Divine Details

A Sweet Kiawah Island Affair

Spencer Special Events - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

We adore the beautiful grounds of Kiawah Island but we love the details of this southern inspired wedding and the wonderful family we were so lucky to serve even more. 

From the romantic lighting complete with crystal chandelier to the hit of the cigar bar, or the Low Country inspired welcome bags we fell in love with Betsy and Dale and their sweet Kiawah Island wedding. For more details and pictures see the gallery below. 



From the Bride:

One of the best decisions we made was to hire Spencer Special Events. Amanda understood my exact vision and executed every idea that we had. The outdoor area at our wedding was my absolute favorite. The lighting, the linens, the chandelier, the flowers, the cigar bar... it was everything we dreamed of and more. SSE even had little surprises like hand painted watercolor menus! What a special touch! Arriving at The Ocean Course the day of the wedding I didn't know what to expect. Amanda had a timeline all worked out so I literally did not have to think. All I had to focus on was getting pretty and marrying Dale! Anything and everything we needed SSE had available. Dental floss? Amanda has it! Extra tooth brush? Yep! Amanda has it! The team was very good about checking in and keeping us on time. Any and all vendors organized arriving through Amanda so I was not bothered one iota! I never imagined my wedding day would be stress free, but it was. 

Executing a destination wedding could not have been done without SSE. Finding vendors would have been a nightmare, but everyone that SSE suggested was amazing! We are still getting compliments on Michel Jons Band!!

Thank you SSE for making our wedding our most favorite day ever!


For the Fellas

Spencer Special Events - Friday, September 11, 2015

It's no secret that the average bride spends months and months planning to create her perfect wedding day look, and then matching her groom's look to whatever style fits the mold. But what about the fellas who love a custom fitted tux, the perfect pocket square to tie the look together, and not to mention the great search to find the perfect groomsmen gift! Well fellas we are here to show you a few great resources to find the perfect suit, gather your gifts for your guys, and even snag some awesome swag for yourself!

Your first stop will be tapiture.com, which is a great way for grooms to tap items off the internet and save to boards for inspiration. You can tap anything from wedding day looks to videos and much much more. Once Tapiture gets a feel of your personal style they will begin to pull things from the world wide web that suit your personality and flare. You can save taps, shop, or even share inspiration with your wedding party.

Next you can visit Jackthreads.com where you can purchase your perfect wedding styles as well as shop through tons of gift options for the fellas who take part in your big day. Watches, ties, sunglasses, and wallets to name a few. 

If you are more interested in renting a tux or suit for your wedding but still want to look as dapper as ever, Blacktux.com is a great site for you. You simply pick from their several wedding day looks, follow the measurement directions and then send them to blacktux.com The suit and accessories will arrive a week before your big day all for under $200. Also a great option for wedding parties who can't be in the same place to pick out or order their looks. 

We hope the above sites help you find just what you are looking for. If not, the Spencer Special Events gals are here to help. Happy shopping fellas!

Fall Flowers

Spencer Special Events - Wednesday, August 05, 2015

We have got fall on our minds these days y'all as we are busy busy preparing for the fabulous fall affairs ahead! Here is a glimpse of what we are swooning over for the wedding days ahead...

Rich reds, deep burgundy, and warm whites have us loving fall florals. Incorporate the warmth and color of the season with our favorite fall flowers. Below are some of our top picks for fall flowers and their amazing floral moments. 


An Ode to the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses

Spencer Special Events - Friday, July 17, 2015

A wonderful wedding day wouldn't be the same without the love and support of your family and friends. This typically includes your Bridesmaid dream team. Knowing that you want your maids to feel beautiful, comfortable, and happy on your big day can put the pressure on finding the perfect dresses. 

The good news is the options are endless and we are here to help you find the perfect dresses for your gals. Traditionally bridesmaids are all in matching tone and dresses but lately we are seeing a mix up with different styles for each or pattern mixing, which we love. So whether you picture a sweet whimsical look or a more fun and flirty number, we are here to guide you through the options. 

Sweet floral halos, flowing floor length dresses, loose curls are all the details that make us swoon for the whimsical Bridesmaid. Paper Crown is your one stop shop for these lovely boho dresses. 


Structured fit, chignon buns, and beautiful diamond jewelry. The classic style is timeless and beautiful with tone matching and the perfect cut dresses. J.crew is the leader in traditional classic dresses. 

Not only are we seeing a trend in different dresses of the same tone, floral patterns are making a debut that we love! These dresses can add the perfect pop of color or print to bring a little flare to your wedding style. 

We are seeing the trending Bridesmaids colors of Mint, Blush, Grey, or Champagne hitting the stores and pins this season.


Between the fun floral prints we hope this helps you pick the perfect dresses for your big day! See you down the aisle girls!

Linen Love

Spencer Special Events - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Our client's favorite meeting with us by far always seems to be design day! We would be lying if we said it wasn't ours also! The details are really a favorite from the perfect flower combos to the most lovely color schemes. But it is the endless linen options that truly make our hearts skip a beat. 

From a fun cocktail hour pattern to a sweet lace overlay or a touch of glam for some reception sparkle; linen options are key to tying together a beautifully personalized wedding. During the design meeting we pull together an assortment of lovely linen to share the beautiful detail custom linen you can add to your big day. 

















We hope you enjoyed a little linen love for your celebration!


Summer Cocktail Mix Up

Spencer Special Events - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

With the warm summer months upon us, it's no doubt we all have delicious, refreshing cocktails on the brain. With so many flavors and combo of spirits to choose from it can be very hard to pick your concoction for your big day. So here is a round up of trending summer cocktails and some favorite choices here at SSE. 

