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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Wedding Planner Pressure: ‘Ready, Set, Go!’

It IS April Fools Day today, so know I’m not fooling when I say, ‘YES we have fun at weddings’!!

As you can see from the photo of me with my fists up, I was really acting on a funny spoof moment to give the Bride & Groom a laugh. Gently trying to persuade the photo happy guest into the tent while the other 150 guests were patiently seated and waiting for the introduction of... Read more »


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


Summer Soiree – Part 2

Planning an island themed bash this summer? Check out this awesome event RLE planned this past May. From crab trap coffee tables, cocktails served in coconut cups, flower arrangements of cotton, beer served out of a wooden boat, and the catering and bar staff dressed as Mary Ann, Skipper and Gilligan from Gilligan’s Island, it was an event the guests will never forget. Thank you Tim Hussey for beautifully capturing this summer soiree!

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: Vendor Spotlight

Photos Courtesy of Jeni’s Ice Cream

Did you know today was National Ice Cream Day? As huge ice cream fans ourselves, we reached out to Christina Christian, the Event Director for Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, to get her input on the best way to incorporate ice cream at any event.

What advise would you give someone considering having an ice cream bar at their wedding... Read more »


Summer Soiree – Part 1

We think one of the best times of the year to entertain is in the summer. We absolutely love getting together with family and friends in an outdoor setting. This past May, RLE had the pleasure of planning one couple’s intimate dinner with friends. Guests enjoyed a family style dinner under cafe lighting, while listening to the sounds of the Bluestone Ramblers, followed by s’mores on the beach. It was summer soiree perfection! How will you entertain... Read more »


Love IS Sweet

One of our favorite questions we ask our clients is how important the cake is to them on their big day. More often than not, we hear an enthusiastic “we love cake and we want it to taste just as good as it looks”. So, we just had to share some of our favorite cakes that were beautiful as well as oh-so delicious. See our pinterest page here for lots more mouth watering inspiration.  How important is... Read more »


Charleston Wine and Food Festival 2014…Let the countdown begin!

We are just one week away from the kick off for the annual BB&T Charleston Wine and Food Festival! This year, we have partnered with the festival develop the design and decor elements for the The New + Notables dinner taking place on Saturday, March 8th  and the Lowcountry Jazz Brunch on Sunday, March 9th. Both of these events are taking place at the beautiful The Thomas Bennett House, one of our favorite venues in... Read more »