Megan + Reid were from New York and decided to host their summer wedding in Charleston at The Cedar Room. Beyond providing a safe haven from the rain’s unpredictability, the venue lies in history, featuring original wood columns and hardwood floors from the notable 1881 Cigar Factory. The urban venue complimented the wedding’s modern, chic, and clean design style. Following cocktail hour in the courtyard, guests were invited indoors for a reception—think tall, dramatic tree-like arrangements of branches and dark green foliage on the tables with gray, black , and gold accents. The head table featured planters overflowing with traditional ivory and white florals and foliage, and the gold candlestick holders with black tapers. Megan+Reid treated their guests to a late night happy hour of cinnamon sugar donut holes, cheeseburger sliders, and fries!
We know that choosing your special songs can be tough, especially because there are so many options out there! Today, we are sharing our top 10 favorites for the last song of the night! Consider if you want to end the dance party on a rousing upbeat song or if you want to grab your husband and slow dance to conclude the night. If you are still having a hard time deciding, you can always have your DJ or band surprise you!
“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” Whitney Houston
“All Night Long” Lionel Richie
“Don’t Stop Believing” Journey
“You Are The Best Thing” Ray Lamontagne
“Bohemian Rhapsody” Queen
“Closing Time” Semisonic
“Shut Up and Dance” Walk The Moon
“I Gotta Feeling” The Black Eyed Peas
“Glad You Came” Wanted
“Celebration” Kool and The Gang
It is officially 2019 and we are so excited for the new year and all of the events to come! Today we are sharing the top 5 trends we are predicting for 2019!
Dark and Moody
Hanging Floral and Greenery Installations
2018 has been full of breathtaking events and we are so excited to bring inspired new looks and designs in 2019! While it is never easy to choose, we have compiled a recap of the highlights from 2018. This year was extra special as Blake + Charles got married and Francesca + Justin celebrated their 10 year Vow Renewal! We cannot wait to share our very own images with you but hold tight just a little longer and we will show you all the details once they’re published :)
It’s time to reflect on the previous year and look ahead to new beginnings in the year to come! We are so thankful for all of our amazing clients and incredibly talented vendors who made this year fabulous! Happy New Year!! Cheers! Grab a glass of champagne and lets dive in…
Francesca’s Pick : Arbor
Blake’s Pick : Blue and white china
With the holidays coming up, we thought it would be fun to share a gift guide to help you come up with gift ideas for all the fabulous ladies in your life!
Clutch: Perfect for going out with your girlfriends!
Power-up USB Tassel Keychain: It’s cute and functional!
Bose speaker: You can bring music wherever you go!
Sleep mask: Get your beauty rest in this silk eye mask!
Swell bottle: Stay hydrated in high style with a sleek water bottle.
Candle: You can never go wrong with a holiday candle!
By now I’m sure you’ve come across those beautiful photos on Instagram and Pinterest of a bride and groom posing in front of a vintage car..we’re here to tell you how to make that happen! Pro tip: While it is nice to have a getaway car to leave in at the end of the night, the best portraits with the car happen in daylight! With that being said, we always suggest renting the vehicle as a prop during the day! You can have it take you from your getting ready location to the venue, use it for your first look, drive up to the ceremony, or on the way to the reception. The options for cars are endless, you can opt for a family car, vintage, classic, or there is always the horse and carriage for a true fairy tale. There are so many different ways you can incorporate cars into your wedding photos and we’ve compiled some of our favorite day time photos below!
Aaron and Jillian Photography
Lydia Ruth Photography
Catherine Ann Photography
The Happy Bloom
Charleston Style Limo
Dream Classic Rentals
We love incorporating your wedding crest into the overall design! If you are wondering what a wedding crest or monogram is…it is a unique symbol that represents the wedding day and your new initials together. General rule of thumb, either use all 3 initials or simply use the last name initial. It can use colors or embellishments that are a part of your wedding day style. It is a great opportunity to tie together all of the decor and keepsakes and add a personal touch. The options are endless, below are some different ways to show it off!
Koozies and Beverage Napkins
Pillows for Lounge
Cake or Cake Topper
Sparkling champagne, crisp champagne, and bubbly champagne. Oh, and did we say champagne? Okay, we may be a little biased in our love for the bubbly, but we sought out what the pros had to say about wine pairings for all the wine connoisseurs.
Food + Wine gave us the tools and tips to find which wine will be paired best during your full-service seated dinner. Here's some of the more popular blends we found for you:
Champagne. First and foremost, of course. This is the perfect match for your salty dishes, adding just the right amount of sweetness.
Pinot Noir. Great for earthy dishes that include food like mushrooms and truffles.
Chardonnay. Serving fish for dinner? This wine is a must. Rich foods and savory sauces pair great with this silky white wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon. For the delicious cut of prime rib, Cabernet pairs wonderfully with juicy red meats.
Sauvignon Blanc. Tart foods, such as a citrus sauces, won't be too overwhelming with this tasty white wine.
Rose. Dry rose pairs nicely with rich, cheesy dishes
Moscato. This wine helps to emphasize the fruit in dessert, rather than the sugar.
As a wine lover, you know that the list could go on and on. Who's ready for a menu tasting? We certainly are!
You’re officially engaged and have chosen your dream venue and date, so what’s next!? If you are planning a destination wedding, you will want to send a save-the-date to all of your guests so they can mark their calendars and appropriately plan for travel. When to send? What to include? We are listing the etiquette below:
When to send save-the-dates?
With destination weddings, we recommend sending these 9-11 months out so guests have ample time to request off work and plan. The save-the-date also let’s guests know that a formal invitation will follow, so you can keep these short and to the point.
Types of save-the-dates
This is the time to be less form so you can have fun with this, it doesn’t have to match exactly to your invitation or wedding design! You can opt to go the traditional paper route and use an engagement photo, or the more casual option is a post card or magnetic design. If you don’t want to use a picture, you can also do a map of Charleston or a sketch of your venue as a preview for what guests can expect.
Who to Invite?
Only send these to the guests on your ‘A’ list because the guests who receive a save-the-date should automatically receive an invitation
What to Include
Bride + Groom names, wedding date, location (keep this more general with just city and state), wedding website URL, and ‘formal invitation to follow’
Check out Minted.com for all your save-the-date needs!
Rebecca + Aaron said their “I Do’s” under the majestic avenue of oaks at Legare Waring House followed by dinner al fresco. The bride looked gorgeous in her sparkling Berta dress which complimented the grooms blue tux perfectly for their May wedding. The reception consisted of calming hues of mauve, blush, champagne, white, and ivory. The couple wanted to show their northern friends and family hailing from New York and New Jersey true southern cuisine, and Mosaic didn’t disappoint with their shrimp and grits and other tasty bites! Rebecca + Aaron's wedding was a true testament to the fun, kind, and loving couple that they are.
Wedding Planning | Pure Luxe Bride
Venue | Legare Waring House
Photography | Catherine Ann Photography
Florist | Petaloso
Rentals | Ooh! Events
Hair/Makeup | Paper Dolls
Catering | Mosaic
Videography | DockHouse Digital Videography
Bar Service | Squeeze