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Scarlet Wedding Tour - Ticket Giveaway!

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. Scarlet Wedding Tour

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!

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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!

Charleston Wedding Winter Fashion {Zero George}

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 BridesmaidCharleston 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!

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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


The NotWedding {Vendor Applications}

Just in case you haven't heard, our friends at The NotWedding are heading to Lowcountry in just a few weeks and, lucky for all you Charleston wedding vendors, you can still be involved.  That's's the last call for vendor applications! This bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding is coming to the Rice Mill Building June 13th, and they'd love to hear from any local wedding vendors interested in joining in on all the fun! They especially love hearing about new businesses, so don't be shy! You can find out more and apply online at the notwedding charleston

I actually was lucky enough to recently mix and mingle with the crew of vendors involved in this season's NotWedding Charleston just a few weeks ago, and I'll tell you is one talented group!  We munched on delicious Lowcountry cuisine at Rue de Jean from Holy City Hospitality that included oysters, ham biscuits and mac and cheese as Angela Cox captured the entire evening.  Can't wait til June!

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Charleston Wedding Events {The NotWedding}

We’ve been anxiously awaiting the day when our friends at The NotWedding would grace us with their presence and, finally, they’ve answered our prayers!  They’ve teamed up with the crew at Good Food Catering to host their first ever event in Charleston at the Historic Rice Mill Building this summer on June 13th!  For those of you who have never had the pleasure of attending, this is a bridal event you don’t want to miss! charleston weddings

Complete with a sit-down dinner, an emotional ceremony and a dance-party reception, The NotWedding has become a killer alternative to a bridal show. The hand-selected vendors perform their services as they would at a real wedding, and the “wedding guests” get to hear the music, taste the cakes, and smell the flowers… while enjoying a night of great food, dancing and surprises, leaving brides-to-be saying “I want my wedding to be just like that!”.

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Wined & Designed {Trunk Show}

Just in case you missed the memo, our friend Lindsay of Wined & Designed is heading to Charleston next week (March 25-29th), which means ALW readers have the exclusive opportunity to sign up for a coveted spot at her Wedding Stationery Trunk Show.  So get to steppin' and shoot Lindsay an email at lindsay{at} to reserve your appointment!

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Spotlight: Lindsay {Wined & Designed}

