Feb
21
2014

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…”

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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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Jan
13
2014

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!

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Dec
06
2013

Holiday Cocktail Inspiration

With Holiday parties in full swing, take some time to greet your guests with a creative specialty cocktail to set the festive mood. We’ve posted a few of our favorites below!

Pear & Sparkling Cider Cocktail

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups chilled pear nectar
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups  Sparkling Wine
  • 4 ounces bourbon whiskey (we used Knob Creek)
  • 1 pear, unpeeled and cored cut into thin slices lengthwise
  • 2/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup cinnamon mixed for rimming

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy.
  • Rim chilled martini glasses with graham cracker crumbs.
  • Pour mixture into glasses and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Cheers!

Cranberry Mojito

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Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces fresh cranberries, washed and dried
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 20 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 8 ounces rum
  • 12-14 ounces club soda
  • Ice
  • 4 tall glasses

Directions:

  • In a saucepot over medium heat add the cranberries, sugar and the water. Bring them a boil, then reduce to a low simmer and cook for about 10 minutes to create a syrup. Just before the cranberries start to burst, remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. Add the cooled cranberries to a strainer and mash to extract the syrup.
  • To assemble the mojito, add about 5 fresh mint leaves, 1 tablespoon of the fresh lime juice and with a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon mash the mint. Add the ice, about 4 ounces of the cranberry syrup and 2 ounces of rum to each glass. Top off with club soda and garnish with fresh cranberries and mint. Serve immediately.

Winter Wonderland

spiced vodka

 

Ingredients
1.5 oz. spice-infused Sobieski vodka (see recipe below)
1/2 oz. premium white crème de menthe
2 1/2 oz. pear nectar
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
5 sage leaves
1/2 oz. black currant syrup

Muddle sage leaves in mixing tin. Add all ingredients and shake hard for 10 seconds. Strain into a beautiful cocktail glass or Champagne flute. Slowly pour currant syrup through the middle of the drink. It will settle at the bottom. Garnish with fresh sage leaves and pear slices.

Spice-infused Sobieski vodka
8 oz. Sobieski vodka, room temperature
1 chai tea bag
5 black peppercorns, cracked

Put all ingredients into an airtight plastic container. Allow to infuse for 1-2 hours or until desired level of spice is reached. Will yield enough for five cocktails.

Warm Hazelnut Toddy

coffee

 

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces Frangelico

1/2 cup hot water

2 tablespoons lightly whipped heavy cream

Directions

In a mug, stir together the Frangelico and hot water. Spoon the whipped cream over the top before serving.

Oct
11
2013

Duvall Events & Lee Bros. Partnership Featured in Charleston Weddings Magazine

Check out a snap shot of our feature with The Lee Bros. in this month’s Charleston Weddings Magazine.

Call us to book everyone’s favorite hometown brothers to cater your next event!

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Aug
29
2013

Event Trend: Tea Cocktails

As Fall looms just around the corner, we’ve got our eyes set on refreshing yet earthy tea infused cocktails to help you fight through the Charleston September heat while bringing in some fresh Fall flavors. Check out this recipe below for a Royal Tea Gin Cocktail.

 

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Ingredients

 

  • 2 parts preferred Gin
  • 2 parts brewed and chilled Earl Gray Tea
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Spoonful of sugar
  • Lime wheels for garnish

 

Preparation:

 

  • Pour the ingredients into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
  • Stir well.
  • Garnish with lime wheels.

 

 

 

Jun
18
2013

Duvall Events Boone Hall Charleston Wedding Feature

Check out this real Boone Hall Plantation wedding featured on one of our favorite local wedding blogs Borrowed & Blue. If you don’t already know them be sure to sign up for their Weekly Wedding Press, it’s a great way to stay tuned in to all of the fabulous weddings happening in the Lowcountry. Thanks to Jolie Connor Photography for the beautiful photos!

This was a beautifully classic Southern plantation affair to remember. Cheers to the happy couple!

 

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Apr
29
2013

Color of the Season: Emerald Green

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?

Mar
05
2013

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).

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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

Sides

Green Papaya Salad

Chinese Long Beans with Spicy Thai Vinaigrette

Dessert 

Mango Cheesecake & Ginger Panna Cotta

Jan
08
2013

Charleston’s New Creative Food Center

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!

 

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Dec
03
2012

Duvall’s Post and Courier Spotlight

In case you missed it – we were front and center of the Post and Courier Business section this morning. Check out what we’ve been cooking up in our new home!