Thai Dinner Party

While many of our brides and grooms come to Charleston for the quintessential Southern experience, we welcome the opportunity to work on personalized menus that represent any style of food! We recently had clients who asked us to help them host a Thai-themed dinner party (after the weekend,  the couple is taking off to Thailand to get hitched abroad).



Check out this fun small-plates chef-action style menu below!


Passed Hors D’oeuvres 

Beef Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce & Roasted Peanuts

Tuna Tartare on a Wonton Tuile with Ginger Pesto

Small Plates 

Tom Kah Shrimp Ramen with Coconut Kaffir Lime Broth

Coconut Curry Braised Chicken wand Vegetables over Thai Basil Jasmine Rice


Green Papaya Salad

Chinese Long Beans with Spicy Thai Vinaigrette


Mango Cheesecake & Ginger Panna Cotta


Food Styling

Personalization is what makes an event memorable. From serving your favorite foods and a quintessentially “you” cocktail to representing your style in the place cards and style of china, the look and feel of the details of your events are what stick out in photos and in your guests memories.

When thinking about your menu- have a discussion with your caterer about how you would like food displays to look. Many custom options are available. We recently worked on a lovely rustic rehearsal dinner at Middleton Place Stable Yards. Check out the great dessert display, featuring cake stands from OOH Events and Curiosity.

Incorporating fun decorative items like mason jars, fresh produce & exposed rustic wood rounds is an easy way to create budget friendly decor that leaves a lasting impression!


Pro Am Jam

The Duvall Decor team had a great time letting their creative juices flow for the Pro Am Jam this week. The centerpieces had live beta fish…need we say more? We love working on corporate events because it allows us to use out-of-the-box and unconventional ideas that wouldn’t work in a traditional wedding setting. The event took place at Family Circle Stadium and benefited various children’s charities. Check out some of the photos of set-up below!


Fall Wedding Inspiration

It’s that time of year again…Fall wedding season! We can’t wait until the crisp fall weather sets in and we cozy things up with warm colors and lots of candle light. Check out our inspiration below and tell us about yours!



A Night For Our Future

Charleston Green Catering

Duvall’s Green Team had a great time sponsoring the A Night For Our Future Party with The Sustainability Institute (read more about the event here)! Thanks to Cockatil Club, Social, Cathead Vodka and Allagash Beer for making it a delicious evening!

Charlston Green Catering


“Duvall Catering drew inspiration from the venue and offered up a popcorn bar at the theater’s concessions stand. Truffle & Herb, Rocky Road, and Hot Buffalo Bleu Cheese were favorites among the crowd, but the Cheddar & Bacon offering was a favorite.”


A Night at the Oscars

Whether you watch to find out which film wins Best Picture or enjoy seeing the fashion, the Oscars always garner attention. To celebrate the creative spirit in film, each year the Charleston Ballet Theatre honors past winners with a performance series called the Golden Oscar. On the eve of opening night, an Oscar Gala was held in celebration at the American Theatre.

Duvall Co-Lead Designers, Rachel Briggs and Megan Click participated by creating a tablescape for the Oscar Gala event. See pictures of their Best Picture winner-inspired table below.

The centerpiece was designed to represent the movie “The Last Emperor.” Two pomader balls were created out of carnations placed atop two vintage candle holders.  They were accented with bamboo sticks and framed pictures from the movie.  Each seat had a custom charger, chopsticks and Chinese food to-go containers filled with themed party favors to include: Chinese yo-yo, Chinese handcuffs and much more!


Duvall Décor & Event Design – Goes Green!

Bar Shot BlogGoing green is a lot easier than people think. In partnership with the Charleston CVB, Duvall produced one of the first all green Charleston events for Jamie and Erik Huffman’s rehearsal dinner at Middleton Place. With the support of many local vendors, plants, lighting, paper materials and furniture were all repurposed, recycled or reused.


Boho Chic at the Boone Hall Cotton Dock

What do you think when you hear grass roots, natural, class and elegance?  Boho Chic!  Annie and Paul exchanged vows this past Sunday at the Boone Hall Cotton Dock, a fabulous natural and romantic setting, surrounded by family and friends. This was the perfect spot to capture their ideas and create this look dressed with fresh blooms, specialty dupioni and bengaline linens (provided by Destinctive Details, inc.), and grapevine wreaths.  If it is true that a picture is worth a thousand words these photos tell the story of how we captured and incorporated all their ideas into creating their dream wedding… All photos taken by local photographer, Gene McKnight Photography

Cake, centrepieces, candy station, ceremony and table setup


“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 of providing the décor and catering for the event.

Duvall created a rustic theme for the dinner. One element in particular that made the event feel truly rustic was Elizabeth Porcher Jones’ calligraphy.  Her hand-written menu and welcome sign that she wrote on recycled chalkboards was a great décor detail.

Local invitation designer, Kelli Hall of Carte Blanche Invitations, teamed up with our Design Director, Jacqueline Lawrence, to create custom favors and place cards for last Friday’s CVB Wedding Giveaway rehearsal dinner.


For more information on Elizabeth’s fine calligraphy and illustration email her at


Tomme Hilton, a talented Charleston photographer, took some fabulous shots of our rustic rehearsal dinner. Check out Tomme’s photos at

Favors included small jars of local honey from the “honey man” Robert Biggerstaff of Johns Island (843.766.8259) and local loose leaf tea from the Charleston Tea Plantation. Using local vendors is a great way to “green” your next event. Check them out!

by: Alicia Schaefer, Event Coordinator at Duvall Catering & Event Design