Etiquette + Traditions

Each planner has their favorite moment from each wedding, but I would have to say that my favorite moment is always seeing the bride's beautiful dress for the first time!  There's something about seeing the dress that the bride worked so hard to pick out and pair with the right accessories that is so special to me.  Over the last...

As we all know, the new year comes with a clean slate and an opportunity to make this year better than the previous.  But how do you ensure that the new year is more prosperous than the last?  By eating the traditional "New Years Day" food, of course! Prosperity In order to be monetarily prosperous in the new year, you are supposed...

When people think about weddings, they don't often think about the bride giving the groom a gift on their wedding day.  Sure, the groom is expected to give the bride a token of his love, but what does the groom get?  We're listing some of our favorite gifts for your groom on the blog today! Personalized Cuff Links If your guy is a...

When it comes to invitations and save the dates, there are more options out there than no-seeums by the Charleston marsh on a summer's day- and if you've ever spent a spring night out by the water here, you know what I mean.  But, nonetheless, invitations are extremely important.  They are the first impression guests will have of your wedding...

You may have seen this picture of my friend's "bow-quet" on our Instagram account a few weeks ago (http://instagram.com/acaldwellevents if you're not already following us), and this is the blog post I promised to all of y'all! It is a southern tradition for the Maid of Honor to keep all of the bows from the bride's wedding showers and create a...

We've all heard it.  To get married, you need "something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue."  Usually brides have family heirlooms, as well as new purchases, to satisfy most of these requirements, but your something blue is what you can be creative with! [caption id="attachment_533" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Mrs. Joseph chose these darling blue flats for her something blue.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_534"...

The first impression of your wedding doesn't come as the guests walk into the church or ceremony space, or even when they see the reception setup for the first time.  The first impression comes months before the actual wedding date- with the paper suite.  Your save-the-dates, invitations, and programs are, like most things in your wedding, are a reflection of...

Whether your daddy is dedicated, dashing, debonair, doting, or all of the above, daddies hold a special place in the hearts of their little girls.  They are your groom in your pretend wedding as a child, they let you dance on their feet at weddings when you're a flower girl, they fix your bike when the chain falls off so...

For as long as most of us can remember, the most popular month of the year to get married has always been June.  But, few people know why that is. The tradition of June weddings dates back to the Middle Ages. http://bowercommunity.com/homestead/germarrmdvlx.htm Back then people typically bathed once a year.  Usually, their annual baths fell in the months of May and June.  Brides...

This past Saturday, a Thoroughbred named Orb won the Kentucky Derby. Seeing the Kentucky Derby in all its fashion and flair on Saturday inspired me to think about how you can incorporate hints of the Kentucky Derby if your wedding happens to fall on Derby Weekend 2014! First is through a signature drink.  The Mint Julep is one of the most iconic...