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How to Throw a Southern Shindig

Only in Charleston, SC: winter is the perfect time of year for an outdoor gathering full of oysters, chili and live music…

See how Ooh! Events styled the perfect Southern Shindig on Kiawah Island with these party tips:

  1. A Vintage Bar:
    We love the look of an old-fashioned bar, especially in the midst of the gorgeous Kiawah Island surroundings. Stock the bar with wines, ciders, bourbons and beers for the 21+ crowd while they admire your vintage pieces. (Pictured: The Blue Sideboard Bar)


2. Rustic Accents:

Nothing says Southern decor like an eclectic mix of rustic + chic. Scatter unlikely items around centerpieces to make your tables pop! We chose antlers to compliment these bark covered moss + fern planters. (Arrangements from Out of the Garden)


3. Unconventional Seating:

Seating can be a challenge at outdoors functions when there is A LOT of ground to cover. We recommend using variations of seating to keep it fresh and fun. High chairs, low chairs, and even bed swings will keep your guests comfortable and impressed!


4. Live Music:

Let’s be honest- who doesn’t love a live show? It’s not always feasible, but consider calling in a local musician for your next party to really elevate the experience. This gathering was extra special with a performance from this guy…(We’re still a little starstruck!)

|Photography: Charlotte Elizabeth |

|Venue: Kiawah Island  |



Terry’s Fabrics: Designer Insights with Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas, The Art of Creating founder, shares her Designer Insights with Terry’s Fabrics…
Courtesy of: Terrys Fabrics

Terry’s Fabrics is a UK fabric supplier that specializes in discount designer fabrics; their range is so extensive that they are able to offer designs and prices to suit all pockets ♦


Ooh! Beautiful presents The Green Beauty Event

On Tuesday, December 8th we held The Green Beauty Event

Hosted by Ooh! Beautiful + Jessica Morse, founder of Bare Beauty, The Green Beauty Event aimed to highlight two of our favorite organic beauty brands while educating guests on healthy alternatives in skincare. We partnered with Tata Harper + RMS Beauty to offer expert advice on their products while guests perused the Pop-Up Beauty Shop!

Some of our guest’s favorite products of the evening were…

Targets excess oil, evens skin tone, and sheds dead cells to give your complexion a healthy, all natural glow. the ultimate illuminator for creating a sensuous, sheer, luminous glow.


You can shop these amazing items + more today at Ooh! Beautiful!



Ooh! I Wish…

The holidays are here – and so are feelings of gratitude and generosity! We are lucky to operate in such a supportive community, and we want to pay it forward…

Bless a family member, friend, or coworker with a wish granted by our elves at Ooh! Events, Ooh! Beautiful, Out of Hand, or Out of the Garden. Whether it’s a handpicked gift or floral arrangement from our shops, a gathering by Ooh! Events, a home-cooked meal, or a visit to a special place in Charleston, we want to help brighten the holiday of a deserving person in your life!

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Write a letter nominating your person – who they are and why they’re deserving. And of course, what wish you’d like us to grant them! We’ll select several wishes to grant throughout the holidays – and if we choose your person, you’ll receive fresh flowers from Out of the Garden. We’ll accept letters at the shops on Pitt Street in the Old Village, Mount Pleasant, until Christmas!

Happy Holidays!


Alexandra Styles Visits the Old Village!




This Thursday night Alexandra from Alexandra Styles will joining Mother and Daughters at Swoon for Style 101.

Alexandra wants all of us to look and feel good! To hear all of this season’s tips and tricks on style and organization visit the Old Village in Mount Pleasant for the inaugural Pitt Street Stroll for Mothers and Daughters.

Alexandra really is a jack of all trades, working as a stylist, personal shopper, or even friend for hire, she knows exactly what you need to be wearing! Pitt Street Stroll is definitely a “do” this Thursday!


The Most Romantic Wedding of the Season

Carly and Tre had a picturesque wedding filled with southern charm, bohemian playfulness, and lots of love. The Cotton Dock at Boone Hall was the perfect backdrop for their simple ceremony. Photos by Richard Israel. 



Breezes & B-B-Q at the BB&T Charleston Wine & Food Festival Finale

Despite gale force winds, Ooh! Events prepped for the pitmasters Sunday at the Charleston Maritime Museum.  The Festival Finale celebrated three of our favorite things: B-B-Q, Blues & Brew.  The event was presented by Certified SC Grown and Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine.

The Sweet & Lowdown theme for the event was steeped in Americana and of course, Lowcountry charm.  Casual, no fuss, no muss – B-B-Q just as it is against a bright blue sky and a festive backdrop.  Collections of vintage Coca-Cola bottles and fruit crates held bright blooms and earthy ferns on warm well worn farm tables.  Weathered corrugated tin bars and shanties offered shelter, Jim Beam and Moonpies to the spirited attendees.  Bluegrass filled the air and a good time was had by all!

Thanks BB&T Charleston Food & Wine Festival – looking forward to next year!


Emily at Alhambra


Another real wedding from Ooh! for you.  The elements that I love so much:  the rich purples and blues in her bouquets, the eclectic mix of turquoise glass on the tabletops, and the dropped planks holding mixed greenery and candlesticks from the ceiling.  The ceremony and reception were both held at Alhambra Hall, which is literally a short jog away from the Ooh! headquarters.


OUR Tree!


This is the reason I’ve been researching/obsessing trees  For a few reasons….. because we love a challenge and sometimes make our job more difficult by never wanting to do the same thing twice, because most of Charleston’s beautiful venues and plantations have oak trees as focal points, and most importantly because Lisa wanted a life-sized faux oak  (say faux oak three times fast!) in the tent at this beautiful event.  With the help of Peter’s lumberjack skills, some paper-mache, an energetic Carmen and a keen eye from Lisa, the trees were fabulous!


Oak trees on the brain….

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Tiffany blue, apple green and chocolate brown……some of my favorite color combinations for weddings in Charleston and especially for printed materials.  I’m loving the oak tree illustration and the heavily scattered leaves in the middle picture.  These invitations are designed and available at www.wileyvalentine.com.  I”m obsessing on oak trees, hopefully you’ll soon see why.


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