Take a cue from this southern garden party for infusing next level charm into your upcoming event. It has polished yet cheeky papergoods, a properly set table with a view and blooms in full effect. Who wouldn't want to sip on a cocktail next to that beauty? Designed by Calder Clark Designs for the stationery brand Mrs. John L. Strong, each square inch packs an incredibly charming punch. Get your southern soiree on with even more captured by Lucy Cuneo Photography in the VAULT.
The Madison Avenue based stationery brand Mrs John L Strong gathered a crowd of powerful women in Charleston to celebrate the brand's launch in design store Fritz Porter. The women at the event worked across the design, fashion and lifestyle industries and included designer Lindsey Carter of Troubadour, Stacy Smallwood of Hampden Clothing, interior designers Angie Hranowsky and Olivia Brock as well as Chassity Evans, lifestyle blogger behind Look Linger Love.
Sarah-Hamlin Hastings, the founder of Fritz Porter, held the gathering at her beautiful Charleston home, which was originally her grandparent's home and invited top wedding and event planner Calder Clark to design the intimate dinner.
The tablecloth, in Fiddle Leaf Fig from Kentucky based fabric brand Ferrick Mason was adorned with calligraphed Mrs John L Strong place cards and menus and whimsical coasters from their latest collection.
Mrs John L Strong, the stationery brand who counts everyone from Jackie Kennedy to Marilyn Monroe among their storied clientele has always been stocked through their New York offices or Bergdorf Goodman but thought Charleston was a natural fit given the traditional background and strong sense of entertaining.
The food, catered by Calder favorite Cru Catering featured Southern highlights such as miniature cornbread whoopie pies and Crab Louis stack.