Monday, November 15, 2010

{Nicole & Jared Wedding Featured on The Wedding Row}

Our previous blog post  {Nicole & Jared} Sweet Young Love! is featured today on the fabulous Charleston wedding blog The Wedding Row. Check it out along with fresh ideas for Charleston weddings and resources.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

{Nicole & Jared} Sweet Young Love!

High School can be hard enough to get through, but imagine having to experience it in Japan! Nicole and Jared met in school while stationed with their parents. After moving back to the states and many years of keeping in touch, they reconnected and realized their sweet young love was still strong. 

Nicole and Jared shared a beautiful outdoor wedding at the ION Creek Club.

                           Curtains on the porch softened the outdoor porch space at the club.

The RSVP Shoppe created the wedding program fans to keep the guests cool during the July outdoor ceremony.

The turquoise vases and coral colored floral arrangements and bridesmaid bouquets, created by Branch Floral Design, tied in the wedding colors and the beautiful palette of coral, turquoise, pink and blues.

RLE found the beautiful hand-designed paper of gold mums on sea green fine paper to wrap around the low guest table centerpieces and add an additional texture to the containers.

A special sunset moment for the bride & groom on Hobcaw Creek with gorgeous photography by Marni Pictures.

A sparkler send off for the happy couple taking them into their newly married life together. Thank you for allowing Red Letter Events to be a part of your special wedding day! 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

{Katie and Sean} Charleston Connections

We've noticed many of our wedding clients have a special connection to Charleston and the Lowcountry. Whether its family, summer vacations or collegiate connections, everyone always comes back for a visit and possibly to share their wedding nuptials! 

Katie and Sean were both students at Johnson & Wales Culinary school when it was located in Charleston, but have since relocated to Ohio to pursue other dreams. To reconnect them to Charleston and also to their culinary passions, Katie and Sean asked us to design their wedding reception with hints of greens and oranges and fruits and seeds to remind them of their love of culinary. The ceremony and reception at the historic Rice Mill downtown was a wonderful choice as their guests enjoyed the fabulous cuisine prepared by Good Food Catering

A special thanks to Virgil Bunao with CVI Photography for capturing all of the special moments of the day! 

The awesome pastry chefs at The Cake Stand did a great job incorporaring the greens and oranges of their wedding colors into their cake.

Whitney of Branch Design Studio wove the culinary theme into the wedding flowers by making the chair markers of kumquats, blue delphinium and a sweet grass loop tied to the ceremony chairs provided by Synder Event Rentals.

 Low centerpieces on the reception tables included rosemary, mint sprigs, kumquats and small tangerines, mixed with an arrangement of flowers in silver mercury footed containers. Candle centerpieces anchored with black eyed peas and orange lentils.

Special Touches: The bride's favorite cousin had passed away a few years ago, his favorite drink of choice was Cheerwine (a cherry soft drink made in North Carolina) and she found this charm to place on her bouquet to remember him during her special day.

Funny Moments: The groom's sisters, both bridesmaids in the wedding, decided to do a custom 'rap song' as a tribute to their brother, or more of a ROAST! 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

{Audrey and Brian}

We really enjoyed getting to know Audrey and Brian since they live locally in Charleston and what a cool couple!  Both are hardworking teachers and they have such an amazing love for each other, as you can see was captured here with the awesome photography by Charleston Wedding Company.

Family and friends traveled from afar and were welcomed to the beautiful and majestic  Legare ~ Waring House at Charles Towne Landing. 

RLE worked with the beautiful natural backdrop and added subtle hints of the blue and purple decor to personalize the generous outdoor space.

Snyder Rentals provided all of the chairs, tables and linens for the occasion, adding to the already classic look of the beautiful Legare Waring House.

All of the gorgeous floral arrangements created by Lotus Flower incorporating the deep blues and purples of the wedding colors with natural containers to compliment the venue.

Wedding Program Fans to keep guests cool during the warm outdoor summer wedding. 

DJ Moo Moo provided a great array of old school music for everyone to dance to, doing a great job fulfilling Brian's love and interest for eclectic music.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

{Mollie & Whitten RLE Wedding is Wedding of the Day on Wedding Channel!}

The RLE team is so pleased to announce that the wedding of Mollie & Whitten Meares, 2008 is featured TODAY on the Knot's Wedding Channel website as the 'Wedding of the Day'!

