Funny enough, the great city of Nashville was my second choice to Charleston to move to after my adventures in California. I loved the culture, vibe, and (hello!) shopping. I went to Nashville for a girls trip over the Memorial Day Weekend and found my new favorite shop, Draper James. If you love all things southern, girly, and fun like me, then I know your next destination. Not only was the exterior of this shop adorable painted with bright blue and white stripes but the interior was just perfect as well. I was lucky enough to have one of my friends, aspiring event photographer and videographer, Rachel Heacox of Rachel Heacox Films, with me to capture some of the goodness that is Draper James. If you have not already, you MUST head over to my Instagram (@thepetalreport) to see the adorable video Rachel made for me of my trip to this shop.

Until then, I would like to leave this post with a little Reese Witherspoon inspiration:
A.S.A.P.- As Southern As Possible

Happy Planning!


When I was first introduced to The Silver Starfish, I was in awe of it’s quaint and inviting atmosphere. This little King Street shop, created and owned by the lovely Kristen Guaglianone, is hidden down in an alley in a classic Charleston building. With their walls filled with pretty paper and creative gifts, this shop is a wedding planner’s dream. I feel so fortunate that I get to work in this gorgeous space every week and get to learn from such an amazing lady. But now, I will let Kristen share with you a bit about her experience and growing little company. Please welcome, Kristen of The Silver Starfish!

When I follow up with past brides and grooms and ask what they wish they would have done differently for their wedding day, 9 times out of 10, they say they wish they would have hired a videographer. The day happens so quickly, all of the planning and time spent in the creation of your wedding, flies by and having a video of what really happened is forever. Drew Pond of Dock House Digital does just that. He captures the emotions and energy of weddings and puts them into a ten minute video for you to enjoy for years to come. Find out how and why he got started in this industry in today’s Wedding Wednesday Spotlight!


The three words I would definitely use to describe this wedding as are “pretty in pink”. From the florals, to the linens, to the shade of the sunset setting on this dream day, this wedding was filled with lots of pink, little accents. Today, I am excited to share the professional shots from Lindsey Miller Photography of this wedding to remember.

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