Category Archives: Reception

Apr 16, 2019

We love getting the videos back from our wedding weekends because we get to relive it all over again… We love how this film is broken up into vignettes according to ceremony and reception. Enjoy this little tidbit from SharkPig Weddings.

4.16.19   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Mar 26, 2019

photo by Lauren Bailey Photo

We are loving a new trend we have been noticing recently at some of our events- petite cakes. Don’t worry, we definitely still have our clients that want the big traditional statement piece, but it’s nice to see something sweet making a little mark. Cake by Peche Petite Boutique Bakery.

photos by Aaron and Jillian

Don’t worry, tiny cakes still give an opportunity for design and impact, but just don’t leave a lot of uneaten cake mess lying around…

Cake by Jessica Grossman with Patrick Properties Hospitality Group.

photo by Liz Banfield

Cake by family friend…

photo by Corbin Gurkin 

For this wedding, a petite cake was complimented by an array of other desserts and pies.  Wedding cake by Publix, smaller cakes by Caroline’s Cakes, and pies from Kudzu Bakery.

photos by A Bryan Photo 

Cake by Pastry Art.

3.26.19   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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We love revisiting some of our past weddings… Today, pretty pastels and pattern play were the name of the design game here, with photos so pretty from Corbin Gurkin.  Bridesmaids dresses in the lovliest shade of not quite lavender and not quite violet from Jenny Yoo at Bella Bridesmaid.

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The bride wore a Monique Lhullier gown and elegant flats from Dolce and Gabbana.

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Our beautiful bride carried a cascade of phalenopsis orchids, roses, and fern fronds. We were overjoyed when we found the perfect blue and white bird themed fabric at fabric.com, we used it as a photo wall back drop, to make pillows, and cover the bar.

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The blue and white papers designed by Lettered Olive made a statement with colored stock, pattern, die cut shapes, and letterpressed motifs.  Our wedding welcome bags were filled with local cheese biscuits, handmade chocolate, and wine all in a custom Charleston map tote featuring all of the weekend locations noted.

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The ceremony was held at one of my truly favorite local churches, the French Huguenot Church.

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After the ceremony, guests tossed rose petals on the couple exiting the church, all to the tune of a local gospel choir.

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Playing off of the cascading orchid bridal bouquet, the bridesmaids carried a fluffy and colorful mix of roses, orchids, and lilacs.

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I always advise my clients when developing our timelines, to allow themselves to steal away some private time with the photographer, in order to capture images like these.

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Long tables were dressed in custom linens with patterned toppers, while the smaller squares were dressed in all blue and white. I love that our bride let us play with all of these patterns and colors!

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The flowering cake by Jim Smeal, resting atop a bed of greens made for a drop dead centerpiece in the after dinner lounge.

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The after dinner lounge had a glamorous and feminine feel, and lots of thoughtful touches- one of my favorites was the phone charging station designed with the wedding hashtag signage. Oh, and the sliders on pretzel rolls by PPHG, were a HUGE hit!

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After a quick change and pretty sparkler send off, the couple departed by a vintage Rolls Royce ready to “Skip Down the Aisle” Together…

You can see more of this wedding on  Charleston Weddings

3.12.19   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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