Cheers!

It's no shock that mint juleps are a hit down here in the south, but we love this twist on the Southern Classic. 

The Whiskey Smash

2oz Whiskey

1oz Simple syrup

1/2oz Lemon juice

A handful of mint


Moscow Mules are a favorite on the cocktail list these days, but when it comes to Ginger beer we are enjoying it a little more on the tropical side. 

Dark and Stormy

2oz Dark rum

3oz Ginger beer

1/2 oz Lime juice

Ice and a lime slice for garnish


It would not be a cocktail mix up if we didn't include a Champagne cocktail. What better way to mix it up then with Saint Germain and Grapefruit. 

Grapefruit-Elderflower Sparkler

1 1/2 oz Grapefruit juice

1oz St-Germain elderflower liquer

Fill with Champagne or sparkling wine

Garnish with a grapefruit twist


Summer and pineapple juice go hand and hand. Below is a new favorite vodka drink. It doesn't hurt that the pretty blush color almost makes it too pretty to drink. 

Frenchy Cocktail

1 1/2 oz Pear Vodka

3 oz Pineapple Juice

1 oz Cranberry Juice

Before you leave the details to us...

Spencer Special Events - Saturday, June 06, 2015

Here at Spencer Special Events we LOVE to make your experience as easy and effortless as possible by taking some of those overwhelming tasks and details off your plate. I'm sure that leaves you wondering what you and your Groom-to-be need to get done and where do we start!

Before you can leave the details to us, here is a quick list to help you prepare for what to expect in the next exciting year ahead. For a full detailed timeline of your wedding year, please feel free to contact us for a welcome to the Spencer Special Events family wedding guide!


Here are a few key tips to creating the perfect guest database. 

Most online wedding websites have free templates for guest lists for those of us that are not excel experts. Most importantly, you want to make sure all guests are in alphabetical order and their names are spelled correctly. You can use an excel spreadsheet to keep everything organized. Just make sure to include tabs for the following:

Guest household info:

- Address

- RSVPs

- Table assignments

- Menu Selections

- How many attending from the household

- Accommodations

Once the tabs are created you can have all this important info in one spot. That way when vendors are in need of guest lists and table arrangements, or even addresses for the invites, you can easily access and copy into a new list. 



Here are a few lists that will be asked for before the big day:

- Alphabetical Guest List

- Seating arrangements, typically in list format with the table as the header and guests listed below. Or a floor plan with guests listed at each table. 

- Alphabetical Guest List with table numbers listed as well as what each guest is having for dinner if the choice entree is the route you have decided to go!

- Don't forget to let us know where your guests plan to stay while visiting for your destination wedding! This will help us double check the room blocks and with delivering of welcome gifts!

All items above help SSE to stay organized while executing the wedding day of your dreams. Once those pesky lists are finished, you can sit back, relax, and leave the details to us!

We can't wait to get organizing with you soon!






Spring Into Color!

Spencer Special Events - Thursday, April 23, 2015

Well folks Spring has official sprung and we could not be happier! The air is warm, the strawberries are sweet, and the flowers are vibrant. Spring is such an inspiring time of year for all types of design and boy do we have a pretty May ahead. 

We love to find inspiration in every aspect of our days including the seasons. Spring is a color palette dream and we are feeling vibrant. Here are some of our favorite color trends of 2015. 





Those are just a few pantones that are top trending for the year, and a selection of color palettes that inspire us. So whether you find color in your daily routine, outside in nature, or on this blog - go be inspired! Happy Spring Y'all. 

Your Perfect Wedding Website

Spencer Special Events - Wednesday, April 01, 2015

You're engaged! Welcome to one of the most exciting times for you and your family. After all the excitement, the well wishes, and many glasses of champagne the reality sets in that the planning must begin! Though sometimes this can seem like a very overwhelming task don't you fret we are here to help! One of the first steps on your list of to-do's should be a wedding website. This is a wonderful way to spread the wonderful news to your family and friends without having to pick up the phone or start the email chain. 

Here's a guide on what to include in your wedding website as well as some of our favorite sties. 

When designing your site don't feel like you can't get started because you have yet to pick the theme or colors of your wedding. Your website is a fun way to break away from the mold and do something a little different. In no way does it need to reflect the same theme as the wedding itself. 

Today you no longer need to be marrying a graphic designer to create a trendy site filled with all the essentials. 

The story of your love: Share the story of how you met as well as the engagement! We sure are a sucker for these great love stories!


A Bridal party Who's Who: Give a little detail on your BFFs or family involved in the big day. 


All the Details: Tell folks when and where you'll wed. Where to stay and the events planned around the big day!


Registry Guidance: The shops and sites you have registered for gifts. 


Guest Book: So friends and family can leave you well wishes.


Below are a few of our favorite easy to use sites, whether you want to pay a monthly fee for this year's hottest website layouts or go the simple route with a free subscription and layout. The below sites have it all (as you can see from the images above) and are very user friendly. Happy Engagement!

It's All In The Details

Spencer Special Events - Sunday, March 08, 2015

I'm sure it comes as no surprise that we here at SSE die for the perfect wedding details. It's an arrangement of flowers that are so pretty it could make you squeal. Or a signature cocktail so sweet you feel the love. Maybe even wedding signage so lovely that it ties every last aspect of the theme together. Whatever the personal touches may be, we love them all. It's a fantastic way to show wedding guests your style and personality. And let's face it "It's all in the details". 

So here is a round up of some truly amazing detail moments to hopefully spark some inspiration for you fellow detail lovers. 

We can't wait to see what the future holds for us and our love affair with the details this season!