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{Merry Christmas!}

25 Dec

Merry Christmas from Meagan Warren Weddings! Thank you for a fabulous 2012 and looking forward to a beautiful 2013.

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Cheers & Happy Holidays,

Meagan

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{Wedding Highlight – Lindsay Moore & Brian}

23 Dec

Lindsay Moore and Brian celebrated their one-year anniversary last month– congrats you two! Their gorgeous fall wedding was held on November 12, 2011 at St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lexington, SC with a reception that followed at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Columbia, SC.

The florals for this wedding were absolutely STUNNING! Scott Jones with American Floral did an amazing job creating high and low centerpieces for this sit-down dinner as well as constructing a dramatic, hydrangea-filled arch as you entered the ballroom. Simply gorgeous!

My favorite parts of this wedding were the gorgeous colors, linens and attention to detail. We added an orchid to each place setting that was also accented with custom menu cards, lush lamour napkins and silky Shantung linens.

We were also honored to have this wedding featured in the Carolina Bride Winter/Spring 2012 issue. What a gorgeous, gorgeous bride! Much love to Lindsay Moore & Brian on their first year of marriage.

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Vendor Love:

{Band}: The Necessary Band 

{Cake}: Parkland Cakes

{Florist}: American Floral

{Linens, Furniture, Napkins & Chairs}: Palmetto Party Rental

{Makeup Artist}: Sabrina Trotti

{Photographer}: Kathy Moore | Moore Photographing

{Stationary & Calligraphy}: Jot Papers

{Venue}: Embassy Suites

{Votives, Chargers & Place Cards}: Meagan Warren Weddings

Happy Planning,

Meagan

Wedding Guest Attire

11 Aug

The type of attire to wear to a wedding depends largely on the time of day it takes place.  Generally, a short dress in almost any color {except white} is deemed appropriate save a formal event occurring in the evening.  Unless otherwise stated on your invitation, the following will give you an idea of appropriate attire to wear depending on the time of day and formality of the event.

{For Women}  If the wedding takes place during the day and is either informal or semi-formal, a nice sundress dress will do.  During the evening hours [after 6pm] for both types, a cocktail dress is more appropriate. If it’s a formal daytime wedding, wear a short dress, but be sure it lacks an excess of sequins as this can make you appear overdressed.  A formal evening wedding requires a long formal or short cocktail dress with a touch of glam {think elegant and classy… such as a black tie affair!}

{For Men}  If the wedding is informal and takes place during the day, a dress shirt and dress pants should be worn [with possibly a bow tie or tie if you’re feeling up to it.]  For an informal evening or semi-formal day wedding, a nice suit is appropriate.  A semi-formal evening and formal day requires a dark suit and tie whereas a formal evening can mean a tuxedo if the invitation specifies a black tie event.  If the woman is wearing a short formal dress, then a dark suit will do for a formal evening.

The most formal attire for a wedding is white tie, which is usually specified on the wedding invitation.  For this event, women should wear floor-length evening/ball gowns while men dress in tailcoats, white shirt, white vest and tie, white gloves, and black opera shoes.

If you are still unsure of the type of attire appropriate for the wedding, try contacting other guests, those in the bridal party or even the bride and groom to make sure you’re chosen attire is on track!

We’ve won the Bride’s Choice Awards for 2012!

23 Jan

{Columbia,SC} – January 23, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Meagan Warren Weddings has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Wedding Planning!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, Meagan Warren Weddings was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

Meagan Warren Weddings is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Meagan Warren Weddings for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that Meagan Warren Weddings is one of the very best Wedding Planners within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/meagan-warren-weddings-columbia/3505eeded356b7a9.html.

To learn more about the Bride’s Choice Awards™, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire™, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Brides.com and Weddingbee.com.
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WNOK Bridal Expo… bridal heaven!

5 Jan

Happy 2012! With the new year ahead of us… it is time to hit the ground running to start planning your 2012 wedding. One of the best starting points a bride can do is visit a bridal show. We are very much looking forward to seeing all the newly engaged attendees at this Sunday’s WNOK Bridal Expo at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. We are expecting a huge crowd… so make sure to come out early and enjoy the festivities. Some of our favorite friends and vendors will also be in attendance, such as Planning Our Day, Corey Potter PhotographyKickstand Studios, American Floral, Southern Valet, Cinema Couture, Partytime DJs, Something Special Florist & Gifts and Hart Photography… just to name a few.

