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Groom's Cake Ideas, Revisited

groom cake fish yetiOur previous article about cakes for grooms was an extremely popular story, here, we revisit the subject with a few new great ideas for the guys.

So what is a groom's cake?  It’s a cake for your groom, of course.  Though it is usually served to all the guests at the rehearsal dinner, welcome party or reception, it’s presented to the groom first. With all the focus on the bride – the gown, the flowers, the hair and makeup, the decorations, the favors and all that “girlie” stuff, the groom’s cake is an opportunity for the bride to honor her fiancé and make him feel special. It’s something that’s just for him. It’s often done as a surprise, the groom is totally shocked to see what the cake looks like.

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Ten Wedding Trends for the Year Ahead

From colors, cake, ceremonies and beyond, we have rounded up the hottest trends and classic ideas with a twist for planning your wedding in 2014/2015. 


While the last few years have been beautiful in the industry, expect design and traditions to be shaken up. Even the most classic brides are ready for something different, a little bolder and maybe a little more exciting. 

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Your Day Your Canvas

yourdayPersonalize your wedding with custom paper details

Despite living in our digital age with iPads, iPhones and hashtags, we are seeing a resurgence and popularity in paper at weddings. As brides look for a wedding they can truly call their own, many are looking at custom paper details. From the very first impression (the save-the-date) to the invitation itself, there’s an extensive list of other paper details to consider. 

The first step in a paper suite is determining the invitation design, motif or monogram. This can be done by working with a local stationery shop or custom paper designer. Brides can choose a color palate, specific weight papers, motifs like a palm tree or sea shell or work with a designer to create a custom monogram (a popular choice in the Lowcountry!). These are the elements that can be repeated throughout the paper details.


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A Picture Perfect Wedding Day

perfectweddingdayOn warm November day in 2013, Elizabeth Mathison and RJ Maricich were married on the picturesque 18th hole at Harbour Town Golf Links course in Sea Pines. Adjacent to the iconic Hilton Head lighthouse, the couple stood under a beautiful custom-designed arch in front of over 250 friends and family members. 

It was a day that both thought was so perfect, they’d do it all over again.

Their reception was held in the Champions Ball Room at Sea Pines Resort. Lowcountry luxury wedding designer and planner, Amanda Spencer, of Spencer Special Events, worked closely with Maricich and Mathison and a long list of local vendors to create a rustic yet country-club glamorous wedding with a nautical twist. 

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