Sunday, April 25, 2010

Romantic Balloons from the Little White Book

We used to see a lot of balloons in engagement and wedding photos. It started dying off and is now on the rise again. And no wonder...great shots with some wonderful couples. We pulled this off of the Little White Book website/Blog. Check them out at LITTLE WHITE BOOK. Great articles and wonderful photos to go along with them. Clearly becoming one of our favorite blogs.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tana & Patrick

When Tana and Patrick decided to hold their destination wedding in Charleston, they wanted a venue with a simple, laid-back type of feeling. They also wanted a resort style but not something that would be stuffy or too far away from downtown Charleston. The choice was easy. The Charleston Harbor Resort in Mount Pleasant was ideal. Just on the other side of the new bridge, with easy access to scenic tours and located right on the Charleston Harbor with Water Taxi access attached to the hotel.

With a skyline of the City of Charleston directly across the harbor, the hotel boasts a man-made beach area that was the perfect area to hold their wedding ceremony. Palms tress swayed in the breeze as The Pantasia Steel Band played Caribbean music for the formalities and cocktail hour.

Seashells and starfish were nestled into the girls bouquets and matching boutonnieres with natural raffia and dendrobium orchids were worn by the gentlemen in the bridal party.
The mothers of the bride and groom carried small nosegays and after the ceremony dropped their small treasures in these cute little vases with embellishments of dendrobium orchids and raffia.
Accent florals were also created for a Memory Table (in honor of the bride's grandmother) along with other touches for the banquet tables.
Pew markers for the ceremony were looped on the tops of natural wood folding chairs.

Tables were laid with pale green linens to match the theme with large Monstera leaves used for placemats to hold natural themed centerpieces. The bride's invitations also had monstera leaves on them.

Small seating areas were created with wicker settee furniture and plain white cushions.

Simple accents for the banqueting tables and bar areas added the final touches to this beautiful day.

Venue - Charleston Harbor Resort
Planning - A Charleston Event & Bridal Library
Florals - A Charleston Event - Charleston Florals

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

In the Pink

Each year I look forward to seeing the 'new trendy color' that will take the helm of wedding season. 2010 still holds pinks as the 'top color choice' for 8 out of 14 of our upcoming weddings. Greens are running a close second. This was our first beach wedding of the year and the pink tones dominated the entire day.

Our traditional 'simple' beach wedding works its magic every time. A seashell circle with two large urns was all that was needed to frame the backdrop for a beautiful ceremony. The table was used to hold the glass containers for a sand-pouring ceremony. Small touches of natural elements that matched the bride's bouquet was used for boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen. Finished off with simple raffia, these made perfect touches that even the most masculine don't mind wearing.The Holiday Inn at Folly Beach and their wonderful banquet team provided the chair covers to complete the reception. Connie Duglin Linens provided these fun 'Confetti' linens to go with the different pink tones throughout the wedding.
Custom light boxes illuminated half the guest tables and made the simple tulips stand out in the reception site. Cymbidium Orchids were placed in tall glass cylinders with up-lights beneath them and placed on single jumbo monstera leaves to match the bride's invitations. These were placed on alternate tables.
This beautiful cake was created by Jean Paul Bakery and had the same monstera leaves as the bride's invitations. Candy buffets are still popular and are things that a bride can supply herself. Here, the bride's mother supplied all the different sweet options, along with glass containers. We then simply arranged them on top of monstera leaves to carry on the theme and added touches of the same leaves in pink vases. Small boxes were provided at each place setting for guests to fill themselves later on in the evening and take home wonderful treats for 'Sweet Dreams' that evening.
Wedding Design, Decor & Florals provided by A Charleston Event - Charleston Florals
Rentals provided by A Charleston Event, Snyder Event Rentals
Wedding Cake provided by Jean Paul Creative Cakes

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