Real Luxe Party: The Knot Market Mixer

Pure Luxe Bride was honored to have been asked to design and plan The Knot's Charleston Market Mixer for the second year in a row! The event took place March 19th, outdoors behind the Gibbes Museum of Art in downtown Charleston. Pure Luxe Bride's very own Francesca and Blake dreamed up this incredible design, layout, and decor and worked with some of Charleston's top vendors to make this vision come to reality. Over 250 of Charleston's wedding industry professionals attended the event and we couldn't have been happier to see so many familiar faces supporting us. Let's hear from the girls at PLB themselves...."When deciding on a venue, we knew we wanted it to be completely outside with open air. The Gibbes was the perfect place for this as it is truly a blank canvas. Our inspiration for this event came from a color palate that's not often used for weddings and we were dying for some bright hues. We created this 'Moroccan Glam' look based off of a bold color palate with touches of sparkle and gold. One of our favorite ways to incorporate unique design elements into an event is by adding custom fabric that can be mixed into all décor aspects. The 'kaleidoscope' fabric that we chose for the front panels of the bar is what we used to create the vision for the entire event. You can see this pattern integrated in all of our stationary and design details. For this event, we really wanted to express our individual design style as you can see in the table arrangements, tabletop chandeliers, fuchsia seat cushions, and station displays. We decided to go a different route with our station signs by using plates with mini easels as a way to show what's being offered which we are really loving! Take a closer look at these images to really get an eye for Pure Luxe Bride design."

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Mosaic catered the event with the most delicious, Moroccan cuisine-inspired stations. At the Meatball Bar, guests could choose from Classic Beef, Chicken, and Potato meatballs, with Classic Tomato Sauce, Spicy Teriyaki or Gorgonzola Cream, topped with either Crispy Basil Leaves, Savory Onion Straws or Crunchy Rice Noodles. The Mediterranean-inspired Antipasti table was a plethora of roasted vegetables like zucchini, carrots and asparagus; squash, okra, artichokes, and tomatoes. The Antipasti was complemented by hummus, pimento cheese, tzatziki sauce and green olives, all offered on the side. What Moroccan themed event isn't complete without a flatbread station?! With three delicious options to choose from at this station, all of our guests were sure to find something yummy to munch on throughout the event.

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To compliment the Casablanca cocktail fountain, Squeeze On Site created two scrumptious Sangria recipes for guests to enjoy. The first was Sweet Honey White Sangria; the other, a Mixed Berry Limoncello Sangria - both were filed with color! The circular maude bar was decked out with colorful cocktail stirrers, hand-painted napkins and paneled with specialty fabric!

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Without help from all of our wonderful vendors, The Knot Market Mixer wouldn't have been the same! We must thank Aaron Nicholas Photography and Film Anywhere Productions for capturing every unique detail and moment on film! Everything from the gold sparkly table runners to the custom-made hot pink seat cushions, from Connie Duglin, complimented the Moroccan-inspired evening perfectly. Rewined Candles set up next to the registration desk and offered free candles to the first 25 guests to arrive. Meghan and Demi from Pink Dot Beauty Bar offered their makeup expertise via their "smooch bar". Tabbuli set up hookahs at each of our fabulous lounges; with the assistance of "hookahristas", guests enjoyed flavorful hookah and hookah bubble blowing all night long! Wed on Canvas stood by our rockin' band, Charleston Groove Factory, and captured the entire evening in a painting which was auctioned off for charity at the end of the evening. The stunning invitations, bar signs, programs and more were created by The Silver Starfish. Our rental and technical teams deserve a huge shout out too: Snyder Events, Innovative Event Services, and Stage Presence Event & Production Rentals.

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And lastly, you can see the entire day unfold through this incredible video by Film Anywhere Productions.

The Knot 2014 Charleston Market Mixer from Film Anywhere Productions on Vimeo.

Fabulous Vendors from This Event: Planning & Design: Pure Luxe Bride Venue: The Gibbes Museum Catering: Mosaic Bar Service: Squeeze On-Site Flowers: Wild Flowers Inc. Rentals & Lounge: Snyder  Cake: Declare Custom Linens: Connie Duglin Entertainment: Charleston Groove Factory / Other Brother Entertainment Photography: Aaron Nicholas Photography Videography: Film Anywhere Productions Paper Goods: The Silver Starfish Smooch Bar: Pink Dot Beauty Bar Hair & Make Up: Ziba Salon Hookah: Tabbuli Live Painting: Wed on Canvas Favors: Rewind Candles

The Knot SC Market Mixer

We are so honored to have been chosen as the planner for The Knot's first ever South Carolina Market Mixer! As the offical planner and design team for this event, we chose the first day of Spring for a reason, to host a lush Charleston Garden Party in a downtown Charleston location- Marion's In The French Quarter. The sounds of the string trio from Classical Charleston filled the air while color pops of coral, green and gold were incorporated throughout our decor, custom paper by Wined & Designed,  floral by Wild Flowers Inc. and lighting and lounge by Event Works Rentals.

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Guests sipped on custom champagne cocktails by Squeeze On-Site and enjoyed a twist on traditional southern cuisine with a tapas style take on favorites like Shrimp and Grits and Fried Chicken and Mac & Cheese by B. Gourmet Catering.

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A huge thank you to Dana Cubbage Wedding Photography for capturing these shots for us to share with you and to Paper Dolls Hair & Make-Up for beautifying our team after a long day of set-up!View More: http://danacubbageweddings.pass.us/theknotmarketmixercharleston2013

We'll have video footage from Film Anywhere Productions to share with you in the upcoming week, so please keep checking back!

Pure Luxe Bride Named The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 Pick

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PURE LUXE BRIDE NAMED TOP PICK IN THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2013

 CHARLESTON, SC  JANUARY 23, 2013 -- Pure Luxe Bride is pleased to announce they have been selected as a 2013 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section featured on TheKnot.com/BOW. TheKnot.com the number-one wedding destination, most trusted by brides.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. Whether they’re trying to find the wedding dress salon with the best service in Philadelphia, the most creative wedding photographers in Los Angeles, New York’s top cake bakers or Miami’s hottest reception sites, engaged couples across the country want the inside scoop on the best from real brides.

 

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Pure Luxe Bride Wins Bride's Choice Award

Charleston, SC – January 10, 2013 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, is thrilled to announce that Pure Luxe Bride has been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2013 for Wedding Planning in Charleston, South Carolina! The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Pure Luxe Bride’s selection as a Bride’s Choice Award 2013 winner was selected based on the positive experiences expressed by past clients on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews. While many industry awards are given by the host organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Pure Luxe Bride.

The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2013 are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on professional achievements from the previous year. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients. As a Bride’s Choice Awards winner, Pure Luxe Bride is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

“Each year, WeddingWire looks forward to celebrating the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Now in its fifth year, the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program continues to recognize the elite wedding professionals who exemplify a commitment to quality, service and professionalism. These businesses were chosen by our bridal community for their responsiveness and dedication to their clients over the past year. We are honored to recognize Pure Luxe Bride for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

Pure Luxe Bride is thrilled to be one of the top Wedding Planners in Charleston, South Carolina in the WeddingWire Network of sites, which include leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2013.

To learn more about the Bride's Choice Awards™, please visit www.WeddingWire.com/brides-choice-awards.

About WeddingWire, Inc.

WeddingWire™, the nation's leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE:MSO), Brides.com and Weddingbee.com.