Galentines Soirée - All Dressed Up

Galentines Soirée

In the spirit of Leslie Knope, some seriously talented Charleston #girlbosses and I threw a Galentines themed soirée at the gorgeous Legare Waring House and I'm so excited to be sharing it with you all today! Not only was it a blast planning the day and putting together the finishing touches, it was a blast spending the day with these amazing ladies... champagne, donuts, garland clad balloons, mint green VW bus and all.

“Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”- Leslie Knope. 

Valentine's Day is a great holiday, don't get me wrong. But as Leslie put it so well, ladies celebrating ladies truly makes it the best day of the year. When Liz Martin of Charleston Weekender came to me with the idea that we should put together a Galentines celebration, I excitedly agreed and we immediately got to planning! 

We took to Pinterest (best way to plan anything and everything, seriously) and started piecing together the details... flower arrangements, color schemes, table settings, ect. We knew we wanted it to be laid back and fun, so I loved the idea of a picnic-style brunch. Liz knew the Legare Waring House would be the perfect setting because of the open lawns and gorgeous spanish moss covered live oak trees. Plus, she had her wedding there!

Once we had our vision together for the event, we brought our ideas (and Pinterest board of course) to Candace of YOJ Events and WOW. To say she went above and beyond in the best way would be an understatement. I could go on, and on and on about everyone involved because to have so many talented, amazing ladies working so hard to bring our vision to life was just incredible. 

I love planning with Liz because there are so many key details we always agree on for every event. For example, we always try to incorporate balloons (what's a party without balloons?), desserts, champagne, styled tablescapes, place cards, and small gifts for the guests to name a few!

To brag on these girl bosses a bit, TeaCups and Trucks seriously knocked it out of the park with these heart shaped, garland and tassel balloons! ABCD Cakes makes the most amazing desserts and did an absolutely fantastic job with our naked cake and mini donuts. YOJ Events perfectly styled everything (and thanks to Snyder Events for the rentals!), Danielle of The Town Serif did all of the stunning calligraphy (place cards, valentine's cards, notebooks), and Mellissa of The Blue Root put together all of these beautiful wood gift boxes filled with goodies from Charleston Weekender, The Tiny Tassel, and The Town Serif!

For putting together your own Galentine's Soiée, I would say to first decide the overall feel you want your celebration to have. Laid back? Elegant? Feminine? Fun?. From there, decide on the colors! We knew we wanted everything to have a fun, vintage-y, feminine feel so we went with a mix of soft and bright pinks and blues with accents of gold. Once you decide on the colors an overall feel, it will be a breeze curating the rest of the details.

Next, I would put together some lists. First, the guest list, and then finally the 'details' list including: Venue, Seating, Table Settings, Food, Cake (a party without a cake is just a meeting afterall), Drinks Decor, ect. Next to each, write out your ideas!

Overall, this was just the best day, and I'm so grateful to know and be able to work with so many talented Charleston girl bosses. A huge thank you goes to Aneris Photography for capturing the day! Scroll through the rest of the photos from the day to see the full list of credits!

Photography: Aneris Photography
Event design/coordination: Yoj Events
Style Conceptualization: Liz Martin (of Charleston Weekender) & Ashley Carrington
Turkish Towels/Weekender Bag/Felted Heart Soaps: Charleston Weekender
Bus: Lowcountry Valet
Attire: Escapada Living
Jewelry: The Tiny Tassel
Gift boxes: The Blue Root
Signature cocktails: Cocktail Bandits
Calligraphy: The Town Serif
Dessert: ABCD Cakes
Florals: Frampton’s Flowers
Rentals: Snyder Events
Balloons: Teacups & Trucks
Venue: Legare Waring House

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