Style Me Pretty – our Eseeola Wedding


I love being a Charlestonian- really, I do. It can’t be beat- but the truth of the matter is, I’m a mountain girl. I’m the fairest of the fair (okay, catfish belly pale) and was raised not to “do the sun”. There is nothing like a blissful summer in North Carolina, skipping out on 100º days for toe-dipping in cool creeks and listening to live bluegrass.

Getting to know these two families was an absolute treat; good Raleigh people with exquisite taste + a gorgeous home in Banner Elk = yes, please! Lauren and Clay are so fresh-faced and kind, and their love is Velveteen Rabbit real.

As always, it takes a village . . . and our dream team for this affair was certainly that: Flowers from Blossoms, photos by Clark Brewer, stationery from Cheree Berry Paper, videography from Life Stage Films, music from Rupert’s via Sam Hill, and personal dressing from Cacky’s Bride Aid.

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Party Bar Styling Tips for Garden & Gun


It’s always a blast collaborating with Garden & Gun, especially when the topic is party bars, bourbon, Fall tailgating, + general tastemaker tips . . . who wouldn’t wanna chat about that?!

It’s easy to gab about entertaining with my friend Haskell Harris, who is the inimitable Style Editor over at Garden & Gun. There’s a Southern girl lexicon that comes in handy when talk turns to cheese straws, pewter juleps, and sipping whiskeys.

Read below for my thoughts on styling a party bar!

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Expert tips for Coastal Living


Coastal Living reached out and tapped us to share our expert tips on how to ensure guests have a good time at a beach wedding, which is no small feat. It’s one thing to gather your besties for a beach bonfire or a lay-out day, but quite another to execute a successful wedding amid all the elements.

Beyond the proverbial “bucket of flip-flops”, there are quite a few rabbits we pull out of our party hat to make outdoor parties über comfortable. Check out the article below for our top tips!

How to Guarantee Your Guests Have a Good Time

 

 

blanc on blanc


Die a little bit.

all white dinner party

Have you ever stumbled across snaps from this amazing party? It started in gaie Paree, many moons ago. Finally, it’s winded its way to Charleston.

Parisian diner en blanc dinner party

The dress code: blanc on blanc, m’dears.

The sustenance: BYOCP. Bring your own chic picnic, of course.

The reason: because life is short and why not?

The catch: the location is top secret until the day of!

diner en blanc

Will Charlestonians give Parisians a run for their $$, style-wise? Methinks yes.

Also, our buildings are old + cool too, y’all. Hampton Park? Middle of King Street? Four Corners of Law? Your guess is as good as mine.

Sparklers at Diner en Blanc

Sis boom bah- yay for sparklers! Snag your tickets now by clicking here. The fête is on Thursday, October 15 from 6 pm to 10 pm. Having FOMO? I know, I know. We can’t go because we have a big doozie elsewhere, but sip some bubbly for us! You can follow along at DEB’s Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Salut!