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Aimee + Ryan, Harbour Club, Featured on Borrowed & Blue

We are so excited to share our Fabulous couple Aimee & Ryan’s wedding- featured on Borrowed & Blue!

This couple was seriously adorable – from their preppy, nautical-theme, to their mini bottle Fireball favors and dessert table – all photographed by the talented Reese Moore – their photos really show how in love and sweet Aimee and Ryan are.

Below please find some teaser pictures, check out the full Borrowed and Blue feature here – enjoy!

Reese Moore Weddings

Reese Moore Weddings

 

Reese Moore Weddings

Reese Moore Weddings

 

Reese Moore Weddings

Reese Moore Weddings

 

Reese Moore Weddings

Reese Moore Weddings

 

Reese Moore Weddings

Reese Moore Weddings

Lindsey + Kenan, Boone Hall Plantation, Featured on The Wedding Row

We are so excited to share one of our all time favorite couples and we can’t wait to show you how they brought their fabulous LA style to Charleston.

I will go ahead and let our bride, Lindsey, share the details of her wedding day since she did it best!

“Kenan and I went for an old Hollywood 1920s/30s glam meets rustic southern charm theme for the wedding. We had to bring in the old Hollywood glam ourselves but the rustic southern charm was already there at Boone Hall Plantation. As you entered the Cotton Dock rich burgundy and gold damask draped framed the barn doors. Inside, crystal chandeliers and deep hues of navy and burgundy with a touch of gold really brought our theme to life. We kept the theme going with each table being named after a famous icon of the 1920s and 1930s era. Alternating centerpieces of wine and whiskey bottles (a nod to prohibition) with tapered candles and lush florals with cotton and succulents kept with the theme as well. Our signature drinks that we offered were a Blackberry Gin Fizz titled “Keeping up with the Jones’ ” and an sweet tea vodka with lemonade called a “Sweet Southern Palmer.” We also chose to have Pie instead of a traditional wedding cake. Being that we both aren’t fans of cake we went for pecan, mud and apple pie. It was only by coincidence that it happened to be National Pie Day as well! We kicked off the champagne toasts with a champagne tower and danced the night away to music from each decade. Being music lovers we wanted a variety. We ended the night with a sparkler send off and hopped into a gorgeous white vintage Bentley. Everything exceeded our expectations! Especially our wedding planners Kate and Sabine at Fabulous Fete.  Without them we couldn’t have done it!”

Thanks again for letting us be a part of your day – we adore you both and wish you a life time of love and happiness! Also, a big thanks to the amazing vendors that we worked with, including Studio Mynt, who couldn’t have done a better job capturing such an amazing day! Don’t forget to check out their entire wedding gallery as well as the feature on The Wedding Row!

 

Studio Mynt, Fabulous Fete

Studio Mynt, Fabulous Fete

Studio Mynt, Fabulous Fete

Studio Mynt, Fabulous Fete

Studio Mynt, Fabulous Fete

 

Bar: Squeeze on Site

Bridal Gown: BHLDN

Catering: Hamby

Catering Rentals: Event Kitchens

DJ & Videography: Epic

Flowers: Wildflowers

Groom’s Attire: Tallia Orange

Lighting: Innovative Event Services

Make up: Charleston On Site Makeup

Photography: Studio Mynt

Rentals: Snyder

Specialty Linens: BBJ

Transportation: King and Queens Choice Limo & Tri County Transport

Venue: Boone Hall Plantation – Cotton Dock

Wedding Planner: Fabulous Fete

Fabulous Fête’s Styled Shoot “Charleston Bridal Inspiration” on Style Me Pretty

When you combine amazing headpieces from Treats for Tresses, adorable rentals from Snyder Event Rentals, stunning dresses from Gown Boutique of Charleston, flowers from Keepsakes Florist … all styled by Fabulous Fête – AND shot by the lovely Lauren Jonas at Legare Waring House – you have a recipe for a FABULOUS styled shoot appropriately named “Charleston Bridal Inspiration”

We chose four looks that are sure to catch any bride’s eye – earthy, whimsical, modern, and trendy.

