Now that I’ve finally started this blog, I get to share some of our amazing weddings.

Ciara first contacted us about planning her wedding in January 2018. The months we spent with her walking through the planning process were so much fun! In fact, some of our planning meetings turned into a watch party for The Voice because we were both fans of the show that season.

This May 2019 wedding was filled with a light & airy color palette, a beautiful & loving family, great friends, and a phenomenal DJ. Here’s the visual story of Ciara & Thomas’ wedding day!

The bride & all her ladies were stunning & happily glowing as they got ready at the Hilton Garden Inn.


The ceremony took place at the gazebo at the Odyssey Country Club.


The handsome groom & groomsmen looked sharp in their grey suits as they posed for pre-ceremony pics on the Odyssey balcony.


Tears flowed all day, but Thomas managed to keep it together as his bride made her entrance.



The same can’t be same can’t be said for Ciara though. She was a bucket of tears as she walked toward the love of her life.


The light & airy reception had pops of lavender, lilac & white hydrangea and roses in the centerpieces created by the florist, appropriately named Lavender Fields Flowers & Decor.





The brides bouquet was also a beauty in the same color palette.


…as was the cake!


The other wedding details were equally as lovely

One of the many joys of my role as their wedding planner was to help Thomas fulfill he desire to do something special for his wife during their wedding reception. We decided that we would surprise her with a live saxophone player during their first dance; the sax is her favorite instrument!! I was able to contact Gerald Holden, a local sax player, and work with him to customize the first dance track so that he would be featured.


You see, Ciara had already picked out the perfect song for their dance & we had to let her have it. So we created a custom track with the vocalist singing the first verse & chorus (as she expected). Then for verse 2, rather than lyrics by the singer, it was sax player! Needless to say, the water works started again…..


It was a beautiful moment!

After dinner, DJ D Jones got the party going & the dance floor stayed full!




I have to say, this was a truly wonderful day celebrating the love of Ciara & Thomas. Their devotion to one another & their daughter was evident in every detail, every speech, every photograph.


Thank you Ciara & Thomas for allowing the SouthWind Events team to be a part of your special day. We were honored to serve you & walk this journey with you!

If you want to see more, check out the extended cut of Ciara & Thomas’ highlight video by Allan Nino.

~~ Creative team for Ciara & Thomas’ wedding ~~

Venue: Odyssey Country Club
Planner: SouthWind Events
Florist: Lavender Fields Flowers & Decor
Photography: Roland Andrade Photography
Videography: Allan Nino
DJ: DJ D Jones, Spark Entertainment Group
Officiant: Pastor Willie Weaver
Unplugged sign: Nikki Ferreria
1 Corinthians 13 aisle signs: Just Kraft It Designs
Decor: Satin Chair
Throne love seat: Chicago Lux Rentals
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn
Bridal gown: Diva Dresses
Men’s suits: Men’s Warehouse
Bridal hair: Hairby_Lani
Bridal makeup: Ashley Leach
Menu cards & seating chart: SouthWind Events
Photobooth: Magic Uplighting
Cake: Cakes by Karen
Invitations: Good Times Wedding Invitations