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Fall Wedding - Styled Photo Shoot

Spencer Special Events - Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Last month, we were hard at work on a styled wedding photo shoot with an incredibly talented group of people.  Today we're looking back on last year's styled shoot that that earned a spot in Weddings Unveiled Magazine.  Missed the issue? See the gorgeous photos here by Landon Jacob.

Thanks to an amazing team of vendor friends to create this event!

Event Design and Production: Spencer Special Events. Venue and Catering: Belfair Plantation. Floral Design: Branches. Cake: Sheri’s Edible Designs. Mini Desserts: M Sweet Desserts. Shortbread Favors: Heritage Shortbread. Figs: Californiafigs.com. Stationery: Emma J Designs. Calligraphy: Bride Kielty Whelan of Savannah Calligraphy. Linen: Party Tables. Rentals: Ranco Tent Rental & Savannah Special Events. Glassware: Pier 1 Imports. Measuring Spoons: World Market. Soap: Baltimore Soaps via Etsy.com. Streamers: Extravagant Exits via Etsy.com. Mr. and Mrs. Forks: Lazy Lightning Art via Etsy.com. Bride’s Dresses and Veil: Aster and Ivy. Earrings: Vintage. Bridesmaid Attire: Forever 21. Hair and Makeup: Christine Stephens.

Wedding Day Hair

Spencer Special Events - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

At Spencer Special Events, we love seeing how our brides choose to wear their hair on their wedding day. The hair really completes the look you are going for. From classic and elegant, bohemian and chic, to fashion forward and Avante Garde, there's a style for everyone. We've rounded up some of our favorites styles and asked Megan Wayt of Hautelocks provided by Spencer Special Events, to share tips for your wedding day hair appointment.

We loved all of these Spencer Special Events brides' hair on their wedding day! Aren't they gorgeous?

  • Side swept, down and curly by Megan Wayt, Hautelooks for Spencer Special Events. Photo by Donna Von Bruening.
  • Low and loose updo. Photo by Amelia + Dan.
  • Classic wrapped bun by Martin Spradlin, Atlanta. Photo by Marcus Krause Photography
  • Side swept low pony tail. Photo by Landon Jacob Production
  • Curly up-do from Jenn Gable, House of Color. Photo by Nate Henderson Photography

Here are our top 5 tips for perfect wedding day hair!

  • Don't stray too far away from your natural style. You want to look like YOU on your wedding day!
  • Schedule a trial appointment at least 1 week prior to try out different styles. Bring several photos to help explain your vision.
  • Take photos at your trial of your final style!
  • If you are planning an up-do, don't wash your hair the day of the wedding (a little grease helps!)
  • Don't be shy if you don't love it. Speak up and let your hair stylist know what you don't love so she can fix it.  The last thing you want is to be disappointed.

Mid-Fall Recap

Spencer Special Events - Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Whew! What a fall so far for Spencer Special Events! With a Bat Mitzvah celebration, a styled photo shoot, a fabulous wedding at Haig Point on Daufuskie Island and a perfect wedding day on the May River, we have been having a wonderful couple of weeks. Here's a look back with some snapshots as we wait for the professional pictures and a few of our favorite details. It's always so fun to see months and months of planning come together so well and to work with so many of our top notch vendor friends to pull it off!

Our darling client hired us to design and plan her Bat Mitzvah celebration at the end of September. We created a wonder-world for teens with Palmetto Kettlecorn action station, Pino-Gelato cart, Airbrush t-shirts, color coordinated Cotton Candy station and giant candy bar with all of her faves! The DJ and entertaining dancers had the crowd going late into the night. And all the details - from the stationery, escort cards, cake, to flowers, were coordinated perfectly in a modern beach soiree theme.

Our styled photo shoot, shot by Landon Jacob Productions, at Colleton River Plantation at the end of September was a great way to really get creative. We worked with some of the area’s most talented wedding industry professionals to collaborate on a luxurious styled wedding at Colleton River Plantation. Chef Robert Wysong's food creations were cutting edge (we love the mini-cheese burger placed on the straw of a bloody mary!) and the florals by Garden on the Square knocked our socks off. Not to mention Savannah Custom Cakes' gold dusted cake was to die for! TEC made the lighting perfect and Party Tables linen and drapery completely transformed the ballroom. You'll be blown away to see Emma J Design's stationery suite, SKINZIN and Hautelocks by Megan Wayt who made our bride even more beautiful (if that was possible!) The set up would not have been complete without Amazing Event Rentals providing the gold chavari chairs and chargers! What an incredible team.

