Thursday, April 29, 2010

Real Wedding: Jessica & Matt

As promised, here are a few pictures from the Williams reception at Cottage on the Creek in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

These tall arrangements adorned several tables through out the reception. The coolest part? Live fish swam in the bottom of the vases.

The guests sent off the couple by lining the sidewalk and ringing bells. The bells were displayed in this vintage suitcase.

Pomander balls made of fuji mums and coffee berries surrounded the dance floor.

The ladies loved the flip flops they were given to dance the night away. The flips flops even complimented the bride's pink and brown color scheme.

The photographer, Rebecca Hucks, snapped this picture of us right before all of the guests arrived. It turned out to be a great night and a lot of fun! This is what Jessica's Mom had to say...

"Thank you so much for the beautiful reception you put together for my daughter, Jessica and her new husband, Matt! What a fabulous job you did! Everyone commented on how beautiful the flowers were and what a fun party it was. I will certainly recommend you girls to other people who are having events in Charleston area. Jessica loved it and that is all that really mattered, anyway, but the rest of us loved it, too. The venue you chose was fabulous!! Thanks for making Jessica’s day so special. "

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Real Wedding: Jessica and Matt

One of our couples, Jessica and Matt said "I Do" this past weekend on the beautiful beaches of St. Lucia.

Since the couple exchanged vows in St. Lucia, everyone they love dearly was not be able to attend. Although they are already celebrating as you can see below, they wanted the opportunity to celebrate with their family and friends here in Charleston. They asked for our help and we have created a fantastic reception to welcome them back! The gathering will take place this Saturday, April 17th at Cottage on the Creek in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Lots of pictures to follow...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Little Inspiration from the Bright Light City...

Hey Y'all,

So, this past March, I wanted to celebrate my birthday in a big way. Naturally, I chose Las Vegas, Nevada as my destination and rounded up the girls and headed out west. I figured I should check out the city that trumps our beautiful Charleston in the rankings for top destination wedding cities. I was NOT disappointed!

In the midst of the gambling, shows, wedding chapels, and bright lights, I found some real inspiration for our Spring event season. For example, this precious arrangement that I stumbled upon walking the halls of the Bellagio. What a great use of bright colors and the very affordable gerber daisy. These branches are manzanita, but simple alternative...curly willow! You could make this centerpiece in no time. This would be a fantastic way to bring some color into your next spring or summer event.

The conservatory in the Bellagio is always impressive and is constantly changing. I got the opportunity to see the staff completely build a Spring themed garden. Jacqueline and I are always a fan of using a flower called buttons in our arrangements, especially flower balls. I was amazed at the craftsmanship of this frog I found in the garden made completely out of green buttons. How fantastic! Although you most likely won't see a frog made of flowers at your next event, why not make something that relates to your theme? How about a present made of flowers for the gift table or a box shape in lieu of the ring bearer's pillow, a graduation cap for that 2010 grad? The options are endless.

Lastly, I couldn't help but share this sweet treat. We all love a good chocolate fountain, but this one takes the cake. In this artful fountain, the different flavors of chocolate flow down into large crystal bowls. A totally new spin on the traditional chocolate fountain that would not only be an elegant dessert display, but an impressive one. How much would you love to see this at a wedding for dessert! YUM!

No matter where you are traveling, you can always find some inspiring ideas to take back home with you. Those ideas are what gives an event personality!

In the words of the King....VIVA LAS VEGAS!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from the girls at Sweetgrass Social! Here are just a few ideas to help you get in the holiday spirit.

Decorating Easter eggs is always a blast, but what do you do with them after they're colored? The Party Dress offers an innovative way to display those leftover dyed shells...

Mimosas are the ultimate go-to brunch beverage, but why not spice things up a bit? This creative cocktail from Sunset adds a twist on the classic mimosa by adding cranberry and grapefruit juices. The vibrant pink hue is perfect for a spring soiree!

Looking for a decadent dessert? How about these chocolate mousse eggs from How Does She? She swears that they're simple to make and don't they look heavenly?!?

Whether you're decorating eggs, preparing a feast or simply enjoying time with family and friends- we hope that you have a fabulous holiday weekend!

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