Magnolia Events Wins WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® 2015

Screen-Shot-2015-01-07-at-8.39.40-AMCharlotte’s Own Magnolia Events Wins a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® 2015

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named Magnolia Events as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015.

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Magnolia Events. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“It’s always exciting to start the year by honoring the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network who represent more than two million reviews on our website,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Each of the businesses recognized are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We applaud Magnolia Events for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, Magnolia Events is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad.

Magnolia Events is proud to be one of the top Wedding Planners in Charlotte  in the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015.

For more information about Magnolia Events, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/magnolia-events-fort-mill/7e88e0b2913e593a.html

To learn more about the Couple’s Choice Awards®, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

About WeddingWire
WeddingWire, the leading technology company serving the $100 billion wedding and events industry, is the largest online vertical marketplace connecting engaged couples with event professionals. With more than two million consumer reviews, it is the industry leader in consumer reviews. The site enables engaged couples to search, compare and book from an extensive database of more than 200,000 recently reviewed event professionals, from venues to photographers. WeddingWire provides event professionals with the technology they need to serve their clients, including a SaaS platform, which powers advertising, marketing, and CRM needs of local wedding and events businesses nationwide.

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{News} Hiring! Our Next Fantastic Intern

You heard right!

Magnolia Events is hiring our next fantastic intern. Get all the details below and send in your resume and cover letter to info@magnoliaevents.com. Serious applicants only!

Description:
Magnolia Events is a Charlotte, NC based event planning and design company looking for an intern.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, reliable, detail-orientated and committed intern who is interested in the event planning industry. You will work both at our home office and events during your internship. You will gain hands-on experience planning fun, fabulous weddings and events.

This position is an unpaid part-time internship, which means it is based on work available and based on the timing of various events and projects. Hours for this position are estimated at 20 hours per week. We are open to interns who need school credit-and our times and hours are flexible depending on availability. We are more than willing to fill out the necessary paperwork to ensure that you gain academic credit for your work with us.

Estimated start time would be February, 1 2015.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of organization
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to a fast paced environment
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Project would be wonderful but not required
  • Attention to detail and professionalism
  • Knowledge of Business and Event Marketing including social media and blogging
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively at many levels
  • Enjoys working in fast paced and fun environments
  • Work weekends
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Reliable transportation to events and meetings is required
  • Reliable access to a portable computer or laptop is required

Responsibilities:

  • The internship will include day-to-day tasks involved with running a successful business and behind-the-scenes experience of planning and organizing events
  • Responsibilities include planning and implementing events, on-site management, directly communicating with vendors and clients
  • Research latest industry trends and news
  • Participate in planning meetings and identifying next steps to multiple projects
  • Assist in developing and updating various marketing and administrative items such as promotional materials, newsletters, production schedules, websites, social media avenues, etc.
  • Assist in the effective follow-up with customers and potential customers
  • Participate in working various weddings and events
  • Assist in general administrative tasks

How to Apply:
To apply for the internship, please email your resume AND cover letter to Ashley Chicklo at info@magnoliaevents.com. Cover letter should describe why you would be an asset to Magnolia Events.

 

 

 

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{Inspired} Get Inspired by These Fall Bouquets

I think we can all agree on one thing. Everyone loves this time of year, where Mother Nature brings the grand finale of nature’s course. Thanksgiving is hours away and just outside your window the day is full of color and crisp cool air. Although spring is prime time for a wedding I can’t think of a better season for a wedding than fall. Let’s just take a moment to gaze over Mother Nature’s glorious work  with these gorgeous fall bouquets. Hopefully this will help you to get inspired for your 2015 fall wedding and maybe provide a little inspiration for your Thanksgiving table.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Planning!

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Southern Traditions, It’s Tradition Y’all!

It’s Tradition, Ya’ll!

