Saturday, August 22, 2009

Charleston Florals on Facebook

Charleston Florals is now up on Facebook, the most widely used internet networking, informative and search site in the world. As a division of A Charleston Event & Bridal Library, we invite you to ask all your friends and people you know who may be getting married to check us out on facebook. You can also go to our new website:
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Cake or Dessert?

I've had a number of brides lately asking me if they 'HAVE' to have a wedding cake. The answer is simple. No. There is no written rule that every wedding must have a wedding cake and although most traditional weddings today still do formalities such as the cake cutting and sharing of the cake, more and more couples are opting out in favor of dessert stations and candy bars. A sweet tooth is a sweet tooth, right?

In lieu of the traditional wedding cake, you could also serve the groom's cake at the reception instead of the rehearsal dinner. (Groom's cakes were traditionally served at the groom's party or the rehearsal dinner as the dessert). Or have a selection of desserts including cakes, pies and sweets. There's sure to be something for everyone. As for me? I still say, "let them eat cake". There is nothing like the flavor of fresh buttercream nestled in moist cake with the scent of the wedding cake permeating the room to confirm the wedding reception has started. No matter what you serve at your wedding, Cheers! And....Bon Appetite!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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Christy's latest update

At my dress fitting I was blessed to have Della from Lella Foster Designs come meet me to discuss designing custom earrings to go with my dress. It was a lot of fun going through the process of picking out the actual jewels and length that the earrings were going to be. Opinions were not hard to find as I had my mother, sister, mother in law and Elyn there to help! Once we finalized what we, I mean I wanted:), the end product was everything I was hoping for. Della does a great job to go out of the way to make sure you get what you want. I would recommend her to any of our brides! Having a custom piece of jewelry is something that will always be special and now can be passed from generation to generation.
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Happy Planning! ~Christy

Friday, August 7, 2009

Get Inspiration from Blogs

I'm sure I'm not alone in loving the new age blog search these days. Planners, brides and designers are always looking for new inspiration. This not only comes from attending trade shows and continued education, but also by using different methods of research online to get new, fresh ideas from websites such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Style me Pretty and Wedding Bee.

I am in awe of some of the new upcoming wedding designers today. A lot have a keen eye and unique creative sparks that I haven't seen in a while. This may also be that weddings have changed so much in 30 years. It used to be very traditional all the way around and now, anything goes!

Check out some of these things for yourself to see what I mean.