It is time now to take a journey back through the recent past, and give our fans a behind-the-scenes look into The 1st Charleston NotWedding.

Step 1: Inspiration

At the beginning of every NotWedding event process, we provide an inspiration board to all our participating vendors. The Charleston vendors were graced with this lovely piece of work. Pastel jades and lavenders inspired a sort of goddess in the garden feel that translated the sense of being suspended somewhere between winter and spring. The collaboration to create a cohesive event that is driven by one specific common vision is one of the things that makes The NotWedding such a unique and valuable experience for vendors.


Step 2: Enter LaBruce and Harrison: our flawless Charleston NotCouple

Remember their Save the Date shoot? They were so much fun and SO photogenic, right?? Throughout the entire process, they were cooperative and lighthearted. The laughing never stopped! LaBruce is probably the furthest possible thing from bridezilla. Thanks for being awesome, you two.NotWeddingSaveTheDate006

Step 3: Bonding

After the Save the Date shoot, we like to get our vendors together for some quality bonding time. After all, they’ve got to make all their talents and skill sets mesh into one cohesive color-schemed event! Not an easy task. They got their heads together over a nice meal at what we call the Rehearsal Dinner.


 Step 4: Tease the crowd

Next in the process, a handful of vendors collaborate for a pre-event styled shoot. This time it was a Bridal Luncheon, and HOLY COW. After seeing the way the style and colors came across, I was practically willing the days away until the main event. It’s so peaceful and lush.


Step 5: The main event!

Alright, enough backstory. Time for the main event. Now, you are about to scroll into some dangerously gorgeous territory. Our three photographers buzzed around the event snapping some of the most breathtaking photos I’ve seen. This is a small sampling of some of the vendors’ work. (See how well the color scheme came together?)

Before you venture on, here’s a reference list of all the incredible vendors involved in the event. If you like what you see, check them out!:
Photography: Angela Cox Photography, Izzy Hudgins Photography and Lime Green Photography | Coordination & Event Design (Tables 2,4,6,12,14): Ashley Nicole Events | Jewelry: Birdsong Designs | Logistics: Bowtied | Transportation: Charleston Black Cab Company | Entertainment: Charleston Groove Factory | Blog Partner: A Coastal Bride | Dessert: Cupcake | Makeup: Dannon K Collard | Travel Solution: Destination Wedding Experts | Event Rentals: Event DRS | Vintage Rentals & Event Design (Lounge Decor & Tables 1,5,10,13,15): Ever Thine Vintage Rentals | Wedding Dress: Fabulous Frocks of Charleston | Alcohol Sponsor: Ferrari | Groom & Groomsmen Accessories, Flower Girl Dress, Toss Bouquet: French Knot Studios | Venue & Catering: Historic Rice Mill Building and Good Food Catering | Drapery: JLV Creative | Paper Flags & Banners: Liddabits Design Shop | Videography: Low Country Wedding Films | Bridesmaid Attire: Maude Couture | Floral & Event Design (Tables 8 & 11): Mimi Nicole Events | Stationery: Miss Wyolene | Pew Rental: P.E.W.S. | Hair styling: Pastel | Floral & Event Design (Bouquets & Boutonnieres, Tables 3,7,9) : Statice Floral Couture | Media Partner: Weddings Unveiled Magazine | Blog Partner: A Low Country Wedding | Rehearsal Dinner and Venue: Upstairs at 39 Rue de Jean











2013-06-25_0002Lime Green Photography (Psst. She’s already posted more of her photos on her blog!)









2013-06-25_0020Izzy Hudgins Photography [Click here to see more on her blog] _______________________________________________________________________________________________









imageAngela Cox Photography[Click here to see more on her blog]

Along the way, we’ve been thrilled to be featured in the following publications! Thanks for the love:

Charleston City Paper | Weddings Unveiled | A Lowcountry Wed | Coastal Bride | Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book Blog

We have had the most amazing experience in Charleston, and seriously can’t wait to go back. If you are a wedding vendor in the Charleston, S.C. area and wish to be involved in this fabulous adventure, apply now to join the NotWedding family! If you are a bride (or not!) and you like what you see, buy a ticket now for one of our upcoming events and get in on the fun yourself. If you can’t make it, FEAR NOT– you can still be involved by helping us out as a Brand Ambassador! (They get free T-shirts. Duhhh, no-brainer).

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