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          When attending a wedding, what sticks out? Is it the standard beef or fish dinner? Is it the white 4-tier cake or the electric slide dance everyone learns to love? The answer is none of the above. For the New Year what is standing out are the desserts. 2014 is the year of “less is more”. What I mean is that brides all over, from California to Charleston, have been choosing mini desserts at their weddings. This is a drift from the traditional 3 or 4 tier wedding cake we are all too filmier with. Think mini red velvet cupcakes, mini cheesecakes, and mini cookies. This trend is catching on quick. Dessert bars are the most popular trend right now. Having a few smaller cakes is common among these bars surrounded by mini desserts guests can pick on.

          The most memorable part of the night, after guests have been drinking all night, is what happens right before they leave. Why not turn your last few minutes into the most memorable moment, with desserts. Having mini milkshakes passed on a tray or a bag of small cookies as parting gifts for your guests will make a big impression on them. “Oh, that was the wedding where we had mini milkshakes” they’ll say. Trust me, this is bound to make your wedding stand apart from others. The idea of less is more is unique at weddings and most guests haven’t experienced that idea yet. Try this and see the reaction your guest’s give!

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We had a great time working with Jenifer and Leonard on their Lake House at Bulow wedding ceremony and reception. It was a day filled with family, friends and a ton of love. jl - 001 jl - 859 jl - 805 jl - 713 jl - 680 jl - 548 jl - 525 jl - 519 jl - 515 jl - 512 jl - 464 jl - 454 jl - 451 jl - 379 jl - 332 jl - 319 jl - 256 jl - 242 jl - 217 jl - 201 jl - 197 jl - 185 jl - 173 jl - 149 jl - 132 jl - 130 jl - 091 jl - 084 jl - 073 jl - 030
Cake-Bakies| Photographer-Lucy McLeish| Florist-Horst| Cermony and Reception Location-The Lake House at Bulow| Cermony Music-Robert Knight| Reception Music-Island Country Band| Caterer-Melvin’s| Photobooth-Charleston Photobooth| Rentals-Snyder Event Rentals| Hair and Makeup-The Island Girl Company|Officiant-Scott Kinney

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Engagement Picture

August 4, 2013

We have been working really hard on Dana and Will’s wedding for June 2014. They recently took some time out to do their engagement pictures with the wonderful Rick Dean of Rick Dean Photography. They all had a really great time exploring fun locations at Middleton Place and downtown Charleston to get these shots. When […]

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Heres to new beginnings

May 6, 2013

Through out my life the month of May has brought new beginnings. 1991 – graduation from Carroll High School in Dayton, Ohio 1995 – graduation from The College of Charleston with a degree in Business 1997 – a completion of a study in Hospitality and Tourism from the College of Charleston 2003 – my own […]

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Rehearsal Dinner for Blyth + Billy

May 6, 2013
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  Richard Bell Photography  |  Location – Bowens Island  |  Dessert - Ashley Bakery  | Transportation - Shuttle Hogs  |  Music – David Higgins  |  Florals - Sara York Grimshaw Design  |  Rental Items  - Snyder Event Rentals

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Katie + Allen

May 6, 2013
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Photographer  MCG Photography  |  Cake  Daniel Island Club  |  Florist   Branch  |  Ceremony Location  Back Lawn Daniel Island Club  |  Reception Location   Main Ballroom Daniel Island Club  |  Ceremony Music   Music for a Moment String Trio  |  Reception Music   The Mighty Kicks  |  Caterer   Daniel Island Club  |  Rentals  Snyder  | […]

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Rocco’s First Birthday

May 6, 2013
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Photography by Robbin Knight  |  Rentals – Snyder Event Rentals  |  Space Walk of Charleston – Cotton Candy Machine  |  Florals, Decor and Games – Sara Cavallon Celebrations  |  Red Stripped Straws – Cherished Blessings (etsy)  |  Popcorn Bags – Cinnamon Girl (etsy)  |  Photo Booth Items – Party Goodies (etsy)  |  Signs and Printing – […]

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Melissa + Peter

May 6, 2013
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Rick Dean Photography  |  Florist – Justin Wham Weddings and Events  |  Ceremony Location – St. Luke Chapel  | Reception Location – River House Lowndes Grove  | Ceremony Music –  Scott Bennett  |  Reception Music – Jay Maxwell Music By Request  | Cake – Fish  |  Caterer – Fish  |  Speciality Lighting – TEC  | […]

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Wendy + Mathew

May 6, 2013
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Photography by Mick Smith  |  Cake – Daniel Island Club  |  Florist – Justin Wham Weddings and Events  |  Ceremony Location – Daniel Island Club  |  Reception Location - Daniel Island Club  |  Ceremony Music - Andrew Mille and Bride’s Cousin  |  Ceremony Audio - Jay Maxwell Music By Request  |  Reception Music - Jay Maxwell Music By Request  |  Caterer - Daniel Island […]

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Blyth + Billy

May 5, 2013
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Photography by Mell Bell Photography  |  Cake - Ashley Bakery  |  Florist – Sara York Grimshaw Design  |  Ceremony Location  - St. Mary Catholic Church  |  Reception Location – Francis Marion  |  Ceremony Music – St. Mary Catholic Church  |  Reception Music – Plane Jane  |  Piano Music – Steve Jacobs/Other Brother Entertainment  |  Caterer - Francis […]

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