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.
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Happy Monday! Today, just sharing a few quick things of note worth mentioning.. The Party For the Parks event tickets are sale now. This is a fantastic event every year and I’m super excited for the Cuban theme, so if you are going to be visiting or live here, put it on your calendar!
Also, in case you didn’t have a chance to see this gorgeous sneak peek from Heart Stone Films from our Kentucky wedding..
I’m thrilled to be back on the speaker roster for the Engage! Summit in Mexico… Come see us…
And, for those are into Podcasts- my friend Andy Kushner has a great one focusing on the wedding business. We met years ago at and Engage Summit, and he has a super successful event entertainment and booking company. I’m super excited to be an upcoming guest on his podcast, The Wedding Biz. Past guests include Colin Cowie, Edwin McCain (a fellow South Carolinian), and many hospitality industry stars. I hope you’ll check it out!
We loved this seaside rehearsal dinner in downtown Newport, RI. It was the perfect compliment to the formal wedding held the next day, and a fantastic way to welcome guests in for the weekend. Held at a local restaurant, friends and family joined the couple for an intimate rehearsal dinner, followed by a dessert and dancing party for all guests. Corbin Gurkin captured all of the events of the weekend.
Guests enjoyed popular favorites like New England Clam Chowder and mini lobster rolls. Keeping in line with the sea colored palette, escort cards were nautical inspired flags displayed on a watercolored board.
Keeping the decor natural and simple made the most sense for a nautical inspired feel. Table runners were of a french linen flour sack feel. Potted rosemary topiaries and simple hydrangea blooms dotted the length of the tables.
One of my new favorite design elements are colored border linen dinner napkins. So simple but they lend such an elegant touch. And, how cute were these white nautical rope balls which we used to “anchor” the place cards. White ink on navy paper is an unexpected but pretty way to present the dinner menus.
No seaside rehearsal dinner in New England would be complete without a lobster course.
Spectacular views were offered as desserts and drinks were served to the tunes of a DJ so the couple had many moments to enjoy chatting with guests before the big day…