Lowcountry Oyster Festival: January 31, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Lowcountry Oyster Festival: January 31, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
As Lara puts it, "I guess it can be described as love at second sight." Since that time, Lara and John have been inseparable: they are best friends and are always found with big smiles across their faces.
For their four year anniversary of dating, John gave Lara an “indestructible” umbrella as a gift. To Lara’s surprise, something fell to the ground when she opened the umbrella. John got down on his knees to see what fell and it turned out to be a ring. Before Lara knew what was happening, John was proposing!
Lara and John currently live in Philadelphia PA and will travel to Charleston to tie the knot on October 10. We can't wait to share in their autumn festivities!
Bella Bridesmaid, located on King street in downtown Charleston, is hosting a Lula Kate trunk show this weekend, May 21 and 22.
The even better news? Lula Kate is offering an extra 5% off your order! That means if you're already getting 10% off, you'll now get 15% off. What a deal!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
You might not be the one getting hitched this year, but- chances are- you've penciled in a wedding (or two) in the near future. You've sent the reply card, picked out your outfit and jotted down directions to the ceremony, but alas- what are you going to give the happy couple? Of course, there are the obvious options: china place settings, various accouterments from store registries, gift cards and and a good, old fashioned check (what bride and groom wouldn't love cash?); but if you're looking for something more creative or, perhaps, personal, then we've got some stunning suggestions. Inspired by the June issue of Real Simple, we've picked out 5 go-to gifts that are simple to order, not to mention easy on the wallet.
It's no surprise that we love a good glass of wine (see our Uncork Your Creative Side post) and, as self-proclaimed wineos, it only seems fitting to share this adorable find. While wine glasses, "of-the-month" clubs and fancy corkscrews are great gifts, this one is a tad more unique and is bound to be a hit!
These toast-its would be perfect on the pair's favorite bottle of bourdeaux!
We're always searching for unique ways for couple's to memorialize their big day and these bracelets are just the ticket. They come in a multitude of colors and are sure to fit any personality!
These last three items come from Etsy- one of our favorite places to look for hand-made treasures. Monogramed towels are a newlywed staple, but why not spice things up and give these gorgeous pillows instead?
You can even get an embroidered phrase on the back... perhaps a favorite quote or song lyric?
This show stopper can be personalized to include inititals and/or a date in a few of the hearts. Who wouldn't want this displayed in their living room?
For a couple who enjoys a steamy cup of joe in the morning, these custom-made mugs. You actually send in profile photos and in just a few short weeks, voila; gorgeous drinkware that any couple would be proud to display.
No matter the couple, one of these ideas is sure to be a perfect gift. So, stop stressing and start shopping!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Their ability to be a great team at work translated well in their relationship as they continued to grow closer together. Toward the end of 2009, they both knew that this was it and that marriage was in their near future. First, they had some professional goals that they wanted to accomplish, so it was understood that the engagement would not come until later in 2010.
However, Chad managed to surprise Lauren when they were on their way to Anderson for her roommate's engagement party and he suggested they stop in Greenville to meet their close friends for an afternoon cocktail. They arrived at the Lazy Goat on a perfect Spring Day: live music, perfect weather and great friends. While Lauren was in mid conversation, she realized that something was going on and turned to find Chad on his knee! He proposed to Lauren in front of EVERYONE and took her by surprise. It was the perfect proposal and she was ecstatic! The rest of the day was spent celebrating and sharing the great news with friends and family.
The happy couple will wed in Charleston on New Year's Eve and we are delighted to be a part of their special day!
Friday, May 7, 2010
The two started thinking about marriage in January of this year. They faced a few obstacles while looking for rings, but luckily, they would soon find the perfect ring- and have a fabulous story to go along with it...