Category: Our Events

Last Event for the 2010 Spring Season!….but we will be back (very soon):)

Neither extreme heat, high humidity, bug bites, rain or heavy windstorms could keep our team from executing our last  wedding for the spring/early summer season in Clemson, SC June 25-26 2010. The design for the reception was based on the color of the bridesmaid gowns which was “watermelon”. From there we came up with an elegant outdoor garden party theme rich in vibrant colors of lemon, lime, melon and orange! The ceremony was held in the beautiful upper garden at the SC Botanical Gardens and the reception was held at the Owen Pavilion at the Clemson Conference Center and James Martin Inn. Over 248 ft of custom made white drape in panels measuring over 16ft long were used to soften the space. To keep with the theme, the four layer cake offered tastes of key lime and tangerine. Each section of the 26 guest tables were color blocked in one of the four event palette colors. Within each color block there were multiple linen patterns in the same color and the florals for the tables were mono-chromatic to the color section. The 22 person head table was dressed in all white to allow huge “flower boxes” to explode with vibrant colors. Each place setting had a custom design tiger paw or tar heel iced sugar cookie that was made by our amazing pastry chef Kelly. We began working on this project in June 2009. Our team designed, planned and produced the majority of this destination wedding for our NC couple and their 250 guests. They have been a wonderful family to get to know.

“We cannot thank you and your team enough for the spectacular job you did on Ashley’s wedding.  From start to finish, everything was perfect and she truly felt like Cinderella thanks to you and your team.  We have had so many compliments on the event!  We can’t wait to see your pictures, as we are sure we did not see all the detail work that went into transforming the pavilion into the magnificent venue that you and your team created.  Thank you! Thank you!  Thank you!  It is clear why you are the recipient of so many prestigious awards.”
Barb and Chris
and Ashley and TJ too! (comment from mother of the bride June 30,2010)

A special thanks to my event team (Amanda, Richard, Pryor, Brett, Kristen, Morris, Mark, Dave, Teresa, Betsy, Kelly and Walter…get some rest!) Another big thank you to the Sales/Banquet Team at Clemson (Mandi, Ric, Wayne, Whitney and the rest of their team).

First windstorm that hit during our reception set up

One of several more windstorms that we had to contend with

Simple but elegant ceremony set at the SC Botanical Gardens Upper Lawn Clemson SC

Greenville Makes Video of Giving Back Awards – An Event by Christa Hovis Special Events

Check out the coverage from the second annual G Magazine Giving Back Awards we had the opportunity to design, plan and produce for Gulfstream Publications. We changed things up a bit this year by designing a new layout, new event experiences, different color palatte and of course great food provided by Larkins on the River Click here to see the video coverage:

The Giving Back Graphic Logo was the primary design theme for this entire event. The image and colors were used in the lighting, floral and over all design for the entire event

A "Living Red Carpet Entrance" Greeted the Guests

A Champagne Stage was a new addition during the cocktail hour

The patio at Zen was the perfect spot for to network before and after the awards ceremony.

Kelly Holder, Pastry Chef with U Designs created these mini pasteries, each were adorned with hand made sugar pieces each with the Giving Back logo on them