4 Father of the Bride Responsibilities No One Talks About

Happy Father’s Day to all of our amazing dads and father figures!

We are endlessly grateful for the love, joy, and cheesy jokes that our fathers have brought into our lives. We all know that fathers do so much for us everyday, but have you ever wondered about a father’s role when their daughter gets married?  Because much of what fathers do for their daughter’s wedding is behind the scenes, many of us don’t know what they do. Here are some examples of the impact a father has on his daughter’s wedding day… 

  1. Preparing for a toast is hard work! Putting into words how much they love their daughters doesn’t come easily. Many of our loving fathers spend hours trying to find the right words to say to their newly-married daughters.
    Father Bride
    Photo by Leah Naomi Photography


  2. Giving their daughter away is never easy. Many fathers may put on a brave face, but we don’t know how hard it is to accept not being the #1 man in their daughter’s life anymore. And how will they say goodbye after they walk her down the aisle?
    Father and Bride
    Photography by Anna Grace


  3. Many brides do a first look with their fathers, which is always such a beautiful moment, and the reactions are so sweet! We often don’t think about how emotional this entire day is for a father. But their daughter is all grown up and independent, even though they may still see her as a little girl. 
    Fathers Day
    John Cureton Photography


  4. The father often ends up running last minute errands, shuttling people around, and even arranging a get-away car for the couple. Because they don’t have to spend as much time getting ready, fathers are usually free to help if something goes wrong on their daughter’s special day.
Bride Happy Fathers Day
Photography by Amanda Morgan


We hope this helps you appreciate your father a little more, especially on your wedding day. Don’t forget to give him some extra love today and thank him for everything he does!


Written by Emma Brandt

Medals of America Website Launch Party

At the end of April we were lucky enough to celebrate Medal of America’s website launch at The Rutherford.  What a fun way to see the venue transformed and for such a worthy company. Medals of America, located in Fountain Inn, is the number one source for official military medals, awards, ribbons, and display cases..  Not to mention it’s a Veteran owned and Veteran serving company that has been in operation since 1976 with unsurpassed Military Awards knowledge and service.

To celebrate the launch of their new e-commerce website, Medals of America took camo shades and other military equipment to create an aesthetic and eye catching set up.


Flying the American flags high, choosing neutrals over bright shades and making a missile into a drink cooler were just a few unique details that set the vibe for the night.

For a closer look at the details and to learn more about this amazing company, check out the Facebook video we took at the event.  They even had a few Veteran vendors there selling their own products.  How supportive is this community?!

With 4th of July right around the corner, check out Medal of Honor’s newly launched website and proudly show your support and commitment to the military of our country.  Don’t forget to check out these South Carolina Veteran owned companies as well:

K Bar Soap Co.

Woodburned Warrior


Event designed and planned by Kyle Cepin with The Cepin Company.

Throwing Your Best Holiday Party

We all hate to admit it, but holiday parties can often feel a bit stuffy and are slightly stressful for those throwing it.  Here are a few ideas you can incorporate in your next event to spice things up a bit, making sure everyone has a good time!

Take Your Holiday Party Off Site

Having people at your home means you have to think about your furniture, your bathroom situation, and your capacity in the kitchen.  Taking your event somewhere else forces you to give up the reins a bit.  It allows you to build out your event without feeling like your party decor is clashing with your home decor.  The Rutherford hosted many events this holiday season, from office parties and The Junior League of Greenville’s Sip and Shop, to family gatherings and birthday parties.


Baby it’s Cold Outside

Don’t let the cooler weather keep you inside.  Put your obsession with blankets to use by setting up a Snuggle Up Station.  We also love the idea of S’mores next to the fire pit and pairing that with a Hot Chocolate or Cider Bar.  Get your guests up and dancing by featuring some live music!  Trust us, people won’t even notice the cold.

Focus on the Food

So we just talked about the S’mores station and the Hot Chocolate Bar.  But it doesn’t have to stop there.  There are tons of great food stations that pair with cold weather and holiday fun.  Let your guests decorate their own cookies or dip their own caramel apples.  What about a Soup Bar, Baked Potato Station or a huge charcuterie table?

For more holiday party ideas, check out The Rutherford’s Pinterest Board.  For 2018 booking inquiries, email Yasha at info@therutherfordgreenville.com.