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Kristin Newman Designs crafts unforgettable weddings and celebrations that endure in both head and heart. This iteration of their website maintains that undeniable KND style: clean, beautiful, modern meets classic, feminine. I had the opportunity to spend time with both Kristin and Reagan in the space they share with Heather Barrie and Mary Ruth Trimble of gathering: events + floral design.
Let me just say: the Barrie Newman Building is gorgeous and indeed the source from which a creative energy unlike any other flows. I mean, Kristin has a chandelier above her desk, ok? It’s incredible.
Here’s a taste of the copy I wrote:
At Kristin Newman Designs, your experience begins the moment you first engage us – by email, phone or in-person. So, from the beginning, you’ll be immersed in a fun, warm, chic, celebratory environment where you can be yourself. The relationship we begin in the comfort and pleasure of that environment – over the course of convivial conversations and gatherings, is the reason we do what we do. It’s within those moments that you reveal to us, your essence. It’s that essence which serves as our inspiration for crafting truly original, bespoke events: an expression and experience of what matters most to you.
Now. Can someone please hire KND for a shindig…and include me on the guest list? Thanks.
February 19, 2010
Around this time last year, I had the opportunity to write copy for the website of one of Charleston’s best wedding designers, Kristin Newman. To be in Kristin’s presence is to begin to know a woman with an exquisite eye for design, who has the skills to understand a bride’s vision and the keen ability to breathe life and energy into it until it exceeds one’s imagined idea. That is just part of what makes her exceptional.
All of this wedding business has me thinking. What does it all mean?
The dress. The design. In-laws. Church. Synagogue. Indoor. Outdoor. Elk’s Lodge or historic villa. So much brouhaha over one day when perhaps, the celebration should come somewhere in the middle.
I just finished reading The Maytrees, a lyrical and beautiful novel by Annie Dillard. It’s the story of a marriage, among other things. This passage especially moved me and seems to somehow convey why we go to such lengths for love.
“Falling in love, like having a baby, rubs against the main current of our lives; separation, loss, and death. That is the joy of them.”
February 8, 2010
I’ll admit it. I didn’t know what to wear to the 2010 Charleston ADDY Awards. The theme was rock ‘n roll, which to me means basically, anything goes. And, this being the creative community and all, well, anything goes anyway. I winged it.
For the record, I think Mark Lawrence from GSGD had the most fantastic seventies rock ‘n roll legend coat EVER. N’est-ce pas?
Twas an evening of reconnecting with friends (much love, KV!), colleagues, creativity, good energy and several social drinks. I must give abundant thanks to Gil Shuler for asking me to write the Anson House Sales Kit, which took home a gold. And, as ever, many, many thanks to my comrades in arms at Blue Ion. I had the great pleasure of writing for several of their winning websites: Kristin Newman Designs, Newbury, EQA Landmark Communities and Madaktari.
Congrats to all the winners…and to everyone…the work was truly exceptional. Thanks, Charleston. Some evenings you just especially rock.