Here in The South, southern traditions are very near and dear to any southern bride’s heart. It’s a way for us to keep in touch with our southern roots and perhaps remind us of what getting married in the south is all about. If you’re from these parts then you know how important it is to incorporate these southern traditions in our very own nuptials. And we just know if it was up to your Grandmother, she wouldn’t let you forget them. Here are a few of our favorites…

Burying the Bourbon
Worried about it raining on the big day? Southern tradition has it that by burying a bottle of bourbon upside down exactly one month before your wedding day and at the location of your ceremony, it will keep the rain away. Make sure this is one of your favorite bourbon’s because after the ceremony the bridal party digs up the bottle and celebrates by passing it around.

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The Handkerchief
It was once thought that a bride’s tears would bring rain for the farmer’s crops or that a bride who shed tears would never cry over her marriage again. Handkerchiefs have been passed down from generation to generation and today are used as bouquet wraps, given to bridesmaids as gifts, and of course to dab away those happy tears.

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Groom’s Cake
A groom’s cake is a gift from the bride to the groom that relates to something he loves. It typically is given at the rehearsal dinner but you will often see them at the reception, showcased for everyone to enjoy. This is the perfect opportunity to really honor the groom.

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Monogram’s
Weddings and monograms go hand-in-hand and we mean it when we say that every southern bride has waited her entire life for her monogram to change. It’s one of the most exciting things about becoming married other than getting to spend the rest of your life with the man you love most. Monograms today can be found EVERYWHERE and make a great gift for the lovely bride.

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Cake Pulls
The Cake Pull, more common near New Orleans, comes from a Victorian tradition known as “ribbon pulling”. Charms with specific meanings are placed into the bottom layer of the cake with ribbons coming from them. Before the cake is cut, all the single women gather around to pull a charm, which reveals to them their good fortune.  If you don’t like the idea for your ceremony, cake pulls are perfect for a bridal shower or luncheon.

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If you are a southern bride will you honor these southern traditions?

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Mandi + Ryan | Shabby Chic Colorful Wedding at The Brawley House

There’s so much to love about planning weddings and events, particularly when you get the chance to work with amazing clients. Mandi and Ryan are one of the sweetest couples we’ve had the opportunity to work with. Their May 3rd shabby chic colorful wedding at the Brawley House was full of personal, touches, which captured their fun and creative personalities in an unforgettable way.

Mandi and Ryan’s dads were college roommates and fraternity brothers, but although their families had been friends for many years, they only met two years ago. On their one year anniversary Ryan popped the question with an intimate, at home proposal. 

The couple gave guests a glimpse of their style with custom designed invitations and programs. Mandi is a graphic designer and took the delicate lace pattern from her gown and sketched the floral design herself. She and her sister hand painted all of the stationary for a colorful finishing touch.

Color continued to play a key role in Mandi and Ryan’s wedding day look. The ceremony was nestled in the home’s garden, with lush arrangements from Springvine Designs adding pops of pink and yellow to the ceremony arch. The bridesmaids wore a collection of dresses in vibrant hues, which were complemented by the varying shades of tulips, billy balls, peonies, and poppies. Abbi, the bride’s sister and maid of honor, also wore a necklace made of fresh flowers. It was a unique and stunning piece!

For the reception, each table featured a different look. Pieces of vintage lace were topped with mercury glass vases, letter Bs, candles, and an assortment of colorful arrangements from Springvine Designs. Guests were treated to a dessert table filled with handmade sweets from their family. The dessert table was complete with a collection of personal pictures on vintage shutters.

Mandi and Ryan made their grand exit under an archway of sparklers. Before guests left, they received favors of sweet potato, apple, and pumpkin butters.

We feel blessed to have been a part of such a personal and creative wedding, and we couldn’t wait to share these gorgeous images from Crystal Stokes Photography. Congratulations again Mandi and Ryan!

Vendor Love

Photography: Crystal Stokes Photography 

Stationary: Dry Ink Designs

Entertainment: Audio To Go

Venue: The Brawley House

Ceremony Musicians: Carolina Royal Strings

Florist: Springvine Design

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