(Closed) Charleston SC Bees – Who are your vendors? What are your plans?

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We are all set! My favorite vendors I’m using…

DOC: Southern Protocol

Photographer: Jennifer Bearden (I LOVE HER!)

We are reception venue twins! 🙂

 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsPinkPeony: I have heard great things about Jennifer Bearden (a friend of mine used her last year and loved her!) but she was already booked for our date. 

we found another AWESOME photographer who is super affordable – Stephen Blackmon.  we are super excited!

florist – Blossoms Events

DJ – Lee Edwards

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

So far my vendors are…

 

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Boone Hall Plantation

Event Producer/Floral Designer: Ooh! Events

Photographer: Richard Israel

Wedding Dress: Pnina Tornai

 

I’m still working on finding the perfect caterer and videographer but it’s slowly coming together. I think for the reception we’re going with a band and then DJ but still haven’t found them yet either.

My whole design concept is a whimsical vintage shabby chic wedding so I’m also hoping to find a cool designer where I can find a really retro 50-60’s style dress for my reception.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

And today we found out Wild Dunes is available for our catering so we will be using them for off-site catering at Boone Hall. So excited! Now looking for a spectacular videographer..anyone have any suggestions?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’re looking for a videographer too – perhaps a student or someone just starting out. But here are the rest of our vendors:

Venue: American Theater

Photographer: Stacey Howell Photography

DJ: Versatile Beats Productions

Officiant: Low Country Wedding Minister

Dress: Bridal Mart (Burlington, NC)

Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

Planning Bio

Post # 11
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Newbee

I’m considering Old Exchange Building as well for my reception!  How many guests are yall anticipating?  Also, we want at least a 4 or 5 piece motown band there, do you think the space is large enough for that & buffet stations?  We were considering outdoor ceremony locations, but because our date is 3.10.12, we’re worried about the weather & moved it indoors to a church.  We really like the Huguenot Church too!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@feh9b: Yep I’m doing stations. There will be 6 I believe? They are going to be set up between the columns in the hall. We are having a DJ and he will be in the back corner, dance floor in the middle. Its not a very large venue and I think spacing will depend on how many people you are having. We are planning on between 100-125.

Post # 14
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Newbee

We actually changed our minds & have since booked the Hibernian Hall.  It’s a little bigger to allow for a band with a stage already built in.  Since I’m a member of our church, luckily we’re saving some money there.  Still trying to decide on caterer…it’s so expensive!!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Our big day is November 13

Ceremony & reception- the Gatherings of Dorchester

DJ- Jay Maxwell’s Music By Request

Catering- Southern Occasions

Bar- Southern Occasions (beer & wine only)

Cake- Carolina Cake Queen

Photography- Holy City Photography

 

I’m sticking to a tight budget & planning my wedding from NY (I’m from Charleston though) Southern Occasions & great prices & I’m going to have a tasting next weekend.  I’m still in need of a decent priced oficiant. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

This is going to be pretty long, but since my wedding is over and I was satisfied with all of my vendors, I figured I’d share! Let me know if you guys have questions.

Photographers: Rod and Tara of Red Shutter Studio

http://www.redshutterstudio.com

Videographer: Alston Baylas of Fleet Video

Venue: The Historic Rice Mill Building

http://www.goodfoodcatering.net/rice_mill.html

Catering: Good Food Catering

http://www.goodfoodcatering.net/

Make-up Artist: Jonny of Jonny Cosmetics

http://www.jonnycosmetics.com/

Hair: Charlotte of Elysium Salon

http://weddinghairbycharlotte.com/

Florist: My Aunt Marie Grazjl

Save the Date Design: Jessica Scanlon of JSKA

http://www.jska.me’ defer=’defer

Save the Date Letterpress Printing: Cooper Dog Press

http://www.copperdogpress.com/

Invitations: DIY by me and my mother

Wedding Dress: Harlow by Maggie Sottero

http://www.maggiesottero.com

Bridesmaid’s Dresses (Discontinued): JCrew

http://www.jcrew.com

Flowergirl Dresses (Discontinued): My Girl Dress

http://www.mygirldress.com/

Alterations: Jean’s Bridal in Mt. Pleasant

http://www.jeansofmtpleasant.com/page2.html

DJ: Complete Music and Video

http://www.mycharlestondj.com

Exit Transportation: Royal Limousine

http://www.royallimo.biz/

Rentals: Snyder Rentals

http://www.snydereventrentals.com/

Garter: Gmarasa on ETSY

http://www.etsy.com/shop/gmarasa

Wedding Dress Hanger: LilaFrances on ETSY

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilafrances

Photobooth: Shutterbooth

http://www.shutterbooth.com

 

ETA:

Bridemaid’s Luncheon: Bocci’s Italian Resturant

Rehearsal Dinner: The Charleston Mariott Lockwood BLVD.

 

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