Happy 100th Blog Post! {Part 1}

19 Feb Happy 100th Blog Post! {Part 1}

Well, we didn’t think it would get here this soon, but here it is!  100 posts on Champagne & Chandeliers!  Can you believe it?!  In honor of our 100th blog post, we thought we’d give you a list of our 100 favorite things.  Some are wedding related, some are not, so enjoy the first 50!

1. First looks-We still swoon over this fabulous October 2013 first look captured by Sean Money + Elizabeth Fayfirst look, lowndes grove, sean money and elizabeth fay, charleston wedding venue, charleston wedding photographer, a.caldwell events, charleston wedding planner

 

2. Cafe Lighting.

3. Tiger Lily Weddings.

4. Crystal Chandeliers.

5. Greenery of any kind!  We are in love with the greenery used on the gates at William Aiken House for Katie & Brett’s big day.  Garland by Tiger Lily Weddings and photo by Dana Cubbage Weddings.wedding greenery, garland, babys breath wreaths, tiger lily weddings, dana cubbage weddings, william aiken house, patrick properties, charleston wedding photographer, charleston wedding florist, charleston wedding venue, historic wedding venue, a.caldwell events, charleston wedding planner

6. Bands that can play to any crowd.  We are obsessed with Two 3 Ways and The Midnight City!  These bands can play everything from Motown to 80s Pop to Dave Matthews Band to Kesha.  Your guests are sure to have a great time moving and grooving to these performers.

7. Clay Austin Photography.

8. Non First Looks.  What could be more intimate and special than being able to talk to your fiance just moments before walking down the aisle while still keeping the tradition of not seeing each other prior to the wedding.  This photo of Kristen and Dan makes our heart swell every time we glance at it.  Reese Moore did an amazing job capturing this sweet moment.non first look, lowndes grove, patrick properties hospitality group, reese moore weddings, charleston wedding venue, charleston wedding photographer, a.caldwell events, charleston wedding planner

9. Garden Roses.

10. Outdoor Ceremonies.

11. Oak Trees.  We’ll never be able to get enough of this picture of Meredith & Dave by Juliet Elizabeth Photography.  We have it hanging in our office and often look at it to remind us why we do what we do.oak trees, magnolia plantation, juliet elizabeth photography, charleston wedding photographer, charleston wedding venue, a.caldwell events, charleston wedding planner, charleston wedding

12. Waterfront Venues.  We are so blessed in Charleston to have so many of these waterfront venues at our disposal.  A few of our favorites are Lowndes Grove Plantation, The Island House, Magnolia Plantation Carriage House, Rooftop at the South Carolina Aquarium, Harborside East, Alhmabra Hall, and Historic Rice Mill.

13. Eventworks.  We can’t say enough about these guys!  They are always on time with the nicest staff and the best quality products.

14. Ghost Chairs.  Is there anything to say that would do justice to these beautiful chairs?ghost chair, eventworks rentals, charleston wedding rentals, a.caldwell events, charleston wedding planner

15. Juliet Elizabeth Photography.

16. Copper Accents.  We’ve always loved metallic details, but we’re super excited about getting to use copper this Spring.  You may have seen a picture of our new copper votives on our Instagram.

17. Bold Colors & Mixing Patterns.  There is nothing we love more than taking a chance on two colors or patterns that most people wouldn’t put together, and seeing them compliment each other perfectly!

18. Peonies.  We love how Alex chose to mix peonies with garden roses and hydrangeas for her bridal bouquet. Bouquets by Tiger Lily Weddings and photo by Jennifer Bearden Photographyjennifer bearden photography, peonies, bouquets, charleston wedding photographer, charleston wedding florist, tiger lily weddings, william aiken house, charleston wedding venue, a.caldwell events, charleston wedding planner

19. Birdcages.

20. Rooftop Restaurants and Bars.  From fun rehearsal dinners and welcome parties, to easy-going happy hours with our friends, we can’t get enough of our favorite rooftops like Stars & The Rooftop.

21. Charleston Weddings Magazine.  One of our favorite publications, we were so blessed to have been published in the Fall 2014 Issue.  charleston weddings magazine, silver belle, charleston weddings, charleston wedding venue, charleston wedding photographer

22. Lowndes Grove & William Aiken House.

23. Fresh Foods Market Catering.

24. Macaroni & Cheese

25. Intimate Moments.  Photo by Jennifer Bearden Photography.  trinity united methodist church, jennifer bearden photography, william aiken house, tiger lily weddings, charleston wedding venue, charleston wedding photographer, charleston wedding florist, intimate moments, charleston wedding

26. Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay.

27. Beach Workouts.

28. Church Ceremonies.  Photo by Caroline for Riverland Studios.  church ceremonies, bethel united methodist church, charleston church wedding, charleston wedding, caroline for juliet elizabeth photography, charleston wedding photographer, riverland studios

29. B.Gourmet Catering.

30. Bruno Mars.  Uptown Funk is our jam right now!

31. Cascading Bouquets.

32. Dramatic Bridal Gowns.

33. Draping.  Even though the draping in this picture is still in progress, JLV Creative wows us with it!  draping, william aiken house, charleston wedding venue, charleston wedding decor, clear top tent, snyder tent rentals, snyder, ies productions, crystal chandeliers, a.caldwell events, charleston wedding planner

34. DJ Wade.

35. Couples who love to have fun with their wedding!

36. Reese Moore Weddings.

37. Custom Linens.  Ali and I have so much fun adding a little extra dimension and pizzazz to weddings through custom linens.  One of our favorite sets of custom linens were for Katie + Brett’s William Aiken House weddings.  Photo by Dana Cubbage Weddings.custom linens, william aiken house, charleston wedding venue, dana cubbage photography, charleston wedding photographer, a.caldwell events, charleston wedding planner

38. Paper Dolls Wedding Hair and Makeup.

39. Pinterest.  Though some pins can be a little misleading, we love how easy it is for us to see exactly what our clients’ visions are via their Pinterest boards.

40. Chick-Fil-A.  My friends, we’re pretty sure our associate Savannah would have starved by now if it wasn’t for Chick-Fil-A.

41. GIFs.  gifs, fun stuff

42. Kristin & Trey at Other Brother Entertainment that send us amazing GIFs!

43. ALWAYS starting ceremonies on time.

44.Caffeine.  Diet Coke, Red Bull, and Tea are some of our go-tos!

45. Blinged out jewelry.  Photo by Caroline for Riverland Studios.wedding jewelry, william aiken house, charleston wedding venue, riverland studios, charleston wedding photographer, caroline ro photography, diamond jewelry

46. Metallic Details.

47. Custom Wedding Koozies.

48. 428 Main Vintage Rentals.

49. Without a doubt, one of our favorite wedding dresses to date has been Babs by Hayley Paige!  Only a dress this sassy deserves a name that fabulous!  Photo by Dana Cubbage Weddings.babs, hayley paige, william aiken house, charleston wedding venue, dana cubbage, charleston wedding photographer, a.caldwell events, charleston wedding planner

50. Sequin Linens…and pretty much anything from La Tavola Fine Linens.