Charleston Wedding Week

Who else is excited for Charleston Wedding Week and all of the events that are included? I know I am looking forward to attending some of the fabulous parties and to meeting new wedding vendors and celebs. Today, I wanted to touch on the meetings I will be going to and the shows I will be indulging in.

My “wedding week” starts on Wednesday at The Dewberry attending the “Insiders’ Guide to Branding & Marketing” with Jess Levin from Carats & Cake speaking as well as some other fellow wedding members. This is an area I am always looking to learn and grow in. I can’t wait to get advice from some of the big brands (who I have been following myself for years) and to see how they created a cohesive style for their establishments.

Friday will be a big day for me. My morning will start with attending a book signing by Beth Chapman at Kate McDonald Bridal‘s studio, coordinated and designed by yours truly. Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore, the author of The White Dress: Destinations, will be in Charleston meeting and greeting with all of us and talking more about her amazing, wedding book in stores now. Thankful to a whole team of amazing vendors who will be donating their time, products and efforts for this event, I know it is going to be a stunner. Next up, I will be making my way to “How to Get Famous: Publishing Tips from Pros” at The Cedar Room to learn more about how to get my work featured. With a long list of gorgeous weddings in the making for this year, I am interested to learn how to get my designs seen by many in some fabulous publications.

I will be wrapping up the day, and week, with seeing some of my favorite local designers (including one of my dear friend’s, Emily Kotarski Bridal) walk the runaway at the “Bridal Designers Show” set to be at Lowndes Grove Plantation. Not only am I excited to see the new collections and all of the stunning designs, but I am thrilled that my mother will be sitting right along side me. Needless to say, it is going to be a jam packed week full of insights and networking, sprinkled in with some meetings as well.

Stay tuned for after the events as I will be posting a recap on what I learned at Charleston Wedding Week. If you were not able to attend, I will give you a behind the scenes scoop of all the pretty and fun that happened during the best week of the year! You can also follow along on my Insta-story as I will post from my various locations.

For those of you who haven’t gotten your tickets yet but are still hoping to attend, some parties are still open but be sure to snatch up your tickets here before they’re all gone. This will not be a week you want to miss!

Emily Kotarksi Bridal 2017 Collection

Photo by Clay Austin