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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Setting The Table Part 1

Setting the table is just as important as the food, the guests and the conversation across the table. When hosting a seated dinner, there are many unique ways to direct your guests to their seats. ‘Escort’ or ‘Butler’ Cards can be displayed in all kinds of styles and arranged in numerous ways.  Check out some of our clients creative approaches to escort card displays!

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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.

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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 »


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 »