Friday, October 16, 2009

Aisle Style Pics

SOCIAL Event Design & Planning was the design sponsor for the Aisle Style Opening Reception for the Charleston Museum's new exhibition. The party was really great and I have some amazing photos taken by my friend and owner of 120 Design, Christina Bailey!
Ashley Bakery did the cake, which was even more stunning in person and they also provided a variety of other desserts in the monochromatic color scheme of peach and gray (gray sugar crystals on the sugar cookies, cool!)
Other sponsors of the event included PDA Stage for lighting, Tiger Lily Florist, Charleston Weddings Magazine, and relatively new and fabulous caterer, Newton Farms Catering.
At the last moment I was racking my brain for a simple garnish for the specialty cocktail, a peach bellini and I bought these sugared peach rings which fit perfectly on the rim of the glass!

Check out the exhibit at the Charleston Museum if you get a chance, the vintage dresses and trousseau items are so interesting!

Photos: 120 Design

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fashion Education

I highly doubt that brides of the 19th century were as concerned with color palettes and ice sculptures as the modern brides of today. Nevertheless, I’m sure that brides of the past were still very much concerned with style. The Charleston Museum has a special exhibit that highlights all things wedding from the past 150 years; starting with the bride's dress to groom's garments and even accessories. Not to mention all of your burning questions about wedding traditions will be exposed. Why was white so significant in choosing the gown or does blue really ensure great things for your wedding day?

This event's opening night is this Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 6pm to 8pm at The Charleston Museum at 360 Meeting Street. For more information, check out The Charleston Museum website at

Shhhh, a real proposal will happen, don't miss it!