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Valerie + Lee’s Stunning Winter Wedding at Cannon Green

We LOVE a winter wedding!!! We try to convince couples on budgets and just everyone in general that a winter wedding in Charleston is FABULOUS. Valerie and Lee’s stunning wedding at Cannon Green is the perfect example of this. Valerie and Lee live locally and met at College of Charleston, so we loved the pictures that were captured at special locations that meant a lot to them throughout their relationship. Their insanely talented photographer, Clay Austin, really captured the beauty of their day and how much joy these two bring to each other. We have never met a couple that loves to laugh and just have fun as much as these two. Not only are they a good time, but they have amazing taste. The decor they chose all the way down to the detail on the cake was just to die for and of course we love a fur on a bride – so that was the perfect accessory to this wonderful winter wedding!

Enjoy a few teaser detail pics below but don’t miss out on the whole wedding gallery here.

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Lindsay + Sam’s Legare Waring House Wedding and Flowers You Won’t Want To Miss!

Lindsay and Sam were married on a beautiful overcast day in March of 2016 at Legare Waring House. If you are lucky enough to get married at LWH, you don’t need much to make it a beautiful wedding, since the venue alone is breath taking. However, Lindsay’s sister-in-law is a professional florist in Florida and she blew us away with her flower arrangements!

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Kristy + Mark’s William Aiken House Wedding Featured In Borrowed And Blue

We LOVE when our couple’s weddings are featured on fabulous blogs and this is no exception! Kristy and Mark are the sweetest couple and their beautiful southern wedding is not one you want to miss! We had the opportunity to work with the very talented Philip at Studio 1250 and he captured every fabulous detail of this wedding! You will certainly fall in love with the brides stunning gown and both the bride and groom accessorized perfectly. The flowers took our breath away as they always do when they are done by Pretty Petals and a the bride did not miss a detail!

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Ashley + Houston’s Engagement Session // Studio 1250

Hooray!  Our fabulous couple Ashley + Houston’s engagement session pictures are finally here, and we are DYING!

Shot by the talented Philip Casey at Studio 1250, these photos really show off the fun, silly nature of Houston and Ashley – from the sunglasses, to the dancing, to popping champagne at Charleston’s Waterfront Park – you can tell these two had a blast and made the best of that warm Charleston Summer day!

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Fabulous Fête Couple Katelyn + Mac

When we were first hired by Katelyn + Mac last year, what stood out most was their sweet nature with each other and everyone around them – and their wedding day couldn’t of been a better reflection of that.

From the adorable drink station by Squeeze-Onsite, to the community farm pub tables by Snyder Rentals, they really wanted their guests well-taken care of and everyone to have a good time. It is rare to see a couple put everyone else first. You could really feel the love that day, and I promise you we do weddings where you don’t feel a thing! They were a true pleasure to work with throughout the whole planning process, and we were honored to be a part of their wedding.

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Kendra + Addison at Legare Waring House

We can’t say enough amazing things about these two love birds! Kendra and Addison were so much fun to work with and we just fell in love with them and their families throughout their planning process. Kendra has impeccable taste and that shines through in all the lovely details of her day. We just love it when a bride surprises her guests with a second dress and Kendra did just that and her look was flawless the entire night.

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Chris + Kaitlyn at Legare Waring House

When the lead singer of Rawberry Jam and super talented graphic designer plans to marry the fabulous artist at Color Chemists/Art Teacher – you better believe we wanted that job! Two amazing artists getting hitched means we got the opportunity to enter into a world of creativity that we were super excited about! Let me tell you, these two did not disappoint! Chris created the wedding website, invitations, programs, and adorable personal touches that you will see scattered around this wedding. Kaitlyn didn’t let her talent go to waste either as she made a ribbon wall, hand made the cake topper, created the guest book and signage for the big day, and so much more!

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Kendra’s Bridal Portraits at Legare Waring House

Our bride, Kendra, knocked it out of the park with her stunning gown. We are so excited to share some of her fabulous bridal portraits taken by Sara Bee Photography at Legare Waring House. Her look was absolutely timeless and you will have to stay tuned for her wedding pictures because she changed into a reception dress that was to die for!

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I’m Planning My Own Wedding – Where Do I Start?

Some of you may be planning your own wedding, so for those of you who don’t have a Full Time planner doing everything for you – you may find yourself wondering “Where do I start?”

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, and sometimes you just don’t know where to begin or where to go once the venue and date has been booked.

Below we take you through a typical order we go in when planning our brides’ weddings:

  1. Venue and date – obviously this is the BIG one!  Once you have your venue and date, the ball can start rolling.
  2. Photographer – photographers in Charleston are booked a year or more in advance, it is very competitive.  If you have a few photographers you like, reach out to them for availability and pricing as soon as you have your date so you can meet with them to see if they would be a good fit for your wedding and secure your favorite.
  3. Website & Save the Dates – if you have your date and you’re planning a destination wedding, go ahead and make your wedding website and order the save the dates.  Your guests will need to plan ahead if they are traveling, so add the venue information, registry links, and hotel blocks on the website, and remember to include the website address on your save the date…  And Voila, your guests are immediately all informed!
  4. Dress – depending on how far off your event may be, you will want to start looking at wedding dresses.  Dresses should be ordered 8-10 months before your wedding.  It will take a few months to arrive, then alterations start about 6 weeks before the wedding and can be broken up into up to 3 separate fittings.
  5. Officiate – not getting married in a religious location?  Do you have a family member or friend officiating your ceremony?  Would you rather have a man performing the ceremony than a woman? Putting out the feelers for who will be officiating your ceremony is best done earlier rather than later.
  6. Entertainment – if you have a particular Band or DJ in mind, reach out to them and see if they are available for your date – these vendors only do 1 gig a night so it may be good to reach out early if you’re particular.
  7. Caterer, Florist, Rentals, Cake, and Bar – these vendors typically do multiple events in a day, so there isn’t as big of rush on these – I would focus on these once the rest of the list has been attended to.  In terms of timing, within 6 months of your wedding date these things should be getting worked out.
  8. Transportation, Specialty Furniture or Decor, Videographer, Etc. – these are items we consider “luxury” and happen at the end when the budget is looked at and made sure there is room for it.

With Fabulous Fete as your Day-Of Coordinators, we are with you every step of the way, making recommendations for the right vendors based on your vision and budget – plus we are happy to review any of your contracts to make sure you are taken care of!

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Kristy and Mark’s Engagement Photos by Studio 1250

We are so excited to get our Spring season started and there is really nothing better than looking at beautiful engagement pictures from our fabulous couples! With that being said, we want to introduce you to Kristy and Mark, who are getting married at William Aiken House this upcoming May. We have really enjoyed planning with them and can not wait for their big day. Check out this adorable couple and the amazing talent of Studio 1250 in capturing the love and happiness of these two in their engagement pictures. If this doesn’t make you fall in love with Charleston and this Fabulous Fête couple, I don’t know what will!

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