Friday, August 29, 2008

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

LOVE (Thanks Maggie!). Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Baby Got Back!

You've probably seen that show Rock the Reception by now, or been sucked into watching a few Youtube videos of funny first dances at weddings. So here's another one, I picked it because it's fairly short, and very funny, and not to mention it's my favorite karaoke song.

Monday, August 25, 2008

I feel funny saying Furry Affair!

I do feel funny saying Furry Affair, but that's what happened at Memminger Auditorium (obvs the new event hot spot!) this past Saturday evening. The "affair" was a combination silent and live auction benefiting the Charleston Animal Society. Tristan restaurant provided the food again this year, and as always it was delicious. Group Dynamics also sponsored rentals and linens this year-- if you haven't been to their new place on the JI, you should see what they've got.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Party time

PDA and Stolzle teamed up last Thursday for an awesome showcase at Memminger Auditorium, and it was not to be missed. PDA designed a number of vignettes which allowed guests to visualize all different types of events and what could be done in the production department-- an event/wedding tent, a concert stage (with Guitar Hero!), a gala vignette, etc.

Stolzle, a high performance glassware company, showcased their chic collections at the event as the bar served drinks in their glassware so everyone got a chance to try them out.
The plentiful and artistic food displays were designed by the Culinary Institute of Charleston, you should have seen this cheese display, it was literally insane!!!
Above, my favorite PDA peeps, Jeff, Nicole, Todd
Jacqueline Lawrence, Allison Cox-McCutcheon, and yours truly
The night was capped off by performances from various entertainers in the different vignettes. The best part, for me, was the Justin Timberlake Rock Your Body-esque stage you can see in the background of some photos, and the video below for fun!


Monday, August 18, 2008

Stay aloft

Yay! Social has been tapped to help the new aloft Charleston Airport Hotel plan their Big Bash media party in September. aloft is a W-concept hotel from Starwood, and it's friggin' cool!

The Charleston property is already open, on Tanger Outlet Blvd, so if you're in the area and need a neat place to stay (at a GREAT opening rate, btw), or an after work cocktail at the Wxyz bar, you should def stop by and check it out.

The Big Bash will just showcase the coolness of the hotel, with a Diva DJ (not a cartoon), and modern elements like hot pink orchids, heavily branded items like gobos all over the place and an ice sculpture that will hold their specialty cocktails.

Can't wait to show you how it turns out!

photos: Starwood

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Came across this fab stationery site,, by way of Snippet & Ink Blog. Chic and unique save the dates, invitations and birth announcements (because you never know when you're gonna need those, nowadays!). Ch-ch-check it out!


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Melting Pot

If you think about it, registering at just one store for your wedding, or any other occasion for that matter, is a little barbaric in this technological day and age, right? Why limit yourself to just one option? lets you create one registery and shop anywhere! How ingenious?! Because you don't want to look too stingy when thinking about choosing 3 or 4 different stores, now you can register at that many or more, and still feel so fresh and so clean! Now if you could only bring yourself to actually add the $30K espresso machine (authentically Italian mind you)!


Monday, August 4, 2008

High Class Escorts

Our wedding last week was one of our first attempts at creating an eye-catching escort card display, and it was fun to play around with colors, textures and other visual elements. I mean, it's just going to be seen for about 5 minutes, so how do you make it memorable? Check these cute, and quite memorable, escort card displays!

Can you imagine trying to get photos of all your guests to hang with their escort cards? That's exactly what this couple did, and even hung photos of those who attended "in spirit".

Cute cappuccino cups and wheat grass gave this display a whimsical look.

These hand-blown Mexican shot glasses doubled as place card holders and unique favors... and I'm sure they got the party started right!


Friday, August 1, 2008

New Tunes

Check out the new tunes I've posted on the side bar. Still working on it, but thought it was a nice change! Thanks JAL.