keeping it classic


Knee-deep in design for our Fall affairs, we are flagging dove gray, taupe, mushroom, bone, sage, eucalyptus, and a pop of clementine or rust here and there in our Pantone books and paint decks. It’s kinda sick how happily we sit for hours over-analyzing the nuances of our color palettes and how our meticulously-mapped-out event lighting will overlay + affect these colors once night falls in a tent, on a ballroom, in a courtyard. Other nerdy habits include word-swapping, like “genteel equestrian meets wine country bohemia”, or “Hamptons meets Highlands“, the latter of which generated a little pinboard below. Dig in!

classic wedding details inspiration board

{credits: all within our CC© Pinterest boards!}

Southern Living May 2014 — featured!


How apropos that this month’s Southern Living features thoughts on “porchin’”, serious biscuit recipes, and garden phenomena that should make anyone not living here positively drool to move down to our beloved Bible belt. We are totally thrilled to see our very own Becky + Cam’s coral + green coastal affair pop up in the pages as well, as it represents the quintessential Lowcountry prepster party at DeBordieu. Natch, there’s yours truly hanging out in MOH mode, a role I miss now that I’m probably permanently on the other side of the fence as resident planner/designer/mama/thirty-something.  Photographed expertly by A Bryan Photo, floralized by Blossoms, tented by Sperry Tents Southeast, and designed to a tee by our team with a killer suite from Cheree Berry Paper, it is certainly one I’ll never forget.

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Martha Stewart Real Weddings 2014 — featured!!


Just the pick-me-up we needed from a rainy April day in the craze of Spring high season- the latest Martha! It was refreshing to look back on our work in Highlands, NC at the esteemed Old Edwards Inn, where we have put on many a grand affair; this one was no exception. Sarah + Dave were and are one of the most gracious couples with whom we’ve worked- they raised the bar, and we’re so happy to see their beautiful spread! Shot expertly by our great friend Tec Petaja, “floralized” by our endlessly talented boys at Blossoms, and outfitted by my old buds at DC Rental, the wedding was one of those perfectly crisp Fall weekends we could relive time and again.

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