I’m loving this video from James McCoy Films of The 2nd Charleston NotWedding. It perfectly encompasses the fun of the event and the whole idea of The NotWedding. Can you spot yourself in the video? I know I saw a familiar face at 3:40!
This past week I attended a local Charleston blogger meet and greet. Hosted by Caycee Hewitt of Hanging with the Hewitts and Natalie Mason of Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers, the event was held at interior design store Eclectic. I was super excited to attend the event as I recently organized a little blogging group in town, The Charleston Blog Society. I’ve been looking for an opportunity to get to know other bloggers and have always wanted to peek inside Eclectic. Full of unique vintage and new products, Electic has the perfect modern meets coastal aesthetic. Wandering around the store I found sea urchin vases, abstract Way Way Allen paintings and coastal chic poufs. The products Sidney Wagner has curated are ideal bridesmaids gifts or items for your new home. And if your hoping to become the favorite daughter-in-law I highly suggest you pick up a few items for your future in laws!
All of this weeks Friday links come from local Charleston bloggers! If you’re a local blogger and would like to meet other bloggers the Charleston Blog Society is having it’s first get together next week at Taco Boy! Check out our Facebook community or email me for more information!
Images via Eclectic
I love these embroidered napkins, perfect for wedding gifts! via Cornflake Dreams
Want/ need a pair of Valentino’s? Check out Southern Meets Chic’s Real vs Steal for an affordable option!
I wish they made this cute dress in my size! This may be the most adorable little girls outfit.
Beach fashion doesn’t get chic-er than this look via Charleston Shop Curator.
A healthy recipe for your weekend.
A perfect dress for date night or a girls night on the town! via Top Knot Polka Dot
And lastly, one of my new favorite blogs to follow.
A song for your weekend.
For the next few weeks every Thursday I will be highlighting a different Charleston style blogger. I have asked all of the featured bloggers to create a post related to wedding style. These bloggers are going to be bringing you their insider tips on wedding makeup, hair and what to wear for your engagement.
We are starting off the Blogger Style features today with the fabulous Andrea Serrano from Charleston Shop Curator. A freelance stylist, Andrea worked as the costume shopper for Army Wives and as a stylist in New York City for ad campaigns, magazine editorials and celebrity styling. The Charleston Shop Curator is her outlet to showcase the diversity of style in Charleston, SC and expose local design talents. Read on below to see how Andrea would style a Bohemian Bridal!
A Bohemian look is perfect for that bride who is a free spirit and favors a vintage vibe. To achieve this look it’s important to find those heirloom pieces that are one of a kind or something that’s custom made.
A dress like this is perfect for a ceremony on the beach, in a forest, at a plantation or any other outdoor wedding venue. Also the beauty of a dress this style is that it can be worn for any occasion after your wedding.
A floral crown like the one I used for this shoot is made of artificial flowers, which is great as a keepsake item. You can always opt for a floral crown made of real flowers at numerous local florists such as Anna Bella Florals or Out of the Garden. Having a healthy glow with rosy cheeks and adding waves or curls in your hair completes this Bohemian look.
White Dress: Johnny Was from Out of Hand // Belt: Ada Collection from Berlins // Floral Crown by Holly Ann McGetrick at Dandy Boutique // Necklace and Rings by Filigree Designs by Heather Key Tiller // Bracelets from Sam’s Closet // Blanket by Proud Mary // Pillows by Ibu // Photographer: Jeni Rone Becker, Sea Star Arts // Makeup: Elina Mille, Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio // Hair: Mac Does Hair at Studio M // Style Assistant: Madison Miller // Location: Ibu Headquarters
This past spring Nashville wedding planners Commerce Street Events styled a warm and inviting dinner party for their closest friends. If the photos below from Rachel Moore Photography are any indication, these women sure know how to throw a party! With crisp blue and white linens, fresh spring blooms and personalized place settings, there was no detail overlooked for this lovely affair! These polished, pretty details could double for a bridal shower or bridesmaids luncheon. Read on below to learn how the ladies designed this stylish spring affair!
