Edisto Beach, South Carolina - Small private wedding.
Now ladies, this is something you have to actually discuss with your fiancé since it has to be "our" wedding style. Some guys will actually leave all of the planning up to you but it is good for the relationship to at least ask. Hehehe!
So with the wedding style, what you are trying to do is figure out colors, theme, the vibe, possible location...that sort of thing. Having an idea of how you want your wedding to actually be will work in your favor when you begin meeting with vendors - caterer, venue, florist, dress designer, etc...
Don't feel that you have to lock yourself into anything at this time. You may find your inspiration at the time that you secure your venue. Online tools, such as TheKnot and WeddingWire, offer inspiration boards that can help you build your vision. Magazines are a great tool as well - rip out the pages of things that strike your fancy and put in your Wedding Binder (you should have one if you followed step one - LOL) You could always take a quiz -
I always ask my brides to visit Pinterest. Yes, it can be overwhelming at times but what I ask brides to do is create a wedding board where they pin everything they like. Yes - everything! After enough researching online and pinning left and right, you will find upon review of the board that your actual "style" will show itself. Maybe you pin a ton of images of couples getting married on the beach or maybe your board is full of bridal bouquets filled with bold colors What I am saying is that if you pin it, it will come. Just give it time and don't stress.
It usually takes 2-3 bottles of wine to get all of the answers you are seeking. (This does not mean 2-3 bottles in one night...pace yourself!) Take a few nights to sit down with your fiancé and work together on your dream wedding.
Happy Planning...I'm off to insure my ring. (Check out tomorrow's blog)
And when her lips touched mine, I knew that I could live to be a hundred and visit every country in the world, but nothing would ever compare to that single moment when I first kissed the girl of my dreams and knew that my love would last forever." - Dear John, 2010 movie
Charleston is an extremely popular locale for couples to visit, fall in love and to say "I Do." Don't believe me, just watch the movie. South Carolina has seen its share of movie crews throughout the State. (approx 100) With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the love stories interested me the most. (sorry Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls)
Folly Beach, Downtown Charleston, Edisto, Boone Hall, and Cyprus Gardens are all locations that I have enjoyed throughout my dating years. Watching the stars fall in love, share their first kiss, or have their heart broken in the these locations brings the movie to life for me. I have to say that I wish that I had had their scripts for some of the scenes in my life.
For the month of February, enjoy love quotes from movies, books, and songs on A Charleston Event's Facebook and Twitter account. Can you figure out where the quote came from? Play along.
"So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday. " - The Notebook, 2004 Movie
"At the end of every day I drive through the city of Charleston and I cross the bridge that will take me home. I feel the words building inside me, I can't stop them, or tell you why I say them, but as I reach the top of the bridge these words come to me in a whisper. I say these words as a prayer, as regret, as praise, I say: Lowenstein, Lowenstein." - The Prince of Tides, 1991 Movie
With all of the beautiful beaches in South Carolina, it is hard to decide upon which sands you want to say "I Do." Edisto, Folly, Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms, Myrtle Beach...the shores are endless.
Regardless of where you decide to go, take the time to look up the tide schedule. Most brides want to get married with their feet in the sand but they don't want to be washed away with the currents.
Special Thanks to Glenna McKenzie Richards for the Image