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April 8, 2009

A Perfect Plantation Wedding

On Saturday, April 4, 2009,  the Duvall team headed to Cypress Trees Plantation on Edisto Island to celebrate Nathan and Sabrina’s wedding. It was a nerve-racking week, especially with record-breaking rain levels two days before the event. All I could think of was disaster; a tented plantation wedding ruined by rain, […]
April 8, 2009

“Survivor: China” Couple Weds

Winners of the Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau Charleston Wedding Giveaway, and former Survivor: China castmates, Jaime Dugan and Erik Huffman, married Saturday, April 4th, at the Wild Dunes Resort.The rehearsal dinner was held Friday evening at the Middleton Place Plantation , and Duvall Catering & Event Design had the pleasure […]
March 26, 2009

$ave Money on Corporate Social Functions by Going Green & Donating Event Materials

Problem: Companies are facing scrutiny from the public for hosting lavish business luncheons and cocktail hours. Pricey wining-and-dining business practices are quickly going out of style (especially during sensitive economic times).      Our Solution: Go Green & Donate! By hosting eco-friendly corporate social functions and then donating green event […]
March 19, 2009

New Light Line

New and exciting things are happening at Duvall Décor.  This year we are featuring our “light line”. Our newest items include everything from high cocktail tables to the light bar shown above.  If you are looking for a something fun stop by our Design Studio or new 6000 sq ft […]
March 19, 2009

Duvall Inspiration – Simply sweet soft fluers made modern…

I found décor inspiration in the photos above, which were taken at a Bulvgari launch party. The large plexi-glass boxes, in the bottom photo, are filled with soil and topped with tulip arrangements. However, the most striking aspect of the photo is the back wall, which is completely covered in flowers. […]
March 5, 2009

Recipe: Red and Yellow Watermelon Salad with Kalamata Olives, Feta Cheese and Africa Blue Basil with Smoked Salt

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 15 min. Ingredients: 1 C red seedless watermelon, ½” cubes 1 C yellow watermelon, ½” cubes 16 whole pitted kalamata olives, drained ¼ C crumbled feta cheese ¼ C fresh Africa blue basil leaves (or any fresh basil), julienned ½ tsp. smoked salt (available at gourmet […]
March 5, 2009

Duvall Inspiration – Reinvent to solve those ‘huh’ moments & Making a ‘White’ Statement

These are some of the things that inspire me! This is a great example of how to reinvent conventional décor ideas. To solve one of those “huh” moments you can simply take something used in a horizontal manner and turn it vertical. White makes a statement! In the design world, […]
March 5, 2009

Duvall gears up for the MUSC Charity Ball

We are very excited to be sponsoring the 22nd annual MUSC Charity Ball for 2009!  On Saturday, April 11th, 700 guests dressed in black tie will enter a transformed Omar Shrine Convention Center ready to enjoy an evening of dancing, eating and drinking from a fabulous menu put together by […]
February 19, 2009

Recipe: Pickled Candy Cane Beets with White Truffle Whipped Goat Cheese, Shaved Fennel and Hawaiian Black Lava Salt

Serves:12    Ingredients:   Pickled beets 3 pounds baby candy cane beets (washed and scrubbed) 1 pint rice wine vinegar 1 pint water 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1/4 small yellow onion (thinly sliced) 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed Black lava salt to taste   Goat cheese 10 oz goat cheese (room temp) ¼  teaspoon white truffle oil 1 pinch kosher salt […]
February 19, 2009

Recipe: Panzanella Salad

  By Charlie Giordano I never saw my Sicilian grandmother throw out a scrap of bread or a tomato, and this was one of her favorite recipes for using both. It is a recipe designed for the summer when tomatoes and basil are at their best. There might not be […]
February 8, 2009

Roaring 20’s

A lot of wonderful things are happening at Duvall Catering & Event Design.  This year the Charleston Regional Business Journal named us the 12th fastest growing company in the region!  We couldn’t be more excited and thrilled to be honored with the likes of Berchtold Corporation, Charles Foster Company, Dunhill […]
January 23, 2009

The Art of Entertaining