Friday, December 31, 2010

Tara and Steve - The Daniel Island Club

If I had to use one word to describe the planning process with Tara it would be detailed! Tara knew exactly what she wanted from the start and we worked together to make it happen! On September 5th, 2010 Tara and Steve exchanged their vows on the back lawn of the Daniel Island Club and then greeted their guests in a station style reception in the Club's ballroom! It was Peacock Events first time working with photographers Joey + Jessica out of North Carolina but we are hoping it won't be the last! Here are a few of our favorite images from the day...

Tara carried a beautiful bouquet designed by Katie at Timeless Designs! Throughout the day, we used several shades of pink and orange to really make our accent of chocolate brown pop!

Before heading out to the Daniel Island Club, Tara took the flower dog for a quick walk! You will notice even the pup got a floral garland to match the bride's bouquet!

Steve and his gentlemen looking sharp in their suits with pink ties!

The guests were greeted before the ceremony with sweet tea and pink lemonade!

We served the beverages in mason jars for a hint of Southern and of course we made sure the lemonade was pink to match our color scheme for the day!
The couple chose a natural slatted wood folding chair for the ceremony on the back lawn to compliment the outdoor feel that the marsh background provided!

Tara and Steve exchanged their vows over looking the beautiful view surrounded by their family and friends!

It's official!!

After the ceremony, the couple shared some private time down on the dock!

Then with the help of their officiate; Doug Farmer, Tara and Steve signed their marriage license!
The guests were able to enjoy the sunset at several umbrella tables dressed in chocolate linen during the cocktail hour!

We used chocolate leather furniture accented with hot pink pillows to make the covered patio area into a welcoming lounge!
The lounge area was accented with these footed aluminum side tables which added a touch of glamour to the outdoor seating areas!

Inside the ballroom, the guests were greeted by southern style food stations and the sounds of Two 3 Ways! The existing chandeliers were accented by hanging hot pink ribbons dotted with white orchids!

Throughout the night, the guests visited a photobooth and left a message for the bride and groom in their wedding "scrapbook!" This is always a crowd pleaser if you are looking for something fun for your guestbook!
Before the evenings end, we prepared cones of rose petals for the guests to toss during the departure!

And it was a beautiful exit!

Even in black and white!

Thank you to everyone involved in Tara and Steve's most special day!

Venue and Catering: The Daniel Island Club (

Photographers: Joey and Jessica Photography (

Florist: Timeless Designs (

Rentals and Lounge: Snyder Event Services (

Officiate: Doug Farmer (

Band: Two 3 Ways (

Photobooth: Charleston Photobooth Rentals (

Monday, December 13, 2010

Kristin and Scott - July 2010

You have heard the saying "it's a small world," well that could not have been more true in terms of how I came to work with Kristin and Scott! Kristin was the roommate of one of the bridesmaids in my husband's best friends wedding that I planned in November of 2009. Thankfully when Kristin and Scott became engaged that bridesmaid remembered me and put us in touch! Right from the beginning Kristin, Scott and I hit it off and spent the following months planning their summer nupitals at the beautiful Legare Waring House! Here are a few of my favorite details from the day...

If you were to ask Kristin, she would tell you that she loves all things preppy, so of course these polka dot shoes with ruffles were a must for her big day! The colors for the day were pecan brown, citadel blue and ivory! Needless to say these fun shoes were perfect!!

Kristin carried a bouquet of all white/ ivory gerber daisies hand wrapped with a monogramed sash! The monogram was stitched in citadel blue to match the color scheme for the day but also to serve as Kristin's "something blue" as she headed down the aisle!

The bridesmaids carried a mixed bouquet that featured white/ ivory gerber daisies and were hand wrapped in the sear sucker fabic we used on a several of the centerpieces!

The bridesmaids wore khaki, knee length, strapless gowns with a citadel blue sash and simple flip flops to finish the summer look!

The men in the wedding party wore khaki sear sucker suits which no Charleston summer wedding would be complete without!

Scott looked handsome and very happy waiting on his bride to arrive by his side!

And Kristin was all smiles heading his way...

Once Kristin walked down the aisle past the pewmarkers of hydrangea bunches, the couple stood beneath the Avenue of Oaks to exchange their vows!

After the ceremony, it was hard to keep the Bride from floating away to Cloud 9 but the groomsmen gave it a shot!

The happy couple took some time to steal a moment in front the beautiful gates entering the property!

As a way to make the historic home feel like a "family property," we displayed photos of the couple on the existing pieces of furniture!

