Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas, Y'all.....

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


The Girls of Sweetgrass Social

Meredith Severs and Jacqueline Volz

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Engagement: Matt and Jessica

Jessica and Matt, both Mt. Pleasant locals, are tying the knot in an intimate April beach ceremony in beautiful St. Lucia. Sweetgrass Social will help the newlyweds celebrate their nuptials with an April 17th Lowcountry reception at Shem Creek’s lovely Cottage on the Creek.

Engagement: Scott and Jacqueline

Sweetgrass Social is so excited about our newest couple, Charleston Southern students Scott and Jacqueline.

For scrapbook aficionado, Jacqueline, proposing on paper was the perfect way for Scott to pop the question. In her own words…

“He gave me a black and white scrapbook that looked empty. In the middle was a red page that said 'on this day he asked will you marry me?' "

Their fabulous December 2010 Dunes West Golf Club wedding is sure to take up many pages in scrapbooks to come! Stay tuned for details and pictures of this beautiful wedding!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

'Tis the Season

'Tis the season for holiday decorating and the ladies at Sweetgrass Social have been busy!

We're always looking for fresh decorating ideas and this month's Southern Living inspired us to get into the holiday spirit by getting crafty. Flipping through the magazine, there are tons of great ideas, but this magnolia leaf wreath really stood out.

The oh-so southern magnolia leaf is a Charleston staple and it's perfect for creating a charming wreath. All you'll need is a 15 inch florist foam wreath, red velvet ribbon, fishing line and a finishing nail. For step-by-step instructions, check out Southern Living.

When the weather cools down, there's nothing better than cozying by the fire with loved ones and a steaming mug of hot cocoa. Of course, you're going to need a beautifully trimmed mantel and we've got the perfect solution. Try using a mixture of fresh flowers and garland. Red poinsettias are always a festive choice, but for a slightly more elegant look, we like white poinsettias or magnolias. White candles in hurricane glasses also add a chic touch.

Better Homes and Gardens has a slew of great mantel decorating ideas including this simple garland, ribbon and pine cone look.

For a more unique look, Better Homes and Gardens suggests using bay leaves as garland.

Don’t have the time or budget to shop for holiday d├ęcor? Be resourceful and use what you’ve got. The Sweetgrass Social girls looked no further than their backyards to create this fantastic centerpiece.

We couldn't resist adding this rustic sweetgrass tree ornament featured on Charleston Home magazine's website.

It's simple enough to create on your own, but we’re sure a stroll through the market downtown will help you find a wide variety of fabulous sweetgrass treasures.

Whether you're throwing a big holiday bash or simply enjoying the company of your family, it's easy to add a little holiday spirit to your home. Happy decorating!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Flowers and Feathers

Headbands and hair accessories are huge right now and if you're not headed down the aisle in a veil, why not try one of these stunning pieces?

J.Crew has some fabulous options such as the skinny peony headband; available in whisper pink or navy. J.Crew is known for its incredible selection of bridesmaid dresses, but it looks like it could be a one-stop shop for hair accessories too!

For the more adventurous fashionista, check out the pom-pom feather pin and hair clip (also from J.Crew, available in black, sandstone or autumn sun).

Need a little sparkle? These J.Crew stunners come in silver or gold and are perfect for adding a bit of glitz to your attire.

With prices ranging from $12 - $23, you're sure to find the perfect accoutrement for you and your bridesmaids on the big day. Not heading to the chapel anytime soon? Sport one of these to your next holiday party and you're bound to be belle of the ball!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Junior League of Charleston 35th Annual Whale of a Sale

We love to spread the word about a great event and this is one that is close to our hearts. As members of the Junior League of Charleston, we have been working with other members to prepare for the 35th Annual Whale of a Sale. It is this weekend at the Gaillard Auditorium Exhibition Hall at 77 Calhoun in downtown Charleston. The Junior League of Charleston has been collecting high quality items for the sale for months including furniture, appliances, clothing, and much more! It is free admission on Saturday November, 7th. Children 14 and under who attend will get a free winter coat (while supplies last). Proceeds from event fund the Junior League of Charleston, Inc's collaborative programs with community agencies focused on hunger and homelessness and early childhood education. Please come out and join us in raising funds for such a great cause!

Also, if you're attending the Whale's Sponsor Splash on Friday night, keep an eye out for the Sweetgrass Social package in the silent auction.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Charleston Weddings Magazine Blog!

Meredith (co-owner of Sweetgrass Social), before starting her own company with Jacqueline, worked as an event assistant to Marlene Hager of Marlene Hager Events. Recently, Charleston weddings featured one of their weddings they coordinated. Check it out on the Charleston Weddings Magazine Blog. The wedding and reception were both at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation.

The photography was done by Heather Forsythe. Check out her website and blog at

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Trunk Show in Charleston, SC

Melissa Sweet, Priscilla of Boston, Vineyard Collection...O MY!

There is a great trunk show this Friday and Saturday at Bella Bridesmaid of Charleston featuring these designer's bridal party collections.

Please contact Allison Cobb at 843-425-8079 or at to set up your appointment!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A great deal for Charleston brides...

We love to stay up to date with some of our favorite bridal boutiques here in Charleston and could not help but let you know about this great deal! Maddison Row, for the month of September, is offering a signature Vera Wang veil as a gift to you with the purchase of a gown. So if you're in the market for a dress, we would suggest checking this out!

Maddison Row 171 Spring Street Charleston, SC 843.720.7979

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Eat, Drink, and Be Married!

Friends and family gathered on August 29th to celebrate the engagement of a Charlotte, NC couple, Brian Kestler and Hillary Rogers. The couple plans to be married in Charlotte on October 10th. Meredith of Sweetgrass Social was happy to put together a casual barbeque to honor the bride and groom to be. The girls at Sweetgrass Social wish them the best of luck in their marriage!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wedding: Lisa & Ben

We had a blast planning and organizing the wedding day of Lisa and Ben Sanfiorenzo. Their wedding took place on Friday, May 22nd 2009 at the Charleston Wedding Chapel,

The reception was at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Charleston, SC.

The night began with a beautiful cocktail hour and was followed by a delicious dinner(prepared by the staff of the Renaissance) resulting in a gorgeous night of wedded bliss! The staff at the hotel were such a pleasure to work with, and we can't wait to get a opportunity to work with them again. We also got the pleasure of working with the very talented Liz Duren. To see additional photographs, you can visit her site at . To view more of Lisa and Ben's wedding, you can visit

We wish Lisa and Ben all the best in their marriage!

Here are some pictures of their cocktail hour, dinner tables, and ballroom. Enjoy!...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Creating Extraordinary Events...

At Sweetgrass Social, our job is to create an extraordinary event that reflects your vision, personality, and style. Our goal is to create an affair that your guests will talk about for years to come. We do so by listening and collecting as much information as possible, and adding the personal touches that make your day memorable. We offer a variety of services, from weddings to corporate parties. Regardless of your reason for gathering, from start to finish, we will help you establish your event's unique style.

You will have lot of questions along the way, but don’t worry, we will walk you through every step to make sure your vision is created. We look forward to helping you create your perfect day!

Best Wishes,

Meredith Severs and Jacqueline Volz

Sweetgrass Social Event and Design
Charleston, SC
704.608.0775 I 843.230.4188

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