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Downtown Laurens, South Carolina has nearly everything you need for a unique wedding experience from the planning and ceremony to the reception. Diane Smith with Designs by D has worked with our local businesses to offer this wedding and contest to showcase those offerings.

Winner of the essay contest will be chosen on June 15, 2023 and will receive a wedding package, worth over $25,000. Wedding will take place in Laurens, SC on Friday, September 29, 2023 at 6PM. 


Wedding will be coordinated by Diane Smith of Designs by D, and Micki Franks of Life in Color Events.

WEdding details

Date: September 29, 2023
Time: 6PM
Ceremony: Laurens Downtown Plaza
Officiant: Mayor Nathan Senn
Reception: The Magnolia Room,                                                  Laurens County Museum
Guest Count: 50 people
Wedding Party: Bride/Groom plus 4 attendants
Directing & Decorating: Designs by D
                                           Life in Color Events
Reception Caterer: Lakeview BBQ
Rehearsal Dinner: Main Street Bake Shoppe
Make-up: Kim's Salon
Hair & Nails: Kim's Salon 
                       Vault Salon & Spa
Plants for decorating: Verdin's Too
Cake & Cupcakes: Sweet on Occasion
                                 New Beginning Farms
Photographer: Holmes Photography
Invitations: Spa 920
Bar: The Roseland
Coffee Bar: Courthouse Coffee
Gifts for Wedding Party: Southern Twist & Trade
                                            Perfectly Imperfect

Tell us why YOU should be chosen to experience a Downtown Destination Wedding in Laurens, SC!

1000 character limit

Deadline: May 31, 2023

Winner announced: June 15, 2023

For more information, contact Diane Smith at Designs By D
(864) 981-1745

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