Couples

How To Pick The Perfect Veil

What Type Of Veil Is Perfect For You?

A lot of brides don’t put much thought into a veil or even wanting one until they finally have that “veil experience.” You find yourself in a fabulous dress shop with the most important people in your life, and in the MOST perfect dress, and it really can’t get any better…. until…. you put on a veil.  Everything stops and suddenly you realize… YOU ARE GETTING MARRIED!  Cue the tears…

A veil is a super unique accessory that really makes a bride feel like a bride. Your veil is a fabulous way to show off your style, include a family heirloom, and/or compliment your dress – there are just SO many options! Also, if you are planning to do a first look, you can save the veil for the ceremony so that you still bring an element of surprise when you walk down the aisle.

Let’s take a look at some of our past brides and their absolutely fabulous veils….

The Cathedral Length Veil: 

This is where the drama is at ladies! We love everything about these and they photograph so beautifully! Your veil may be a heirloom that means more to the person that first wore it than you may ever know or a beautiful way to include someone that is no longer with us. You can match scalloping, design, or lace with your dress or you can go with a simple cathedral length veil with no design and it will bring the same amount of beauty and drama. Sometimes the simpler the better…depending on your dress of course! I just love the softness and beauty it brings – I mean look at these pictures!!

The only thing to consider is if you are getting married outside, it may catch on the ground or the wind may be a problem. We have lots of solutions for that – so just chat with us if you need any pointers!

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What Kind Of Transportation Should I Get For The Exit?

Picking The Perfect Sendoff

This is another super popular question and something we always remind our couples to save some room for in the budget! No matter what – you need a ride home! It’s rare that we see a couple want to drive themselves, so make sure you put some thought into this. We have couples that prefer to save some money and get an Uber or a Cab – that is perfectly fine – just make sure you have a plan in place. You certainly don’t want to be in charge of calling or setting up your ride home. Others want something a bit more fun….

Here are some FABULOUS rides that are couples have taken home:

Carriage Ride

There is nothing more sweet and southern than a carriage ride! Of course these carriages are a bit limited to where they can travel, but Charleston has several carriage services and some specific to weddings. This definitely adds some romance to your day and gives you two some time to be alone. If you are considering using a carriage, we recommend that you use one following the ceremony when it is still light out and take advantage of the carriage bringing  you to different locations for photos. There are some instances where you can use carriages for your reception exit as well, but the location of your reception and your final destination will make a difference in whether or not this is possible.

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What is the Best Way to Exit Your Wedding?

Special Exits For Special Couples

We get this question ALL the time! First thing you want to do is check your venue contract. Several venues have very specific rules about the types of exits that are allowed, so before heading to Pinterest and spending your valuable time coming up with an exit, you will want to see what is permissible at your specific venue. We see a lot of couples put a lot of time and energy into these exits, which is super fun, but don’t feel obligated to do it – it’s your wedding – spend your time and money anyway you want!

We always recommend checking in with your photographer and following their recommendations, because they will of course be the ones to capture it. They can always give some great insight into what has worked the best for them and if they aren’t going to be there for the exit, it may not make sense to do an evening exit. In this case, we generally recommend to plan a fun exit following your ceremony, so they are there to capture that. Exits are very difficult to capture because there is typically no light, so you will definitely want to make sure if you have something super fun planned – you will want a professional photographer there to capture it for you and let them know in advance what you have planned.

Check out our fabulous couples and what they have done for their exits:

The Sparkler Exit

First up is the sparkler exit. This is by far the most popular, but also one of the most common exits not allowed at venues, so be sure to check your contract before you purchase anything! I would say this is probably a photographers favorite as well because it provides light and creates a beautiful picture. It’s probably a planners least favorite – depending on how much your guests drink! haha. We have certainly been burned before, and we have seen guests almost burn couples as well – so you may want to keep that in mind if your guests like to party!

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Kaitlyn and Chris’ Legare Waring House Wedding featured in Smitten Magazine

We really could NOT be more excited about this publication in Smitten Magazine! Not only is this couple so sweet and deserving of this fabulous eight page spread, but this wedding was definitely one of the most fun weddings we have ever planned! This adorable and artsy couple really let their talent shine in the details and the amount of love these two have for each other is undeniable. We were beyond fortunate to work with incredible vendors that can all be found in the publication and to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing couple. Check out the publication in Smitten below and don’t miss out on even more pictures of this incredible wedding here.

Don’t miss the magazine feature here: 

Danielle + Drew’s Kiawah Island Wedding Featured on Borrowed and Blue

Borrowed and Blue is SUCH a fabulous wedding blog – we are always so touched when our couples are featured!

Danielle + Drew were the epitome of cool and their event reflected that.  Nothing over the top or unnecessary, they focused on the beautiful surroundings of Mingo Point on Kiawah Island and their guests.   They brought a lot of fun personal items to their wedding, and even Danielle’s grandmother baked the cake – it was perfect!

Red Shutter Studio knocked it out of the park, below are a few teaser photos, check out the feature here!

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Red Shutter Studio

Danielle + Drew at Mingo Point Kiawah – Wedding Highlight Video by Artifice Films

Wedding videography always gives us the chills! So excited to bring you Danielle + Drew’s wedding highlight video by the talented Artifice Films.

This day was MAGICAL!  Danielle + Drew couldn’t be more in love, and their family and guests were so sweet.  We were so lucky to be a part of their wedding day, congratulations you two!

 

 

Fabulous Fete Legare Waring House Time-lapse

Ever wonder what a wedding planner REALLY does the day of your wedding?  No matter what package you choose, we are the first ones to arrive and the last to leave the day of your wedding.  While you are busy getting pampered with your bridesmaids, Fabulous Fete is setting up your event based on your vision.

Legare Waring House is one of our favorite venues here in Charleston, check out a time-lapse video we shot in May for our couple Tim & Tara below – enjoy!

BIG thanks to Pat Black for this fabulous time-lapse video! Check him out at: instagram.com/patblackattack

Kristen + Dennis Wedding Video by Life in Rewind

Kristen + Dennis’ wedding day video by Life in Rewind gives us all the feels!  Their Founders Hall wedding in July had all the right touches, and did this group sure know how to party!  They were an amazing couple to work with and we couldn’t be happier for Dennis, Kristen, and their new bundle of joy!

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Fabulous Fête Couple Liz + Anthony

Liz was recommended by a friend, and when we met for the first time – we knew this wedding would be a blast! Liz’s laugh is infectious, and if you know Kate and I, we LOVE to laugh, so this was a perfect fit from the start.

Liz’s vision was a comfortable, relaxed, fun Shem Creek wedding, infused with romantic touches.  Highlights included the bride’s choice of footwear (denim TOMS slip ons), chalkboard signs, super sweet dessert table, kick-ass band NTRANZE, and a vintage Mustang getaway car.

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Reese Allen Photography

Fabulous Fête Couple Derek + Zabrina

Here at Fabulous Fête, we love planning weddings – but we also LOVE coordinating weddings when the bride and groom have planned the day themselves!

Derek + Zabrina at Boone Hall Plantation were just that couple – with DIY flowers by the bride, simple rustic touches, a chandelier-covered ceremony, and a whole lot of LOVE!

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