Planning a wedding is always an honor and a pleasure. Sounds trite to say, but there is not a wedding I have helped to plan in which I didn’t feel humbled and amazed in it all. Our clients become our friends and for that I am so thankful.
But sometimes our friends become our clients!
When I was a wee lady of 20, I studied abroad in Italy along with several other students from my university. I didn’t know anyone before the trip but became fast friends with Kate, who had already been abroad many times all over the world; I thought she was so worldly and grown up!
Fast forward 10 years. We’ve kept in touch but not nearly enough as we should, so when I received an email from my old friend Kate asking me to help her plan her Charleston wedding I about exploded with excitement!
Turns out that Kate, while completing her pastry school training in Paris, had met a Parisian and fallen in love. *sigh* And now was getting married in Charleston, no less!
With very few visits to Charleston we knew we had to act fast. Kate had a beautiful blue and red antique French-American dictionary which served as our source of inspiration. She desired hand-crafted and personal details to create a cozy and gracious atmosphere for their friends and family who were coming from near and far. She wanted to bring part of her fiancé’s French culture here while maintaining her southern roots.
It was a merging of the City of Lights in the Holy City. And what a special wedding it was!
Venue- Confederate Home & SC Society Hall
Catering- Cru Catering
Florist- SYG Designs
Wedding Cake- Jim Smeal
Reception DJ- Other Brother Entertainment
Photographer- Angela Stott Photography
Printing- Sixpence Press
Bride’s Dress- Modern Trousseau
Rentals- Snyder Rental