Feb
25
2010

More Green Tips

Duvall Catering & Event Design fully supports sustainable and green practices in the workplace.  Here are a few simple ways to make your event environmentally friendly:

  • Arrange for proper transportation for out-of-town guests to reduce carbon footprint.  Green Taxi of Charleston is leading the way in green navigation.
  • Always monitor final guest count to minimize waste.
  • Try to use candlelight as much as possible for energy efficiency.
  • Always use real china, glassware, flatware and linens instead of disposable items.  If venues do not allow glass, use compostable or recycled items.
  • Have your wedding and reception in one location so the guests do not travel from one location to another.
  • Use biodegradable stationary or recycled paper products for invitations and thank you cards. A well known company is Twisted Limb Paper.
  • Try forgoing flower decorations all together because most florals are doused with chemicals. Instead try using non-floral arrangements such as pillar candles, faux crystals or even paper flowers for those do-it-yourselfers.  Paper-Source.com has easy kits to get you started.

Feb
11
2010

Wedding Planners Luncheon

Duvall Decor partnered with many industry professionals for the quarterly Wedding Planner’s Luncheon at Founder’s Hall.  A great success!  Enjoy these fantastic photos, provided by King Street Studios.

http://kingstreetstudios.smugmug.com/Events/Event-Planners-Luncheon/11188702_qMAAM#784407128_nLFps

Feb
09
2010

Do It Yourself Pillow Covers

Event Designer Rachel Briggs of Duvall’s decor department recently went shopping for fresh new spring fabrics to design custom pillows for upcoming client events. Briggs encourages “Do it Yourself” party planners or homeowners to refresh their event space or homes with one simple trick – recover pillows with new, trendy fabrics!
Don’t be discouraged by a lack of sewing experience. Visit this simple ‘How To’ for making your own pillows out of cloth napkins found at home or at your local consignment store. It’s fun, easy and you can play designer for a day!

Pillow How-To
Lay a 20-inch square cloth napkin face down, positioning it to resemble a diamond. Center a 12- or 14-inch square pillow form on napkin. Fold in 2 side points of napkin to middle, then fold up bottom point. Hand-stitch through all 3 pieces of fabric along upside-down V, about 2 inches down on each side. Stitch a button to bottom flap near point. Fold down top flap; sew a loop of cord to underside of fabric as a button holder, ensuring it fits snugly around button when closed.

Feb
05
2010

Celebrate with a Ribbon Cutting

Duvall Catering & Event Design had the pleasure of partnering with Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union last week on their new locaiton on the Charleston Air Force Base for their ribbon-cutting.    The setting was relaxed and lowcountry-themed. Iced tea and lemonade were served with a classic cake making for an affordable afternoon celebration.

Last year Duvall worked with Venture Aerobearings to reveil their new plant in Ladson with a more substantial employee buffet.

Pictures by Lowcountry Photojournalism