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Oh Sweet Day!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Bouquets by Tiger Lily Florist. Images by Juliet Elizabeth

February 14, 2013

Oh Sweet Day!
Free flowers, a new magazine, and so much more

written by Melissa Bigner

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! To celebrate, we’ve got a whole heap of lovely things to share with you. Grab that box of chocolates and hunker down for a quick read loaded with goodies to keep the romance going all year ’round.

Tiger Lily Floral Giveaway
In honor of Valentine’s and marital joy aplenty, Tiger Lily Florist has partnered with us to give away $1,500 in gorgeous wedding party flowers. Open to couples saying “I do!” in the greater Charleston area, the prize includes a bridal portrait bouquet; a bridal bouquet; bouquets and/or flowers for bridal attendants and flower girls; corsages and/or posies for the mother of the bride and mother of the groom; plus boutonnieres for the groom, groomsmen, and fathers of the couple. We’ve worked with Tiger Lily for ages, and they’ve created some of the most gorgeous bouquets our model brides have ever carried—just take a look at the ones above. The giveaway runs February 14 through April 1, so don’t be foolish, and enter today!

Charleston Weddings Hits Newsstands!
Spring has officially arrived. Yes, it’s early, but how do we know? The Spring 2013 issue of Charleston Weddings is appearing on newsstands this week, of course. Pick up a copy and check out the fashion feature, which was shot at The Cottages on Charleston Harbor and showcases scores of shorties. The piece—14 pages of waterfront fun—marks the first time a wedding photographer has snapped the piece, and the first time we’ve had a woman shoot our fashion. It’s about time, and many, many thanks to the talented (and fun) Juliet Elizabeth Jones for her gorgeous, airy images.

Did You Say “Yes!”?
Engagement season reaches its pinnacle tonight, after kicking off last Thanksgiving, zipping through Hanukkah and Christmas and moving on to New Year’s. If your sweetheart offered up a sparkly ring, tell the world with a free engagement announcement on Open to couples living anywhere from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head and everywhere in between, and to brides and grooms who grew up in the Lowcountry, engagement announcements let everyone know just how special your proposal was. C’mon, share the love; we’re dying to read all about it.

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens $50K Wedding Winners

Awwww! Speaking of sharing the love, get your fix of gorgeous red flowers and dreamy crimson décor with a peek at the Magnolia Plantation & Gardens wedding of Katie Durham and Bobby Hill, the winners of last summer’s extravagant wedding giveaway. Click here to see stunning shots from Richard Bell Photography on our blog, The Wedding Row. Designed by Cindy Zingerella of Engaging Events, the ceremony and celebration took place this past weekend, and couldn’t have been anymore perfect. Congrats to the happy couple (who won the lion’s share of some 7,200 votes thanks to their winning video entry), and bravo to Charleston’s finest for making such a memorable day. The giveaway netted 15,000-plus likes on Facebook—amazing!