Charleston’s Hidden Gem: The Heart Garden

Wanting a private intimate ceremony or elopement in a beautiful garden setting?  The heart garden is tucked away for privacy.  The garden is located behind the St. John’s Reformed Episcopal Church. The garden came to life at the 1997 Spoleto Festival. First, is the gate… The iron work was designed by by Phillip Simmons, crafted… Read more »

Best Groomsmen Gifts

As a wedding planner in Charleston, SC, I am often asked to recommend groomsmen gifts. So when Chris with Groovy Groomsmen Gifts contacted me I was thrilled! He asked me to pick a sample product and after much debate I decided to go with the Flask in the Casket. I received the Flask in a… Read more »

Boone Hall Plantation Weddings and Elopements

Boone Hall Plantation is in Mount Pleasant, SC, just outside of Charleston!  This working plantation is saturated with southern charm, history, and beauty! The plantation was founded in 1681.  The oldest oak tree on the plantation is over 250 years old!  Boone Hall Plantation is famous for the Avenue of Oaks. The gardens are located… Read more »

20 Wedding Gift Card Box Ideas

As a wedding planner in Charleston, SC I am often asked what to use as a gift card holder.  With over 80% of our weddings being destination weddings, cards are easier to travel with than gifts.  So here are some gift card box ideas!  You could go with a simple box or basket for your… Read more »

Charleston Destination Wedding May 2015 Photo Blog

As wedding planners, we help many brides have a destination wedding in Charleston, SC!  This bride had her wedding ceremony at the French Huguenot Church and her reception at the Cottage on the Creek in May 2015.  Chris and Cami did the photography for this wedding! Charleston I Do provided hair and make-up services for… Read more »

Charleston’s Angel Oak Tree Weddings and Elopements

This is a photo blog highlighting weddings and elopements at the Angel Oak Tree on John’s Island, just outside of Charleston, SC.   Let’s go over a few of the rules for holding your intimate ceremony at this location. The first rule is no more than 25 guests. Second rule: No decorations, no chairs…  you… Read more »

Unity Painting Wedding Ceremony

Are you more artistic then pouring sand in a container? How about the painting ceremony? As with the other unity ceremonies, this is to symbolize two becoming one. The main designs are usually pretty simple. Either paint a heart, or pour the paint on the canvas to get a unique and unplanned design! Sample wording:… Read more »

Hampton Park Charleston Wedding Location

Hampton Park is located next to the Citadel in Charleston.  It is not in the mist of downtown, but less than 5 minutes from the downtown action.  This park is more laid back, and is more of the “locals” park.  It is great for weddings or elopements since it doesn’t have as much tourist traffic…. Read more »

Mepkin Abbey Elopements

Several years back I posted a blog on the beautiful and serene Mepkin Abbey!  I was blown away by the beauty.  The monks said after my blog they were overrun with wedding requests.  I have been approved to perform elopements and intimate ceremonies there, but they prefer not to have the large weddings that disturb… Read more »

Charleston Destination Wedding Magnolia Plantation

I was contacted in February of 2014 by a bride in Minnesota wanting a destination wedding in Charleston for about 60 guests in November 2014.  She knew she was going to need my help as a planner to help pull it all together for her.  Our first task was to find a location.  I virtually… Read more »