We had such a lovely evening celebrating our friend Emily Kotarski on the first anniversary of staring her bridal gown design business, Emily Kotarski Bridal! Emily, who is originally from Pennsylvania, moved to the Lowcountry to pursue her dream of owning her own bridal gown boutique! Emily’s adorable shop sits right off King Street, for brides and passerby’s alike to gawk at her gorgeous designs.

For being such a young designer, Emily has certainly made a splash here in Charleston. Her work is featured on blogs such as The Petal Report constantly, and we know this is just the beginning of her inevitably booming career here in Charleston!

To celebrate the evening, we headed over to Lowcountry’s Parks Venues newest addition to the wedding venue family – The Parsonage! Located right in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District, and the venue’s pink paint and adorable garden courtyard fits right in with the charming homes that surround it. Emily asked B. Gourmet Catering to bring some fun hors d’oeuvres for guests to enjoy during this reception, and we jumped at the chance to showcase some of our favorite items!

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We designed our menu keeping the audience in mind – wedding professionals! Our Strawberry and Brie Crostini with Honey Whipped Brie and Basil Chiffonade was passed around for everyone to enjoy, as well as a few savory items to include our Cheddar and Herb Biscuits topped with Pimento Cheese, Proscuitto and Pickled Green Tomato Relish! Yum! Our Mini Braised Pork Taco with Red Cabbage and Cilantro Slaw is not only mouthwatering, but the look of this hors d’oeuvre had everyone smiling – it’s soft tortilla is secured with a tiny wooden clothespin. Everyone loved the Mini Croissant Waldorf Chicken Salad Sliders and the Garlic and Herb Roasted Shrimp Skewer with Lemon Dill Sauce as well – the varieties of flavors were endless at this reception!

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Congratulations to Emily Kotarski for your the anniversary of your business! We’re so excited to see your designs on some of our brides in the future!

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Cover Photo: Clay Austin Photography