If you have been following me on Instagram (@thepetalreport if not), then you know by now my new favorite hobby has become calligraphy! A couple of months ago I took a Skype session with the fabulous Simply Jessica Marie to learn watercolor calligraphy. I loved the subject (and teacher) so much, that I decided to take another workshop when she came into Charleston for a conference. Y'all, when I say she is amazing, I mean she is AH-MAZING. Not only is she incredibly talented with watercolor calligraphy and illustrations but also...

As I am sure some of you have already seen, I was lucky enough to be featured on Southern Living's blog, The Daily South, to talk about entertaining in your 20s. (Check out my tips here if you missed it!) I wanted the opportunity to share more pictures of this fun shoot with you all here on The Petal Report. I hope you enjoy my theme of "wine tasting bash" and get some creative ideas off of my post on The Daily South! Happy Planning! [gallery ids="1625,1628" type="rectangular"] [gallery ids="1629,1647,1650" type="rectangular"] [gallery ids="1635,1646,1642" type="rectangular"] Styled Shoot for: Southern Living-...

I could tell from the beginning that Christina and Zach were something special. Their kind and welcoming demeanor made it easy to work with them and their strong love made it worth the hard work. The amount of "thank you's" and "I couldn't do this without you"'s I got from Christina were abundant and I have never felt more appreciated than with this sweet bride. Not only was their wedding filled with golden touches, but I know that their marriage will be too! Congratulations you two. It was a pleasure to be your planner! Happy Planning!      ...

As a wedding planner, I mostly chat with the bride on her vision for the big day- which sofa does she prefer, what shade of purple does she want for her bridal bouquet, what linen strikes her fancy. Most grooms want to know when the tastings are and at what time they should arrive to walk down the aisle. But with this wedding, having the couple based in the Bahamas, (yes, I did say they were leaving paradise to come get married in Charleston) I found that my groom was just...