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Something Old Something New

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Founded in 1998, WED has been designing weddings and events in Charleston, SC for a significant amount of time. We love seeing new venues being developed in Charleston frequently. Here are some up-coming venues that we are especially excited to see be used as new wedding venues. All of these spaces have special characteristics about them that make them perfect for our unique brides. We cannot wait to be a part of these venues.

1. Cannon Green

Located in the up-and-coming Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighbor-hood, Cannon Green is Charleston’s newest and most distinctive venue. A collaboration between florists, artists, chefs, and event designers, Cannon Green is designed to enable you to create and revel in your special occasion.

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2. Hobcaw Barony

Hobcaw Barony’s 16,000 acres encompass a rich diversity of every ecosystem found on the South Carolina coast. The native Americans called it Hobcaw, meaning between the waters, and in 1718, the land was granted as a barony to English royalty. In 1905, Bernard Baruch, Wall Street financier and advisor to presidents, purchased the property comprised of 11 former plantations for use as a winter hunting retreat. He invited 20th Century luminaries to enjoy the beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry.

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3. The Stables at Boals Farm

Situated on 32 acres just outside Charleston, South Carolina, The Stables at Boals Farm is an authentic, working horse farm that originally grew sugar cane and refined it into cane syrup. The Boals Family Farm was established in 1965 when Mr. Ronald M. Boals, Sr. implemented the long line of family roots in the farming, culinary and equestrian fields that date back to the 1800s. That passion will translate to any event held at The Stables at Boals Farm with a Boals Family member assisting you to make your event memorable.

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4. Wingate Plantation

Wingate Plantation was part of the colonial Brick House Plantation of Johns Island. English authority initially granted the plantation in 1707 to Robert Cole and William Taylor. Wingate Plantation represents the largest, undeveloped, intact parcel of the original plantation. The farmhouse on the property dates back to the 1930’s, when it was constructed by the Jenkins family.

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Custom Calligraphy Chalkboard

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Ever wonder how the artist creates their amazing works of art? Marisa Schaaf let us take a peek into her world, a graphic designer and calligrapher, and owner of Blue Glass Design. The bride & groom wanted a custom calligraphy chalkboard for the program for their wedding. Marisa took pictures of the process she uses to create these beautiful works of art. Thanks Marisa!

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Grooms Cake

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Here at WED, we are all about personalized details of a wedding that are unique to the bride and groom. A great way to express individuality in a wedding is by having a fun and creative groom’s cake. Don’t you just love these cakes from some of our past weddings?

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Libby Malinowski joins the WED team!

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

WED is thrilled to announce Libby Malinowski has joined the team as our summer intern! Joining us from Beaufort, SC, Libby has always had a passion for the picturesque weddings found in the Lowcountry. An English student at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, Libby will be living in Charleston for the summer and working in our downtown office. Inspired by WED’s elegance and individuality in each one of our events, Libby is thrilled to join such a successful team.

Libby kicked off the summer by starting at WED on June 2. We are excited to have Libby’s ambition and passion added to the team and we are delighted to have her on board!

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Our best,

The WED Team

Katie Huebel                Ellen Robinson               Margaret Roberts

Kathleen House        Natalia Gadomski

WED published in Charleston Weddings

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

A big thank you to Charleston Weddings Magazine!!

We are so excited to have Caroline and Edward’s wedding published in the summer issue! Make sure to read all about this gorgeous Spring Island wedding designed by our fabulous Katie.

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Paper that Impresses

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

We always go out with a bang, by why not start with one? We love a creative invitation that incorporates design elements from your wedding. Choosing a fun envelope liner such as this orange ikat or golden sparkles is a surprising way to give your guests a sneak peak of what’s to come!

Love it so much…why not do it twice? Jazz up both your invitation and save the dates for double the fun.

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First Look

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

One of our favorite moments of a wedding is seeing the groom’s face light up as he spots his bride for the first time. A fun way to capture this moment on camera is a first look! Here are a few of our favorite first looks from our past weddings…

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A first look can include more than the bride a groom. Look at this sweet first look moment shared between father and daughter…

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A special thanks to all our photographers for these photos…

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Light em’ up Tuesday

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Obsessed doesn’t even begin to cover how we feel about TECs line of products! We are so excited to incorporate these lighting fixtures and chandeliers into our upcoming events. A big shout out to Todd and our friends at TEC for all of their help over the years! Good luck at Charleston Fashion Week, we know you have been working hard and will rock it!

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Chabely & Jon

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Lowndes Grove radiated against the blush and white décor of Chabely and Jon’s October wedding. Creating a romantic atmosphere for bride Chabely was done through the use of blush linens emphasized with golden accents. Guests sat under the tent at one of two, long dinner tables creating an overall intimate feel. As a personal touch, Chabely and John placed gift boxes of scones and jam at every seat, welcoming their close family and friends. Sequin overlays, used on the cake and cocktail tables, sparkled against the setting sun while the white, vintage lounge furniture added to the glowing atmosphere.

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A special thanks to our vendors…

Photographer- Marni Rothschild

Printing- Studio R

Rentals- Snyder Event Rentals

Lighting- Technical Event Company

Floral- SYG Designs

Catering- Fish

 

Flashback Friday, 13 things we loved about 2013

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Cheers 2013, what a great season!!! A special thanks to all of the vendors who helped with our events. Here is a little flashback Friday to some of our favorite things from 2013!!

1. WED’s New Beaufort Office 

We were so excited to announce the opening of our newest WED office located in Beaufort, South Carolina.

1 Merchants Lane, Suite 201, Beaufort, SC 29907

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2. Very Charleston Gift Bags

2013 was filled with Charleston themed welcome bags and one of our spring brides had the perfect Charleston inspired gift bag! Who doesn’t love this Very Charleston book and the firefly mini bottles?

3. Mixing Metallics

Gold, silver or bronze, which will you choose? In 2013, we chose them all! Mixing and matching our favorite metallics was perfect for any accent piece!

4. Crushing Over Blush

Feminine and romantic, the color blush was popping up everywhere in 2013. Flowers, invites, linens, everything we love is that much better in blush!

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5. Charleston Office Makeover

2013 spoiled us with all new office décor and technology for our downtown Charleston location. From our new Apple computers to our white, glass desks, we love our new look!

6. Sequins

A special thank you to sequins for making so many of our weddings sparkle and shine in 2013.

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7. Ombré Everywhere

More than just hair, ombré took over the 2013 wedding season, in floral, cakes, linens, accent pieces and even bridesmaid’s dresses.

8. Glitter Champagne Bottles

Who remembers our glittery champagne bottles from both Kelly and Michelle’s weddings?

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9. Trail Mix Station

We all love a good dessert station but there was something so unique and personal that we loved about Sarah and Jason’s trail mix station.

10. Marble Tables

Thank you Snyder for introducing us to this marble table, it was such a fun and versatile piece to use in so many of our weddings.

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11. Going Green

Green dominated the wedding scene in 2013. Give us emerald, lime, hemlock and mint…we love it all.

12. Creative Grooms

We love a hands-on groom with a creative side. Thank you 2013 for bringing us Jay who designed and drew all of the printing for his wedding.

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13. Special Guests

Speaking of Jay, who could forget the special guest that attended his wedding…our elephant!  We are so grateful to have worked with Seema & Jay and to experience so much of their culture.

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What a great year shared with so many special brides and families, thank you!