As we roll into Summer, Duvall is very eager to use to Emerald Green decor for an assortment of events. Invitations, signature drinks, lounge furniture and venue up-lighting are all fun ways to include this exciting color in your event. In what other ways would you like to use Emerald?
In case you missed it, we had the lovely opportunity to chat with Charleston Magazine about our awesome new facility. We’re having all kinds of fun working with our new food truck family! Check out the article here. We’ve also got a brand new Charleston event space, The Kitchen, which we can rent out for more intimate gatherings and custom cooking demonstrations & classes. Call us for more info!
You may have seen our delicous ham biscuits front and center on the Food section of the Post and Courier this week. If you didn’t…you’re in luck! Check out the article that highlights classic Charleston hors d’oeuvres and a great recipe for benne seed biscuits!
Duvall Buttermilk Benne Seed Biscuits
1 ½ Cups All-Purpose Flour
¾ tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
1 ½ TBS granulated sugar
¼ cup cold unsalted butter (cubed)
1 ½ TBS benne seeds (plus extra for sprinkling on top)
½ cup buttermilk
¼ cup whole milk
1 egg for egg wash
-Sift or whisk together dry ingredients
-Cut in butter by hand until it resembles corn meal
-Stir in benne seeds
-Add cold buttermilk and milt, gently stir/knead only until combined
-Roll out on a floured Surface about ½ inch thick
-Cut into round biscuits at desired size (be sure not to twist when cutting)
-Beat egg with equal amount of milk
-Brush biscuits with egg wash and sprinkle benne seeds
-Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
We had a great time road tripping North to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The trees were bright red and orange, the town was beautiful and the party was a gathering of the wedding industry to remember. From a biscuit bar with Callie’s Charleston Biscuits to a Cheerwine Bar and Chicken and Waffles, the food was fun & festive.
The Southern Weddings Magazine girls are the sweetest team of editors and writers and stylists you could dream of – we hope to work with them in the future!
Cheers to a great fifth issue!
We asked Natalie to reflect on her wedding day at the beautiful Magnolia Plantation. Duvall Events enjoyed every last detail of this stunning wedding…check out what she has to say below!
“At the beginning of the planning process, I very little idea on details of how I wanted my wedding to look, the major things I wanted was when and where and that I had already accomplished. I created a pinterest board of everything wedding that I liked and loved and Abby and Jean took it from there. They did an absolutely phenomenal job at capturing the ideas I had in my head and what I liked from magazines and online and created the perfect wedding for Josh and me. From the lanterns in the oak trees, to the alter with flowers, to the tent with the band, to the s’mores station, to the rocking chairs, to the most delicious food….Abby and Jean created an atmosphere that portrayed who Josh and Natalie are as individuals and as a couple which resulted in the best party of the year for both families. 17 South band was the best and made the night the fun celebration it was intended to be. My best friend Jessie DeMare played the violin during the ceremony which meant the world to me and was absolutely beautiful. Everyone loved the bride’s signature cocktail, Blueberry vodka and lemonade.”
Cheers to the happy couple!
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!
We’re loving this beautiful Fall wedding put together by our Catering and Design team. Abby was the lead designer and created this elegant and luxurious draping in the pavilion and you really can’t go wrong with a sparkling exit!