Happy Monday! I was going to start posting some of my fab holiday gift guides (AKA Marc’s list to follow for my Christmas gifts) this week, but I am just in the mood for weddings. So I will start my happy holiday posting next week, and focus on l-o-v-e and beautiful weddings this week!
I was hired by a friend to do the Save the Dates for her Charleston destination wedding. Since it was so early in the process, she didn’t have a totally definite idea in mind for what she wanted, but knew she liked green. I designed a chic gatefold card with the Charleston Palmetto on the front, and all of the information on the flaps inside. Plus a totally adorable picture of the couple.
I was happily surprised when one of these bad boys showed up in our mailbox! Book the tickets, honey! Off to Charleston we go.
I. Love. Charleston. The quaint city is full of history and character, with great shops and restaurants to boot. And it’s beautiful. And on the coast. And just pretty much perfect (see photo below for proof.)
See? This is perfection. Right here.
J. McLaughlin + Scarves
The first day we arrived, we walked around King Street and shopped. J. McLaughlin and Ben Silver (flagship store) were our first stops. We hit award-winning restaurant Husk with some friends that night, and had our minds/mouths blown by the local delicacies (also sourced locally). Might I recommend the Southern Fried Chicken Skins with hot sauce and honey? Might I ask you to invite me?
Menu from heaven
The next day we toured around the adorable neighborhoods, hit up an EXCELLENT restaurant, Magnolia’s (Fried Green Tomato BLT, please), for lunch, and then headed back to the shops. I was in heaven with all of the fab antique shops and adorable boutiques.
How cool are these gi-normous pendant lamps?
Obsessed with this green-on-green
I love lamp.
Cool sculpture to punch up decor.
Malachite lamps of my dreams.
We then went to a honey tasting (yes, that is a thing).
That night was the rehearsal dinner, for which I also did the invites! By the time they came to me for these invitations, I knew more about the decor and overall theme of the wedding, so I tried to keep them in brand with the Save the Dates, while incorporating elements from the wedding invite (the oak tree) and the wedding decor.
The wedding was to die for. Calder Clark turned the tented-plantation event into a beautiful, preppy affair.
Great way to showcase the menu
Totally into the table numbers
One more look at the paper! I love being able to design and coordinate with the overall look and brand of a wedding. Makes such a great experience for guests (and all you aesthetically-minded people reading this!).
And a quick list of some of my favorite shops in Charleston!
Biggs Powell Interior Design and Antiques
Grady Ervin & Co. (for the guys)