Sunday, May 31, 2009

Congratulations and Good Luck Annalise

Most of you already are very familiar with my daughter Annalise, who has been a regular face at A Charleston Event & Bridal Library since the beginning. It is with special pride that I would like to announce that Annalise has been formally accepted into the PhD Neuro Psychology program at Wayne State in Michigan.
While we are all truly sad she will be leaving us (and I am particularly sad that my dear daughter won't be as close to us physically), I'm sure you'll all join in our happiness by wishing her much success and good luck on her new journey! She embarks on a long educational path, but as a great achiever, she will come back a flying success fulfilling all her dreams! Your father and I are so proud of you my Dolling and love you dearly!!! XOXOX


Attention all soon-to-be Brides...

For the month of June 2009, A Charleston Event will be clearing out their inventory of inventory to make room for all new designs coming in for Fall '09 and Spring of next year.

We are offering a SPECIAL 15% discount off ALL invitations, save-the-dates and programs ordered through the last day of June 2009. That's 15% discount!!! It's easy and this is a one-time limited offer and is valid for everyone. Just go to our website and choose your style, lettering, color themes and order. It's just that simple. In order to obtain your discount, when placing your order, after your name (and right next to it) type in code 0609.

To browse, go to

We look forward to filling your order and giving you your special discount. Happy Planning!

Wedding at William Aiken House

Crystal and Kevin fell in love with Charleston and couldn't think of a better place in the world to hold their wedding. So the search began to find the perfect venue that would boast charm, sophistication and historic background. Enter William Aiken House, the perfect wedding venue for a beautiful setting, close to all downtown hotels and easy to find.
The large wooden arbor structure lends a perfect backdrop to gorgeous ceremonies and couples have a choice of using the footbridge which goes across the fish pond as shown here on the left or they can choose to forgo the bridge and walk around the pond or hold their ceremony in front of the pond itself. We chose to use the bridge and bring in our white carpet aisle runner for extra finishing. We dropped draping down the arbor on both sides which blew softly in the summer breeze during the ceremony. The aisle was lined with our ACE wrought iron orbs, simply decorated with colorful touches of florals and ribbon. Black benches replaced guest chairs.
A Charleston Event and Bridal Library like to use clear top tents in settings such as this to allow guests to see the beautiful live magnolia trees at William Aiken House, especially during this time of year when the magnolias are blooming. Large lanterns were hung from branches of the trees to give additional lighting in the trees during the evening. We also customized these wonderful boxes shown on the four corners of the dancefloor, which are changed out with each bride's particular color theme. We used large live ferns as shown here, but from time to time, place large urns with flowering arrangements or use as cocktail tables. We have these boxes in 3 ft and 5 ft sizes and they also make a wonderful dramatic look for aisle markers. Boxes are a regular stock item at ACE Rentals, along with custom monogram cake runners as shown in opening, photo, draping fabrics and aisle runners, curtains and a huge selection of wrought iron props and planters, custom table runners and ties.

For questions on ACE Florals & Rentals, please call us at 843-388-8000
Look out for our new floral division website (coming soon).