From the parents of the bride:
As a child, Holly, like most little girls, dreamed of the fairy tale wedding. Rarely, however, are the expectations of that dream-day met. Those unfortunate brides must not have had their wedding take place at Southern Oaks Plantation.
To Bobby, Sue and family: a simple (or even an enthusiastic) “Thank You” seems inadequate. From the day we booked, you promised you would take care of everything – that you would make it special. That promise was kept and then some. Every expectation we had was exceeded. The grounds and house were exquisite. You all were so considerate, prepared and efficient to the extent that you appeared to have the ability to anticipate every request, or prevent anything that could have potentially caused a hiccup, that evening.
From the bride approaching in the carriage to the spectacular fireworks and confetti after the ceremony, the evening was magical on a Disney scale (and believe me, it did not go unnoticed that, after a full week of rain prior to January 11, 2013, the rain mysteriously stopped 5 minutes before you opened the gates!). Once inside for the reception your staff tended to the all the guests, as well as the bride, groom and families, as if they were royalty. Always smiling and at the ready, but never under foot.
All of our family from the “trendy” West Coast who attended still talk about the food at “the most incredible wedding they’ve ever attended.” They were amazed that the food was not merely plentiful, but that during the entire three hour reception, there were no “re-runs” - they never saw the same tray twice! Each pass of the servers brought something innovative, memorable and tasty.
We hope our next opportunity to attend a function at Southern Oaks comes soon. We do have one regret, however, and that is that we don’t have more daughters…
John & Tracie