Below are a few teaser pictures and check our gallery here.

Check out the rest of the feature on Style Me Pretty Little Black Book and in their South Carolina weddings section!

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Chris + Kaitlyn’s Charleston Engagement Shoot by Gideon Photo

Say hello to our fabulous couple – the soon to be Mr. & Mrs. Edington or “The Wedingtons” as they have been nicknamed. These two will have you feeling swept off your feet after looking at their stunning engagement photos. Their extraordinary photographer is a Utah based photographer – Jimmy at Gideon Photo –  who jumped at the opportunity of getting back to Charleston and we are so lucky to get the chance to work with him. We are all beyond excited for Chris and Kaitlyn’s upcoming wedding at Legare Waring House in March.

For now – let’s just swoon over these photos because I know if the engagement pictures turned out this great – their wedding photos are going to be to die for!

Congrats you two – looking forward to a fun year of planning!

 

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Meredith + Gary Featured on The Wedding Row

We were so honored to be a part of Meredith and Gary’s wedding day at the South Carolina Aquarium! These two were made for each other and their heartfelt vows were so beautiful and enough to bring anyone to tears. They were married outside with the harbor and Ravenel bridge as their backdrop, and they couldn’t have asked for a more fun setting as they danced the night away surrounded by sea life. Sposa Bella Photography did a phenomenal job capturing the beauty of the entire day!

Here is a sneak peek, but please check out the whole feature here or browse our gallery to see more pics of this special day.

 

 

Fabulous Fete, Sposa Bella Photography

Fabulous Fete, Sposa Bella Photography

Fabulous Fete, Sposa Bella Photography

 

Fabulous Fete Couple Ashley + Ruben

When asked to be a part of this intimate Folly Beach affair – we jumped at the opportunity! A rainy beach day did not stop these two from enjoying every second of their big day with their closest friends and family. You could feel the emotion and the love that these two had for each other and Lauren Jonas captured it perfectly. The bride was absolutely glowing and the smile on the groom’s face says it all. This fabulous couple announced on mother’s day that they will soon be welcoming a little bundle of joy and we could not be more excited for them!

Check out a few teaser pics from their special day below and don’t miss out on the whole gallery – which can be seen here.

Congratulations Ashley and Ruben and we can’t wait to hear all about your next adventure!

Lauren Jonas, Fabulous Fete

Lauren Jonas, Fabulous Fete

Lauren Jonas, Fabulous Fete

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabulous Fete Couple Michelle + Bobby

We could not be more excited to share this adorable couple with you. These two are beautiful inside and out and Sarah Liz Photography did a phenomenal job capturing that! Michelle and Bobby didn’t want to spend any more time than they had to apart, so they had their first look downtown and were able to enjoy the entire day together and take photographs in all their favorite spots around Charleston. You can tell that their family and friends mean the world to them and we have never met a nicer group of people!

Please check out the sneak peak of this gorgeous wedding at Creek Club and definitely don’t miss the entire gallery which can be seen here. For an extra special treat – take a look at their video done by Reel Weddings.

A big thanks to Sarah Liz Photography for these stunning pictures and of course our fabulous couple Michelle and Bobby for letting us be a part of their special day!

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Fabulous Fete, Sarah Liz Photography

 

Fabulous Fete, Sarah Liz Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 Pieces of Actual, No-Bullsh*t Wedding Planning Advice

We are DYING over this amazing article listing 14 Pieces of Actual, No-Bullsh*t Wedding Planning Advice by Kelly Faircloth – we just had to feature it on our blog this week!  For the original article, click here.

14 Pieces of Actual, No-Bullsh*t Wedding Planning Advice

 

There’s a lot of wedding advice floating around the Internet. Problem is, a lot of it is useless fluff dreamed up by a) relatively well-heeled editors contractually obligated to spend their days inventing absurd nonsense to fill pages surrounded by advertisements b) people who’ve never planned a wedding/mistakenly think their very specific experience can be extrapolated. Or both!

Sure, those mason jars wrapped in polka-dotted ribbon are a cute idea on Pinterest, but it’s a good way to wind up sobbing in the middle of your local Michael’s two weeks before the big day. And all that money-saving advice? Yeah, the buffet’s going to save you $10 per person, tops.

