Working at the iconic location of Boone Hall Plantation was a thrill for me! Yes, it is originally famous for being one of the oldest plantations in the south, but I love it for the Notebook and Forrest Gump. Remember the scene of "run, Forrest, run!"...

From a converted pickup truck made into a wood burning pizza oven to an artist painting the scene set in front of him, this rehearsal had it all! Having a rehearsal dinner for your closest friends and family can start the weekend of events off right. And for this family, they did just that! At their rehearsal dinner, held at their home on the marsh in low country South Carolina, they brought in a blue grass band, custom "welcome" favors for their guests, a Citadel inspired cake, and rustic inspired rentals. With...

Styling a shoot for a "sweetheart table" was a fun task to be given! We (my lovely mother and I) created this shoot for PopUp Weddings. We decided to go with a vibrant tablescape filled with bright pinks, oranges, and greens. Moving towards warmer weather, and summer weddings, this color scheme (and those adorable signs) are great for any event. Event Design & Coordination- PopUp Weddings Photography- Braun Photography Florals- Two Little Buds Signs- The Petal Report Desserts- ele Cake Co. Rentals- Prime Time Party Rentals...

Hello world and welcome to The Petal Report!!! My name is Cayleigh Hopkins and I am a wedding planner at Ooh! Events in Charleston, South Carolina! I have decided to start this blog to write about my tips and tricks for planning your wedding (from behind the scenes) as well as to post inspired real weddings and shoots, paints and crafts. I am so excited to have you all join me on this journey of wedding planning, flower petals, champagne popping and painting brushes....