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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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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Engagement Photos Have Purpose!

I often have clients – especially Grooms {sorry guys!}, discount the importance of an ‘Engagement Shoot’. They either don’t understand the importance or don’t want to spend the extra money for additional time in their photographer package. If an iPhone can capture awesome photos of us what’s the big deal??  Here’s a few important points to prove that Engagement Photos have purpose.

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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


Vendor Spotlight: Virgil Bunao Photography

We are so excited to feature the talented Virgil Bunao on our blog today. We have worked with Virgil for many years and always swoon over his photos. A Charleston based photographer, Virgil travels around the world capturing weddings and we were to fortunate to catch up with him for a little Q & A session.

 How would you describe your aesthetic?

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