Gather at The William Aiken House for cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres while mingling with Martha Stewart Weddings’ editor-at-large Darcy Miller, celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss, and their Charleston- based cohort, host Tara Guérard of Tara Guérard Soirée. Afterward, join them for dinner at The Dewberry. Lowcountry Valet & Shuttle Co. will transport attendees from venue to venue.
What’s better than a luxe evening out at two of Charleston’s poshest properties? When that night’s hosted by Tara Guérard, and she’s invited Darcy Miller, Mindy Weiss…and you.
For the uninitiated, Tara helped put Charleston on the wedding map for over-the-top gorgeous events when she opened Tara Guérard Soirée in 1997. Since then, the South Carolina native has published two entertaining books, collaborated on furniture lines and more, founded the tony letterpress stationer Lettered Olive, opened a New York office, and appeared in an A-list roster of national wedding magazines and blogs (think Martha Stewart Weddings, Town & Country Weddings, and Southern Weddings, for starters)—all this while raising three kids and one fur-baby. But those who know Tara, named one of the country’s top planners time and again, aren’t surprised by her success as she’s as hardworking as she is imaginative, and as infectiously entertaining as she is a grand hostess.
Tara’s longtime cohort Darcy Miller is one of the pillars of the iconic Martha Stewart family of brands: she’s editor-at-large for Martha Stewart Weddings and celebrations expert for Martha Stewart, too. The New York-based author, illustrator, and passionate “memory keeper” just came out with her second book Celebrate Everything! (William Morrow, 2016), the ultimate party book filled with tips, sources, and inspiration. Darcy’s ideas, to say nothing of her parties, are one-in-a-million.
And as for the third star of the night? If you’re a celebrity buff, you know Los Angeles’ Mindy Weiss is synonymous with fabulousness. Just check out her roster of clientele: Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Jessica Simpson, LaLa and Carmelo Anthony, Serena Williams, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, Heidi Klum, Pink, Gwen Stefani, Kimberly Williams and Brad Paisley, and Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan. And any fan of The Bachelor has likely seen her party prowess via the televised weddings of Trista and Ryan, J.P. and Ashley, or Sean and Catherine.
While you mingle with the pros, enjoy a fashion installation by Southern Protocol Bridal.
VENUES: The William Aiken House, The Dewberry / STATIONERY: The Lettered Olive / COCKTAIL HOUR EVENT DESIGN, FLORALS: YOJ Events / COCKTAIL HOUR BAR SERVICE, HORS D’OEUVRES: Patrick Properties Hospitality Group RENTALS: Snyder Events / DINNER: The Dewberry / Event Design: A Charleston Bride / Florals: Out of the Garden / Rentals: Ooh! Events and Polished! / LINENS: La Tavola / TRANSPORTATION: Lowcountry Valet & Shuttle Co. / FASHION INSTALLATION: Southern Protocol
One lucky ticket holder at this event will win a pair of round brilliant-cut pave diamond stud earrings set in a pillow of rose gold courtesy of Diamonds Direct.
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