Sweet Treats for your Welcome Bags and Baskets

Wow! What a busy wedding season! The fall weddings are still in bloom here in beautiful Hilton Head Island. The weather is getting cooler and October is my favorite wedding month.
Weddings are taking place all over the island! From the 18th hole on Harbor Town Links in Sea Pines Plantation, to our beautiful oceanfront hotels such as The Marriott, The Westin, and The Crowne Plaza, to The Main Street Inn, and Honey Horn Plantation.

There are many wedding venues to choose from on Hilton Head Island. Style depends on you! Do you envision our landmark Harbor Town Lighthouse in the background, stately oak trees, or your feet in the sand? No matter what you choose, you won’t be let down.

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Celebration Events + Catering

Hilton Head Island have several amazing full service catering and event planning companies that can take your wedding from beginning to the end. Celebrations Catering & Events is just one of them.
At Celebrations Catering & Events, they handle all the details from start to finish. Their concierge approach to catering and events has thoughtfully united and graciously entertained families, friends and colleagues for more than 20 years. Their passion for food is reflected through the talents of our culinary crew and in their extensive menu selections

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Wedding Planners are here to Help!

Hilton Head Island is filled with wonderful wedding planners here to assist you with all your wedding details. Maybe you just need help on the day of the wedding, or perhaps you need assistance throughout the entire process. Either way, Hilton Head Island wedding professionals are here to make your day seamless!
One great planning company is called Embellished Events. Jennifer Leiti assists with wedding planning and event design providing services for weddings throughout Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and surrounding areas. From design conceptualization to seamless execution of your wedding day, we promise to exceed your expectations. All of our packages are customized for each client based on their individual needs and budget.

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Many Caterers to Choose From on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island have several amazing full service catering and event planning companies that can take your wedding from beginning to the end. Celebrations Catering & Events is just one of them. At Celebrations Catering & Events, they handle all the details from start to finish. Their concierge approach to catering and events has thoughtfully […]

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Use Local Elements to Create Inexpensive Wedding Appeal

At a rehearsal dinner the other evening, we catered a farm-to-table style dinner where the guests dined oceanfront. The wedding rehearsal took place at a beautiful, home on Hilton Head’s North Forest Beach.
Renting a home on Hilton Head Island is a great option for your out-of-town family to rent and host a rehearsal dinner. There are many local rental companies that can assist with accommodations.
When we were planning our table centerpieces, it was our intention to use sand in the bottom of mason jars with a candle for the cocktail tables. However, it was a very rainy day (luckily the storm passed before the dinner) and the sand was too wet to use. When I came back to the house from the beach, I noticed there were gravel pebbles that were used in the driveway of the home…score! We substituted the gravel for the sand for a beautiful centerpiece.

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How Much Time is Enough?

It is certainly easy to get ahead of yourself when planning a wedding. It is important to get the most important items checked off your list first and focus on the other details later.

There is no reason to work on favors when you haven’t even selected a venue.

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Don't Panic!

Getting married can be stressful, but let it be a happy time! There are plenty of amazing vendors on Hilton Head Island here to serve your every need. Professional, friendly wedding vendors are here to serve you and make your day memorable.

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Photography options

This week I am up in central NY visiting my in-laws. The other evening our old wedding pictures surfaced and it was amazing to see what the ‘style’ was almost ten years ago– not only the colors that were popular, but the style of photography. The majority of my pictures were posed images of family and friends, which is now the one request from brides that they don’t want from their photographer today.

Of course it is important to get a few posed shots of the family and wedding party, but couples today are looking at the overall style and feel of the photographers images. A photojournalistic approach-capturing the candid events of the day as they unfold-is a direction most couples want to see from their wedding images.

There is also an illustrative approach where it blends traditional and photojournalistic styles allowing the couples to relax and interact without much direction so the photographer can capture some spontaneity, but there is still some technical control of the picture.

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It's a HOT one!

It is summertime on Hilton Head Island which means beautiful clear blue skies, but it can also mean high temperatures and an occasional rain shower in the afternoon. What does that mean for your June/July/August wedding? Be prepared.

If you are getting married outside, please have a rain plan. Classic Party Rentals, Affairs to Remember, The Tent Factory, all carry tents for you to secure for your wedding. Having a tent reserved as a back-up plan is the best insurance you can buy for an outdoor wedding. Most companies require 50% down to hold the tent. Ask about their cancellation policy, but most times it usually is not far enough out to really know what weather Mother Nature is going to bring. My advise is to have the tent reserved and be prepared to spend the deposit.

Also, think about a cool refreshing drink for your guests when they arrive. Bottled water in a nice galvanized tub will keep with the southern style, and be practical at the same time. Don’t forget to stay hydrated yourself!

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A Cinderella Story

Lindsay Daniels was married yesterday to the boy next door-literally. Justin Jarman lived next to Lindsay in Charleston where she is a nurse at Roper St. Francis. Lindsay walked her dog by Justin’s house purposely so he would notice her-and did he ever!

On Saturday, June 11th, 3 years after finally meeting, they married in front of 300 guests at Palmetto Bluff Resort.

I had the honor of speaking with Lindsay and her mother 5 hours prior to her nuptials. Lindsay was radiant and her mother beamed as she explained why their wedding day was a Cinderella story.

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