A Lowcountry Wedding is SUPER excited to announce our favorite wedding vendors is heading to town later this month!.  Ms. Lindsay, of Wined & Designed, is gracing the Lowcountry with her presence in a fabulous Wedding Stationery Trunk Show March 25-29th, and I can assure you this is one you don't want to miss. Much like a traditional wedding gown trunk show, Lindsay offers brides a unique opportunity to sit down an talk serious details as she tailors your wedding day stationery into a fabulous and personalized finished product! So, in honor of the upcoming Stationery Trunk Show, we asked adorable Lindsay a few, quick questions to get to know here a little better...
Tell us all about Lindsay...
I am a pretty spirited little lady with an insatiable appetite for life and design. I was raised as a Navy Brat along with my 3 older brothers, moving back and forth across the country practically every 2 years. The varying landscapes provided endless inspiration and developed my zest for travel & experiencing culture. My parents say they knew ages ago that this career path was for me because they couldn’t keep my original artwork off of the walls of every military house we lived in. 
Right now I reside in Bermuda,  where I am lucky enough to be surrounded by beauty and am constantly inspired by the endless piercing sunsets, changing tides and pink sandy beaches. Come visit!
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Give us one crazy fun fact we wouldn't know about you...
.-Fun or FUNNY fact? How about funny? When I was little, my dream was to be a model, as in tall (I'm barely 5'7"), leggy, beautiful and photographed for a living…and I SERIOUSLY thought that's what I was going to be-I may have even prayed for it! You can imagine how funny my brothers thought it was, especially considering I was a pretty chubby little kid!
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Give us a little background on how Wined & Designed came to life...
-My love affair with paper, crafts and art began when I was very small, coloring on the walls of every military owned house we lived in. I am a trained graphic designer (BFA in Graphic Design from University of Florida, MA in Motion Media from SCAD) and I LOVE branding, so in 2005, when my oldest brother got married, it was my duty to create the rehearsal dinner invitations. Man, did that ever spark something! As a poor student, I continued to offer my design services to friends who were getting married. I started to see the parallels of branding a company and branding an event, only the event aspect (particularly something so personal as a wedding) was much more special to me. The relationships that are harvested throughout the process of designing wedding stationery—something so personal—are unlike any other. There is great pleasure in being able to listen to brides/couples and in being invited to share in their stories. It is these relationships, after all, that inspire the finished products, and there is no cooler aspect to a completed stationery suite than knowing that the textures, colors, fonts, illustrations, paper weights, and all of the bells & whistles were all selected to reflect individuals. It never gets old, I get so excited each time I start working with someone new!
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What is the one tip you wish you could tell every bride?
-Relax and let the professionals (or anyone else!) do the work. I've never planned a wedding, but I know many, many people who have. Most, I find, who have planned on doing a lot of the work themselves end up running out of time or are stressed, etc. It's your engagement…RELAXXXX!
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How can a bride come prepared to her stationery appointment?
-Ohhhh, I get so anxious to meet the brides!! But before I do, there are a definitely a few housekeeping items to take care of: I would say, consider any additional stationery items you may need (these may include: save-the-dates, invitations, events guides for guests, maps, programs, menus, escort cards, table numbers, favor tags, thank you notes, etc...)
lowcountry weddings. Gather information! The idea is to make your experience easy, enjoyable and stress free. The more I know about a couple and their wedding vision, the better their experience & the more personal their invitations. Pull pictures from magazines/pinterest/google of anything that represents you!
If you have reserved an appointment, I probably sent you a workbook—Fill it out!
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In three words, sum up your personal style...
-Only 3!!?! Hmmmm…
1. Eclectic
2. Casual
4. Big Hair…oh, sorry, that is 4.
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Favorite invitation you've ever designed and a little story about the creative process...
-Stop asking me hard questions! It honestly is very difficult because I get so attached to not just the finished product, but the wonderful couples I work with. Each stationery suite has a unique story to it.
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If I HAD to pick one, I would say it's the Art Deco Invitation Suite, and everything else that went along with it. It was a fully comprehensive package and it turned out so beautifully. The invitations themselves were completely letterpresses (by Cucumber Press--wonderful woman over there!) including the return addresses on the envelopes. There were so many small details, menus to drink station signs to the gorgeous, vintage style poster! The venue was The Carlyle Club in Alexandria, VA. It is a 1930's NYC style supper club that is completely designed with Art Deco flare. There are patterns on the wall, the linens, EVERYWHERE. The paper goods just seemed like they fit so well. That was a true "branded" event.
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What blogs provide you daily inspiration to keep your creative juices flowing (non-wedding related)...
-How much time do you have? Ha! I have so many blogs bookmarked. My mood kind of dictates where I look, and I try to change it up often to expose myself to different styles & personalities.
Some of my mainstays are:
COLOR. Everywhere! I love not only this brand and what it represents, but the blog covers so many different topics. It's hard not to be in a great mood after scrolling through the pages. It is overwhelmingly cheery, and I love it!
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Design, Art, Photography, Illustration, Motion Design, Architecture, Fashion…ALL IN ONE PLACE! BOOM!

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Beautiful print pieces. Many fine art projects, small print run jobs, TLC pieces, lots and lots of letterpress! I'd just want to jump through the screen and pick up the projects! FPO should do a pop up gallery! OH! I like it--I'm going to write them!

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Just so much eye candy!

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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this site. Package design has always deeply impressed me and this blog has NO shortage of it! I actually take a lot inspiration from packaging, not just its design but its functionality.
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Don't know who writes that blog, but that girl is brilliant! ;)  (and boy, does ALW agree!)

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What the most rewarding thing about your line of work?
-Hands down, if I've done my job right, seeing a bride's face and her excitement when she opens up the package that has her assembled invitation suite! It's priceless and it never gets old!
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What do you love most about Lowcountry weddings?
The charm. Every Lowcountry wedding I see is like a fairy tale. There is no shortage of photo opportunity, from the shade of the Spanish Moss trees to the buckling wood of an old dock next to the river to the cotton fields. There is true romance, hospitality, and of course, wonderful family & friends surrounding!
Interested in meeting up with Lindsay?!? (we thought you'd say that!)
Shoot her an email at to reserve your appointment...
and then be prepared to be Wined & Designed!

Oh, and get a move on it!  There are a limited number of appointments!

Bride Pilates {Fabulous Frocks}

It's no secret that the ladies from Fabulous Frocks of Charleston know what it takes to make a gal look good in her gown, and now thanks to their new Bride Pilates class, you are sure to be the belle of the ball! charleston weddings blog, charleston wedding blogs, charleston wedding events, charleston wedding dresses, fabulous frocks of charleston

Kicking off June 13th, at their Church Street location, Jessica from Core Essentials Pilates will offer a brides-only Pilates class geared towards toning up for your big day!  Classes begin this Wednesday at 6 pm and last for 8 weeks.  It's $10 a class; 20% discount for an 8 week session.  Limited to 10 brides per class, so sign up now by calling 843.754.1855 or via email at

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We'll see y'all under the chandeliers!

Fabulous Frocks of Charleston

100 Church Street

  Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 754-1855