June 2017

Jun 28, 2017

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Happy Wedding Wednesday… Today, we are showing you our Brides Magazine features, which we are so thrilled about and proud of. We’ll be able to show you more from these weddings right here on the blog soon! Both weddings were shot by Corbin Gurkin, one in Newport, Rhode Island, and the other here in our backyard of Charleston, SC.

Both ladies, long time best friends and business partners (designer and owners of Dee Hutton and Dee Hutton Bridal) were integral in each other’s wedding especially through the dress design… but you can read more below and stay tuned for future wedding posts with more gorgeous photos from these two!

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6.28.17   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Jun 27, 2017

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A huge thanks to Jimmy Hagood and Food For the Southern Soul for helping us with this Life is a Party episode.  See the full Bloody Mary Showdown on our You Tube channel and be sure to subscribe for all of the episodes! Thank you to Le Creuset for the lovely serving pieces…

6.27.17   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Jun 26, 2017


Photo by Corbin Gurkin

In the South we are of course known for being gracious and welcoming and at our weddings, we try to make service and making guests feel welcome one of our top priority. Since we always focus so much on the inside of our tents, I really wanted to start making the outside look just as welcoming.

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

For our dining room tent at a wedding at the bride’s home, we laid a hardwood boardwalk, easy for ladies in high heels. A few Italian cypress planters and a simple greenery swag jazz up the entrance without anything too elaborate. This would be an easy idea to replicate for your own wedding- check into local plant rental sources- they often deliver and set up for you for little expense.


photo by Liz Banfield 

In a sea of white tents, I thought a blue “foyer” tent would make a big impact. We had our rental company set up the framing, and Boutique Tents made custom draping and valances for it.


photo by Liz Banfield

I’m loving our awnings we started doing several years ago…Add a custom carpet runner and this becomes a stunning first glimpse for guests.


photo by Corbin Gurkin

The scenery surrounding this Aspen wedding was so lovely that some simple candle lanterns leading into the tent stayed pretty well into the night.


photo by Corbin Gurkin

6.26.17   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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