Your Wedding – Your Way!

By Burke Daniel

Today’s weddings are unique to the bride and groom. The main purpose of a wedding is to commit your life to another person, and that never changes, but now, with unlimited access to ideas and inspiration, traditional weddings are not the norm. Couples want their wedding to reflect who they are and their unique wedding vision. For example, I had a couple come to me that met in a library. They used books in the décor – we used pages from old books as runners and to cover a table top. It was so clever and special to the couple. The inspiration for your wedding can come from anywhere – where you met, or something you see on Pinterest – the sky is the limit.

Brides are also adding more color – it’s not all about white anymore. Your color scheme can be whatever you like – I recently had a bride use an old European style buffet for her cake, and we painted it green and gold – it was gorgeous. People travel more today and are inspired by what they see – and even if you don’t travel, we have the world at our fingertips on our smart phones. Your wedding should reflect who you are – whether you get married in a church or in a barn where we can create a look of rustic, refined elegance.

Finding an expert to help you bring your vision to life, whether it’s a wedding planner or a vintage shop like Fringe, is so important. Today’s weddings may be vintage and funky, whimsical, magical, rustic, or French provincial – these buzz words describe what people are thinking when they plan their special day. A cool table runner or unique lighting will make all the difference in the atmosphere. Our community has so many amazing venues – imagine how beautiful a red Persian rug on the beach would look for a wedding. Places like Thompson Farms, Heritage Plantation and many others offer unique, beautiful venues. Imagine beautiful oak trees full of hanging chandeliers – you want your wedding to be an experience, not just a party.

We have such an eclectic group of people along the Grand Strand – the traditional wedding is just one option. Before, once you chose the venue, everything else was much the same. But, today, while you may want to wear your mother’s wedding dress, you want to wear it your way. Instead of having traditional bouquets of flowers, brides might choose bouquets of antique broaches. The sky is the limit. Brides may also choose to have more than one gown – one for the ceremony and one for the reception. These are just a few ideas to make your day shine!

There is no wrong way for your special day. Your wedding expert becomes invested in your vision – we want to make it the best it can be and make your dreams come true. A professional will help you bring your ideas into reality.

About this writer

  • Burke Daniel

    Burke Daniel, the owner of Fringe, A Vintage Shop, is available to help you bring your wedding vision to life. Stop by 810 Highway 17 Business in Surfside Beach to see her collection of vintage wedding items or contact her at 843-945-2284. Burke is also on the web at or find her on Facebook.

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