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Apr 25, 2018

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Excited to finally be able to share this sweet feature in the new Flower Mag… Our friend, Lela Rose was in town for Charleston Wedding Week, and we just had to throw a celebration to welcome her to Charleston.

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In honor of the release of her new entertaining book, we hosted a Bloodys, Biscuits, and Book Signing Brunch. Biscuits from Callie’s Charleston Biscuits and a full scale bloody mary bar were perfect for the Friday a.m. fete… stay tuned for more details on a future blog post. Thank you to Lucy Cuneo for all of the photos!

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4.25.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Flower Mag Collage

Before sharing our dreamy blue and white inspiration today, I wanted to share a little snippet from the 10 year Anniversary issue of Flower Mag. Margot and Flower Mag have been such great supporters of us over the years, and we love any collaborations with them.

Blue and white have been mainstays in the wedding color palette over the years. We hope you enjoy some of the ways we’ve incorporated into our design.

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Photos by Corbin Gurkin, Liz Banfield, and Velvet Raptor.

4.25.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Apr 25, 2018

Margot Shaw, Editor in Chief of Flower Magazine (click here for a special free trial)  has been a great friend and supporter of mine for many years. We quite enjoy her and the magazine, as well as Margot’s Southern sensibility. Get to know her a little more and see pics from our last wedding featured in Flower.



Favorite drink before noon?

I am a coffee lover, so anything java related, preferably a large cup of strong coffee with lots of milk and a bit of sweetener.

Favorite drink at 6pm?

After a long day at “flower”, I reach for Dasani lime flavored sparkling water or some decaf green or chamomile tea.

Hors d’oeuvre that is always in the cabinet or fridge?

I always have and serve cheese straws, and roasted rosemary pecans – If people are tiring of these, I haven’t heard about it.

Music go to when friends are over…. i.e. Pandora station?

I have a play list that starts with mellow jazzy stuff like “Girl from Ipanema” and

Oscar Peterson and ends the night with Stevie Winwood “Roll with It” in case

folks have moved into a dancin’ mood.

Where would you like to go on vacation?

I would like to vacation on the Amalfi Coast, but would like to tour Portugal – it’s VERY floral and I’ve never been.

Favorite flower?

My favorite flower right now is the poppy – hard to grow where I live, but so sassy and sculptural – just a few, doing what they want make my day.

Dream guest to have over for dinner?

Elizabeth I – such a brilliant, complicated woman who managed to navigate very tricky waters throughout her rule. She’s been portrayed by everyone from Betty Davis to Cate Blanchett and I’ve read several biographies. But I’d like to know the real her.

Favorite restaurant? 

May I have 2?  1.Bottega in Birmingham –

And favorite thing to eat at this restaurant?

the Parmesan soufflé is still my favorite indulgence

2.Hot and Hot Fish Club also in Birmingham

And favorite thing to eat at this restaurant ?

Tomato salad- it’s got a succotash thing going with fresh silver queen corn, fried

okra and smoked bacon. Make you walk sideways.

Our San Antonio, Texas wedding was graciously featured in their annual wedding issue…

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Flower girls looked garden fresh from head to toe wearing rose crowns, and petals in the hems of their dresses.


Pews were decorated with greenery, roses, and ribbon above lanterns filled with rose petals and candlelight.


Tables covered in pale-pink sequined linens were dotted with elegant arrangements of roses, ranunculus, dahlias, and hydrangeas.


With four layers of roses between five tiers of cake, the wedding cake was almost too pretty to eat.


The vintage getaway car was decked with masses of roses.

4.25.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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