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Now I don’t have to swim with sharks

Earlier this month I was fortunate enough to attend the Engage:11 Grand Cayman conference. The Engage conferences are ongoing luxury wedding summits that bring together the best and most influential minds in the wedding industry in a non competitive environment. I had wanted to attend one for years but I was always about to have or had just had a baby every time they were scheduled. I’m so glad I was able to attend this year, though I came home to a daunting pile of emails, editing and a ridiculous bill from AT&T, the experience I had was unforgettable. I was able to hear Carley Roney, Sylvia Winestock, Bryan Rafanelli, Brian and Andy Marcus, Donna Von Breuning and Barbara Corcoran speak, just to name a few. The days were packed full of presentations but we did get a break to sail a catamaran out to a shelf in the ocean where you can swim with stingrays and I got to touch the silky underbelly of a HUGE ray. Very cool.

Can’t wait until the next one!

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Cameron + Jim

A little late afternoon rain shower didn’t interfere one bit with Cameron and Jim’s summer wedding perfection. Mount Pleasant Presbyterian’s rustic and beautiful portico provided the perfect shelter for some after ceremony pictures, and the rain moved through well before the couple’s rose petal sendoff from the Carolina Yacht Club. Cricket Newman did an incredible job of draping the club with floor to ceiling fabric and Jim Smeal’s towering cake was bespoke with lace detailing that mimicked Cameron’s dress to a tee. Oh, did I mention the monogrammed oak tree vodka luge? Yep, it was awesome.

Cameron and Jim, congratulations and it was my pleasure being part of your day!

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Jenn + Mike

Jenn Grillo is not the kind of girl that runs from color. Her wedding was brimming with it, in an all caps kind of way. COLOR. EVERYWHERE. Eye popping flowers from Stems and a monogrammed gobo framed by woodsy chandeliers and draping under the tent at the ever fabulous William Aiken House added layer upon layer of bright, saturated COLOR. The lovelies at Southern Protocol orchestrated the evening’s events, Tanesha lent the bride a hand in rocking the birdcage veil, and Two 3 Ways got everybody out on the dance floor. So magical was the evening that guests were compelled to demonstrate the double worm. It was THAT AMAZING.









































Congratulations Jenn and Mike! And thank you Charlotte for your extra help! See all 700 photos here.

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