2021 Wrapped

Updated: Jan 2

Wow, we made it! This has been our busiest year yet, and for that, we are extremely grateful. Like many vendors, we navigated our regular wedding season on top of pushbacks from 2020. Our clients, our team, and our amazing vendor friends continue to inspire us, and we couldn’t be more thankful for everyone's support. In addition to co-founding 3 businesses, Pawleys Picnics, Caluna (and one that's been in the wings all year - we're not quite ready to share yet!), this year we completed 50+weddings / events / picnics and celebrated with over 4600 guests.

Every year, we take a poll of our staff and vote to choose the top 10 dates from the season to commemorate another wonderful year in the books. Please know we love all of our weddings and clients so much, and it is never an easy decision and this year was no exception! Here are the couples that received the most votes from our team, in order of their date.

April 17th, 2021

We started off our Spring wedding season strong with Kailey & Jackson at Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park! Kailey was one of the easiest (and most organized) brides I have ever worked with. She showed up to our first meeting with her floor-plan completed (with correct sizing / dimensions) and her own spreadsheets. I joked with her several times throughout the planning process, if pharmacy school didn't work out, she could open Ash Events a Charleston office. We loved the vision Kailey & Jackson had for their big day and were excited to do something new! They collected terra-cotta and rattan vases and included dried textures and pampas grass into their florals. They used a neon sign with their new last name and incorporated mixed match bridesmaids dresses for the ultimate "boho" look. Jackson even built an arbor, custom signage and a custom bar for the event as well. Kailey changed into a sleek dress with rhinestoned "wifey" jacket just in time for their sparkler exit to get on transportation and continue the party in the Inlet!


Venue: Atalaya Castle

Planner: Ash Events

Photography: Sara Ann Green Photography

Cake: Pink Pineapple Cakes

Hair and Make-up: Silhouette on Site

Florist: Royal Decor

Music: The Midnight City Band / Broadway Jake Productions

Rentals: EventWorks Rentals

Lighting/Draping: RSG Event Designs

Catering & Bartending: Art Catering

Bridal Gown: Gown Boutique

Groomsmen Suits: Mens Wearhouse

May 8th, 2021

Andi & Max's micro wedding at the Heritage Club was by far one of our favorite days of the year! Andi (like Gandhi) was very trusting of us and let us have free reign on her wedding day. She came to us with just 3 weeks to go before their big day and they were at square 1. It just so happened that all members of Caluna Event Design Collective still had the Saturday open. Within 3 weeks, we booked them an entire vendor team, and the pieces quite literally fell into place . We have a soft spot in our hearts for a mico-weddings. With only 17 guests in attendance we were really able to stretch our budget to create something spectacular!


Venue: Heritage Club

Planner: Ash Events

Design Team: Caluna Event Design Collective

Photography: Magnolia Photography

Florist: Willow Events Design

Cake: FlowerChild

Hair & Make-up: Flawless Bridal Lounge

Transportation: Carolina Limo

Music: Charles Freeman

Calligraphy: Kielys Kalligraphy

Rentals: Ooh Events

Linens: Nuage Designs