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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WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER?
Hiring a wedding planner may not be for everyone. Many couples want to immerse themselves in planning and enjoy organising every last detail. However, your wedding is a very important day and most couples have a perfect picture in their head of what it will look like. Having an expert by your side can be an invaluable tool for bringing every look and feel of that picture to... Read more »
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 »
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 »
Eucalyptus, White Crisp Linens and a beautiful rustic Plantation Setting set the stage for this ‘Pure & Simple’ Charleston Weddings Magazine feature of our RLE Charleston clients Katherine & Alexander.
We are so inspired by the organized & talented Emilie Dulles of Dulles Designs. Attention to detail and her passion for the craft makes Emilie one of the top stationers in the Southeast and we were thrilled to feature her on the blog today! With Summer wedding season in high gear, we were thrilled to catch a Q&A session with this leading stationery designer.
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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
The 2015 Pantone Color of the Year has been announced and we are already seeing a Marsala craze! The earthy, bold, elegant and sophisticated color is simply stunning. Check out our Pinterest page here to see all of the ways you can incorporate Marsala into your wedding and everyday life.