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Dendy and Devon by Gayle Brooker

Summerville, SC is a town steeped in Southern tradition and history. After moving to Manhattan, and becoming celebrity dermatologist and skin care consultant for Elizabeth Arden, Dr. Oz, People Magazine, etc Dr. Dendy Engleman met her dream man. He popped the question, and they headed South where she wanted to share her hometown with her nearest and dearest. Thank you Gayle Brooker for the gorgeous photos.

Church exterior/Tara Guerard Soiree/Gayle Brooker Photography

The ceremony took place at her childhood congregation, a classic Episcopalian church outside the Historic district.

Orchid Boutoinerres by Tara Guerard Soiree

The bride really wanted to bring in a modern perspective representing her life in New York to play against the traditional feel typically seen growing up in Summerville. A bold green and warm chocolate color palette was selected and lots of natural elements like greenery, branches, dried lentils, mosses, and berries were used throughout.

Orchid bouquets by Tara Guerard Soiree

Orchids in the greens and browns used throughout compliment the bridal bouquet cascading and lush with branches, berries, and orchids in different varietals.

Cocktail seating on the lawn by Tara Guerard Soiree

Simple potted phalenopsis orchids in moss covered pots were the perfect centerpieces for the cocktail tables covered in green and chocolate silk scattered amongst the lawn.


Signature drink for a couple living in New York but marrying in South Carolina?  Manhattans, obvi.

Monogram wedding cake (Jim Smeal); tent design by Tara Guerard Soiree

The wedding cake by Jim Smeal was a stunning centerpiece in the tent. The tiers were accented by hand made samples of lace from the bride’s dress, and a custom icing monogram designed by Soiree and Lettered Olive.

Wedding lounge by Tara Guerard Soiree

The dance tent and lounge were modeled after some of the couples favorite Manhattan clubs, but with wedding elegance of course! My favorite is a clear top tent which allows the space to feel bigger and more open but the temperature has to be just right (can you say greenhouse chic??)

Wedding bar by Tara Guerard Soiree

Had to make one of our signature bars, of course. Tops were custom wood to keep in line with the fall design and the couples monogram designed by Lettered Olive was used on banners to decorate large spaces like this bar, pillows in the lounge, printed items, and the cake. The most important thing though is that it’s accessible from many angles for many people- NO LINES!

The Woodlands wedding reception by Tara Guerard Soiree

The Woodlands Resort was a classically elegant 5 star resort with amazing architecture and equally amazing food (it’s since closed and become a private home).  We added some draping and lighting to the exterior for some drama which kinda ended up being a scene stealer.

Bride and Groom send off

The knockout couple ended their evening (after a quick change by the bride into a going away shortie dress) with a traditional rice toss before heading off into married life together.

10.22.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Oct 22, 2018

Gayle Brooker Photography

Today, celebrity New York dermatologist, new mom (her baby boy just hit the one month mark), and former Soiree bride, Dr. Dendy Engelman is giving us her Top 5 can’t live without winter skin “must haves”- and even a winter skin “don’t”.  Thank you Dr. Dendy for the insider information, and if you’re in Manhattan be sure to visit her practice for to keep your skin in it’s best condition, no matter the season.

Seasonal skin conditions are something of a nightmare, especially if you are not sure what you need to brace yourself for – sudden warm temperatures can give way to a winter storm over night. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind as you brave the next few months and dream of warmer weather. 

Stallard by Liz Banfield

 Keep it bright – You might notice those sunspots and hyperpigmentation starting to set in from your time under the sun during the summer. (When exposed to UV light, the body produces melanin as a measure of self-protection. The immune system remedies some of the damage, but eventually, buildup starts to accumulate in the form of hyperpigmentation a.k.a. dark spots.) The good news is winter is a good time to get treated for any hyperpigmentation whether you’re looking to do a peel or laser treatments. To boost skin’s natural defense and keep hyperpigmentation at bay, I recommend Elizabeth Arden’s Superstart Skin Renewal Booster Serum ($65, ElizabethArden.com) and SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Acid ($162, SkinCeuticals.com). For an overall brightening, and to spot treat, I recommend lasers and/or chemical peels.

Nancy Edwards by Liz Banfield

Keep it hydrated – Consider applying a dermal repair product like SkinCeutical Epidermal Repair Moisturizer ($69, SkinCeuticals.com) which helps with hydration and reduces irritation and redness that cold, winter weather can bring. 

  Keep it moisturized – Dry skin is when your sebaceous glands don’t produce enough oil to keep your skin lubricated – causing the skin to appear flaky or itchy. To combat dry skin, make sure you keep skin moisturized with an extra rich lotion like Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream ($13 at Drugstores), as well as oils like coconut, magnesium, or Bio Oil ($11 at drugstores)

Nancy Edwards by Liz Banfield

  Keep it protected – Yes we’re talking about the hats, scarves, gloves and earmuffs but we also have to remember the sun protection year round. Sunscreen is important no matter the season! Also don’t forget your cuticles, lips, and any extremities like your ears and nose! 

    Keep it smooth – For one reason or the other you will notice that skin looks lackluster in the winter. It could be the how the light hits, but more because we’re spending so much time indoors to escape the cold that dry air, indoor heating, lack of movement and blood circulation is making our skin appear dull. (Dry skin doesn’t reflect the light as well as hydrated skin). I love hydrating mask by Dr. Jart+ (Water-Full Hydrogel Mask).

Jordan McClain by Liz Banfield

Don’t forget the Big Picture – If you’re planning a winter wonderland themed wedding and have festivities outdoors, make sure your skin is at its peak with our in-office Oxylight Facial and take extra precaution and have a salve like Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream available in your bag during the wedding for any last minute fixes for chap lips, cuticles, flaky skin. If you are more the type to get married in warmer temperatures here is something to keep in mind. In addition to being the month of love (Valentine’s Day), February is also National Wedding Month, which means that people are starting to prep for their wedding because winter is great time to start any laser treatments like intense pulsed light – great for overall skin revitalization and improvement of anything from acne scars to hyperpigmentation. Now is a great time to be evaluated for correction of fine lines and wrinkles with neurotoxins (like Botox) and dermal fillers (like Voluma & Juvederm) 

10.22.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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