Wednesday, November 24, 2010
In light of the holiday tomorrow we thought we would share a few ideas of how to start the holiday tonight and continue through the weekend!
Tonight is Thanksgiving Eve, a wonderful time to get together with some dear friends and celebrate how thankful you are for each other. Put your wine in a ice bucket and help out your landscaping by pulling some pine cones to place in your wine ice bucket for a fall festive look.
Put together some quick apps, display them in pumpkins, and you will have have a beautiful Thanksgiving Eve party!
Tomorrow of course is Thanksgiving. Make sure and tell your family how thankful you are for them, eat LOTS of turkey, and watch the Macy's Day Parade!
BLACK FRIDAY is this Friday! So get up early and shop shop shop! Afterwords have the girls over for some post shopping black Friday cocktails and share all the great deals you found. Check out all these cute ideas from Kelly at The Party Dress.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Check out their engagement story in their own words.....
"Chuck and I planned on going to Charleston for the weekend of August 12-15 for an OAR concert on that Saturday with our friends Ryan Barker and Megan, his girlfriend. This was going to be a good get away for me before school started back and Chuck's favorite band is OAR so we were both excited for the vacation. Now, if any of you know me, I haven't exactly been subtle with hints that I thought Chuck should propose in the near future.....but Chuck had been telling me for a few months that he wanted to propose to me after he finished at Auburn, which was in about 2 years. So I really stopped thinking about "the proposal."
On the first night we were in Charleston, Chuck got reservations at Magnolia's, a really great restaurant right on East Bay St. We had an amazing dinner, good drinks, dessert, and conversation. Nothing was different about this evening. As we are walking out of the restaurant, I am in my own little world looking around at the sights, and all of a sudden Chuck says, "Look!" pointing to the street. When I look, there are 3 rickshaw drivers carrying signs saying, "Elyse, will you marry me?" After what felt like 5 minutes, I came off my cloud and I turn around to see Chuck on one knee holding a beautiful ring! I was speechless! But really all I could say was "Holy S***!" over and over again. He looked like he was in pain on his knee, and he says "Is that a Yes?" I said "uh huh." Kiss ensued, strangers took pictures, I started shaking....yadda yadda yadda.
After we called token family members, Chuck took me to a dessert and martini bar named Kaminsky's on Market St. We got a fancy martini and a snickerdoodle cake, which I could only enjoy one bite due to sheer excitement and relative placement of feet on the floor. (get it..... cloud 9)
Chuck really likes telling the story how he organized this surprise from Charlotte, so feel free to ask him.The second best part of the weekend is that Chuck arranged for a surprise party for me by inviting Kim and Katelyn (and their boy toys) to Charleston. I was so shocked when we would enter restaurants and find such wonderful friends to enjoy my engagement with. Really, I think it was so Chuck didn't have to bare the brunt of squeals all weekend...but hey, it works and was really sweet! This surprise made it truly unforgettable!"
We're busy at work here at Sweetgrass Social helping these two plan their big day. They will be married at St. Mary's of the Annunciation and will hold their reception at the Harbour Club of Charleston. Check back with us for all the details.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Fall is one of the best seasons in the south to throw a wedding and this wedding was absolutely surrounded by all gorgeous fall elements. Beautiful fall colors, leaves on the ground, crisp chill in the air, and a crackling roaring fire in the porch fireplace.
The bride and bridesmaids carried bundles of gorgeous sunflowers, and each bridesmaid wore a different fall color in their dress and shoes! This made the wedding color scheme and decor come together beautifully. All the stunning floral work was done by Keepsake Florist. Thanks also to Robert Luna Photography for providing these pictures so we could share some with you!
Monday, November 1, 2010
Stefanie and T were married on Seabrook Island in late September. We had so much fun at this lighthearted beach wedding, and it was all beautifully captured by Leslie Walker of Leslie Walker Photography!