We’re enamoured with Fox Events. Their style is the perfect mix of sophistication and freshness. We love how they infuse a couple’s personality into the weddings they create, making each one unique and and meaningful. Lead planner Lauren Fox has been crafting inspiring weddings for nearly 10 years. First as part of a larger Charleston event planning company and then on her own with Fox Events since 2013. We think you’ll agree, Lauren Fox has great style. And if you’re planning your Big Day, you’ll want to read the thoughts she shared with us here.
What’s one of your favorite weddings that you’ve planned and why? We did a wedding for Colleen and Nick Brice at the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island. Colleen & Nick are native New Yorkers with a love for the South. They chose the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island for its stunning backdrop and ease of accommodations for all of their guests. Colleen wanted to mix her “New York” style with Southern tradition so we used farm tables and x-back chairs to fulfill the rustic, Southern vibe and shades of blue and green with metallic décor to add a modern touch. Northern elements met Southern tradition and it turned out perfectly. It was a special day because we overcame weather, transformed their wishes into reality, and gave them an incredible wedding to celebrate with friends and family.
What new and fun trends are you seeing for 2016?
Greenery!–This is very quickly becoming what Fox Events specializes in. We love greening ceilings, chandeliers, mantles, and tablescapes any chance we get.
Metallic colors—we are big fans of using metallics for our linens, votives, vases, and signage. It adds the perfect amount of sparkle and glam without being to over the top.
Eucalyptus—this goes along with our love for greenery, but we also love to mix it in with the bride’s bouquet.
Foil-stamped stationary suite—we use gold foil in our logo so we are thrilled when the bride and groom love it just as much as we do.
How can a couple really personalize their reception and make it their own?
We have a lot of couples who love to personalize cocktail napkins, menu cards, dinner napkins, decorate with photos around the room, and even create a signature cocktail featuring their drink of choice. In terms of the actual reception space, every couple has a style or vibe and its important to choose a color palate, flowers, furniture, music, etc. to represent that.
What’s your best advice for saving on wedding expenses….without looking like you did?
Our advice is to spend money where it counts. Spend the extra dollar on linens when having a seated dinner, spend more on the band when you know your guests will dance the night away, pay for the open bar if your friends will use it! Make smart decisions when planning your night and your guests will be wowed from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave.