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For this episode of Life Is a Party, we visit our friend and former Mother of the Bride, Anne Hutson whom we have known for such a long time. Anne invited us into her home in the small waterside village of Rockville, SC. She makes the best cheese wafers you have ever tasted and we use them all the time for our guest bags, or for favors, etc. We hope you enjoy and will head over to our YouTube channel to see the full episode.

7.19.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Jul 19, 2018

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Sorry, I just can’t help sharing all of our fun older weddings from the archives as I’m finding them. It’s been so fun to relive these!  Today, we share another one shot by Liz Banfield, which took place at the French Huguenot Church and William Aiken House. Whites and creams were paired with the bolder Tiffany Blue for a feminine yet formal affair.

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The streets and building of downtown Charleston make fabulous backdrops for our photographers… The Dock Street Theater is directly across the street from the French Huguenot Church so Liz was able to get some pretty candid shots of the couple before the ceremony.

Floral Collage

A pretty pretty bridal bouquet included lily of the valley and it’s greens, along with tulips and gardenias… to add a bit of color to the wreaths on the church gates, little ribbon bows in Tiffany blue were tucked in.

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An overflowering guest welcome box included cheese and crackers, bottled waters, and Chattanooga thumbprint cookies (a throw back to the bride’s home town).  Later, guests received beautifully packaged “S” soaps as take home favors. I loved this idea, because it was something so simple that you wouldn’t necessarily think about but would be happy to get… especially when packaged so thoughtfully.

Reception Collage

Gates at the William Aiken House were gussied up with fabric curtains and a chandelier, which also made for pretty ambience at the end during the send off. Since Tiffany blue isn’t a naturally occurring color in flowers, we wrapped vases in coordinating fabric so that the lush white centerpieces popped.  Guests lounged on sofas accented with our shadow box tables housing fresh gardenia blooms.

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 After cake, champagne, and dancing with guests into the wee hours, our couple departed to guests waving ribbon wands….. these were adorable in the photos and didn’t leave a mess. Luckily, this bride’s younger sister married several years later and we got to work with this awesome family again on that wedding!

7.19.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
Cakes, Charleston, Event Design, Flowers, Food and Drink, Gifts, Reception, Uncategorized, Weddings | 2 Comments
Jul 19, 2018

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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…

7.19.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
Charleston, Entertaining, Food and Drink, Gifts, Recipes, Videos | Comments >>