Maybe you’re planning to tie the knot at a 50-person backyard barbecue. Or maybe you’re hosting 350 friends, family and business associates to some Gilded Age castle. Whatever. A month out from my own wedding, here are a few pieces of real-talk wedding advice that you can actually fucking use.

1. Maybe pay someone to do that. Are you supremely artistic and experienced in the ways of crafting? Is your great aunt Martha Stewart? Unless the answer to one of these questions is yes, think very carefully about any D.I.Y. projects. Examine your own abilities with a critical eye. For instance, I once tried to complete a “Cosmos manicure” and ended up looking like I’d let a four-year-old paint my nails. Face the music: Despite what Pinterest would have you believe, some of us are just shit at art. And your wedding is probably not the time to learn that lesson. It’ll only be more expensive when you have to replace everything at the last minute.

2. Not everyone gets a date, and that’s fine. Look, lots of us wanted everyone we’ve ever known and loved at the ceremony. But that’s just not feasible unless your daddy is a robber baron. You’ll want to invite as many significant others as possible, of course, and if someone is flying from Shanghai to Cleveland for your reception, you’d better allow them a date. But at some point, it’s time to hitch the caboose to the gravy train, and once you do, stick 100 percent to your guns. Consider preparing an email in advance for anyone who truly does not understand that money doesn’t grow on trees.

3. You are not the Lone Ranger. Perhaps you want to be the Stanley Kubrick of weddings, strictly controlling every single aspect of the entire production. But that way lies The Shining, my friend. When someone graciously offers to help, come up with some very specific detail they’re well-equipped to handle. (If you’ve got it covered or this person is an absolute incompetent, politely decline, but I urge you to consider the offer, even if it’s as simple as logging RSVPs.)

Also, on a more specific note, unless you’re wearing that $100 H&M dress, seriously consider having more than one bridesmaid. If I’d known how much work getting my girdle on was going to be, I’d have a bridal party of eight or nine really strapping gals.

4. Write thank-you notes as gifts come in. Do not get behind, unless you want to spend your honeymoon crafting odes to the lovely Waterford from Aunt Mildred.

5. Be ready to show some backbone. I’m willing to bet that most readers of this blog are very, very committed to not being a power-drunk nightmare-person Bridezilla during their planning process—and that’s great! Never, ever be nasty. But know that it’s perfectly okay to say no, no thanks, not gonna to happen when your florist tries to talk you into expensive hot-pink table overlays. (You’ll also need to be prepared to wield that NOPE like a broadsword if you’ve laid down a law like no kids or no cellphones, by the way.) Let’s practice together! And once you put down a deposit on something, don’t feel guilty about making sure that vendor gets her damn job done. If you’re paying for a wedding planner, don’t let her drop the ball. If your sample floral arrangements are the wrong color, speak up.

Now, a corollary: Pick your battles and save your emotional energy for the big stuff. Maybe you hate your cousin’s formal kilt, or your bridesmaid’s spray tan, or the best man’s habit of wearing lime-green socks with dress shoes. For God’s sake, just let it ride. Save your fury in case the limo never shows.

6. All you need is Google Docs. I’ve got a binder, a website, several notebooks and pieces of wedding-related paper lying all over my apartment. But the only tool I really needed to get through this without rending my garments and running screaming into the night was Google Docs. Sure, maybe your dad still hasn’t gotten the hang of the Internet. But that’s what the export to PDF function is for!

7. If you must give favors, give food. Don’t give your guests something they’re just going to throw away. No one in the history of party planning has ever gone wrong with a light snack. Definitely do not D.I.Y. anything. (See above.)

8. Limit your options. I couldn’t have any old thing that flitted into my brain, because I am a reporter and not the third employee of Google. A lot of things were simply out of budget. But honestly? THANK GOD. There are too damn many options out there, and limitations are your friend. The name of the game in wedding planning is eliminating as many possibilities as fast as possible. If you’re pretty sure you don’t want to get married in a barn, put your blinders on and stop looking at barns.

