Monday, September 29, 2008

Social Experiment

What do we get when we mix:

a "Pink" Carpet entrance +

a Diva DJ-- Kelly Trance +

A Wild Blueberry signature cocktail sampler +

a sassy venue +
art +

sushi +dancing =

the aloft Big Bash!


Friday, September 26, 2008

aloft Time Lapse

Thanx to Svetlana Minx of the City Paper, this was near the beginning of the evening... before the breakdance battles...

What is aloft?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Super busy this week preparing for the aloft Big Bash among other things! Be back soon!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Come and play

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Charleston Young Politicos

Political Leaders Luncheon - September 18, 2008 (TOMORROW!)

The CYP Political Leaders Luncheon is a great opportunity to meet with candidates of the the South Carolina Legislature to discuss local and state issues that might affect your personal and professional future in Charleston!

Location: I'On Creek Club in Mt. Pleasant
44 Saturday Road
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $25, $15 CYP Members - Lunch included

Confirmed attendees include:

South Carolina Senate
District 44
Paul Campbell (I)

South Carolina House of Representatives
District 94
Jenny Horne

District 97
George Bailey

District 98
Annette Young (I, unopposed)
District 99
Jim Merrill (I, unopposed)

District 108
Jill KelsoDistrict 109David Mack III
District 110Harry B. "Chip" Limehouse III
District 111
Wendell Gilliard

District 115
Ann Peterson Hutto

District 117
Tim Scott

District 119
Leon Stavrinakis

Please register online. This is a limited capacity event.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors: Charleston City Paper, Clear Channel Charleston, Dish & Design Catering and Events, Dixon Hughes PLLC, I'on Creek Club, Lowcountry Graduate Center, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, The Post and Courier

For more information, call 805.3102

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Real Wedding: Rebecca & Jason

This weekend Social designed and coordinated an intimate wedding at the Legare-Waring House. This beautiful house in Charles Towne Landing was the location for Rebecca and Jason's beautifully simple and elegant nuptials. The couple got married under the avenue of oaks, then entertained their guests with a cocktail hour near the lake, and then danced the night away in front of the historic home underneath the tent with hanging twinkling candles.

Rebecca and Jason wanted a more contemporary feel, so we ordered square tables, a large black and white dance floor, and a small grouping of chocolate brown ottomans which we wrapped in thick stitched grosgrain ribbon to match the wedding colors of a light robin's egg blue and brown. The tables were simple, but the addition of inexpensive contrasting runners gave them a bit more interest at a fraction of the cost.

Social hung lanterns above the fountain as a focal point, and the beautiful cake stood out as a work of art. Not to mention it was ridiculously delicious!

Congratulations Rebecca and Jason!

Vendors: Duvall Decor, OtherBrother Entertainment, DJ Doug, Hamby Catering, Tiger Lily Florist, Lea Dales, Ashley Bakery, Snyder Event Rentals, Legare-Waring House.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Real Wedding: Kristin & Russell

I'm SO excited that I can finally start posting about our real weddings since I've gotten some exciting stuff in. I received our finished invitation suites from talented designer, Kelli Marie Hall, of Carte Blanche Invitation Design, and they are exquisite!

Kristin and Russell's colors are black, white and pink-- all shades from blush to fuschia, and the black envelopes were calligraphed in hot pink, how cute!
The bold, yet chic graphics and patterns of pink peonies and black damask really play off each other well and tie in with another fun theme element - a romantic French evening, as the reply postcard quips "répondez si'l vous plaît". Cute 2.0!

The back (or front) of the reply postcard is the beautiful peony graphic and custom design. I can't even stand it, thanks Kelli!

More to come, this wedding is in just a few weeks!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Damn Crafty

I was ribbon shopping today in some craft stores and couldn't get out of the Martha Stewart Crafts aisle! She sure does make it easy, and chic, to get all crafty for a wedding, doesn't she? Here are some of my favorites:

Customizable beverage labels make those unsightly wine labels disappear (and no one will ever know it's cheap - I mean inexpensive, wine!).

Water Lily place cards look like you spent hours on them, when it was really Martha.

I got this ribbon storage box for me, but also might use it for a wedding we're doing in October where we'll wrap it in damask fabric and hold the ribbon for securing candy bags that guests can cut themselves!


Friday, September 5, 2008

Hanna and Ike sitting in a tree

No, this post isn't about an upcoming wedding, I'll be hunkering down for tropical storm Hanna in Charelston today, and preparing for Hurricane Ike and his undpredictable path o' destruction! Post soon!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Mood lighting

What a little lighting can do. It never fails, so many people overlook building a great lighting scheme into their decor budget, they figure string (twinkle, christmas, whatevs) will do the trick, but with that you only get the same ol' thing! I highly encourage looking into professional lighting! See?! What a transformation from day to night.
Below, a great pic of an entire tent lighting scheme, and some other details from this beautiful wedding!