Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring Into Style

Time for Tea

Springtime not only means warm weather and cute bathing suits, but shorter hemlines for wedding dresses. Women everywhere are baring their legs and raising their skirts to show off their new spring tans! Now let’s not get crazy ladies, calf length or maybe knee length look absolutely stunning- anything above that might be considered improper for such an occasion. Pair these shorter dresses with bright colored pumps or sandals to add the unexpected "Wow!"

Orange is the New Pink

Or is it? This season it’s not so much about which colors are “in” or “out” but which shades are being seen. Say goodbye to pastels and hello to jewel tones- bright, rich colors are taking over! Vibrant hues are popping up all over in weddings this season, from floral arrangements to bridesmaid dresses and invitations.

Garden Charm

Intimate backyard weddings and rustic outside dinners have been huge hits for as long as grandma will hide the antiques- partially because they cost less than renting a huge venue. Done the right way a garden wedding or even just reception gives off that warm, laid-back feeling that makes everyone feel like family. Make sure to check with neighbors about any sound issues that may arise as well as all of your vendors to make ensure they have the proper space and equipment to make your big day a success!

Kid in a Candy Store

While late night snacks have always been a popular idea, having fun treats at the end of the night are becoming more and more popular. Milk and cookies are a hit, as well as the traditional candy bar where guests take home a bag full of goodies compliments of the bride and groom. Other great ideas include lollipops in event colors, freshly popped popcorn in vintage containers, or something meaningful to the couple- dessert sushi anyone??

Moral of the story: Wear a tea length dress and carry your bright bouquet to your backyard wedding with some sweet late night bites!

photos: Martha Stewart Weddings, The Bride's Cafe, Amy Atlas, ElizabethAnnDesigns

Friday, March 27, 2009

Seaside Sweetness

We got the pro photos for Laura & Eric's wedding from Juliet Elizabeth Photography and we are blown away with her talent! The laid-back destination affair took place at the Sandcastle at Kiawah Island on a BEAUTIFUL day in the beginning of March.

The couple was married before 60 of their closest friends and family wrapped around them in orchestra-style seating. They took their vows under a stunning custom arbor built by A New Leaf Studio. The florals were a romantic mixture of peonies, ranunculus roses, orchids and eucalyptus.

The palette was a mixture of soft peaches/pinks/yellows/ivory with a subtle contrasting smoky blue color in the bouquet and boutonniere ribbons, as well as the 18 foot semi-sheer drape that separated the cocktail hour from the dining area.

Sea shells in charming shapes and textures were discreetly used through out the theme, even on the cake (by Kasarda). The seated dinner was elegantly served by Hamby Catering and the bar was stocked with the finest wines since the couple met while in the wine business in California. Finally, another fun element they added was a joggling board to bring in the charm of Charleston!

Beautiful wedding, congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Mohseni!

Vendor List:
Design & Coordination- Social Event Design & Planning
Photographer- Juliet Elizabeth Jones
Florist- A New Leaf Studio
Venue- Sandcastle at Kiawah Island
Caterer-Hamby Catering
Cake- Cakes by Kasarda
Rentals- Snyder, Duvall D├ęcor
DJ- DJ Josh, OtherBrother Entertainment
Lighting/Audio- OtherBrother Entertainment

Thursday, March 26, 2009

CF/W 2009

Stage design by the one and only PDA (check out their blog)

Charleston Fashion Week is going on right now and it's taken over the city! I am not tricking myself into thinking I'm as fashionable as I can be this year (still wearing stretchy maternity pants, thank you very much), but I CAN keep you in the loop. Hopefully these links will school you in CF/W.

Follow Ayoka Lucas' blog, The Fashion Statement. Ayoka is CF/W's creative director and Charleston Magazines style editor. Also check out's coverage, and tweet your heart out with contributor Svetlana Minx!

Check out photos from Charleston Picture Company, above, and Diana Deaver Photography.

Keep an eye on Charleston Weddings Magazine's bridal blog for coverage on CF/W's Bridal Couture Show! Event designer Heather Barrie of gathering floral+event design will make the show look chic, can't wait to see photos!

Okay, now your head is spinning with CF/W, I've done my part!

Photos: &

Monday, March 23, 2009

New Website!

Woohoo!!! New website! Well, it's still only temporary I think, but I really like it. This one is nice and clean.

Plus, you know how I love music, and I've added a few "love" songs to it.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, and happy 2 year anniversary to me!

Suspended disbelief

Cool corporate event! This special to-do was a party honoring employees of TD Bank (apparently a Canadian bank who can afford this!). Flowers in tall vases were suspended from the ceiling creating a dramatic design.

The tables were also oddly yet interestingly arranged. The centerpieces were hundreds of various sized cylinder vases containing all types of green flowers, moss, rocks and candles for a scattered, not too stuffy, effect. No bailout money wasted on this one!

photos: BizBash

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Follow us on Twitter

We're back to tweeting, we'll see how long that lasts! Follow us and we'll follow you right back.

Our username is SocialEDP, here's our link: Tweet you later!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Turn over A New Leaf: Preview

Our first wedding of the season was at the Sandcastle at Kiawah Island this weekend, and the weather was gorgeous! Laura & Eric were married in front of about 60 people in an intimate affair. We worked with Annie from A New Leaf Studio again, and she always does BEAUTIFUL flowers, unfortunately these photos don't do them justice. This time she also created a custom arbor for the ceremony overlooking the ocean.

We'll get professional shots from firecracker/photographer Juliet Elizabeth very soon, can't wait to share them!