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Spencer Special Events - Wednesday, November 27, 2013

As we gather around the table with our family this Thanksgiving and count our plentiful blessings, I am forever grateful for the folks that have helped me get to where I am today! I am thankful for my parents who have taught me how to work hard and to not only value and respect those around me, but to have fun and a great attitude in the process of achieving your goals!

I am thankful for Case Spencer, who certainly specializes in more than “lifting heavy things for the  SSE ladies” and supports me in everything I do. He's been incredibly supportive in my career and helpful in all of the fantastic events we have done at Spencer Special Events!

And for the two most darling fellas a momma can have, I am so thankful. They have taught me more about patience and adjusting than this planner could have ever expected! And I LOVE how every wedding weekend they long for pictures of my princess (aka the bride), the number of ceremony chairs required (they love numbers!), a snap shot of the wedding cake, and the excitement on their faces as they see the new gorgeous arrangement of flowers that adorn our breakfast nook the morning after wedding day.

I am so thankful for the great team of “angels” that care for my boys with such love and energy that helps us all get through those really long work days! And importantly the families that choose Spencer Special Events to work alongside them to plan such amazing weekend’s here in the Lowcountry. They have trusted us to serve them, treat us like family and for that I am forever honored and grateful.

But a wedding planner is only as good as her team.  They support me and serve a large role on these spectacular events! And boy did I hit the jackpot when it comes to folks that work with me to make sure every last detail is covered and perfectly placed. With their tremendous service, they have pushed Spencer Special Events to be a leader in the area, and it's our hard work and attention to service that truly sets us apart! They are not just my event coordinators, public relations, neighbors, and friends but truly the heart of Spencer Special Events.

My amazing team Lindsay Daly, Annie Bartholomew, Megan Wayt, and Libby O’Regan are truly the best in Lowcountry and at the tiptop of what I am thankful for.

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving and Holiday Season!  

Beautiful Brunch

Spencer Special Events - Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Spencer Special Events was honored to design and plan a weekend of events for the Reuben family celebrating their daughter's Bat Mitzvah. The day after the Bat Mitzvah ceremony and celebration, we planned a brunch for out of town guests at their waterfront home.

With a gorgeous sailcloth tent, rustic farm tables, simple calla lilies, and a full service brunch buffet complete with an omelet station, this brunch the perfect ending to their weekend. Relaxed and in a comfortable setting, friends and family enjoyed the beautiful weather and being together. These photos are by Landon Jacob Productions, floral design by A Floral Affair, delicious food by Celebrations Catering, and rentals by Amazing Event Rentals.

One of the things that we love the most about our job is really getting to know the families we work with. We felt so honored to be a part of this special weekend for the Reuben's and we can't wait to share the Mitzvah details!

A Wedding Weekend

Spencer Special Events - Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Many of our Spencer Special Events weddings are destination ones. Our couples grew up vacationing here on Hilton Head Island, or their parents have a second home here, or it's an area they've always wanted to visit! As a result, most of the guests are from out of town so when we are planning and designing, we plan a whole weekend full of fun.

The welcome party is a trend we have been seeing over the last couple of years. Rehearsal dinners are still very popular but are growing more intimate, and are occurring more and more on Thursdays. This leaves room on Friday night for a party for all the out of town guests! A bit more relaxed than the wedding reception, the decor, music, and food are toned down but certainly set the stage for the weekend.

One of our dearest couples, Kara and Justin, were married this May. The weekend started on Thursday with a wedding rehearsal at the church and then intimate dinner on the veranda at The Dye Clubhouse at Colleton River Plantation. A Floral Affair carefully hung lanterns above the long table, overlooking the majestic river and golf course, and guests dined on Chef Robert Wysong's fabulous cuisine. Hand cut palm fronds served as place mats and beautifully hand lettered place cards were tied to silver palm tree bottle openers. Two fun details we just loved and carried the theme throughout the weekend.

On Friday, Spencer Special Events designed and planned a welcome party at The Westin Oceanfront Hotel. All out of town guests enjoyed delicious food, music, and a beautiful beach front view.

On Wedding Day,  Kara and Justin were married in a beautiful ceremony at Providence Presbyterian Church and the reception was held at The Colleton River Plantation's Nicklaus Clubhouse. We can't share all the beautiful details yet, (stay tuned!) but here's a sneak peak of the gorgeous couple by Donna Von Bruening Photographers.

When planning your destination wedding, it's important to consider the whole weekend of events. Spencer Special Events also coordinates golf outings (and even family tournaments!), brunches, yoga on the beach, spa appointments, and bridal teas and luncheons. We can help set up beach games, lounging by the pool, and so much more.

How many events you choose to have is up to you -- and Spencer Special Events is here to help you along the way!


Spencer Special Events - Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Spotted:  Amanda Spencer, event designer, master planner, and owner of Spencer Special Events on the scene of two flat out to die for weddings. We snapped a photo of her Saturday on the 18th green of the breathtaking Harbour Town Golf Links, as she made sure every detail was perfect for Elizabeth & RJ. From the moving performance of The Lord's Prayer by The Voices of El Shaddai to the custom furniture design, food stations from around the world, and one of kind lighting installation at the reception, this wedding was full of unique and personal details that everyone will remember. We even witnessed the Father of the Bride thanking Amanda for making the wedding weekend so perfect in his toast to the bride and groom. A true testament to how close Amanda becomes to the families she works with, this blogger just had to share some quick snap shots...

We also spotted her the week before at The Westin Oceanfront Pavilion mid-set up for an incredibly elegant beach wedding for Stephen and Vicki. From the rustic door escort card display, custom designed shoe valet, stunning drapery and fabulous cake, this wedding weekend was nothing short of epic.

We'll wait for the exceptionally talented Landon Jacob Productions to share photos of all the exceptional details and smiling faces. 

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