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Meet Leigh Warren

Today we’d like to introduce you to The Social Spool.

Hi, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today.
We are a woman-run decor company whose main focus is to combine innovative designs with our light-hearted southern style to enhance event & interior textiles.

The Social Spool began 5 years ago. Leigh Warren & Caroline Rayman decided to step out of event planning, and use our 30 years of combined industry experience, to stay more behind the scenes in the event world. We love bringing our creative spark to each custom event to create textiles enhancements. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Every event we work on is different – different venues, different types of tents, different vendors. Each requires a different plan of attack! But this also keeps it fun and interesting! 

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Every event we help produce is customized. We create event textiles like custom ceiling treatments, curtains, cabanas, altars, table linens, and chuppahs, as well as custom sewn table top decor such as napkins, runners, placemats, etc.

We also have dabbled in home goods such as pillows & window treatments, and after 2020- began making face coverings!

What do you like best about our city?
Charleston is laden with natural beauty and history which explains its southern charm. It has quickly become a booming entrepreneurial town, especially in the hospitality industry.

We are very fortunate to have the influx of weddings & events to cater to. The diverse clients we are able to design for keep us on our toes and let us delve into our creativity.

What do you like least about our city?
Most often our venues are outdoors & near the water.

As beautiful as it may be, this can add obstacles when hanging fabric. The breeze is always a factor and can quickly turn the fabric we’re draping into literal sails. You have to be mindful of heat (which turns a tent into a greenhouse) and the rain, especially during hurricane season.

It is important to create contingency plans with your team of vendors to ensure a smooth and successful event. It takes a village!

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Image Credits
Stetten Wilson, Kristin Byrum, Gayle Brooker, Virgil Bunao, Jenna Marie,  Perry Vaile, Anne Rhett, and Hannah Alyssa

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