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Vendor Spotlight: Savannah Special Events by Ranco

Spencer Special Events - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

One of our favorite steps in the planning process is event design. We love all of the fine details it takes to create a dream wedding. This would not be possible with out the help from our vendor friends, Savannah Special Events by Ranco. These folks are outsanding! Whether its putting up a custom tent in our client's backyard through trees, delivering hundreds of chairs and rental furniture, or supplying beautiful china and flatware they do it all. And if they do not have something, they will get it for you!

We also know how many of y'all love outdoor soirees and they ease our mind in the event of bad weather. For that we are forever grateful!

One of our clients just had a fabulous lowcountry backyard wedding in Spanish Wells. They wanted a tent that would enclose the yard while incorporating the trees within the tent and still have the water view. We knew this was a job for Ranco. See what kind of words our clients, the Thomas family had to say:

"Ranco did a 10.5 on a scale of 10. The 10 is based on their perfect execution, the .5 is based on them going above and beyond. Three days before the wedding they erected the tent and the project came alive. Every step of the way Ranco and its dedicated employees made sure the tent was exactly as we wanted and perfectly designed and executed. The day before the wedding they installed two additional standard tents to cover bartender locations. As the forecast for rain on the wedding day was 100% Ranco installed a tent on the property next door for the wedding ceremony THE DAY OF THE WEDDING which was sufficient for two hundred plus guests. While it rained six inches on the day of the wedding not a drop of water made it through the custom tent. The crew totally respected our property and made great efforts not to damage the lawn or plant material. All of us HIGHLY recommend Ranco for their imagination, design, and execution of this tent and related supplies and the way in which they handled the customer relations and concerns. Cheers for a job well done by the entire staff from inception, through design and implementation."

Ranco is always willing to work with us on different ideas and the entire staff is impeccable. We truly can't give them enough praise for all they do. Rain or shine you will be happy to have Savannah Special Events by Ranco on your team!

Real Wedding: Lesley and David

Spencer Special Events - Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Move over neutrals this darling wedding was vibrant with pinks, blues, details and LOVE! We were so excited to work with the delightful bride Lesley, since we had the pleasure of working with the Grabias family before planning her adorable sister Alli's wedding!

Lesley and David had their first date in St. Thomas, so it was only fitting that they added a tropical flair to their Palmetto Bluff wedding. This wedding was one for the books. Especially the Knot Carolina!

Kind words from Lesley about working with Amanda:

"Our wedding weekend could not have happened without the amazing ideas and efforts of Spencer Special Events. As an event planner myself, I know the importance of surrounding yourself with reliable vendors and Amanda Spencer is simply the best! Amanda planned my sister's Palmetto Bluff wedding a few years ago and has since become part of our family. So, it was the easiest decision we made to hire her again! She worked with David and I to define our vision and create the perfect weekend for our guests. The planning process was so enjoyable with her at the helm. She recommended fabulous vendors and made planning the wedding from out of town very simple. From constructing the most marvelous welcome boxes for our guests to helping organize a surprise steel drum band for the cocktail hour, every detail was perfect. It was such a treat to know that the event was in wonderful hands and I didn't have to worry about anything! We were truly able to just enjoy the weekend and relax knowing Amanda was there!

Lesley's favorite part from the wedding:

"My favorite part of the wedding day was our boat ride from the ceremony to the reception venue. The ride was about 20 minutes long and David and I enjoyed every minute of it! The trip allowed us some time to reflect on the day's true meaning. We were able to take a moment to just enjoy each other's company in our favorite, low-country setting. Additionally, it was a VERY hot summer evening, so the trip provided a lovely (much needed!) breeze. As we pulled up to the dock, it was so much fun to get back into party mode with all our friends and family there to welcome us! We immediately headed to the dance floor to kick off the celebration!

Lesley's tip for the big day:

"Have fun! It is easy to get bogged down by minute details and family politics but this should be a happy process. Just keep focusing on the bigger picture - the reason for the celebration - and enjoy the planning of course!

Photo Cred - Ashley Seawell Photography