Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rachel and Danny - The Governor Thomas Bennett House

When I think about Rachel and Danny, I just sit back and smile! They were a fun couple right from the beginning! They wanted this wedding to be special and beautiful like every couple but they wanted their guests to have fun "I am too tired to move from dancing last night" fun! Rachel and Danny thought long and hard about all the choices along the way! Even the color palette was fun...butter yellow, platinum gray and ivory in a Spring Garden! Rachel's dad would tell you it is the colors of Georgia Tech which is funny because Danny claims I got the job as the wedding planner because I am a Georgia Bulldogs fan like he is! I am just grateful I got to be a part of the fun from the first day of the rest of their lives...

Here are a few amazing photos from Ash Little who captured the day from every angle! You can check Ash out at

Rachel and Danny were married on site at the Thomas Bennett House! It is a beautiful venue in downtown Charleston that I consider to be a hidden gem! You can check them out at

The newly weds shared their first kiss under a beautiful arbor built by Katie with Timeless Designs. She also handle the rest of the floral for this wedding! You can find her at

And the dancefloor was always full! This crowd loved to dance and Quiana Parlor gave them something to dance about! You can find Quiana Parler and Friends at
If you would like to see more of this wedding and the photos by Ash Little then please check out this video of the images from the day!
Thank you to Rachel, Danny and their families for being so fun to work with and for letting us be a part of your day!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Introducing Ashley...

I am so excited to introduce Ashley as the newest member of the Peacock Events team! I met Ashley several years ago through her then boyfriend Michael who I have known for years through his band Permanet Vacation. I then had the pleasure of helping the two love birds tie the knot in 2007! After their wedding, Ashley and I have kept up with each other and now she has come to work with me!

So I have asked Ashley to tell the world a few things we should know about her...

I was born and raised in the Low country. Clemson fans for life! I graduated from the College of Charleston in 2006 with a BS in Psychology, which I have already learned can come in handy in this industry! After three years of dating, I married my best friend, Michael Ruthsatz. I fell in love with him while watching him sing with his band at a local bar. His band also plays weddings! (Shameless Plug Here: My sister-in-law Christy, is also in the wedding industry! We make everything a family affair!
I wanted to come on board and be a part of Peacock Events after Emmy coordinated our wedding almost 3 years ago. She made every thing so personal and made my fairy tale come true. We suddenly knew we had chosen the best wedding planner in Charleston! (Sorry Christy!) I’m an Emily Post Etiquette Snob; often at the expense of jokes around the family dinner table; “How many etiquette books do you own?” I have a knack for small details; creating and noticing them. Why? Being thoughtful and adding small little things makes anyone feel extra special. My favorite color is pink! "Yes Mom, I know I’m a big girl now and that means everything I own cannot be pink," but I can and will sure try. Good thing my husband doesn’t mind much. We have two furry children; a 3 year old Chihuahua who is the Queen Bee of the household named Lillian Grace. Our other child is a rescued Border collie. I have a huge heart for strays and he just happened to be around our neighborhood one faithful Friday evening. We took him in on the screen porch overnight and he was ours forever but is more of a Daddy’s boy. We called him John Doe but finally JD just stuck.

So that is a little about me...I look forward to help make your event one to treasure as fondly as I did on my wedding day!