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From left: Photograph courtesy of Wild Dunes; hair and makeup by Melissa Ward, Tabula Rasa salon, photograph by Vanessa McQuire; screenshot courtesy of Film Anywhere Productions

february 20, 2012


Brides-to-be enter to win one of three awesome giveaway packages

Written by Melissa Bigner

I am pretty sure that if I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d still be a Maxxinista. There’s just something about scoring a deal that I think appeals on some primal huntress level. For anyone in the same boat, I bring you good news. What’s better than a markdown? A giveaway! Or even better? Three giveaways! Yes indeed, with the new issue of Charleston Weddings, we’re running three superior giveaways. Click here to just jump in and enter straightaway for your chance to win between now and April 2, 2012. For those of you with more reserve? Here’s an overview.

Giveaway Number One
The Charleston Weddings and Wild Dunes Wedding Sendoff Brunch Giveaway!
• Brunch at Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms for a newlywed couple and up to 23 guests the day after the bride and groom’s wedding.
(Total value: $2,000)
What we love about this giveaway: The brunch offers the chance to say goodbye to family and friends before heading off for the honeymoon. Add that it’s at one of America’s best beach resorts, where the dining options and settings are stunners, and it’s a big score. Need to explore the resort virtually for proof? Click here.

Giveaway Number Two
The Charleston Weddings and Tabula Rasa Bridal Beauty Giveaway!
• A trial run for hair and makeup for a bride (winner) and up to five of her wedding guests (party);

• Wedding day hair and makeup for winner and party;
• Hors d’oeuvres and champagne from the Local Market while at the salon on the wedding day;
• Six gift bags of Mirabella makeup for winner and party;
• Chair massages by One Réspé for winner and party.
(Total value: $3,000)

What we love about this giveaway: Set downtown in the cool Cannonborough neighborhood rife with wedding-related shops, Tabula Rasa’s been on our radar for some time. Check out their website (and specifically owner Melissa Ward’s bio and portfolio) to get a look at their take on fresh-face wedding day beauty and hairstyles that range from seriously uptown to just plain sweet. They obviously cater to clients wants rather than their own agendas or cookie-cutter looks; take that, add in the goodies above, and what’s the question? Love it!

Giveaway Number Three
The Charleston Weddings and Film Anywhere Mega Wedding Video Package Giveaway!
• A save-the-date video;

• A video of your “love story”;
• A video recording of your rehearsal and rehearsal dinner;
• A video booth at your reception;
• A short film—covering wedding day prep through the ceremony—to show before you leave the festivities;
• And a full-length video of your Big Day!

(Total value: $5,000)

What we love about this giveaway: We learned of Film Anywhere Productions (FAP) when a staffer shared a link to a “save the date” video they’d done for a couple. A few months later, the bride shared her Big Day film short that showed the couple’s wedding reception come together, the ceremony, and them dancing on a dock as the sun went down. Those two snippet viewings of what FAP can do—capture major moments with an artistic, sensitive, fun, and funny eye and pair them with fabulous tunes—won us over hard. When they came knocking about this killer video giveaway, we couldn’t say yes fast enough. (Maybe some of you newly engaged types can relate!) Check out their work here.

To enter any one of these—or all three—just click here. We’ll also have signups at the March 24, 2012 Charleston Weddings Spring Bridal Show. Get your tickets to the show early as it’s all reserved seating this year and it sells out every time.

Mon, 02/20/2012