Name: Carly Terrier
Role: Event Manager
Education: East Carolina University — Go Pirates!
Favorite event detail that you’ve come up with lately: I am all about the “pretty” so getting to create really eye-catching/appealing items are my jam. Lately it has been all about the cocktails for me. I’ve taken a classic cocktail (Old Fashioned) and put a whole orange wheel down the side of the glass to give it a big pop of color. I’ve had Moscow Mules that the couple bought a branding stick with their Monogram on it that we used for the limes. Most recently, I’ve had fresh watermelon margaritas, grapefruit margaritas (I see a pattern…haha)—but I love that you can take a simple cocktail—nothing imported/exotic/crazy, and still make it a show stopper with the presentation.
Favorite part of working for PPHG: THE FOOD…duh 😉 – Getting to create custom menus that speak to the couple and their families/heritage is so much fun for me. I love to incorporate items that are meaningful to the couples—you love tacos? Let’s find a place for them! The groom is all about some pizza?? Let’s pass it late-night! Does the bride only drink spicy margaritas? Let’s pass them as guests enter cocktail hour! Truthfully I really love watching an event that I have been working on for months come through fruition. Getting to know the couples, their families, and working so closely with them for months/a year—they become more like friends and making their day that much more special just really makes me happy.
Favorite “Charleston” activity: Exploring the “off the beaten path” restaurants—like Chico Feo on Folly Beach—one of my favorite gems with some killer food!
Give a piece of advice for couples planning their wedding: Enjoy the day! I hear all the time from couples after the fact that the day flies by and is over in a blink of an eye. So take the time to really step back and take in the little moments.
THE FUN QUESTIONS:
Favorite old school jam:
Beast of Burden by The Rolling Stones// Midnight Rider by The Allman Brothers// Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Guilty pleasure TV show you’re embarrassed to admit you watch:
How do you start and end your day?
I have to start my day with a cup of coffee (I would not subject the world to pre-coffee Carly)
Best vacation you’ve been on?
I have some really awesome memories from my family vacations in Kiawah.
Any favorite line from a movie?
Anything from Steel Magnolias, Mean Girls, or Wedding Crashers
What is on your bucket list?
Visit every continent
Would you rather have unlimited sushi or unlimited tacos for life?
TACOSSSSS—it’s truly a full-on food group for me