Awards Ceremony

FUNDRAISING THROUGH FASHION | COMPASSION THROUGH FASHION SHOW 2018 | NEW DIRECTIONS SHELTERS

On Saturday, April 21st, EBS partnered with New Directions to create, dare I say it, the best fashion show on the Grand Strand. The 3rd Annual Compassion Through Fashion (CTF) at the Marriott Grande Dunes benefitted New Directions (ND) to provide food, shelter, safety, and hope for homeless men, women, children, and veterans. The ND team works to make sure that everyone who comes by the shelters can see and live up to their full potential.

Each CTF entry was required to create an exclusive, engaging and intriguing design for their models to wear as they walked the runway. But here’s the catch, all designs had to be made out of recycled materials! The participants this year used everything from ponchos to water bottles, bubble wrap and even comic book pages. Each design was truly unbelievable.

During the event, guests had the opportunity to bid on over 50 silent auction items ranging from hotel stays to concert tickets. 30 bottles of wine were donated by members of the community to be sold at the event for $12 each. Each bottle sold, paid for a homeless individual to have safety, shelter, and food for one night.

When our team first started on this venture alongside with ND, we set a goal to raise $50,000 for the shelters. By the end of the night, we had raised over $61,000 thanks to our sponsors, community members and generous donations! All of the proceeds will benefit the shelters in Myrtle Beach to help thousands of people reach their full potential.

Compassion Through Fashion gathered over 30 sponsorships, including two presenting sponsors, McDonald’s and Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina. These presenting sponsors each gave $5,000 to help make the 3rd Annual CTF a success.  

To make judging our lovely participants fair, our team found 5 local celebrity judges to help us choose the winners. We had the pleasure of welcoming to the show the beautiful Meghan Miller of WBTW News13, the charming Thomas Davis of Collectors Café & Gallery, the charismatic Carl Kerridge of Carl Kerridge Photography, the infatuating Joujou Safa of Bijuju, and the elegant Kalina Smith of RK Consignments and Interiors, Inc.

Our 5 judges had their work cut out for them with our 17 amazing participants. Each participant offered a unique and entrancing design as they strutted down the runway to custom tunes played by our guest DJ Matt Hayward. Next year, the CTF team wants to have over 30 participants! We think we can do it!

Overall, we had such a blast planning this event. It was a huge success and we already can’t wait until the 4th Annual Compassion Through Fashion.

 

xoxo,

EVENTS BY SANTANA

 

PLANNING. DECOR. DESIGN | EVENTS BY SANTANA

PHOTOGRAPHER | Michelle Coleman Photography 

DJ | Matt Hayward of Heroes 4 Hire, LLC 

VENUE | Marriott Grande Dunes

STAGING & LIGHTING | Stormfront Productions

PRESENTING SPONSORS | Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina and McDonald's Restaurants of the Grand Strand

JUDGES | WBTW News13Collectors Café & GalleryCarl Kerridge PhotographyBijujuRK Consignments and Interiors, Inc.

PROGRAM PRINTING | The Printing Port

PROGRAM DESIGN | Maura Utley 

 

FASHION SHOW DESIGNERS & ENTRIES: The Ole' Irish Pub, Surfside United Methodist Church, Myrtle Beach Police Department, Mary-Addison Davis, Myrtle Beach Yacht Club, Kim Clora-Rodgers, The Rowan Family, Beau Soleil Weddings, Jen Pierce, ND Case Management Team, Bagel Port Cafe & Deli, HGTC Cosmetology Dept., Grand Strand Optimist Club, United Contractors Roofing, Mudgravy

Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce100 Years | Pawleys Island, SC | EVENTS BY SANTANA

The voice of businesses and the county’s biggest promoter of member success deserves a Gala worthy of 100 years of dedicated service to the Georgetown community. What an honor it was to coordinate both the 100th birthday and the end of year Gala for the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce.

To kick off such a momentous occasion we opted for a birthday celebration that commemorated some of the most iconic items that have also withstood the tests of 100 years time! The Hammock Shops porch was the perfect backdrop accompanied by uplighting provided by GlobalTruth Entertainment that took the party to another level. We showcased an menu offering some Low Country favorites - chicken and waffles, fried green tomatoes with pimento Cheese, shrimp & grits and egg rolls :: Although, it was the CheerWine and MoonPie bar that stole the show!

Also celebrating 100 years is the famous Chuck Taylor shoe which quickly became the theme for our centerpieces & floral arrangements! That’s right, we used the timeless street shoe to decorate each table! It was a great turn out, but how could it not be with The Reggie Sullivan Band playing in the courtyard gazebo. The celebration did not end here!

Sticking closely to the time of 100 years ago, we themed the Chamber’s premier event around the Roaring 20s! All the members were invited to a Roaring Night celebrating and commemorating 100 years of service. A seating lounge fit for the times was brought in by EventWorks while the most charming saxophone soloist entertained the prohibited cocktail hour. We even created a Georgetown Chamber memorabilia room with important keepsakes and tokens from their esteemed past. This end of the year bash and awards ceremony shined with black silk linen and topped with the most beautiful arrangements of white feathers and pearls. After a delicious dinner provided by Pawleys Plantation, they blew out the birthday candles of a custom gold “G” cake donated by Pawleys Island Bakery. The roaring night ended with a toast and vintage coupes full of sparkling champagne!

Happy 100 years Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce! Cheers to 100 more!

BIRTHDAY:

PLANNING/COORDINATION/DESIGN | EVENTS BY SANTANA

VENUE | The Hammock Shops Village

PHOTOGRAPHY | Magnolia Photography

ENTERTAINMENT | The Reggie Sullivan Band

CATERING | Inlet Affairs

RENTALS | Hotz Rentals

UPLIGHTING | Globaltruth Entertainment

FLORALS | Teresa Steigmann

T-SHIRTS | Great White Shirt Co

GALA:

PLANNING/COORDINATION/DESIGN | EVENTS BY SANTANA

VENUE/CATERING | Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club 

RENTALS | EventWorks and Hotz Rentals

FLORALS/DECOR/LINEN | Teresa Steigmann

BAKERY | Pawleys Island Bakery 

PHOTOBOOTH PHOTOGRAPHER | Michele Coleman Photography 

PHOTOGRAPHER | Jon Stell Photography 

ENTERTAINMENT | U-N-I Elegant Jazz & Blues 

VALET SERVICE | Shoreline Valet 

PIPE AND DRAPE | Convention Makers 

UPLIGHTING | Globaltruth Entertainment