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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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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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Governor Thomas Bennett House Delft Blue Inspiration Shoot

Usually we get to bring to life the bride’s vision, but sometimes we get to bring to life OUR vision – inspiration shoots!

The Governor Thomas Bennett House wedding venue let us use their amazing house and grounds as the backdrop to our shoot, and although it rained most of the day, we think it came out pretty fabulous!

Our Delft Blue inspiration came from the blue and white pottery made in and around Delft in the Netherlands from the 16th century.  Our participating vendors were rock stars: Cru Catering, ABCD Cakes (macaroons), WildFlour Pastry (cake), Snyder Rentals, Polished Tabletop (tableware), Squeeze Onsite (cocktails), BlushAir, Fabulous Frocks, Silver Starfish, and of course Reese Moore Photography!

Below are a few teaser pictures, entire gallery is here!

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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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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!

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!








Why Do I Need A Wedding Planner?

You just got engaged.  You start looking at dates.  Someone asks you – who is your wedding planner?  So you start to research planners in your area…  You start to ask yourself – “Why do I need a wedding planner?”

Planning a wedding can be so stressful!  You don’t know where to start, you don’t know how much things cost so it’s hard to figure out the budget, and you just want to enjoy your engagement!The ladies at Fabulous Fete understand what that feels like – and we are here to take all that stress away!

From a few hours of consultation to get you on the right track… to Full Planning… we can help you no matter what you need to plan the perfect day for you and your guests.

For a list and description of our packages, please click here!

Getting Married in Charleston

Charleston is the most magical, historical, and wonderful town to get married in – just ask Kate!  Not only is this an amazing destination wedding location for out-of-town brides, but your guests will thank you for picking Charleston and are sure to remember their trip for years to come.

If you are planning a wedding here in Charleston, we are the wedding planners for you… We are affordable, knowledgable, and hard-working – plus there’s two of us!

Contact us today to get more information about how we can help you plan the day of your dreams, without breaking your budget!

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