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Choosing your wedding style

Spencer Special Events - Wednesday, July 10, 2013

At Spencer Special Events we get to know our bride and grooms’ both separately and as a couple. Each person is unique, each couple is unique, each event should be unique, and so Amanda spends a lot of time getting to know a couple while planning their wedding. Getting to know the couple helps choose the style of a wedding and make it uniquely theirs!

We are having an absolute ball getting to know Christin and Rob and planning their upcoming wedding this fall. They couldn't be more sweet and so much fun to work with. Did we mention they are absolutely gorgeous?

Photos by Scott Hopkins Photography

Usually the first order of business is a conference call, typically lasting about an hour and a half, to get better acquainted and talk about the vision of the wedding weekend. Amanda requests that the couple does some minor homework (remember this is fun!) by sending her two to three images that really speak to the couple. Images should be representative of the day and style they wish to have at their wedding. She prefers to walk through this process over the phone versus emailing her a completed questionnaire to really get to know them and their tastes.

To get some inspiration, Amanda suggests brides visit Pinterest, Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, JuneBug Weddings, and Inside Weddings as starting off points. Perusing other weddings will give you a good idea of the style you want your wedding to be. But we also like to get a feel for how you decorate your home, cuisine you fancy, and sense of fashion to help guide us in your design.

There’s a style for everyone. Be it vintage, outdoor, rustic, beach, vineyard, ballroom, classic or modern, styles range tremendously and it’s important your wedding planner can execute your vision based on that style. So what’s your wedding style? 


Is it posh?

Photo by Allison Reisz

Is your style an elegant ballroom setting like this?

Photos by Mark Staff Photography

Or maybe you are island inspired like this:

Landon Jacob Photography

Amelia + Dan Photography

Or perhaps a more sweet, southern style like this:

Photo by Nate Henderson

Or are you more of a bright floral burst like this:

Photos by Scott Hopkins Photography

Or maybe you have rustic low country charm in mind:

Photos by Landon Jacob Photography

We've had the pleasure of planning all of these events with various styles! Aren't we lucky?

So start your planning with a little bit of homework--it's a tough gig, we know!  Visit some sites and get a sense for the styles that you gravitate towards. When you have a feel for what you like and what you don’t like, Amanda and her team will help you personalize that style and really make it yours. After all, everyone wants a wedding they can call their own, so choosing a style and finding some inspiration that speaks to you is just the beginning. Having a wedding planner who can make it yours and execute the details is what is going to make it YOUR day.

Be sure to follow Amanda & Spencer Special Events on Pinterest to get some great wedding style ideas. We’ll talk about choosing the right venue on our next post!

The first post

Spencer Special Events - Tuesday, June 25, 2013

There's a first for everything and we're excited to launch the Spencer Special Events blog with our first post. For the last six years, Spencer Special Events firmly established itself as the premier luxury wedding and event planner in the Low Country. We work with the areas best - the most skilled, talented, and experienced trade experts to create dream weddings for our brides. We get to know our brides, her groom, their families, and we help execute their vision. Often Amanda Spencer and her team help create that vision. We take the stress away. Our clients know that they can leave the details to us.

This blog will be a resource to anyone planning their wedding. As we update fans and followers with the fabulous events we've executed, we will share phenomenal photography, sound advice, expert tips, and above all, inspire brides across the country to plan a beautiful, meaningful, and stress-free weddings. We hope you'll subscribe to our newsletter and join us each week.

Here is just a glimpse of the gorgeousness we have been working with this spring...

We have so much to share and naturally because it's the first post, we want to share everything we've been doing for the last six years. But we can't and it's likely that you need to move on and do something else on this Monday! This summer and fall we have more firsts. Our first Bat Mitzvah, our first vow renewal, and an expanding team of professionals to the Spencer Special Events Team - we will share all the firsts here.

Not firsts are our commitment to providing excellent service to our clients, unique ideas and vision, and forming life long relationships with everyone we work with. Amanda and her team will continue doing just as they have been for the last six years. We just plan on being a bit more vocal about it now. Join us here, we look forward to connecting with you!