Half of the floral arrangements were simple blue hydrangea mounds in vases wrapped with the reappearing sear sucker fabric! The tables were dressed in pecan bengaline linens which really made the flowers pop!

Beside the dancefloor we placed seagrass lounge seating sections for guests to relax on the dancing breaks!

The catering for the evening was brought in by Granville's Cafe and Catering! The imported cheese, fruit and lobster dip display was a huge hit!

The menu also featured an original "Key West" station that we designed just for the Bride's family!

Later in the evening, the happy couple shared in the traditional cake cutting while their family and friends look on!

And at the end of the night, the newly weds departed in the rain and headed to happily ever after!

To view all of the photos from Kristin and Scott's big day please visit

Thank you to all of our vendors who helped to make this event a huge success...

Venue - The Legare Waring House -
Catering - Granville's Cafe and Catering -
Photographer - Red Shutter Studio -
Florist - Timeless Designs -
Cake - Elaine's Events -
Rentals - Snyder Event Rentals
Officiate - Doug Farmer -
Band - The Reality Show Band -

Monday, December 6, 2010

Misty and Adam - June 2010

On this oh so cold afternoon it makes me think back to warmer times...specifically the June 2010 wedding of Misty and Adam over at the Ion Creek Club! They are a super fun couple who wanted the day to be meaningful yet easy for their guests to enjoy! I would say that they succeeded on both counts and had a beautiful wedding to boot! The couple married on the back lawn on the Ion Creek Club and then had an "indoor/outdoor" reception by the water! Here are a few images from Patrick Hall of Patrick Hall Photography…Enjoy!

Adam decided to arrive in style to the ceremony with all of his groomsmen!

Here comes the bride...Misty was escorted by her father carrying a bouquet of red gerber daisies ribbon wrapped in tiffany blue! The color combo was repeated throughout the event!

After the ceremony, the couple took a moment on the dock to enjoy being married!

And just to make sure the party was a hit, the bride led the way into the photobooth with her bridesmaids!

If you would like to see a slideshow with more images from the day please click here...

Thank you to Misty and Adam for letting us be a part of your special day and thank you to Patrick Hall for capturing all the fun for us!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Jessica and Brian - William Aiken House

In May 2010, after 10 years of dating, Jessica and Brian tied the knot at the William Aiken House! Jessica fell in love with the large Magnolia Tree in the middle of the William Aiken House grounds and from then forward we used it in every aspect of the day! Here are a few of my favorite images from the day...Enjoy!
Jessica was escorted down the aisle by her father holding a "once in a lifetime" magnolia bouquet designed by the very talented Katie at Timeless Designs!

The couple exchanged vows on the front lawn of the William Aiken House. The bridesmaids wore nany knee length gowns that complimented the navy table linens and the groomsmen wore classic black tuxes!

It's Official! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hayes!

Nothing says Charleston like stopping traffic to dance in the street!

The centerpieces were elegant yet simple arrangements of hydrangea and magnolia leaves in antique silver urns surrounded by mercury glass votives.

After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the front lawn and the first floor of the historic home. The two ceremony altar arrangements that were full of magnolia leaves and hydrangea provided a lovely centerpiece!

Jessica and Brian selected a signature "Sugar Magnolia" cake designed by Elaine's Events ( to continue the magnolia theme.

Then Elaine designed this Citadel Bulldog groom's cake to make sure Brian's alma mater was represented in the evening.

And just to make sure the guests had enough sugar to keep the dancing going...we added a small candy display of jelly beans, sour patch kids, chocolate espresso beans and lollipops!

And what William Aiken House event would be complete without hanging lanterns in the grand Magnolia! It is a must!
A huge thank you to...
The William Aiken House -
Snyder Event Rentals -

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

So much to be THANKFUL for...

We have finished up our 2010 event schedule and Thanksgiving is tomorrow, both which I am very excited about! 2010 brought Peacock Events amazing clients, a new assistant and so much to look forward to in 2011! We have so much to be thankful for this year!!

One big item I am especially thankful for and the reason for my recent blogging absence is that my husband Kyle and I are expecting our first child!! We are over the moon excited!! I am 22 weeks along and it is a little girl that is due on March 27th, 2011! She was "in tow" for all of our Fall events and seemed to be a natural! Here is the little "wedding planner" in waiting...

Starting this coming Monday, November 29th, I will be back in blogging mode and I am excited to show you some of the beautiful events we produced this past year!!

Have a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving!!