Saturday, May 5, 2012

Nicole Collins & Nicholas Rushing (Nic and Nick)

Nicole Collins and Nicolas Rushing are a Charlotte, NC couple that traveled to the low-country for their destination. They used wedding planner Erin Whitsitt, with For the Love of Brides, to help plan their dream wedding.

They wanted a sleek, elegant style with black and ivory colors. We used calla lilies to achieve that look. 

They chose the American Theatre as the venue for their ceremony and reception.

Other details about the wedding:

DJ – Anthony Leonard, Versatile BeatsProductions
Officiant – Holt Clarke, Lowcountry Wedding Minister
Baker/Caterer – Patrick Properties/Fish Restaurant (same as venue)

Photographer credit:  StacyHowell Photography. Thank you for the beautiful photos!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Off-beat and Non-Traditional Wedding Ideas!

One of the very first times I've ever heard of a couple throwing in a splash of their own personality to their wedding, was of the wedding party coming down the aisle to the song "Forever", by Chris Brown. Every time I watch that video on Youtube, I can't help but smile. That video alone has been viewed over 74 million times!  You know they are just really enjoying themselves, and having a great time, even in a church setting. I think it really represents the type of people they really are. 


A wedding is a union of two people; exchanging of vows and symbol of their love (rings), and a proclamation of their union. There are so many different ways for couples to do this, and it's interesting to me just how different, and special they can make it.  Your wedding day is meant to be special for you as a couple, but also making it a wedding your guests will remember for a lifetime! It's your day...make it YOU!

Here are some other 'offbeat' ideas that I found on It may inspire you to be that non-traditional couple!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter and Daffodils

Knowing that Easter is here, it made me wonder in what way the the Daffodil flower is associated with Easter Sunday. For as long as I can remember, it's always been known to give a potted plant of Daffodils to the ones you love as an Easter gift. So, I went looking around the webosphere wondering how that came about, and the reason behind it.

Easter is the Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The celebration of rebirth, had initiated the flower to be associated with it's early spring bloom. Christian faith holds the flower in high regard as an Easter symbol because it has been said that the Daffodil first bloomed during the time of Christs Resurrection. Therefore, it has become the symbolic flower used by Christians to proclaim their respect of the Resurrection. 

To give Daffodils to ones you love as a sign of love, hope and joy through respect. It tells the one you love that their sunny smile brightens your day. How can you not feel happiness when you look at a Daffodil. The name in itself is fun spirited, not to mention the bright color!

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Charleston Wedding Venues: Magnolia Plantation

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is one of my favorite locations to have a wedding to remember! They have unique and elegant backdrops for your choosing. Your choices include: The Carriage House, Conservatory or Veranda, all located in the history, and beauty of one of the South’s most famous plantations!

The Carriage House (c.1840) has spectacular views of the Ashley River, surrounded by ancient Live Oaks, sweeping lawns, and beautiful torches that line the river bank. The updated building is both timeless and modern, and will make a beautiful setting for a wedding.

The Plantation House Veranda is located in the heart of the Garden. It is a truly historic and elegant venue that offers views of Live Oaks, manicured gardens and open pasture. This location is purely a Charleston classic. It's wraparound porch, outdoor ceiling fans, plantation shutters, and a 360 degree view of the surrounding gardens, is what Charleston is well-known for. This location essentially defines Charleston with the picturesque setting alone.
The Conservatory is home to exotic tropical flora with a unique and intimate indoor space. It also has an outdoor deck overlooking the grand cypress trees, Schoolhouse Pond and its famous Red Bridge. Walk the winding path through tropical gardens with orchids, maidenhair ferns and other tropical plants. The Schoolhouse Pond is also shaded with a towering, beautiful Magnolia Tree. This romantic venue is sure to please!

Lastly, the Magnolia Plantation also offers several beautifully landscaped lawns available for your outdoor wedding! With year-round blooms throughout the historic gardens and plantation grounds, Magnolia Plantation is sure to make your big day an unforgettable one.
  Contact Jessica Cruz at Magnolia Plantations for more information!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Charleston Wedding Venues: South Carolina Aquarium

It's no wonder that Charleston is voted #2 in the nation for destination wedding locations! Charleston is absolutely stunning, and the weather is near perfect for a good portion of the year! Getting married in Charleston is a wonderful event in itself, but what makes it even more spectacular is getting married on the beautiful harbor. It makes for a picturesque setting, both inside and out, that will leave a lasting impression for a lifetime.

The South Carolina Aquarium is situated right on the harbor. You can enjoy the magnificent views of the harbor from the Riverside Terrace, dine with hundreds of aquatic guests beside the two-story Great Ocean Tank, and dance throughout the evening in the Great Hall. Not just a fantastic venue for your wedding, but also keep the Aquarium in mind as a unique place to hold your bridal luncheon, rehearsal dinner, or day-after brunch. Regardless the occasion, your guests will never forget your event or the ambiance provided by the SC Aquarium!
For information to book your event, contact Bryan Kowert at the South Carolina Aquarium for all the details.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Jennifer and Justin

Jennifer and Dustin are a local Charleston couple who allowed me to be a part of their wedding memories. They chose a Malibu (Teal) and pink for their color palette, which was particularly good choice for a summery July wedding. The flowers we used were: hydrangea, orchids, peonies, ranunculus, roses, and calla lilies.

Both the ceremony, and reception were held at Alhambra Hall in Mount Pleasant.

Congratulations Jennifer and Justin!

Photo Credit: I want to extend a big thank you to Amelia + Dan Photography for sending me the beautiful pictures.
Officiant: A Charleston Wedding
Transportation: A Charleston Wedding
Cake : Lucy Sweets
DJ: The Party Music
Palmetto City Photo Booth
Caterer : Relish
Hair & Make up: Paper Dolls
Rentals: Event Works