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August Event Design

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August is a floral and event design company located in historic Savannah, Georgia. We specialize in high-end floral design and source our flowers from all over the world.

Full Name: Kimberly Cheney
Where you call home: Savannah, Georgia
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: AUGUST is proud to be the florist chosen by the exclusive Montage Palmetto Bluff to be their in house floral provider. AUGUST’S designs have graced many pages and covers of both wedding and interior design based magazines.
Location/Coverage: Savannah , GA! Covers South Carolina, Georgia, Northern Florida
How I got into weddings: A very long story, but I have always been interested in social events and entertaining. I was asked at a cocktail party by a large design company owner if I could do flowers… and I said I could learn! I then became his floral director and learned all the tricks of the trade.
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? The grooms cake! So much fun!
Favorite part of a wedding day? When the bride gets to see her bouquet for the first time.
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? Focus on each other and your new spouse’s happiness for the evening.Dont forget to eat! And trust your vendors.
Dream travel destination? We are avid European travelers but have yet to travel to Scandinavia.
Favorite Southern city? Savannah
Early bird or night owl? Night owl
Favorite pie flavor? Pecan
Favorite biscuit topping? Honey

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Ashton Events

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We delight in creating effortless, artistic celebrations inspired by your heritage, memories and future. Our design process is rooted in a passion to balance intentionality and natural beauty with a dash of playfulness. We service up to ten full-service planning, design, and floral clients per year, and love every moment.

Full Name: Laura Helm
Where you call home: Lakeland, Florida
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: We are busting our buttons to be featured in the “Main Squeeze” editorial of Southern Weddings’ V9 issue! We also have been featured on 100 Layer Cake, Green Wedding Shoes, Huffington Post, Every Last Detail, and in The Knot magazine. Our favorite accolade? Our testimonials from past clients mean the world to us. They make us blush, but also serve as a great reminder of why we love our job.
Location/Coverage: Florida and beyond
How I got into weddings: From Laura (our owner): Truthfully, I was never the girl who dreamed about her big day and I didn’t start Ashton Events after planning my own wedding – I created it because I love celebrations. I believe in the blessing and significance of two souls getting to meet and unite; I believe in the value of marriage. I believe that the anticipation of a wedding does not come from pomp and circumstance, but rather the joy of two lives committing to each other.
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? We love how family-focused they are! It never ceases to amaze us how deep the roots are in our Southern brides. We love creating details that display your family’s history!
Favorite part of a wedding day? The first dance gets us every time – that quiet moment on the dance floor between a bride and groom always seems to be a moment when they soak in the whole day.
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? Focus on your marriage and why you want to get married, and the rest of the pieces will fall into place. If you get overwhelmed, remember that this is just one day that jump starts the engine of your marriage!
Dream travel destination? New Zealand would be our pick! :)
Favorite Southern city? Savannah steals our hearts every time.
Early bird or night owl? We’re a mix of night owls and early birds.
Favorite pie flavor? Blackberry
Favorite biscuit topping? Over easy eggs with strawberry jam (you should try it)

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Serendipity Designs

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Serendipity is a small and blessed and floral design business creating lush, romantic, and whimsical florals for events and gatherings! We bestow exceptional service and attention to detail where only the finest blooms will do. I love to use seasonal and local flowers, and am in love with my own personal Lilly, my daughter!

Full Name: Alana Olsen
Where you call home: Raleigh, North Carolina!
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: Anytime I work with Southern Weddings! Always such an honor! I am most proud of Sweet Corn Sweethearts, featured in Volume 6 of the magazine. Other feature include The Southeastern Bride, Cottage Hill, and Style Me Pretty, and I’m always proud to receive sweet words and thank yous from amazing brides.
Location/Coverage: Raleigh area
How I got into weddings: It started with non-profit event planning straight out of college…which led to wedding planning…which ultimately led to floral design where my love of flowers and creating gorgeous florals was able to flourish!
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? The tradition! From the drinks to the food to heirlooms being passed down, old lace wrapped around a bouquet, bow ties and dancing, I love it all.
Favorite part of a wedding day? Absolutely, hands down, when I hand the bride her bridal bouquet and see the lovely glimmer and reaction in her eyes!
Favorite Southern city? Charleston, SC
Early bird or night owl? Early bird!
Favorite pie flavor? Gotta be apple pie!
Favorite biscuit topping? Butter my biscuit!

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