Celebrating Hallows-Eve

Where did the Halloween Party traditions of costumes and trick-or-treating begin?

In Trick-or-Treat, a history of Halloween by Lisa Morton, the tradition started when Irish Immigrants coming to North America brought the Gaelic celebration ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ with trick playing pranks of mischief. When the tricksters took the pranks to vandalism level, city officials suggested warding off mischief  by instead encouraging families to host ‘house to house’ parties and costumes evolved for the ‘treat’ rewards door to door.

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Lucky First Glance

Traditionalists often scoff at the idea of a ‘First Glance’ between a Bride & Groom before the wedding ceremony.   The original tradition of not seeing the bride before the wedding relates back to when two families were doing a business deal and they did not want to allow the groom time to change his mind (hence also the reason for the veil, to shield the bride’s identity up until the last second!). In today’s modern times, we find it helps many of... Read more »


No Guilt Wedding Registries

Several of our sweet brides recently mentioned how ‘guilty’ they feel registering for wedding gifts. Too often they have been on the other side, financially challenged with all the wedding costs – bridesmaid dresses, flights, hotel rooms & then a GIFFFTT??! {which by the way is ok to give within one-year of the wedding nuptials}. Here are a few un-guilting steps to remind us why a wedding registry is so crucial:

‘The Awkward Wedding Gift’

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Tiffany + Alan – Style Me Pretty

You can feel the love in the room in these amazing photos captured by the talented Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay!  We are beyond thrilled to have been featured on  Style Me Pretty’s South Carolina Weddings Page for this ‘Elegant Charleston Wedding’. Click on over to check out more lovely images: Style Me Pretty