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Wedding DJ For Charleston Fashion Week: William Aiken House

17 March 2016

Charleston Weddings Magazine is the premier magazine for the modern bride looking to get married in this fabulous city of Charleston.  So many brides come to a consultation meeting and have a copy of the magazine in their hands. When you open up a copy of this brilliantly designed magazine, you can completely understand why recently engaged brides pick up a copy and take it home and lay on their bed and are in awe of all the wonderful images. It's a magazine that creates tremendous amounts of wedding inspiration.   Over the years, I've made an investment in my company by advertising in this magazine.  As a proud sponsor in the Spring 2016 Charleston Wedding Magazine, I was asked to provide music and sound for this luxurious and elegant event held in the heart of the city at the William Aiken House.  For mid-March, it was a very lovely, but yet warm and breezy afternoon for all modern brides and wedding vendors to congregate over some delicious eats and cocktails and view some of the works of luxury bridal gown designer Kate McDonald.

 Kate McDonald Bridal has become one of the top luxury bridal designers in al of Charleston, SC. She started designing a bridesmaid line (LulaKate) in 2003 named after her great-grandmother (Lula) and Katherine (Kate).  After several years of designing gowns under the LulaKate label, the Kate McDonald Bridal label was born in 2014. For more information about setting up a time to meet with Kate McDonald, click over to her website and also follow her on Instagram.

March 16, 2016 was one of those perfect Charleston, spring days that turned into an even more perfect evening for cocktails and bites, while watching some of Kate McDonalds wonderful designs. The fashion show began at 6:30pm after a brief welcome by the editor of Charleston Weddings Magazine, Melissa Bigner. With a soundtrack set to the talented Leon Bridges, spectators enjoyed the lovely bridal designs of Kate McDonald Bridal.  Brides to be, along with their friends and numerous other Charleston Wedding industry creatives were to present to see the amazing designs of Kate McDonald.

PRE and POST Music For Cocktail Hour At William Aiken House
"Black Velvet" | Alannah Myles
"Budapest" | George Ezra
"Don't Wanna Fight" | Alabama Shakes
"Latch" (Acoustic) | Sam Smith
"Breakout" | Swing Out Sister
"Moneygrabber" | Fitz & The Tantrums
"Paradise" | Sade
"Photograph" | Ed sheeran
"Rolling In The Deep" (Remix) | Adele
"Sunrise" | Simply Red
"The Long Way Home" | Norah Jones
"The Walk" | Mayer Hawthorne
"Under The Influence" | Elle King
"You Make Loving Dun" | Fleetwood Mac
"This Must Be The Place" (Naive Melody) | Talking Heads
"Gravity" | John Mayer
"Better Together" | Jack Johnson
"Windows Rolled Down" | Amos Lee
"Beast Of Burden" | The Rolling Stones
"Sound & Color" | Alabama Shakes
"Forever Mine" | Andra Day
"Layla" (Acoustic) | Eric Clapton

Kate McDonald LulaKate CFW 2016 Show
Photo Credit: Rachel Red Photography

Music Selections For The Fashion Show Presentation
All of the selections were personally chosen by Kate McDonald, and came from the latest works from Leon Bridges, whose first album titled Coming Home was released back in the summer of 2015.  His music will continue to be requested by modern brides and grooms for many years to come.
"Coming Home"
"There She Goes"
"Daisy Mae"
"Here In My Arms"
"Lisa Sawyer"
"Mississippi Kisses"
"Smooth Sailin'
"Better Man"

William Aiken House Kate McDonald CFW 2016
Photo Credit: Rachel Red Photography

About The William Aiken House
Nestled in the heart of the Charleston, SC peninsula is the William Aiken house, a historic mansion that was constructed back in the 1800s. Over the past several years, The William Aiken House has become one of the most requested Charleston wedding venues. It's so popular that Martha Stewart Weddings and Brides Magazione have named the William Aiken one of the top wedding venues in the entire state of South Carolina. 

The William Aiken House has the ability to cater to larger Charleston weddings with a guest list of up to 500.  When you do your walk-through at the William Aiken House, you'll fall in love with the wonderfully, manicured outdoor gardens that are perfect wedding ceremonies and outdoor dining. Those same gardens provided the backdrop for this lovely Fashion Show for Charleston Fashion Week.  The William Aiken House has exquisite ballrooms that are on the first and second floor with outdoor piazzas that are covered in the event of those spring and summer showers that sometimes pop up in the Holy City.  And if all this is not enough,  The William Aiken house also has a few formal dining rooms that are perfect for formal sit-down dinners, before you and your guests go outside and dance the night away under the stars.  And one last thing, when you book your wedding at the William Aiken House, you'll also be greeted to wireless internet throughout the property. 

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I sure hope you enjoyed this look back at what turned into an amazing evening in Charleston. If you are a bride who has just gotten recently engaged and are looking for some initial wedding inspiration as you begin to plan your wedding, I strongly recommend the Charleston Wedding Magazine. The magazine is wonderfully designed with articles about wedding trends and real weddings that have occurred in the Holy City.  The magazine also features some of the most sought after wedding vendors in the city. Head over to their website to find out where you can your copy.   As for your wedding DJ? I would love to speak with you about bring your DJ. Over the years, I've built an incredible reputation on providing my clients with an amazing experience.  But hiring your wedding DJ is not a task you should ever take lightly, which is why I've put so much time into putting this blog together for you.   In case you missed it, there was a pretty detailed link on the home page of my website. You can view that article by clicking the link dow

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And you are looking for a bit of wedding music and playlist inspiration as you are getting ready to sit down to put together your wedding playlist, be sure to check out some of these very popular links about some of the styles of music for your wedding.

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