We are so honored to have wedding and event planning connoisseur Calder Clark to our 2018 Tastemaker Collection! Calder is the owner and founder of Calder Clark Luxury Wedding Design, a full service event and wedding consultation and design firm in Charleston, South Carolina. She has a national following for her modern spin on Southern entertaining and has designed and planned pristine events throughout the country. Calder has been featured in national publications such as Garden and Gun, Southern Living, Harpar’s Baazar and Vogue. In 2017 she was named one of the best wedding planners in the South by Southern Living!


We have included some of our favorite images of Calder’s event designs below.


Photo:: Tec Petaja
Photo:: Tec Petaja
Photo:: Tec Petaja
Photo:: Tec Petaja
Photo:: Tec Petaja


Dixie Creative Director Holly Hollon teamed up with Calder to bring you her gorgeous holiday collection shown below. Calder was inspired by the mountains in North Carolina, where her family vacationed this fall. This gorgeous card was created by combining branching bittersweet with pines, plus Calder’s current color obsessions – orange, olive green, and mushroom. We think it’s perfect for the one who dreams of holidays spent in the mountains enjoying fresh air and a night snuggled by the fire!


And to get to know Calder a little bit better, be sure to continue reading for our Q & A chat with her below!


Favorite holiday tradition:

My husband always reads The Night Before Christmas to our two littles, right before bed. The pure magic on their faces is simply priceless.

Dream dinner date:

Oysters and champagne off the prow of a boat, anywhere

Favorite wedding destination to plan:

Blackberry Farm, a place that feels like home to me

Last great film you saw?

Sabrina, the original – is there anything more classic?

Favorite way to “wow” wedding guests:

Lavender-scented iced rolled towels passed around the dance floor on a wild night

What inspires you most?

the perseverance of the human spirit

Most memorable event you have planned:

My best friend’s birthday party

Most sentimental Christmas tree trimming:

Paper snowflakes my children made in years past

Last minute hostess gift:

A Candlefish candle and flowers from the garden in a simple jar

Hidden talent:

I play the piano and the guitar

Go-to Lowcountry restaurant:

The Obstinate Daughter

Starbucks order:

I don’t know the first thing about coffee culture – but I wish I did! I drink crazy teas from all over the world in the comfort of my kitchen.

What did you dream of being when you were a kid?

A ballerina

What is your number one tool of the trade?

Tear-by-hand tape; I order it by the boatload and hoard it like it’s my job.

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