November 2017

Tara Guerard Soiree by Whitebox Photo

This couple hailing from New York City took over resort town Bald Head Island, NC with big city sophistication. The bride  knows a thing or two about throwing an event having worked for Creative Edge Parties, so we had a blast planning all the details of her wedding together. I loved the beautiful architectural elements her amazing dress by Junko Yoshioko and birdcage veil by Sara Gabriel brought to the table.

Tara Guerard Soiree by Whitebox Photo

The famous landmark of the island, Old Baldy was a star of the scenery.

Tara Guerard Soiree by Whitebox Photo

The ceremony was held at the quaint Village Chapel on Bald Head Island.

Tara Guerard Soiree by Whitebox Photo

I love that moment of the bride and her father just before they walk down the aisle. What a treasure of a time for both of them to have before he presents her to start a new family. Whitebox Weddings captured the images of the day for them.

Tara Guerard Soiree by Whitebox Photo

The groom’s and groomsmens’ boutonierres were fashioned from a single cotton boll wrapped in burlap.

Tara Guerard Soiree by Whitebox Photo

The cotton blossom bouquets accented with berzillia berries complimented the slate gray and white color palette… Pops of bright orange were accented throughout.

Tara Guerard Soiree by Whitebox Photo

The island allows few cars, so golf carts are the main mode of transport… luckily that makes for fabulous photos.

Tara Guerard Soiree by Whitebox Photo

Having worked for a huge catering operation in New York City, the bride had an integral part of planning the fall menu.

Tara Guerard Soiree by Whitebox Photo

The seating cards for dinner were flags planted in boxes of cotton blossoms. Tables were named after each of the couple’s favorite songs instead of numbered.

Tara Guerard Soiree by Whitebox Photo

Dark fabric swathed the otherwise oversized and over white tent. This created a luxe intimacy that kept the seaside affair warm and comfortable but still had the aire of glamour.

Tara Guerard Soiree by Whitebox Photo

Modern square place settings worked with the menus designed by Regas NY. Vases were wrapped with cotton muslin to provide a softer glow during the evening dinner.

Tara Guerard Soiree by Whitebox Photo

The long tables were a favorite of guests that evening. Everyone felt as if they were at a dinner party they didn’t want to leave!

Tara Guerard Soiree by Whitebox Photo

The big square bar we created adjacent to the dinner tables made for a perfect spot for guests to cozy up for a cocktail during dancing or to catch up with an old friend.

Tara Guerard Soiree by Whitebox Photo

In lieu of a wedding cake, the couple offered individual banana puddings. Love this!

Tara Guerard Soiree by Whitebox Photo

The reception area offered these amazing views of the coastal marsh.  For more photos from this wedding, head here to Weddings Unveiled where it was featured.

4.22.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Apr 22, 2018

Photos by Lucy Cuneo 

You’ve got a house full of family (or friends) and have to focus on the big meal later in the day… Well, here are a few ideas that hopefully you can use to serve a fun and easy breakfast and maintain your status as the hostess with the mostest. First of all, the big  Thanksgiving meal coming up tends to be more formal, so feel free to let the a.m be more casual, even self serve.  Set it and forget it.  If weather in your area permits, this could even be outside or on a porch allowing for the dining area to stay prepped for later.

Here, I went with a Bloody Mary and Biscuit theme. So, sett out your favorite mixers and garnishes and let guests build their own bloody marys. Other snacky type items, fruit, veggies, (I even like Bacon in my bloodys) here can also double as a buffet- make your drink and plate in one place.  This can certainly be a light meal in anticipation of stuffing face later.

A great item that we like to have in the freezer to pull out are biscuits, and some of our favorite are Callie’s Charleston Biscuits… You can see more of us making biscuits in the kitchen with Carey Morrie here. A great item to include on the buffet, and works with everything.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

4.22.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Fresh off of our Wedding Wednesday post on Gaby and Ward’s Glam wedding day, we’re sharing the highlight video from Siegel Films… The bride, Gaby worked closely with Adam Siegel to design a video truly capturing their style together as a couple.

4.22.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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