DIY // Tinsel Drink Stirrer

Fa-la-la-la-la! I may not be done with my Christmas shopping yet but I did find time to make these super cute and easy drink stirrers to top my holiday cocktails and cozy hot chocolate! If you’re attending or throwing a holiday party this season I highly suggest creating these tinsel stirrers to add a festive touch. They are budget friendly and only three steps so pop in Love Actually and get crafting! Tinsel_01 Tinsel_002You will need:
Tinsel Garland
Bamboo Skewers
Hot Glue Gun
Scissors

STEP ONE: Cut about an inch long piece of tinsel. Tinsel_003 STEP TWO: Fold the tinsel in half and add a dollop of hot glue between the two ends. Tinsel_004Tinsel_005 STEP THREE: Cut your bamboo skewer to the desired size then place your tinsel atop the uneven, cut site. Squeeze firmly to insure the tinsel sticks to the skewer. While the glue is still drying arrange the tinsel into desired shape. Tinsel_006Tinsel_007


Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis Photography // Napkins c/o: Dot and Army // Copper Mugs: Amazon // Gold Tray: Target

Coastal Wedding at Lighthouse on The Creek // Ashleigh + John

You might remember these cuties from their brewery engagement I featured back in the spring. Well these two lovebirds threw an equally cute wedding at Lighthouse on the Creek in Mt. Pleasant, SC. The bride’s family owns a salad dressing company and the family gifted mini jars of the grandmother’s secret recipe of Sully’s Blue Cheese Vinaigrette to guests. The bride designed the wedding invites and fresh blooms from Whole Foods adored tables named for beaches in the Lowcountry. Enjoy all of the warm and happy images from Sara Logan Photography below! AJ_001 AJ_002 AJ_003 AJ_004 AJ_005 AJ_006 AJ_007 AJ_008 AJ_009 AJ_010 AJ_011 AJ_012 AJ_013 AJ_014 AJ_015 AJ_016 AJ_017 AJ_018 AJ_019 AJ_020 AJ_021 AJ_022 AJ_023 AJ_024 AJ_025 AJ_026


Photographer: Sara Logan Photography // Second Photographer: April Lambert Photography // Venue: Lighthouse on the Creek, Mt. Pleasant, SC // Caterer: Fresh Foods Market Catering // Cake + Flowers: Whole Foods // Invitations: Designed by bride // Rentals: EventHaus // DJ + Lighting: Pinnacle Light and Sound // Gown: Alfred Angelo style 2457 // Bride’s Shoes: J. Crew // Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung, color: seaside // Groom + Groomsmen Suits: Jos. A. Banks // Bow Ties: HoBo Ties // Favors: Sully’s Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

The 3rd Charleston Not Wedding Instagram Recap

Surprise! I thought I’d share the 3rd Charleston NotWedding roundup today as it happened exactly one week ago, last Sunday at the Charleston Rice Mill. This years NotWedding was the last under this name as it has officially been re-branded as The Big Fake Wedding. The theme was Parisian whites and the historic Rice Mill was awash in champagne, powder blue and light pink decor. I will be sharing the professional photos in a few weeks but until then take a peek at the event through some of my favorite instagram snaps!notwedding_insta2

Happy Weekend // Around The Web

Happy Weekend! I don’t know about you, but I sure have been to a lot of holiday parties this week and I don’t hate it! I’d have to say my favorite was a candle making event at Candlefish. They hosted several Charleston bloggers in their Wentworth shop to make holiday scented candles. Not only was their shop adorable and completely festive but we learned how to make soy based candles and left with two professional looking candles – perfect, one to keep and one to gift! If you are interested in signing up for one of their upcoming classes they are offering a special 20% discount if you use the code “CHASBLOGGER14.” So check out their class schedule by visiting their site here! Friday

Sarah Joelle Photography via The Bride Link

The most darling Christmas engagement photos.

A romantic Fall wedding in Florida.

An adorable Etsy shop find.

I love these coastal ornaments and they’re such an easy DIY!

A fun gift wrap party!

A song for your weekend.

Colorful Citrus Wedding Inspiration

There’s nothing like a colorful  inspiration shoot to brighten up a chilly day and this Franklin, TN shoot from Sawyer Baird will do just that! Lauren Emerson Events & Design created a colorful tables cape adored with bright blooms and fresh slices of citrus from Caroline Jones Floral Design. This cheerful inspiration has me dreaming of warmer weather and colorful spring weddings! F_001 F_002 F_003 F_004F_005F_006F_007F_008F_009F_010F_011F_012 F_013F_014F_015F_016


Photography: Sawyer Baird // Event Design & Event Planning: Lauren Emerson Events and Design // Location: Carnton Plantation // Florals: Caroline Jones Floral Design // Wedding Dress: The Dress Theory // Cake: Sophisticakes // Candle Sticks: Pottery Barn // Dinner Plate, Cutting Board, Flatware: West Elm // Glasses: West Elm // Hair + Makeup: Cayla Poindexter At Affinity Salon // Napkins: Williams Sonoma // Paper Goods: Ink Nashville // Salad Plate: West Elm // Tuxedo: Street Tuxedo

Blush Charleston Bridal Portraits // Berna

Today’s blog post is extra special as the bride happens to be a very good friend of mine! Wild Cotton Photography captured Berna’s bridal portraits in downtown Charleston. They visited some of the most historic spots, including an ivy archway that just so happens to be the entrance to my college apartment! Just when you think these images couldn’t get any sweeter there’s even a pit stop at Jeni’s Ice Cream! These portraits perfectly capture Berna’s lighthearted spirit and beauty and I couldn’t be more excited to share them with you today! BB_001 BB_002 BB_003 BB_005 BB_006 BB_007 BB_008 BB_009 BB_010 BB_011 BB_013 BB_014 BB_015 BB_016 BB_017 BB_018


Photographer: Wild Cotton Photography // Gown: Ivy & Aster “Sparrow” via Lovely Bride // Sash: Monique Lhuillier // Gown Alterations: Kira Elizabeth

Happy Weekend // Around The Web

Happy Weekend! The 3rd Charleston Big Fake Wedding (formally The Not Wedding) is this Sunday at The Rice Mill in downtown Charleston. We will again be doing an Instagram roundup after the event so make sure to # your images to be included! Check out our last roundup here. And if you’re attending the event, come say hi! friday

via Ellis Photo Studio

In case you missed it, we’re over on The Everygirl!

5 creative gift wrapping ideas for the Holidays!

This recipe looks ridiculously yummy.

Winter has just started and my hair is already a mess but I’m looking forward to trying these tips!

I can’t be the only one really looking forward to this movie.

Well this is adorable.

A song for your weekend.

Wedding Style // An Al Fresco Dinner With Friends

With the holiday’s approaching, today seemed like the perfect opportunity to feature this styled shoot! The ladies behind Open Door Shop collaborated with Augusta Cole from Easton Events to design an al fresco dinner party to launch their new wedding registry. The ladies kept the decor casual and pulled in the natural surroundings by using wooden chargers and simple greenery to mark each place setting. The tabletop design is beautifully simple and one that anyone can pull off using the elegant products from Open Door Shop.AA_001 AA_002 AA_003 AA_004 AA_005 AA_006 AA_007 AA_008 AA_009 AA_010 AA_011 AA_012 AA_013 AA_014 AA_015 AA_016 AA_017 AA_018 AA_019


Photographer: Anne Rhett Photography // Venue: Private Residence // Styling: Augusta Cole from Easton Events // Table Decor: Open Door Shop // Florist: SYG Designs //Chair Rentals: Ooh Events

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