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Falling in Love with Kaley & Pete

One of our favorite parts of being in the wedding planning industry is learning about our bride and groom’s story on how they met, where they fell in love, and their dreams for the future. We love them so much that we want to start sharing these magical stories with you!

Kaley & Pete’s upcoming fall wedding at Magnolia Plantation is sure to be picturesque, romantic, and memorable. We cannot be more excited to be apart of making their visions of tying the knot a reality. We chatted with Kaley and got some insight on how their love story unfolded, why they chose Charleston, and so much more!

Pete pops the big question.

How did you two meet?

We met a few years ago when Pete was living with a mutual friend. We were both dating other people at the time but were always friends and one day, the timing finally worked out and we had our first date on Halloween night of 2015. After that first night, we were inseparable.

How did Pete pop the question?

Our engagement was an elaborate scavenger hunt around downtown Orlando, at places that were significant to our relationship, like the place where he asked me to be his girlfriend. My sister and best friends were stationed at each location to give me my next clues. My final clue led me to a garden where we often took our dog Scout for walks. Pete (and Scout) were waiting for me inside the gardens and the rest is history. Right after I said “yes!” He led me around the corner to another surprise of all of our family and friends waiting with champagne to celebrate. We all went back to our place and had a giant pool party to keep the fun going.

What made you decide on getting married in Charleston?

As soon as we got engaged we decided we wanted some kind of destination wedding. We had both been to Charleston numerous times and absolutely loved it. It was an easy pick for us! Beautiful scenery, awesome restaurants and fun bars. What more could we need?!

How did you narrow your focus on venue spaces?

Once we decided on Charleston, we knew we wanted to get married somewhere with beautiful outdoor spaces. We started doing some research and found Magnolia Plantation. As soon as we saw it, we knew it was the one. Pete’s younger brother Chris was actually a wedding planner in Charleston a few years ago. He still had contact with a some of the other planners there and put us in touch with Chelsye, who is one of his good friends. We had a quick phone call and felt good about it but then completely fell in love with her when we met her in person for the first time at Magnolia. Chelsye has been such a godsend since day one of the planning process. She is so easy going, enthusiastic and makes the planning process easy and fun. We adore her.

What are your dreams for your big day?

Pete and I actually agree on the most important aspect of our wedding- Fun! We want a beautiful night of dancing, eating and celebrating our love with our closest family and friends. Honestly though we have agreed on almost everything thus far with the planning- Either that or he just lets me run the show and goes along with it 😉

Where do you see yourselves after tying the knot?

After the wedding we will still be living in Orlando, hopefully in a house that we will be shopping for in the next few months. We will be honeymooning in summer 2019, either in Thailand or Switzerland most likely. TBD!

Kaley + Pete.

Don’t rain on my parade!

It all starts with that beautiful moment when you said “Yes!” and decided to spend the rest of your life with your best friend: then comes the planning, preparation, tastings, florals, laughs regarding the choreographed introduction your fiance wants to do, and then comes the look. The look is that moment when your wedding planner turns and says “RAIN PLAN”. The look is that moment when you hear those words “your day is going to be beautiful no matter what”. The looks is when a family member says “Don’t they say its GOOD LUCK when it rains on your wedding day?” Of course, a morning shower that leaves behind a magical rainbow can be considered good luck. However, the only time we want to hear the word “hurricane” is when our toes are in the sand and we are drinking it out of a pretty glass with a flamingo umbrella in it.

One thing that many soon-to-be couples don’t always consider after saving the date is making sure that the date really is saved. You’re planning your perfect wedding, and though you have hand selected a lot of the details there are things, such as the weather, that are out of your control.

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Roaming Hunger in Charleston

As the fall wedding & event season approaches, many of you are looking into the best food options. Charleston’s world-class food scene is no secret, so this is undoubtedly no easy decision for locals or visitors. The options are endless, which is a great great problem to have, and we’re here to help! Read more

Peonies in Season {ft. Laura & Eric}

How is it possible that we are already in the middle of May? April flew by and we haven’t even had a chance to share our fabulous images from our April weddings! Laura and Eric were our first couple of our Spring season. We always love when our couples are local, because we really get to know them and learn more about their love story.

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Spring Flowers {Wedding Wednesday}

The spring season has finally arrived and we here at Intrigue think it is time to talk about floral designs. As we start the planning for this years spring weddings we can’t help but reflect on past weddings and past floral designs we’ve had. Since we loved look back so much we thought we would share it with you and see if it inspired you the way it has inspired us! Or should I say Intrigued us?

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The Pavilion @ Patriots Point {Wedding Venue Spotlight}

The Pavilion at Patriots Point is on our radar for venue hotspots. Located in Mount Pleasant, the venue’s waterfront view of Charleston harbor is just one of it’s most beautiful attractions. With a vast area for cocktail hour and reception, the bride and groom can truly make the venue their own by adding personal touches and details to the overall theme and decor.

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