The difference between an ordinary wedding and an extraordinary one is the use of paper goods, in my opinion. They can truly make a wedding or event that much more personal and special with the addition of a simple menu and matching place card. Of course, I do consider these to be a luxury item, so if your budget permits, I always encourage my couples to consider adding in paper goods to their wedding decor. Yes, I know you are thinking I may biased as I do do the social media and marketing for a paper goods boutique here in Charleston (The Silver Starfish, if you didn’t know), but I promise you, I have always felt this way.

To back up my claims, I wanted to show you all some examples of paper goods being used in many different ways at weddings. It doesn’t just include your invitation suite, nowadays! Get creative and add a unique place card to your table settings, or design a fun and festive program for your guests to read while they wait for your entrance. See what I mean about these little details going a long way in the pictures below.

Invitation Suites:


Design- The Petal Report, Photo- Colleen Donaldson, Paper Goods- Paper Birch Designs

I thoroughly enjoyed assisting on this wedding with Cory of Sage Innovations. Seeing this wedding, which Cory had been planning with Casey and Wiley for two years, come together was magical. As you all know, I am ALL about some bright colors so this wedding was right up my alley. I fell in love with the “big as your face” yellow peonies and the hand, calligraphed seating chart and program done by the bride herself. Not only could the couple have been any sweeter, but their family’s were just as easy to work with. And you know it is going to be a beautiful and joyous occasion when the radar says rain all week until the day of the wedding when it is clear as day. Needless to say, this wedding was one for the books and I can’t wait for you all fall in love with it as well!

Happy Planning!


Welcome to The Petal Report’s new do! Can you even believe how pretty it is?! I have been wanting to redo my old website for quite some time now, and the slow wedding season seemed to be the perfect opportunity. It turned out better than I ever could have imagined.

But don’t be fooled! I did not create this bad boy on my own. Really, I was just there to give my input and overall design thoughts. It was the wonderfully talented Kate Wilson of Boss Lady Jobs who made my website vision come to life. She is a beast, y’all, when it comes to coding, web design, and google searches. Widgets, plugins, and Google Analytics made my head spin and I certainly wouldn’t have been able to do it without her. Looking to upgrade your site?! You know who to call.

The Petal Report Logo 2

Today, I wanted to feature one of my favorite weddings that I have had the pleasure of designing and coordinating! The overcast skies for Sarah and Pablo’s October wedding made for some gorgeous pictures and matched perfectly with our modern yet classic wedding style. Although I featured this day nine months ago on the blog with the pictures I took on my little iPhone camera, I wanted you all to have the chance to oogle over Clay Austin‘s stunning wedding shots. You can also check out this dream day up on Style Me Pretty as well!

Wedding planned and designed by The Petal Report at Lowndes Grove in Charleston, South Carolina.