Serenity Tree Yoga - Ideas for your Charleston, SC Bachelorette party!
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending 'Blogger Night' at the brand new Candlefish shop downtown....and it was awesome! The shop was the brainchild of the minds behind Rewined and Produce Candles and offers a killer selection of pre-made candles, beautiful stationery products, local Charleston goods and wonderful gift ideas for just about anyone you could think of.
But the best part is definitely the Library. Yep, I said it. There's an entire Library of 100 intoxicating aromas that are bound to satisfy anyone's sense of smell. Not only is the library an eye-catching focal point in the room, complete with an vintage, library ladder, but its intent is to give you the chance to "smell" test your way to the perfect candle. In fact, they've devised a system to mirror the old-school card catalog where you track your progress so in the future you can remember which scents work best for you.
For 'Blogger Night', I joined seven other lovely Lowcountry ladies (Kaitlyn of dayjobsanddreams.com, Megan of holycitychic.com, Ally of aahlifeasiknowit.com, Annie of anniereeves.com, Jillian of cornflakedreams.com, Ryan of apolishedpalate.com and Gillian of acoastalbride.com) for an evening of candle-making, wine drinking and some good ol' Candlefishin'!
The class lasted about 2 hours and Hannah and Alyssa of Candlefish took us through the process step-by-step. After we hit up the library to select our scents of choice, we took turns pouring the hot liquid wax, which we then whisked the fragrance oil. It was a great, relaxing evening and so fun to see everyone's candles come to life. If you're in the mood for a hands-on evening with a group of girlfriends (we think it would be perfect for a bridal shower or a bachelorette party activity!), I would highly recommend it! The crew at Candlefish is kind enough to offer A Lowcountry Wedding readers a 20% discount off any class at any date in 2015, but the code (CHASBLOGGER14) expires December 31, 2014 at 11:55 PM, so act fast!
The lovely Sara Skinner of Scarlet Plan & Design is the mastermind behind the upcoming Scarlet Wedding Tour and A Lowcountry Wedding is SO glad to be a part of it. If you're planning a Charleston wedding, you won't want to miss this killer event. Not only will it be overflowing with amazing design inspiration but it will be your best chance to get an up close look at our favorite Charleston Wedding Vendors.
Things get started over at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina on the morning of Saturday, January 31st where guests will enjoy breakfast bites before boarding trolleys and limos to hit up 3 of Charleston's top wedding venues - Historic Rice Mill Building, Boone Hall Plantation and Upstairs at Midtown. At each venue, brides (and grooms!) will have the opportunity to enjoy jaw dropping tablescapes, luscious florals, gowns, cakes, linens, decor and more! At the end of the day, everyone will return to the Harbor Resort to mix and mingle with the creative brains behind the afternoon while enjoying cocktails, dancing, hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Oh, and did I mention there will be giveaway! Lots and lots of giveaways!
The best part - Scarlet Plan & Design is currently giving away one pair of tickets which values at $125.00! That's right! GIVING AWAY! So, head on over to Scarlet Plan & Designs facebook page to enter. All you have to do is like Scarlet Plan & Design's Facebook page, and share this post! Contest begins 12/18 and ends on 12/24. Names will be drawn each day and a winner will be chosen at random on Christmas Eve. What are you waiting for!? Go enter!
I regularly find myself be-bopping around the Lowcountry as I hit up to the top bridal events along the coast. Quite frequently, I'll ask my husband if he wants to tag-a-long and over the years, there's only one event that regularly find its way on his calendar -The NotWedding. There's always music and dancing, great bites and champagne and loads of inspiration from the Lowcountry's top wedding creatives, and, most importantly, dudes love it. Well, ladies and gentlemen, the crew is headed back to the Carolinas and is making a pit stop in Charleston on December 7th at the Historic Rice Mill Building, so in honor of the big bash, we're sharing The NotWedding Save the Date captured by the amazing Becky Williamson. We hope to see you there!
Charleston Wedding Vendors
Natalie's favorite movie is The Notebook, so while planning engagement session she knew she wanted to weave in a few elements to create her own "Notebook" so to speak. So, along with Judith of K A T S P H O T O S, Natalie and her husband-to-be Andrew, spent the first half of the day on the magical grounds of Cypress Gardens, home to some of the most memorable scenes of Nicholas Spark's The Notebook. Natalie donned a classic lace dress in navy before changing into a dreamy Peach dress from one of our favorite designers, Joanna August, while the couple canoed throughout the property. After, they made their way to the lovely Edisto Island where the finished the hot afternoon (105 degrees to be exact!) on Boneyard Beach. Once again, Joanna August was behind the stunning lilac dress Natalie rocked.
