Every wedding should have a few frills- lily-gilding moments that are phenomenal, focal, memorable, and “just because”. Most often, I find myself designing from the ground up in a vast and empty tent in the middle of nowhere- the ideal blank slate. One of the most powerful ways to draw guests into an inviting atmosphere is to design with the axial view in mind- a visual “wow” moment that doubles as a conversational ice breaker. Wherever you roam- town or country, domestic or abroad- keep your eye peeled for a crumbling verdigris facade, a lush trellis, a copper-covered cupola . . . then let those memories influence the design of your big day.
In the Spotlight
We are über proud to see our dear friends Maris + Andrew featured in this latest issue, Spring 2015, of The Knot, out on stands today! The Kastanoses’ April affair was captured by our buddy Bryan of A Bryan Photo at Lowndes Grove, one of the most exquisite properties in Charleston. As usual, Blossoms Events amped up the beauty with a beautiful floral ceremony arbor, stunning centerpieces, soft tent curtains, and more. Fish nailed the food and the guests had a ball dancing to Big Swing + the Ballroom Blasters, but the very best part was getting to know the Emanuel + Kastanos families . . . the dearest. Enjoy!
Frocks + Such
Silk tulle, georgette, charmeuse, taffeta, tulle, and fine lace- these form the lexicon of my love language. My mom (affectionately known to all as “Miss Betty”) has a profound knowledge and passion for French lace and its intricate history, so I know a little about lovely handiwork when I see it . . . and Emily Riggs nails it. Lately, we’re daydreaming about playing dress-up in a few of her lacy confections.