It's official, it is Wedding Season! I had the pleasure of being a guest at a few Charleston Fashion Week festivities last week. Thank you Mrs. Atosha Barboza of Larger Than Life Events for bringing me along! I wanted to share some of the events I attended for this week's blog. The whole week was nothing short of networking, flowing champagne, good eats and of course gorgeous gowns!
My first stop was at The William Aiken House! This venue is so beautiful and vintage! Kate McDonald Bridal was revealing her 2016 Bridal and LulaKate Collections. They all consisted of light and airy fabrics such as silks, satins and tulle. The historic garden venue was transformed by Event Haus under the vision of Luke Wilson. From the guests' infinity chairs to the lounge space to the delicious hors d'oeuvres, spring and anticipation filled the air.
The second event I attended was Ooh! What a Pop-Up Party presented by Charleston Weddings, Ooh! Events and Lovely. The brides-to-be in attendance were greeted with make up artists for some pampering and a super cute cotton candy cart, Pure Fluff. Guests were able to taste great food and drinks provided by CRU Catering. Delicious macarons and cake were provided by ABCD Cakes. My favorite vendor, Page of Penned by Palmer gave every guest a custom notebook with their name in calligraphy. After some time, Ooh! granted us access to their wonderland of rentals. Oh my goodness, you could spend all day in their warehouse just looking at their awesome furniture and accessories.
Saturday, March 19th was the big show! The huge white tent in Marion Square I had been watching days prior begin setting up was now a hub of elite designers, wedding vendors and excited brides. Beautiful wedding gowns from Kelly Faetanini, Cordella Bridal, Fabulous Frocks and Jessica Williams of Alvina Valenta rocked the runway. And I cannot not forget the epic performance by Broe Works! I met so many wonderful people including Charleston Weddings Magazine senior editor Ms. Melissa Bigner and production director of Charleston Fashion Week, Ms. Jacqueline Lawrence. The whole week will be one of my many Charleston experiences to remember.