We are thrilled to announce that The NotWedding is returning to Charleston for round two this summer at one of our favorite Charleston wedding venues, Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant on Wednesday, July 9th. So mark your calendars! The ceremony is planned for 7:00 pm and already has quite the extensive line-up of Lowcountry wedding vendors. The NotWedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding. “Wedding Guests” are brides- and grooms-to-be who enjoy a touching ceremony, a tasty dinner and a dance-party reception while truly experiencing the wedding vendors in action. Not to mention, The Not Wedding always creates some serious prettiness and dreamy inspiration for your big day. You can check out The Not Wedding Charleston which was held at the Rice Mill Building last year.
Those attending will experience a perfectly planned “wedding” and have the opportunity to meet the vendors (including The Click Chick Photography, Clay Austin Photography & Scarlet Plan & Design) behind the scene. The bride and groom featured throughout the event are actually a married couple from the Charleston area that will be using the event to renew their vows.
Tickets include an emotional (fake) wedding ceremony encouraging strong marriages, a delectable catered dinner, and a reception full of drinks, dancing and dessert. The NotWedding also boasts a handful of surprises planned for the guests throughout the evening.
Callie Murray, owner of The NotWedding, believes her company offers a revolutionary twist to the traditional bridal show: “The NotWedding allows brides-to-be to get a feel for how wedding vendors would actually perform on their wedding day, and wedding vendors love being able to truly show off what they do and how they work under the normal pressures of a wedding day.”
Head on over to The NotWedding to purchase your tickets to what is sure to be one-heck of a Lowcountry Wedding bash! We hope to see you there!
A few weeks ago, thanks to the hospitable ladies of Easton Events, I had the pleasure of spending an evening knee-deep in Charleston wedding fashion (just how I like it!) at the lovely Zero George. If you’ve never moseyed on over to the quaint hotel on the corner of George and East Bay, you’re simply missing out. It’s effortlessly luxurious vibe made me feel like I had stumbled upon a little hidden secret in the heart of the Holy City. It was the perfect backdrop to enjoy a collection of swoon-worthy gowns from Maddison Row and their dreamy counterparts from Bella Bridesmaid. Charleston Events Hair and Makeup finished the off the looks with show-stopping hair and makeup while Sara York Grimshaw designed elegant arrangements throughout. As always, thanks to the talented Virgil Bunao for capturing all the pretty!
Venue: Zero George / Gowns: Maddison Row / Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid / Event Design: Easton Events / Florist: Sara York Grimshaw / Photographer: Virgil Bunao / Accessories/Styling: Stacy Smallwood of Hampden / Beauty: Dana Armstrong and Jennifer Fernandez of Charleston Events Hair and Makeup / Invitation Artwork: Happy Menocal / Invitations: Dulles Designs
It's Friday and I get to present and awesome contest to all of our loyal ALW readers and that always makes me smile! But now I want to make you smile. In honor of her brand new website, we’ve teamed up with our friend and Charleston wedding photographer, Mackenzie of The Click Chick Photography, for a big ol’ giveaway that we’re positive will have you grinning from ear-to-ear. The best part is it combines two of our favorite things…a free wedding photography package and Pinterest. My kind of heaven!
And let's be serious, who doesn't want their wedding captured by an awesome photographer and then featured on A Lowcountry Wedding! Excited?! I knew you would be! Now, for the rules...
A Lowcountry Wedding
The Click Chick Photography
So, have fun and get to pinning!
As many of you have heard, The NotWedding is heading to the Lowcountry in TWO short weeks! This big ol’ fake wedding is taking place at one of our favorite Charleston wedding venues, the Historic Rice Mill Building, and is bound to blow your little socks off. Literally! They’ve assembled a cast of crazy, talented wedding vendors to provide you an evening of amazing food, awe-inspiring décor and one heck of a good time. But you know what’s really awesome…they’re offering 2 lucky ALW readers a pair of tickets to attend the event! That’s right, grab your hubby-to-be, mom or MOH to enjoy this Lowcountry bash! To enter, leave a comment, tweet us or facebook us telling us just how much you want to attend! Winners will be chosen next week :) .
So, if you thought we were kidding, or semi-exaggerating about just how awesome this event is going to be, check out The NotWedding Charleston Save-the-Date photo shoot from Lime Green Photography and tell me you aren't dying to see what else they've got up their sleeves. It’s insane…