When my mother and I were planning my wedding, we ran into a problem. We live in one of the most beautiful areas of the country with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world according to Dr. Beach. The beaches were one of the reasons we moved to the area 16 years ago. Our Emerald Coast provides a perfect backdrop for those who want a beach wedding. Beach weddings are wonderful for our tourism industry and local economy as destination weddings become more and more popular.
As a local, I love going to the beach for sun and fun, but certainly did not want to sweat, have my make-up melt and have my hair blown every-which-way, or have my guests not be able to hear the ceremony. The crashing waves are wonderful unless you are trying to hear the officiant. With that in mind, I discovered that there are not many places well suited for a wedding indoors. The options were even more limited when you had a large group. We decided that instead of seeking the perfect venue, we would find a venue that met our other needs and transform it ourselves. We had been watching all of the Bridal Guru TV shows for quite some time before my wedding just for those fabulous ideas, but with no Fairy God Mother or TV crew showing up to rescue us, we were determined to pull off the magic ourselves. We decided to invest in fabulous things and discussed starting our own business at a later date.
In our case, we chose the Emerald Coast Conference Center for the venue. It had plenty of room and gave us a blank slate. The only part we did not like was the separating walls in the rooms. The walls had metal lines that showed from where the walls folded. The easy answer was to use pipe and drape to cover the walls.
We called around and researched and researched. No company in the area kept pipe and drape that could cover walls that were 20ft tall. We invested in pipe and drape for our use and decided we should rent them to other people looking to transform their event space.
In decorating our ceremony and reception, we purchased many elegant and fabulous items and we continue to add to our inventory. Our rentals include wall draping, ceiling draping, lighting, ceremony and reception decorations, linens, chair covers, chargers, china, centerpieces, and more.