| [left to right] This pretty-as-a-picture backdrop from Event Wall Rental makes the perfect photo booth wall (image courtesy of Event Wall Rentals). Flower crowns are all the rage with Ali Powell’s new business Fetes de Fleurs (image courtesy of Ali Powell). Looking for a pepper upper? Texture Design Co.’s cheerily painted Charleston cards are the perfect gifts for brides-to-be (image by Turquoise & Palm). With gold letters spelling “love,” “yes!” or simply “&” for your engagement shots Cannonborough Collective’s Balloon Shop is ready to make your Instagram dreams a reality (image courtesy of Cannonborough Collective). Enjoy the stunning view at the newly opened Riley Park Club (image by Jennings King Photography. Transform your reception tent from ho-hum into something out of Aladdin with Veil (image by Molly Joseph Photography).
November 15, 2017
Eat up these great local leads for new shops, new hotspots, and new vendors. (Love a feed like this? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter at http://charlestonweddingsmag.com/bridal_buzz_newsletter_sign_up)
Game Day, Meet Big Day
Anyone who’s caught a game or concert at “The Joe” (AKA Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark) knows the joy of sitting in the stadium and watching the sun set over the marshes that kiss the Ashley River. It’s honestly one of the most stunning Lowcountry sights around. Capitalize on that—and more—with the newly opened Riley Park Club (843/793-4103, RileyParkEvents.com), a 200-person capacity venue prime for wedding events. A full menu of tables and chairs come with the space and catering is via a delectable partnership with Mercantile and Mash.
All Sunshine & Rainbow Rows
Looking for a pepper upper? Head to Texture Design Co (843/580-8960, TextureDesignCo.com) second floor shop at 218 B King Street. Bachelorette mugs, cheerily painted Charleston cards, sweet maps, and more make the place surcey-central for brides-to-be. Also of note: custom house portraits, which sounds like just the thing for newlywed thank-you cards.
A Good Fit
Starving your way into your wedding gown is so last century. Saying “I do” as a happy, healthy bride? Now that’s now. Koko FitClub agrees and offers a 10-week “Wedding Party Workout Package” ($499) that includes three 30-day passes for your maids, plus a trainer, training plan, and custom workouts (all under 45 minutes) for you. Find a free trial pass online.
Win bride of the year when you host a bridal luncheon with Ali Powell’s Fetes de Fleurs (781/608-1502, FetesdeFleurs.com). The DIY queen leads crown making parties or, for the less craftily inclined, she also sets up a flower bar and crafts them on-site for each guest. Try her out for bachelorette weekends, or commission her to make floral hair combs, bouquets, jewelry, or who-knows-what else for your Big Day.
Transform your reception tent from ho-hum into something out of Aladdin with Veil (843/494-5544, UnderneaththeVeil.com). Tiffany Snyder and Moriah White have long been a secret weapon for area event designers looking to soften bare bone structures by hanging yards upon yards of billowy fabric, and now they offer their services straight to engaged couples.
Blow it Up
Gold letters spelling “Love,” “Yes!” or simply “&” for your engagement shots. Bouquets for popping the question to your bridesmaids. Cannonborough Collective’s Balloon Shop (843/872-5252, CannonboroughCollective.com) is ready to make your Instagram dreams a reality (see #ccballoonshop for ideas) with a little mylar and latex powered by a whole lot of helium.
My Fair Lady, Charleston Edition
The Academy of Domestic Pursuits (843/252-7479; CharlestonAcademy.com) has teamed up with The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina to school you. From “The Art of the Perfect Wedding” (creating a registry, navigating etiquette, picking the right dresses, etc.) to becoming the consummate Holy City hostess, getting class-y has never been more posh, as sessions are either on resort grounds—including the beach—aboard a private yacht, or in an historic downtown home.
The Walled City
Need a pretty-as-a-picture ceremony or photo booth backdrop? Check out Event Wall Rental (firstname.lastname@example.org, EventWallRental.com). While the company rents panels in faux ivy or boxwood, our favorite offerings are the custom walls of fresh blooms. Prices start at $100 for a 4-by 8-foot section; there’s also a $150 delivery fee for the first wall and $50 for each thereafter. Order at least eight weeks before your event.