On October 5th, Spencer Special Events was a part of Christin and Rob's wedding at the gorgeous Haig Point on Daufuskie Island, just a short ferry ride away from Hilton Head Island. Guest were transported around the island in golf carts. After the ceremony where the couple exchanged their own wedding vows, everyone was surprised by The Voices of El Shaddai, a joyful gullah choir. The reception was held at the Haig Point Clubhouse with top notch food, a hit band, and beautiful florals by the Flowers by Freshcuts ladies. Guests enjoyed a gourmet espresso bar in the library provided by The Corner Perk, complete with latte art, a unique detail we just loved!

On October 12th, Weston and Rhoades were married at the Church of The Cross in Bluffton on a truly perfect October Lowcountry day. Cocktails and the reception took place at the bride's parents home on the majestic May River. A spectacular tent was constructed by Savannah Special Events by Ranco complete with Party Tables flowing drapery, TEC's unique chandeliers, and a focal lighting/floral sculpture on the dance floor. A Floral Affair's florals and attention to details were fabulous as always. An 8-tier wedding cake by Custom Cakes adored with thousands of handmade sugar flowers was a focal point for guests and a real show stopper. Guests enjoyed a blue grass band and boiled peanuts for cocktails and an 11-piece dynamite band to dance the night away. Susan Mason Catering provided an extensive dinner buffet and late night food, it was delish!

We are so honored to have the pleasure to work with so many wonderful folks recently. From brides and their grooms, fabulous families, guests, and hundreds of industry professionals and vendors, it's been so much fun seeing everything come together just as we've planned and worked so hard to make come true. But we are just getting started, kids! More fun-filled events on the way...

Happy Fall Y'all! 

The Children's Miracle Network Torch Relay 2013

Spencer Special Events - Monday, October 14, 2013

Save the date!  The Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is coming to Hilton Head Island, SC on Monday, November 4th, 2013. Spencer Special Events is so proud to be sponsoring a team for the third year in a row!

The event is a 5K walk or run on the beach of Hilton Head, right by the Marriott Surf Watch resort. We like to bring the boys in a wagon, wear our comfy shoes, and walk with our friends.  At the end of the walk, there's a party catered by local restaurants and a band. It's a big party with friends and family!

We feel lucky everyday that our children are healthy and cannot imagine what families with sick children have to endure. Our prayers and thougths are with them and we hope to alievate some pain with this simple 5K walk. It doesn't seem like it's enough but it is a start.

Our goal is to raise $2,000 and we have some work to do!  So we hope you will help support a great local Hilton Head cause and join us in our fundraising efforts. Spread the word! Share this with your friends. Help us reach our goal and support a very worthy cause.

Join us! Find out more here. You can donate on our page or contact us for more information.


Bridesmaid gift ideas

Spencer Special Events - Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Your bridesmaids are by your side throughout your wedding process (and throughout various stages of your life!) They spend a considerable amount of money purchasing a dress that meets your wedding vision and perhaps travel for a bachelorette party or even your destination wedding. We know you will want to thank them for their friendship and support in style! So Spencer Special Events has rounded up some great ideas to give to your bridesmaids as a thank you's.

From top to bottom,  left to right. 

1) Louis Vuitton make up case 
2) Mini Emergency Kit from BHLDN 
3) Personalized glitter iPhone case 
4) Prada wallet/clutch 
5) True North compass necklace 
6) Friendship artwork 
7) Kate Spade Best Friend Forever bracelet

However you thank your maids, we're sure you will do it in style!

Happy Fall Y'All

Spencer Special Events - Friday, October 04, 2013

It seems hard to believe that it's October!  September flew by for Spencer Special Events and we are gearing up for a fantastic October for our truly wonderful couples. We want to take a moment and wish you all a Happy Fall! We adore these instant download prints from Printable Wisdom on Etsy that are reflective of the season. Enjoy!

Happy Fall Y'All!