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
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
Hair & Make-up: Flawless Bridal Lounge
Transportation: Carolina Limo
Music: Charles Freeman
Calligraphy: Kielys Kalligraphy
Rentals: Ooh Events
Linens: Nuage Designs