Archive for June, 2010

Bar Adornments- often overlooked, but-oh-so important

June 25, 2010

During the planning process, we really get to know our brides personally.  We understand their style and priorities which makes for a unique event tailored just for them.   Often times, we struggle getting them what they want within their budget parameters.  When this happens, details get cut.  One of the first items that tend to go, are the bar flower arrangements…..

In the grand scheme of things, I understand that these arrangements seem unimportant.  But besides guest table centerpieces, can you think of another arrangement that guests really notice?  While at the bar waiting for their cocktail, guests are usually alone, quiet and taking it all in.  These small representatives are there saying… “Hey, look at me!  Your hostess really did think of EVERYTHING!!”

~Melissa

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A Royal Impression

June 16, 2010

In Charleston, there’s never a shortage of venues located on the water boasting spectacular views, a nice breeze, and the perfect setting for a momentous occasion. For our May 15, 2010 wedding, this is was no exception. Cynthia Gutierrez and Stephen MacKenzie held their wedding reception at the Pavilion at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. After the ceremony, which took place at the Unitarian Church dowtown, the happy couple and their guests enjoyed cocktails and the sunset next to the Charleston Harbor.

Dinner was served under a tent covered in an abundance of fabric. The mood was set with purple up-lighting, the bride’s color of choice, which was incorporated into many aspects of the decor. From the flowers, ottomans, and programs, royal purple was featured prominently and lent the reception venue a rich appearance.

While dining next to the water, watching the sun set below the horizon, guests were seated at island-themed tables. Names include Bora Bora, Maui, Caymans, and Bali. This fun twist on the seating arrangements was a perfect fit for an almost tropical location.

The Pavilion at Patriots Point served as a beautiful sanctuary on such a special day for a beautiful couple. The abundance of royal purple lent a royal impression for a magical evening.

Destination Debordieu

June 15, 2010

Missy Rickard and Conor Mulkeen celebrated their nuptials at the Debordieu Club, located slightly north of Charleston in Georgetown, SC.  On May 1, 2010, family and friends gathered at the exclusive club for the ceremony and reception in celebration of the newlyweds. The color palette consisted of ivory, midnight blue, gold, and pale pink, accented with lighting provided by TEC and the soft glow of candlelight.

The transformation of Debordieu was mostly due in part to fabric. At the ceremony site on the water, we created a romantic  environment with shepherd hooks, ivory fabric, and glass balls filled with lush flowers. Cocktail hour also saw flower-filled glass balls hung from the trees and ivory ottomans arranged along the banks of the river. This aesthetic element was also transferred to the main ballroom, where the party got started after dinner. The same ivory fabric was used to partition the back of the room into three cozy lounges, each filled with candles, flowers, sofas, and ottomans. The lounges allowed guests a quite place to rest after dancing the night away to the music of Loose Chain.

The weather was perfect, the atmosphere was lively, and the new Mulkeen family was radiant. The incandescence of the colors, fabric, and location helped to make this a truly romantic wedding.

A few weeks after Missy & Conor’s dream wedding they were featured on Charleston’s newest wedding blog, the Wedding Row. Please check out their feature: 

http://theweddingrow.com/?p=2619