Happy 100th Blog Post {Part 2}

23 Feb Happy 100th Blog Post {Part 2}

Since we couldn’t fit all 100 of our favorite things into one blog post, we decided to give you a double dose!  Cheers to the second 50 of our 100 favorite things!

51. Warm days.

52. Spanish Moss.

53. Fun & hilarious toasts!  Photo by Jennifer Bearden.william aiken house, charleston wedding venue, jennifer bearden photography, charleston wedding photographer, speeches, toasts, weddings, charleston wedding, a.caldwell events, charleston wedding planner

54. Southern Weddings Magazine

55. Instagram

56. Kings Tables.  These bad boys always bring a sense of old-time regal-ness to each event!

57. Embracing Cultural Traditions.  We enjoyed learning so much about Greek Wedding traditions last year in preparation for Tammy & John’s May wedding.  Photo by Clay Austin Photography.

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58. Burwell’s.  They are one of our favorite places for after parties!

59. Innovative Event Services.  They always go beyond our expectations to make our lighting dreams come true!

60. Teamwork among vendors.  A perfect example of this is one of our August 2014 weddings.  It was (literally) the hottest day of the year, and we had to do an entire tent flip at Lowndes Grove.  Snyder and Eventworks worked so well together to make sure everything was done in a speedy and efficient manner!  You guys rock!

61. Cats. If you know us, you know we love our office cats, and pretty much any other kitty we come across.
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62. Cru Catering

63. Boat & Beach Days.  Even though they may seem oh so far away on frigid days like today, they’ll be back before we know it!

64. Jennifer Bearden Photography

65. Monograms.  We love this Gobo produced by Innovative Event Services!  Photo by Jennifer Bearden Photography.monograms, william aiken house, charleston wedding venue, jennifer bearden photography, charleston wedding photographer, innovative event services, charleston production, charleston lighting, a.caldwell events, charleston wedding planner

66. Meghan Trainor- Your Lips Are Moving.  Its another one of our office jams!

67. Meeting new people.

68. Intimate Rehearsal Dinners.

69. Anenomies.  We think these beautiful white and navy flowers are some of the most beautiful blooms we’ve ever seen!  Bouquet by First Bloom of Charleston and photo by Reese Moore Photography.
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70. Wine and Cheese.  Ali, owner and lead planner of A.Caldwell Events, loves to enjoy a nice glass of red wine and a cheese plate with friends.  One of her favorite Charleston spots is Opal.

71. College of Charleston-Go Cougars!  All three of our team members are C of C grads, so we love to show our school pride!

72. Hearing great proposal and engagement stories.  We have yet to find one that tops Steve’s proposal to Annie- check out the video here.

73. Bud Vases.  We love the simplicity of using bud vases throughout a wedding.  Arrangements by Tiger Lily Weddings.  Photo by Caroline for Riverland Studios.  tiger lily wedidngs, charleston wedding florist, william aiken house, charleston wedding venue, riverland studios, charleston wedding photographer, a.caldwell events, charleston wedding planner, caroline howard, caroline ro photography, bud vases, pastel wedding

74. Meeting new people.

75. New & Unique Wedding Venues.  We’re super excited about the opening of The Gadsden House later in 2015!

76. Painting and Sewing projects complete with our favorite Pandora radio station: Hip Hop BBQ.  If you haven’t tried it yet, give it a whirl!

77. College Traditions.  Alex had all of her Alpha Delta Pi bridesmaids attach their pledge pins to her bouquet for good luck.  Photo by Jennifer Beardenalpha delta pi, sorority wedding, charleston weddings, william aiken house, charleston wedding venue, jennifer bearden, charleston wedding photographer, tiger lily weddings, charleston wedding florist, a.caldwell events, charleston wedding planner

78. Southern Hospitality.

79. Meeting with clients visiting Charleston for the first time.  We love showing off our beloved city to new visitors!

80. A good brainstorming session.

81. Weddings that embrace the season.  Kristen chose to tastefully embrace the holidays at her December wedding.  Her flowers included pieces of Christmas tree greenery and even mistletoe.  Arrangements by Tiger Lily Weddings.  Photo by Reese Moore.christmas wedding, lowndes grove, charleston wedding venue, reese moore photography, charleston wedding photographer, tiger lily weddings, charleston wedding florist, innovative event services, charleston wedding planner, a.caldwell events

82. Giving Back.  We are so blessed to live and work in Charleston, but we never forget that some are not as fortunate.  We like to give back through a few of our favorite foundations like Crisis Ministries and Carolina Youth Development Center.

83. Creativity.

84. Charleston Sunrises and Sunsets.

85. Lounges. Mrs. Pierson’s lounges were perfectly comfortable, yet chic.  Photo by Jennifer Bearden.wedding lounge, charleston wedding, william aiken house, charleston wedding venue, jennifer bearden photography, charleston wedding photography, tiger lily weddings, charleston wedding florist, snyder events, eventworks rentals, charleston wedding rentals, la tavola linens

86. Great Wedding Party Attire.  We love when brides and grooms outfit their attendants in sharp dresses and suits.

87. First Dances.

88. Calligraphy.  Who doesn’t love getting a piece of mail addressed to them in fun, swirly writing?  Calligraphy by Paige Tanenbaum and photo by Dana Cubbage.calligraphy, paige tanenbaum calligraphy, charleston calligrapher, dana cubbage weddings, charleston wedding photographer, william aiken house, charleston wedding photographer, a.caldwell events, charelston wedding planner

89. Cakes.  Our favorites come from Ashley Bakery!

90. The look on the groom’s face as the bride comes down the aisle.

91. Succulents.  They are just so pretty, yet earthy.  Bouquets by Tiger Lily Weddings.  Photo by Husar Photography.succulents, bridal bouquets, charleston wedding, william aiken house, charleston wedding venue, tiger lily weddings, charleston wedding florist, husar photogaphy, a.caldwell events, charleston wedding planner

92. Favors that your guests will enjoy.  We always recommend a sweet or savory treat at the end of a wedding rather than something with the bride and groom’s name on it.  Because, let’s be honest, as much as your guests love you, they probably don’t want to stock their cabinets with wine glasses that say “Ryan & Julie Forever.”

93. Flower Halos.  We’re dying for one of our brides to rock this bohemian look!  It is quite possibly our favorite wedding trend!

94. Dusty Miller.  This might be our favorite of all of the ways to add a little oomph to your flowers.  The soft greenish gray color and fuzzy texture add an extra dimension to flowers, while also softening them.  Bouquets by Tiger Lily Weddings.  Photo by Caroline for Juliet Elizabeth Photography.dusty miller, tiger lily weddings, bouquets, charleston wedding florist, charleston wedding, caroline howard, juliet elizabeth photography

95. Black Tie Affairs.

96. Romantic Tablescapes.  Photo by Juliet Elizabeth Photographyromantic tablescapes, juliet elizabeth photography, charleston wedding venue, charleston wedding photographer

97. Lighting that sets the mood.

98. Unique place cards and escort cards.  We’ve had brides use everything from fruit to jingles bells, and we love it!

99. Fun Engagement Sessions.  You can’t beat this fun, rainy day session from Aaron & Jillian Photography!engagement portraits, aaron and jillian photography, charleston wedding photographer, lowndes grove plantation, william aiken house wedding, charleston wedding venue, a.caldwell events, charleston wedding planner

100.  Charleston.  Simply Charleston.  Where would we be without our love of Charleston and our desire to show off this beautiful, romantic city to people from all over the world?  We are so grateful to live in a place that encompasses beauty, history, romanticism, forward thinking, and much, much more.