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Real Wedding: Mary Kate and Joe

Spencer Special Events - Thursday, June 30, 2016

Check out this adorable and sweet wedding featuring Mary Kate and Joe Laird. It was quite adorable with her crew of ring bearers and flower girls and literally sweet with lots of yummy desserts! 

See what the Bride, Mary Kate had to say when she reflected on their wonderful day!

Looking back on our wedding day, I still can't believe how perfect it was! I have always hoped to get married in Hilton Head. When we got engaged there it was the obvious choice for the wedding. At first, I was a bit overwhelmed with everything that we needed to do for the wedding. Since we lived out of state, every task seemed that much more daunting. A family friend recommended Spencer Special Events to us. From the first time we talked to Amanda, I instantly felt at ease. She was able to understand everything we wanted for the wedding. She helped us pick out the perfect vendors that helped create our perfect day. Besides the extreme heat on our wedding day, I could not have asked for a more perfect day. Amanda and her team were able to make all of our wishes come true. When I first saw the venue, I was truly overwhelmed. 

My advice to brides to be is not to give up on what you want. If there are budget concerns, there is always a way to make it work. I know families can have big opinions too, but it truly comes down to what you and your fiance want for your day. Another piece of advice is to let go on your wedding day. For us, the temperature was in the 90s and the heat index well over 100. I could have spent the day stressing about how hot it was and what it meant for our guests. We both choose to let it go and focus on enjoying the day. 

My favorite moment from the wedding had to be when I first saw Joe. We decided to do a first look. It was just the two of us. I loved the intimacy of that moment. I will never forget the look on his face when he first turned around and saw me. 


Photo cred: Hopkins Studios

Summer like a local in the Lowcountry

Spencer Special Events - Friday, June 10, 2016

Hilton Head Island is home to fabulous beaches, golf courses, tennis courts, bike paths and extreme humidity in the summer months. Hilton Head has great summer activities for all ages like entertainment at the iconic Harbour Town Marina, festival and fireworks every Tuesday at Shelter Cove and of course relaxing on the beach. Below are a few summer activities with a local flare that you should try!

Adventurous Boat Tour

Lately when out on the boat, I spotted some funky looking boats that I have never seen before. Come to find out, they are called Craigcat boats and recently just came to the Island! Backwater Adventure operates scenic waterway tours on the boats and describes them as "Go carts on the water". If you are feeling adventurous, you found the perfect activity!

Daufuskie Island

For an authentic experience, head over to Freeport Marina on Daufuskie Island to see the local boat outing spot, especially on the weekends! You will meet all sorts of characters here and can enjoy a meal and a cocktail listening to live music. While you are on Daufuskie, we recommend renting a golf cart and riding around to see the mostly untouched Island. You will be amazed how much time you can spend doing this! Click the local ferry schedule so you don't have to feel excluded for not having a boat. 

Farmers Market

Drop by the local farmers market to enjoy fresh produce and other goods. Plus, summer and strolling through a farmers market goes hand in hand. Sea Pines Center Farmers Market is on Tuesdays from 10:00-2:00 Bluffton Farmers Market is on Thursdays from 2:00 - 7:00 with complimentary parking and trolley service from Bluffton Village.

Palmetto Bluff Concert Series

We have never needed an excuse to visit Palmetto Bluff, but this is a festive summer activity that shouldn't be missed! Catch some live bands, a couple even local, underneath the oaks on the Village Green. Picnics and coolers are welcome or you can purchase food and beverage. Click on the concert series link for the schedule. 

Beaufort Water Festival

Mark your calendars for July 15th-24th. A scenic drive on 170 will land you in the charming town of Beaufort. This fun community event has daily arts and crafts markets, numerous tournaments to participate in, yummy lowcountry food, and daily entertainment including a concert from country artist, Canaan Smith. Check out the different events here

Happy Summer Y'all!