Where to Wed: Boone Hall

As spring wedding season begins its bloom, we want to take a chance to highlight some of our favorite wedding venues in Charleston. The Cotton Dock at Boone Hall has long been a favorite for locals and non-locals alike. Its rustic chic ambiance is accentuated by the beautifully kept grounds at Boone Hall Plantation. This location is ideal for brides seeking an outdoor space with lots of existing character. Its simple charm is the perfect backdrop for wedding day pictures.

Duvall can help you create a menu to complement this classically Southern venue. Here is a quick glimpse at the menu from Bryn and Alan’s gorgeous wedding at the Cotton Dock. Catering & Event Design by Duvall Events.


Hors D’oeuvres

Traditional Southern Style Deviled Egg

Petite Herb Biscuits with White Cheddar Pimento Cheese and Pickled Okra Relish

First Course

Charleston She Crab Soup with Sherry

Second Course

Mixed Green Salad with Crumbled Goat Cheese, Candied Pecans, Pickled Grapes & Champagne Vinaigrette

Third Course (1 of 3 choices)

Pan Seared Seasonal Catch with Lemon Herb Buerre Blanc, Pecorino & Chive Local White Stone Ground Geechie Boy Grits & Lemon Olive Oil Roasted Asparagus

Seared Duck Breast with Fig Gastrique, Parmesan Farrotto (farro risotto) & Caramelized Brussells Sprouts

Parmesan Farrotto with Caramelized Brussells Sprouts & Lemon Olive Oil Roasted Asparagus

Fourth Course

Lemon Sorbet with Raspberry Coulis & Fresh Mint


Charleston Wedding Design Board Challenge

Each year we ask our team of expert designers to create a design board they think will be on-trend this year. We’re putting the vote to you on which design board sweeps you off your feet! Comment below and tell us your fave or head over to our Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest!

Ashlyn {Romantic Woodland} 

“Getting married in 2014?  Get carried away with a romantic woodland theme wedding where nothing is more magical than a night under the stars.  Allow your guests to escape and witness love in its most true and natural surroundings.

Keep it simple with lush greenery that makes a statement all on its own… accent with this year’s pantone colors of Cypress, Hemlock and Mauve Mist!  Get lost in your love…”


Hannah {Antique Romance} 

“Antique romance blossoms in the dusk of 2014 under shades of Pantone’s Radiant Orchid glowing against Emerald by the candlelight”

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Samantha {Modern Vintage}

“Let this blush, rose & gold sweep you off your feet in this luscious modern twist on a classic vintage reception. Peonies, shimmer & soft palates make this design an enchanting wedding you would never forget!”

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Dreamy Magnolia Plantation Wedding by Duvall Events

Our dear friends over at A Lowcountry Wedding featured this Magnolia Plantation beauty this week. We had a blast catering this fabulous Charleston wedding!

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We love the luxurious and soft pink and white wintry floral accents.

The Menu 


Mixed Baby Greens with Apples, Bleu Cheese, Candied Pecans and Herb Vinaigrette


Grilled Filet Mignon with Pinot Noir Demi-Glace,  Parmesan Grit Cake, and Haricot Verts tossed in herb butter

Pan Seared Salmon, Lemon-herb Beurre Blanc, Parmesan Grit Cake, and Haricot Verts tossed in herb butter

Mini-Sweets Plantation Display 

Bite Size Southern Inspired Desserts to Include Mini Pecan Pies, Bourbon Pralines, Banana Pudding, Red Velvet Cupcakes and Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Thanks to our other fabulous vendors for making it all happen!

Photographer:  Priscilla Thomas Photography  //  Event Planner: Duvall Events  //  Caterer: Duvall Catering  Equipment Rentals: EVENT DRS  //  DJ: Lee Edwards Entertainment  //  Makeup Artist: Pamela Lesch Makeup


A Great Start to 2014!

We’ve been busy chatting away with all of our newly engaged brides over the past two weeks – what a fabulous start to 2014!

We kicked it off by being Wedding Wire Rated for the 2013 Bride’s Choice Awards, earning us our third year of consecutive Wedding Wire badges and a bouquet of happy brides giving us great reviews (click on our badge to check some out!)!


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Duvall, Best Wedding Caterers in Charleston, Florence, Myrtle Beach - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner


We spent some great time at The Charleston Bridal Show this weekend – chatting with new brides about their fabulous wedding plans – check out our booth set-up with mini cucpakes and Southern classics like Charleston pickled shrimp & our famous white cheddar pimento cheese!



Eclectic Vintage Charleston Wedding at Magnolia Plantation

We had the pleasure of working on a gorgeous vintage inspired wedding this weekend at one of our favorite venues, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens!


Check out some of the lovely details below for some beautiful wedding inspiration!


#Duvall35 Party

For those of you who didn’t have the chance to attend the #Duvall35 bash, fear not for we have amazing pictures to share with you. Check out the City Paper write up here. Shout out to photographer Tim Zilenbach for the amazing photos! Much love to Travis Allison Band, DJ Wade from OtherBrother Entertainment, Amazing Lighting from PDA & TEC and some awesome food truck love from Outta My Huevos! Cheers to another 35!





This Month’s Featured Weddings!

If you haven’t had a chance to look at this month’s weddings that have gotten some airtime on wedding blogs click the links below and check out these adorable couples and their beautifully detail studded weddings!




A Unique Take-Home Decor Option: Succulents

Succulents are all the rage these days. Not only do they take little effort to take care of, they make for an attractive center piece. Kelly of the blog “Yes, Please” has a great post about DIY succulent center pieces and favors. Check it out below or go straight to the blog here.


The Steiners Were Beaufort Bound

On May the 29th Ryan Shealy and Rachel Steiner got hitched and Duvall Catering and Event Design was the proud producers of their beautiful wedding in romantic Beaufort, SC. Both Ryan and Rachel had a true artists vision for what they wanted for their big day. Duvall coordinated with vendors locally and nationally to make their big dream become a realty.

After a beautiful ceremony at Old Sheldon Church the bride and groom were whisked away to the reception site in a baby blue 57 Chevy, compliments of The Classic Car and Truck Club of Beaufort. Which is a local non profit auto club dedicated to classic rides and the community.

Upon arriving at The Cuthbert House Inn, the fabulous reception site and Beaufort’s only waterfront antebellum mansion, the newly appointed Shealy’s were greeted with cheers by family and friends. After which, the whole group danced and celebrated in a posh, Southern, yet decidedly understated atmosphere courtesy of Duvall Decor.


Add a little Perrier to your centerpiece…

Jeff Leatham, Artistic Director of The Four Seasons Hotel in Paris, is truly exquisite at floral design.  While Jeff often creates elaborate centerpieces for the rich and famous, his simple tips can be used for any floral centerpiece.  One of our favorites is the effect carbonated water has on stems and submerged blooms.  Don’t worry… it doesn’t need to be Perrier!

Enjoy a great blog entry by Diane James Home as well as Jeff Leatham’s site itself!