Ahh, boutonnieres (Did spell that right? I can never remember). Everybody's favorite little accessory to tie our fellas wedding day attire together. We've gathered our favorite bouts from some of the city's top florist (actually there are too many for just one post!)
From calla lillies and ranunculus to palmetto roses and cotton, we've compiled a wide range of boutonnieres that showcase that Lowcountry Charm.
The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation is a gorgeous venue just outside the city limits. With breathtaking views, a spacious porch (4,000 square feet of outdoor covered space!) and a serene surrounding, the Pavilion is the perfect space for a Lowcountry Affair.
The fee includes the rental of the facility itself, as well as, the surrounding areas including; lakeside, dock, gazebo, lawn, fireplaces and fire pit. It does not include any rentals, such as chairs, tables linens or an event coordinator
Depending on the set up of your event, the Pavilion can hold up to 300 guests. You can see the Main Hall (pictured above) is the perfect blank canvas. The space can easily be transformed to fit your style. It can go rustic, modern or traditional...there's no limitations! The outdoor area is perfect for extra seating and cocktail tables to accomodate more guests.
Since Pepper Pavilion is a private community, site tours are normally scheduled Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Fridays and Saturdays before 10:00 AM. Beginning May 7, 2011, the Pavilion will be open to the public from 8:15 AM - 9:45 PM No appointment necessary!
Cacky Rivers Williams offers a unique service that many brides seem to overlook in their planning process. Her company, Cacky's Bride + Aid, focuses on the bride and her wedding party. She comes highly recommended by the top bridal boutiques in the city and her goal is to ensure that you and your girls enjoy a stress-free day while looking your absolute best.
Her Services Include: •Final Fitting with Seamstress -to know how your gown will be bustled •Accompanying the Bride during portraits •Steaming of all dresses in wedding party •Helping Bride and Bridal Party get dressed •Having "Emergency" sewing kit on hand •Helping Bridal Party with pictures after ceremony •Bustling Bride just before her first dance
Her services can be available from the moment you get engaged. She can accompany you while selecting your gown and bridesmaids dresses and even join you for your bridal portraits. She can help before the rehearsal, on the wedding day and is always available for travel.
For those who do not need any additional assistance, she is available for on-site steaming. She can come to the your location the morning of the wedding and steam your gown and the entire parties attire. The fee for this service is $125 for a wedding gown and $25-$30 each for all other dresses. A minimal fee to make it a wrinkle-free day!
Contact her here to set up your appointment. You can also check out her long list of reviews from happy brides!
Looking for a fun, unique location for a bridal luncheon or shower?
With two locations in Summerville and Mount Pleasant, Bottles 'n Brushes will be a relaxing experience for you and your crew.
To hold a private party, there is a minimum requirement of 20 guests and $150.00 deposit. The cost is $35.00 per person for a two-hour session or $45.00 for three hours. All guests are supplied with their own canvas, acrylic paint and apron. And my favorite part...Bottles 'n Brushes allows parties to bring in their choice of beverages and snacks :)
A little intimidated by some of the paintings? No worries, I was too, but all of the selections are designed for those with no painting experience. You have the option of selecting your painting of choice. My suggestion, make sure it's something oh-so "Charleston" so your guests will always remember the lowcountry while it hangs on their wall.
By the end of the session, you and your party will leave with a dry painting (acrylic dries fast!) and a memorable experience.
With a line up of some of the city's top vendors, this one-of-a-kind event will allow you to experience the splendor of a Charleston wedding. Check out the scheduled events below...
Thursday, April 14th
Round up your bridal party and head over to Boone Hall Plantation to test drive a few seasonal bouquet designs from some of the Charleston's top floral designers. Munch on some tasty treats from local confectioners, while taking in some valuable planning tips.