Gibbes: Art of Design

The 2016 Art of Design, hosted by the Gibbes Museum's Women's Council, provided a wealth of information and sparkle with jewelry historian and designer, Andrew Prince. His tales shared not only the history of the jewelry itself but also the significance of jewelry within art. Similar to Jane Austen’s style of creating a family’s financial picture by telling us how many sheep, cows, goats and horses, the jewelry told it’s own tale of wealth and social standing. Mr. Prince hosted a trunk show of his jewelry and displayed several of the original jewels worn by the ladies of Downton Abbey.

Romantic, Southern and Oh So Pretty!

from bride: “After many years of a long distance relationship we were very excited to have so many people from so far away come to the wedding. The majority of our guests flew or drove a great distance to join our celebration. It stormed like crazy the night before and also the morning of but cleared just in time for the ceremony and everything turned out beautiful. We thought we would be nervous and jittery but nope it just felt very natural. I was very, very surprised how calm and normal the day felt. Nothing "went wrong" per say, but there were definitely moment of comic relief… My parents definitely gave me the most amazingly, beautiful wedding and the in-laws threw a great rehearsal dinner as well.... ”

Signature Touches:

Colors- Blush, Champagne

Playful Polish- Got a date to knight by Opti

Bridal Elements- Earrings by Bella Bleu Bridal, Blue soled shoes by Betsey Johnson, Perfume by YSL Paris

Favorite Nibbles- Shrimp and Grits, Bacon wrapped scallops

Signature cocktail- Moscow mules

Blogged: prep and whimsey

Charleston is our base. We love it, we live it, we photograph it and sometimes we travel beyond. Litchfield/Pawleys Island is one of our favorites beyond spots. The area is quiet, lush and Southern. The residents and vendors embody ease and fun. Blend those qualities together with awesome couples and we get magic! Cheers to Della Ramsey Weddings for setting the stage and the Wedding Row Grandstrand for putting together a lovely post.

Design as Art

In March of 2014 the Women’s Council of the Gibbes Museum hosted Charlotte Moss for the Art of Design lecture and luncheon benefiting the museum. Ms Moss, author of A Visual Life: Scrapbooks, Collages, and Inspiration, sparks the senses to be present to see the beauty that surrounds us. She takes it many steps further by gathering those sparks into everyday and extraordinary design.