From Commerce Street Events: With spring in the air it was the perfect time to have a blooming affair. We had the pleasure of styling this lovely table for a spring in-home dinner party. Each guest received a hand delivered invitation with fresh flowers and hand dyed silk ribbon. From the start, we wanted to create a very personalized experience for the guests. Since this was a smaller event, the little details made a big impression.
Shades of blue combined with pops of pink were the perfect color selections for this seasonal affair. Our team mixed pieces from the client’s grandmother’s vintage collection along with fresh finds to fashion a new budget friendly look. The grandmother’s blush depression glass was a favorite amongst the crowd. The florist created a long arrangement of florals for the centerpiece that included hydrangeas and peonies.
After cocktail hour, guests found personalized mini easels at each place setting. Even the caterer was on board with incorporating fresh spring flavors in the menu. Conversation kept going as drinks were flowing through the evening. Guests were able to pick up a make-your-own-mojito kit on the way out to keep the party flowing even at home.
Event Styling + Production: Commerce Street Events // Photographer: Rachel Moore Photography // Venue: Private Nashville Residence // Florist: Oshi Flowers // Caterer: Catering & Events by Suzette // Invitations: Ink Nashville // Linen: La Tavola Fine Linen
With so many bridesmaids dresses out there it can be hard to choose. You need a look that matches the flow of your wedding decor and a dress style that will look good on each of your unique bridesmaids. Well today I have rounded up 15 bridesmaids styles that look great in pictures and are sure to leave all your girls happy. From mixed patterns to varied hues and pastels, I guarantee there is a look below that will leaves both you and your bridesmaids saying “I do!”
1. Ellis Photo Studio // 2. Christian Oth Studio via Belle The Magazine // 3. Ryan Ray via Style Me Pretty // 4. via Southern Weddings // 5. Jemma Keech Photography via Wed Society // 6. Tec Petaja via Elizabeth Anne Designs // 7. Ellis Photo Studio // 8. Benjamin and Elise via Magnolia Rouge // 9. Tessa Barton Photography via Well Traveled Wife // 10. Jessica Lorren Photography // 11. Ryan Ray via Southern Weddings // 12. Ellis Photo Studio // 13. Ellis Photo Studio // 14. Kate Robinson Photography via Style Me Pretty // 15. Ellis Photo Studio
Happy Weekend! It’s shaping up to be a beautiful weekend here in Charleston. It looks like we’ll have some little waves rolling in so I know where I’ll be every day! I just signed my friends and I up for a girls night of “Sip + Design” at Frampton’s Flowers. You bring wine and they provide the flowers for a fun night of floral design! It sounds like a perfect girls night activity and even something for bachelorette parties to enjoy!
Jessica Janae Photography via Barefoot Blonde
What! Where in the world can I get my hands on a pair of these pineapple shades??
Gorgeous pink wedding gown inspiration.
I’m in love with this sweet 4th of July engagement!
Grapefruit wedding inspiration. What a perfect summer shade!
50 classic first dance songs.
A song for your weekend.
Today’s engagement is one of those rare moments when life throws you a wonderful surprise. This beautiful couple from Knoxville, TN just so happened to be in Arizona at the same time their wedding photographers JoPhoto were out West as well. The pair jumped on the opportunity and met up at the scenic Canyon Lake to capture their engagement photos. Their session was photographed entirely on film giving it a soft, romantic look.
Happy Monday morning lovelies! I thought I would start the week with a recap of the 2nd Charleston NotWedding, which took place last Wednesday at Boone Hall Plantation! I spent the weekend scouring Instagram for the best images from attendees and below are a few of my favorites. The NotWedding vendors based the decor on an inspiration board full fresh and outdoor details. And I must say they certainly brought the historic wooden Cotton Dock to life with natural elements of oyster shells, rock salt and antler place card holders.