Click here to check out the link: The Knot, Wedding Channel

Thank you again to Leigh Webber Photography and all of our wonderful vendors for making this event a Red Letter success!

{Cait & Bob} Part III: Pineapple

 In the South, the image of the pineapple is to express the sense of welcome, good cheer, and family affection inherent to gatherings. Cait and Bob wanted to welcome their guests in every way to their wedding weekend and we incorporated the pineapple and the additional invitation motifs into their wedding design. 

We had a great time designing all the printed materials for Cait and Bob's Wedding Weekend with the help of the very talented Heather Forsythe of Heather Forsythe Designs.

The invitation was printed on Heather's 1875 antique letterpress. 

The invitation suite included a matching RSVP letterpress card and return envelope, custom lined black inner envelope and a matching tiffany blue ribbon to tie everything together.  
Guests received their invitation suite with custom calligraphy on the inner and outer envelopes by Gayle Hilton of Calligraphy By Request.

Guests arrived to their hotels and received a 'welcome box' from Cait and Bob with Charleston goodies, a Charleston Visitor's Guide and the weekend itinerary. 

The Ceremony Program continued the theme-thread with the pineapple on the cover, tiffany blue ribbon,  all printed on deckled edge card stock.

Pineapple Escort Card Tree constructed of real pineapples with matching guest escort cards hanging.


Cait and Bob's Table Signs of their favorite places and experiences. On the back was a description for their guests to learn a few more details about the happy couple!

Menu item signs to inform guests of the culinary treats by Granvilles Catering.

Pie Flavor Signs, especially with a specialty pie as 'Blackberry Cabernet' by 3.14 Pies! 
Thanks again to Ameila and Dan Hale of Dreamland Images for capturing all of these detailed shots of printed materials for this beautiful wedding.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

{Cait & Bob} Part II

Symbolic elements are the key to making your wedding a unique and special celebration.  A ring pillow, an old handkerchief, a close friend, family children; the options are endless.  
Since 1948, Cait's family has passed down this ring pillow to be included in every family wedding. 

The handkerchief was Cait's grandmother's and her 'something borrowed' from her mother. 
Bob included a dear friend as one of his attendants as a 'grooms-woman' to be a part of the wedding celebration. 
'Kissing Cousins', the flower girl was so elated to be a part of the wedding day she leaned over to give the ringbearer a kiss on the cheek! 

Friday, July 16, 2010

{Cait & Bob} Part I

Your wedding is a day that you have been planning since you were a little girl and you want everyone to leave afterwards saying, “That is the best wedding I have ever been to!” And that is what the family and friends of Bob and Cait Denny have been saying since they left the wedding in late June. 

Both are originally from Ohio, so they really wanted to make the trip down to Charleston extra special for their guests.  After the beautiful Wedding Ceremony at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bob and Cait took their guests on a personal history tour of downtown Charleston. Guests then joined the reception at Charlestowne Landing, at The Legare-Waring House. Everyone arrived to the front lawn of the Legare ~ Waring House where they picked up their escort cards from a pineapple escort card tree that was a nod to the 'welcome' to Charleston. 

Throughout the night, guests enjoyed southern-style  fare of Pulled Pork BBQ, Babyback Ribs, Beef Brisket,  and Shrimp and Grits catered by Granville’s Catering.  

To sweeten their palate,  a variety of delicious pies were served in lieu of a wedding cake: Blackberry Cabernet, Salt Rimed Margarita, Apple and Key Lime Pies all created by the talented new 3.14 Pies

Everyone had a great time dancing the night away to the sounds of DJ Rob Duren and the night ended with a lavender send-off for the bride and groom as they exited in a Classic 1967 Black Mustang Convertible.

A huge thank you to Ameilia and Dan from Dreamland Images for capturing this beautiful day! 
 Red Letter Events had a great time celebrating this joyous occasion with  Bob and Cait and we wish them many years of happiness!! More to come on this beautiful wedding, stay tuned.....