cutter who isn’t experienced cuts your beautifully decorated wedding cake, things can go south quickly. Southern Way provides complimentary cake cutting services and here are reasons why we think that a family member or friend shouldn’t cut the cake:

  • This is the biggest party of your LIFE and the cake is the universal symbol of this grand celebration – make sure it looks stunning even when it’s being cut.
  • The bride and groom spent time choosing their favorite cake flavors and how it should be decorated – you don’t want it to crumble!
  • If an inexperienced cake cutter slices the cake, pieces of cake will be different sizes and you will run out – FAST.
  • Slices will look messy and not very presentable to your guests
  • Southern Way has the proper knife and gloves for the job, giving the task of cutting the cake a professional edge. And don’t worry, we won’t lick our fingers like Aunt Mildred.
  • Friends & family might be sidetracked talking to one of their high school friends and your guests might not get their slice of cake or there could be a waiting line. If there’s a waiting line, one guest might thing they need to start cutting the cake – YIKES!
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