Clair and John: A Relocated Affair to Remember
from Kathy G's Blog, posted on May 2, 2011
The gorgeous Clair Weaver and her dashing fiance, John Hanson, were to be married last Saturday at the Swan Lake Barn in Cahaba Heights, but the tornadoes that struck earlier in the week made that impossible. Everyone knows that moving a dinner party from one home to another down the block is a daunting task, but finding a new venue and dealing with the logistics for a entire wedding – with more than 250 expected guests - would require a minor miracle.
Enter wedding planner Neillie Butler of Gather Events and the Mountain Brook Club to the rescue!
The Mountain Brook Club turned lemons into lemonade, saving the day for our fab couple in allowing the venue change on less than three days notice. Cheers to their wonderful team for bending over backwards to help make Clair and John’s big day go off as planned.
And Neillie Butler of Gather Events truly proved her worth – and then some – this week. Working the phones, coordinating countless last minute changes, and just being there for everyone during the crazed final 72 hours leading up to the wedding, Neillie showed exactly why she’s one of the best planners in all the South.
Finally, 5PM Saturday arrived and the stunning couple was married at the Church of the Advent before moving on the The Mountain Brook Club for a 5:45PM reception.
Kathy G’s famous Shrimp & Grits station proved to be a big hit with all attendees.
Guests also enjoyed Mini BLT’s with Apple-Smoked Bacon, Ham-n-Biscuits, and Asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto.
Also on the menu were Almond-Crusted Chicken Bites, Goat Cheese Logs with assorted Crackers & Pita Chips, a Fresh Fruit Display, and a fantastic Tortellini Salad.
Barb Sullivan of Barb’s Cakes, once again wowed the KG Team and guests alike – Providing a pair of magnificent cakes that were as delicious as they were gorgeous.
Spectacular lighting by Andy Tolar of Design Productions and fab florals by KG Designs’ own Andy Hopper made The Club truly amazing. “The Andy’s” had very little time to adjust their game plan with the change of venues, but you’d never know if from all the compliments their work received all night long.
It was truly a remarkable week capped off by a most magical wedding – Proving that no dilemma is too much to handle with a little teamwork and lots of determination.
MUCH thanks to the Mountain Brook Club for being so accommodating in Clair and John’s time of need.
And congratulations again to the cutest couple you’ve ever seen. You were true champions during a crazy week and it’s our most sincere wish that you live happily ever after!