Tuesday, July 29, 2008

YaPpy Wednesday

Next Wednesday, August 6, will be a really fun YP Wednesday for the Charleston Young Professionals. The YaPpy Wednesday will take place at the new Charleston Animal Society shelter at 2455 Remount Road, literally just off of I-26, from 6pm-8pm.
You will network with other young professionals and also be able to tour the brand spankin' new animal shelter (and maybe your melted heart will sign up to foster an animal!). If you're interested in this unique networking event, sign up in advance HERE.

photos: Steve McCabe

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Flower Power

We had a wedding on Friday at the Pavilion at Patriot's Point, and it was Social's first REAL floral attempt. Flowers are hard work, but it payed off because they were beautiful and the bride loved them! Centerpieces consisted of large white calla lilies, dendro orchids in green, white, and blush, and wine colored dahlia(s?). Oh and some Japanese willow branches. The wedding colors were pink, wine red/burgundy and white.

Below, I must show off the simple and contemporary stationery created by talented graphic designer, Kelli Hall. I put the place cards in galvanized trays, with a layer of pink pebbles across the bottom, and a beautiful huge spider mum in the corner. Simple and stunning.

More photos when I get them back from the photographer, Liz Duren, soon enough!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Music that will make you happy!

If this doesn't pep you up today, you have a BAD case of the Thursdays!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Okay, for me it's more like "Christian Bale-as-Bruce Wayne-Mania", but we all have reasons why we made The Dark Knight the highest grossing movie premier of ALL time!

Wendy Creed Productions planned the premiere's after party at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel with killer views of the real Gotham City, just like Brucie's (that's what I call him :) new penthouse apartment in the movie.
Taking clever cues from the film, the Joker's sinister graffiti showed up everywhere from reserved table signs, to the floor to ceiling windows of the event space. Joker's calling cards were also strewn all over the tables and furniture for added effect. After all, why so serious?

photos: BizBash

Friday, July 18, 2008

Let's Talk Blank

So the busy people (person?) behind Charleston [Picture, Music, Food, Art, etc.] Company.com has both consolidated and expanded to a few different and notable markets!

LetsTalkCharleston.com is now where you can find everything under one website, from photos of the hottest parties and events in town, to McCrady's Chef Sean Brock's high tech/slow food blog, and links to check out new 360 degree photos of Charleston and beyond from 360CharlestonPhotography.com. Oh, and this blog, being SOCIAL, too!

If that weren't enough, they've now got LetsTalkNewYork.com and LetsTalkColumbia.com up and running. You can be sure there's a lot more to come, so stay connected, and Let's Talk!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Grow something, give something

Lotsa talk about going green, I don't think it will ever go away, and that's a good thing! While we're on the subject, calculate YOUR carbon footprint, and do something to reduce it. Above, send notecards and even wedding invitations that can be planted from Green Field Paper Company's handmade plantable seed paper.
Green can be purple with charms made out of recycled vinyl records in cute/cool shapes from Ecoist.

Create the perfect bachelorette party gift bag with a recycled rice cosmetic case filled with a repurposed bike chain bottle opener and recycled glass earrings, also from Ecoist.

Monday, July 14, 2008

(Before & After) Love+Bird+Cage

A little bit of Wheel of Fortune there for the blog title! I love the look of the vintage bird cage for storing gift envelopes at a wedding. It's nothing new, but with a few coordinating flowers or other elements, it will look like you poured over it for hours. But, PLEASE, don't overdo it, below, not cute!

photos: Perfect Bound, Expressions of Love

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hang in there

If you read often, you probably know I am fascinated with hanging installations, whether it be in a tent or not. Something about creating something from the top down that is completely, and temporarily spectacular, I guess. I found some great photos of some different concepts that will raise your expectations.

photos: BizBash

Monday, July 7, 2008

Jamali Garden... .com

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July, I saw Dave Matthews Band at the Joe, which was awesome... no fireworks, though. Sad.
Anywho, during my day trip to New York I stopped by Jamali Garden Supplies, or jamaligarden.com, which has so many great event supplies. It was a tiny, skinny shop on West 28th in the flower district. Check out the website, great stuff at reasonable prices... shipping's a pain, though!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Jersey Girl

Wow, I didn't plan on not checking my email or updating my blog AT ALL for the past week, but when the vacation bug bites, it's hard! We went up to New Jersey for Greg's cousin's wedding and made little side trips to DC and Manhattan. Anyway, some highlights from the wedding!

Asheley and Dave got married at St. Peters Church in Point Pleasant, New Jersey and were received at the Spring Lake Bath & Tennis Club on the shore, a really beautiful venue overlooking the beach. Guests were welcomed to a cocktail hour outside with a couple of open bars, a specialty mojito cocktail, and passed hors d'oeuvres like mini Kobe beef sliders and coconut fried shrimp.

Their first dance was a live version of Jersey Girl by Bruce Springsteen (this made me wonder how popular this might be as the first dance song in NJ, it's beautiful!). The father of the bride's toast was tearful as he spoke about how his late wife, and Asheley's mother, couldn't be with them to celebrate-- and in leiu of favors a donation was made to the ALS Association in her honor.

Dinner was served, a buffet of seafood, chicken marsala, roasted vegetables, carving stations of filet mignon, ham, and turkey (suitable for stuffing myself silly...). The cake was actually a beautiful tieredtower with huge chocolate and vanilla cupcakes and chocolate covered strawberries served to each table. The night was topped off with A LOT of dancing by the crowd. Congratulations Asheley and Dave Jordan!