And for the love of God, do not let yourself get bogged down in any single decision. I spent weeks scouring New York City for wedding shoes and a hair comb. My mistake was ever considering more than five options in the first place.

9. Ask (politely!) for discounts. Hey, it can’t hurt.

10. Treat thy bridesmaids as thou would like to be treated. I’m not talking no diet commands and no haircut lectures. That’s table stakes. I mean don’t pick a bridesmaid dress that would look good on you but not them. There are more body types than stars in the sky; maybe give them a choice of five dresses and let each pick her fave. It’s not the end of the world if they don’t match. Don’t ask them to spend a fortune on something they’ll never wear again, and give them some sort of thank you at the end.

11. Stop trying to be so damn unique. Look, weddings are not original. They are a template, a form letter drawn up hundreds of years before we were born. No matter how much money you throw at the planning process, your wedding is not going to be one of a kind. You don’t need a special, hand-crafted symbol of your cosmic love on every escort card. Chill.

12. There is no perfect dress. You’re probably not a paragon, and you’re not marrying one, either. We live in the world of reality, not Platonic ideals. So do yourself a favor and pick a gown that’s beautiful and within budget. Don’t let the dress shopping drag on until the entire experience curdles.

13. Ask yourself: Who actually cares? Agonizing over whether to have a champagne toast, or pay for chiavari chairs, or (god forbid) shell out for peonies? Here’s a question you should seriously ask yourself: Are my guests really going to care? Because this is technically a celebration of you, but REALLY it’s an enormous party that you’re throwing for your friends and family. This is not your fifth birthday party at McDonalds. You are hosting these people that you love. Every decision should come down to whether the guests like it, appreciate it, or notice it at all.

Remind yourself (as others have reminded me) that people care about the dancing, the food and whether a good time was had by all. They don’t care about how much painstaking effort you put into the hand-aged programs and the very firm email you wrote to get the perfect amount of greenery in the centerpieces. You’re better off focusing on the broad strokes that best facilitate the party than bothering overmuch with piddly shit.

14. Have fun. Unless you are Olivia Pope and thrive on details and chaos, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. (Yes, even if your plan is simply to order 25 pizzas and surprise all your buds at a bar, you still have to write the ceremony, write up the invites, etc., etc.) But this is fun! It’s a happy occasion! Go forth and drink until you can’t feel your face! And remember, as long as you’re married at the end of the night, it was a success.

Kelly Faircloth

Erin + Jim Featured on A Lowcountry Wedding

We couldn’t be more excited to share our most recent feature on A Lowcountry Wedding!

Erin and Jim were such an adorable and sweet couple, and the way that they looked at each other was enough to make your heart melt. We couldn’t think of a better team to capture the beauty of Hyde Park Polo Club and this fabulous couple than the extremely talented Elisha Orin Photography – that cocktail hour spent in the field was well worth it!

Thanks to all the amazing vendors and our beautiful couple – we couldn’t be happier to have been included in this unforgettable day!

Check out some teaser pics below, for the whole feature click here or browse our gallery to see even more pics of this special day!

 

Elisha Orin Photography, Fabulous Fete

Elisha Orin Photography, Fabulous Fete

Elisha Orin Photography, Fabulous Fete

Elisha Orin Photography, Fabulous Fete

Elisha Orin Photography, Fabulous Fete
Elisha Orin Photography, Fabulous Fete

 

Erin + John Featured on Borrowed & Blue

We couldn’t be more excited to share our most recent feature on Borrowed & Blue! Erin and John were such an easy going couple, and the way that they looked and smiled at each other, was enough to make your heart melt. I couldn’t think of a better team to capture the beauty of Magnolia Plantation and this fabulous couple, than the extremely talented duo at Nuvo Images! Thanks to all the amazing vendors and our beautiful couple – we couldn’t be happier to have been included in this unforgettable day!

Check out some teaser pics below, but please check out the whole feature here or browse our gallery to see even more pics of this special day!

Nuvo Images, Fabulous Fête

Nuvo Images, Fabulous Fête

Nuvo Images, Fabulous Fête

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