Searching for the perfect wedding dress or just adore looking at pretty wedding gowns like me?! Then Kate McDonald’s new collection is the one for you. The girls over at Kate McDonald Bridal and LulaKate sent over their newest editorial pictures to me last week and I have not stopped staring at them since. Join me in the ogling over delicate details, flowy skirts and gorgeous portraits by this fabulous, world renowned photographer, Corbin Gurkin!


Today, I am thrilled to introduce you to one of Charleston’s most recent wedding vendor additions! Emily Kotarski moved down here from NYC to follow her dreams of creating semi-custom wedding gowns and let me tell you, they are incredible. With her adorable little shop right on King Street, you will definitely want to pop by to meet with her and to catch a glimpse of her beautiful creations. I know you did not come here to read what I had to say, so, with great pleasure, I introduce you to Emily!


Today, I wanted to say thank you for reading my little blog, The Petal Report. I am so glad that you are here! Because without you, none of this would be possible. For today’s post, I wanted to share some of the designs from my table settings I created for Hand Made Events when I worked on their PopUp Dinners. Incorporating a sign at every place setting saying “glad you’re here” made all of our guests feel welcomed and invited. (Want to learn about my experiences while in California and the many events I helped create?! Check out that post here!)

As always, y’all, thank you for reading The Petal Report! Enjoy these fun and creative shots from Sorella Muse Photography.

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Today, for my first vendor feature on The Petal Report’s Wedding Wednesday Spotlight, I am SO excited to share one of my best friends and fellow wedding colleagues, Courtney Huggins. Let me preface this with how we first met. Courtney and I met through a mutual friend who introduced us through our wedding internship for the wonderful company of By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design in Columbia, South Carolina. We became close through our love for the Gamecocks and weddings, have explored the amazing country of Italy together, and now just live a few miles apart in our favorite city.  She is easily one of my favorite people on this planet for many reasons and I am thrilled you get to learn more about her. She has one of the brightest personalities and makes me laugh harder than just about anyone I know. (No, seriously, I have been found with many a tears in my eyes after leaving her presence.) So, y’all, without further ado, I would like to introduce you to the one, and certainly only, Courtney Huggins! Enjoy.