Inspiration

Happy July! Wow, a lot has happened over the past few weeks! For one, yours truly is now a bride-to-be! I am so excited to share my personal planning process with you as I begin planning my dream day along with a dream team of wedding professionals (many whom are great industry friends, a perk of being a planner...

With venues like the Legare Waring House, William Aiken House, and Lowndes Grove continually making national lists of iconic places for weddings in the South, we are beyond blessed to have so many acclaimed venues at our finger tips in Charleston! While we love all of our Charleston vendors and venues, we are excited to expand our venue portfolio and...

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.” It is one of the oldest wedding traditions in the book and one tradition most modern brides still follow today. The saying originates from an English rhyme that dates back to 1898 and each of the four items are suppose to bring good luck to the bride! Nowadays, brides have gotten...

High heels, flats, Keds to Jimmy Choos, every bride has her own personal style from her hair-do all the way down to her shoes. While there are an abundant of dress styles for every type of bride, finding the perfect shoe to match is no easy task. Many brides have opted to bring in their "something blue" by stunning in...

Everyone loves putting their personal touch on every detail of their wedding and the bar is no exception. From beverages named after pets to "His" and "Her" drinks, there are so many options when it comes to a signature cocktail. Especially during the summer, there are so many options for cocktails with a variety of fruits in season and brides...

While many brides opt to tie the knot during the summer months for many reasons (off-season rates, more vacation time, warmer weather and so on), those of us who are local to the Lowcountry know that a typical Charleston day in July or August can easily be pushing 100 degrees. Here are a couple ways to beat the heat and...

Since establishing in 2012, B. Gourmet Catering has grown into one of Charleston’s premier full service, boutique catering companies. What started as a one woman show headed by chef Brooke Bishop, has expanded into a company consisting of five full-time employees and over 40 part-time onsite event staff in just four, short years. The company recently expanded their catering shop...

For couples who opt for a full-seated, plated dinner as oppose to a partial seating, stationed dinner, escort cards are a must to assist guests in locating their seat for dinner. While some brides choose to stick with traditional escort cards with guest names and table numbers, many brides get creative and select an item or memoir for guests to...

It is not all that uncommon that we have requests for weddings that fall on holidays. Some couples intentionally choose to have their weddings on a holiday (my parents got married on New Year's Eve because it is a family tradition), and for some people the holiday just happens to fall on the weekend they want to get married.  If your...

Even though it doesn't truly start to feel like Fall in Charleston until November, we are SO excited for {semi} cooler weather, evolving colors, and wardrobe changes that accompany the beginning of fall.  Maybe it is the long months of hot, humid weather that makes me feel this way.  Regardless, we love Fall at ACE, and we love the bold...