Today, I wanted to feature one of my favorite weddings that I have had the pleasure of designing and coordinating! The overcast skies for Sarah and Pablo’s October wedding made for some gorgeous pictures and matched perfectly with our modern yet classic wedding style. Although I featured this day nine months ago on the blog with the pictures I took on my little iPhone camera, I wanted you all to have the chance to oogle over Clay Austin‘s stunning wedding shots. You can also check out this dream day up on Style Me Pretty as well!

Wedding planned and designed by The Petal Report at Lowndes Grove in Charleston, South Carolina.

One of the first vendors I was introduced to when I started working for Sage Innovations last fall were the wonderful and extremely talented ladies of Branch Design Studio. Newlywed, Eliza Apple, one of their lead floral designers, has such an outgoing and welcoming personality that I was instantly drawn to her. I am always blown away by the swoon worthy arrangements she creates and her ability to absorb a client’s vision and make it into a reality. It is vendors like her that make my job easier and much more fun! I truly value the friendship I have created with Eliza and the whole Branch team and am thrilled to have her featured on The Petal Report today.

Get ready to see some pretty flowers, y’all! They are best part of a wedding, after all.


  • My name is Eliza Apple and I am the Lead Designer at Branch Design Studio.
The Petal Report Charleston Wedding Planning

How beautiful were Eliza and her hubby on their wedding day?!? (Photography by Dana Cubbage Weddings)

Ever wonder what it’s like to work in one of the country’s top wedding venues? Working with clients from all over the country who come in just to get married at one of your venues? Well Rachel Urquhart, event manager for Patrick Properties, does just that on a weekly basis! I have had the pleasure of working with Rachel on numerous events in one of Patrick Properties’ most popular venues, Lowndes Grove, for parties from 75 guests to 320. Needless to say, Rachel has seen and done it all! Today’s Wedding Wednesday Spotlight is directed on this extremely organized, detail oriented, and amazing event manager. I am so excited for you all to learn more about her and what she does here in Charleston!


  • I am an event manager at Patrick Properties Hospitality Group. We manage four historically preserved venues across Charleston with the fifth being Fish restaurant. I assist in the menu planning process and oversee all things food and beverage during special events and weddings. 


I had the pleasure of meeting this next, fabulous Charleston vendor almost two years ago when my wonderful roommate, Lucy, was working as the team assistant for this amazing brand. I was in instant awe of this #girlboss for taking on the challenge of opening her own bridesmaid line in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina. Katherine McDonald, the fabulous designer behind Kate McDonald Bridal and LulaKate, is today’s Wedding Wednesday Spotlight and I am so excited for you all to learn more about her background and experience. Please find some gorgeous pictures of both her lines below as well as some helpful advice she has learned through the years!