Wedding Wednesday Featuring the Cottontop Wedding Venue
Flowers Forever and Bellabeads has been privileged to work with beautiful brides and their families. Whether we are creating a gorgeous serenity bracelet or a full pressed flower bouquet as shown below, we are on the pursuit of perfection and look forward to working with you after your special day.
Just recently, we were introduced to a bride who celebrated her special day with family and friends at the local Cottontop Wedding Venue in Norway, South Carolina. Connecting two worlds, we were able create a one of a kind replica of the lovely bride’s wedding bouquet in a pressed design and custom jewelry, using the wedding flowers. We had the opportunity to chat with the mother of the bride and manager of the wonderful, wedding venue and wanted to share a small wealth of information about the scenic treasure hidden in Norway, South Carolina.
An hour south of Columbia, South Carolina lies a quaint historic home that offers more than just a beautiful wrap-around porch. Surrounded by over three- hundred and fifty winding grape vines and many welcoming oak and pecan trees, sits an adorable family owned special event venue.
Karen Dyches Brown, great grand-daughter of the builder, is the manager of this charming piece of real-estate and for several years she has been sharing her passion for southern hospitality with lovely brides and those who are just passing through.
For a bride and groom looking for a rustic, yet elegant, "Southern Style" venue to host their friends and family, this is a great little treasure. With wedding packages starting at $3,000, you will be amazed at the serene, country feel you will take in upon your arrival. With the smell of muscadine grapes and the soft warm breeze surrounding you, you will want to watch the sunset while rocking your worries away. As a bride looking for a potential venue to create memories that will last a life time with your family and friends, this venue offers early set up after the final payment, meaning that you and your loved ones can start to decorate the week of your wedding- rather than the day before or of! There is no additional charge to use any of the available tables and chairs. Rustic tables along with more modern round tables accompanied with bamboo chairs are included in the price! (So don't worry about rental fees for that!) You can align your picturesque aisle with Cottontop’s old church pews to create an undeniably classic seating arrangement- anywhere on the property. Decorate with Cottontop's very own rustic lanterns, add small tea light candles to the mason jars, and set up a drink station using their old serving cart. Design and create the vision of your dreams!
You will enjoy a leisurely day of pampering with your bridesmaids in the spacious, elegantly appointed house. Don't worry about the men, there is a fully stocked pond your soon-to-be husband and his groomsmen can enjoy- or they can take a chance at a game of pool in the billiard room. Your guests will celebrate your special day in and around the wine building, complete with oak wine barrels and wine vats. The grounds surrounding the house and wine building invite your guests to step back in time, to reminisce of by-gone days, and bask in the peacefulness of the rural setting.
With weekend wedding packages sleeping up to 16 guests for two nights or reception only packages, this venue will have you smitten with excitement over planning your BIG day! Take a trip to Norway, South Carolina and stay the night in one of Cottontop’s original bead-boarded bedrooms complete with claw- footed tubs and fireplaces. Allow the rocking chairs, long walks, and the smell of sweet southern grapes whisk your worries away. Let the ambiance of Cottontop enchant and delight you and your guests. Visit their Facebook page to see more photos of the venue!
If your travels take you to Norway, South Carolina to visit this lovely venue, tell them that Flowers Forever & Bellabeads sent you!And if you are a bride getting ready to celebrate your big day or are a newly wed, we hope to create a elegant, custom work of art for you one day!
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