 WNOK Bridal Expo

  Sunday, January 8, 2012
   1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

   Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
   1101 Lincoln Street in the Vista
   Columbia, South Carolina

   Admission: $7 per person
   For more info, call (803) 865-9497.

Meagan Warren Weddings will have a booth and a fabulous door prize for those that stop by to say hello! This year’s color palette for our booth is emerald green… we’ll make sure to share some photos after the show. Here are a few shots from our booth at last year’s show at the State Fairgrounds, hosted by the St. Andrew’s Woman’s Club. They are hosting a bridal show next month – Sunday, February 26, 2012 – so save the date. Here’s some more info.  

    

Look forward to seeing your pretty faces and those sparkly rings on Sunday!

Happy Planning,

{Meagan}

Merry, Merry {or Marry, Marry…}

21 Dec

There are so many wonderful things to be thankful for this year. 2011 has been a fabulous year, and it has flown by in a flash. One of our 2012 resolutions is to start blogging… regularly… at Meagan Warren Weddings. Hold on to your veils…

So, we’d like to start with a wedding we planned in Manning, South Carolina on October 2, 2010. We are ecstatic to say that this lovely couple now has a little one of their own… born just a few days ago to be exact. Congratulations to Meigs & Troy and their sweet, baby boy… John Rollins. We LOVE it when brides and grooms get married, and we get to see them start a family. It’s the little things in life that make it special, right?

This is the beautiful bride and me just as she arrived to the church on her wedding day… and a few of our favorite shots from the wedding day, all courtesy of Kathy Moore Powell of Moore Photographing.

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ImageMany thanks to all of the talented vendors who helped make this wedding one of our favorites… you can also see more shots on our Facebook album here. Kudos to:

{Band} The Fabulous Kays

{Cake} Liz Patrick | Walker Street Cakes

{Caterer} Catering for All Occasions

{Dress} White

{Florals} Vicki Walker | Carolina Blossoms

{Invitations} Jot Papers

{Photography} Kathy Moore Powell | Moore Photographing

{Rentals} Palmetto Party Rental

Thank you, Meigs and Troy, for letting us be a part of your beautiful wedding day. Much love to you and your family. And… Merry, Merry {Marry, Marry} Christmas to all!

Meagan Warren Weddings is now WeddingWire Rated for 2011

7 Jul

Columbia, SC – 7/7/11 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is pleased to announce that Meagan Warren Weddings is WeddingWire Rated 2011 for Wedding & Event Planning Services. WeddingWire Rated is an annual award program that distinguishes wedding vendors across the country for their excellence. Based on hundreds of thousands of recent wedding reviews, WeddingWire Rated is the most recognized and trusted brand among engaged couples looking to find the best local businesses for their wedding.

Meagan Warren Weddings has six reviews on WeddingWire. Reviews by our newlywed clients include detailed ratings and insightful descriptions about their experiences working with our business and staff. Our reviews provide transparency for potential clients, assisting them in making the most informed decisions for their big day.

“We are delighted to unveil the 5th annual WeddingWire Rated program,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire, Inc. “Meagan Warren Weddings has made a commitment to capturing their clients experiences on the nation’s leading wedding review site.”

As the largest site for wedding reviews, WeddingWire empowers engaged couples with the most comprehensive and trusted review system available. The WeddingWire Rated program provides Meagan Warren Weddings with a simple platform to capture customer feedback from their wedding planning experience. Newly engaged couples can easily access all of the reviews for Meagan Warren Weddings on WeddingWire.com. We would like to thank our newlyweds for our WeddingWire Rated 2011 recognition.

For more information, please visit Meagan Warren Weddings on WeddingWire at Meagan Warren Weddings .

For more information on WeddingWire Rated 2011, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, the nation’s leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives local businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. Businesses that join the WeddingWire Network appear on WeddingWire.com and other leading sites, including ProjectWedding.com, MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Weddingbee.com, and Celebrations.com (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).

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