Charleston: Lowcountry~High Style
Ooooh, Charleston! Where do I begin? The first time I visited the Holy City I kept asking myself, “How is it that I have not been to this magical place?” After all, Charleston has everything I love: Sun, Palm Trees, Water, History, Great Food…not to mention it’s oozing with charm & romance!
Consistently voted Travel & Leisure’s #1 destination in the U.S., and Top 10 in the world, Charleston will steal your heart! Did I also mention Charleston boasts ongoing status of Top 10 Wedding Destinations in the world? So, I ask, “What’s not to love?” Also known as the Holy City because of the abundant and diverse array of churches that dot the cityscape, steeples rising like sentinels from another era, standing watch over Charlestonians for centuries. Founded in 1670, Charleston’s rich history beckons like a tall, cool drink on a hot summers day.
Steeped in tradition with Antebellum Mansions, Horse-drawn Carriages, Plantations, and Civil War strongholds, Charleston will not disappoint history buffs & romantics alike. Now, you may be thinking, “I’m not really that into history.” You are about to be amazed when I tell you that Charleston literally has something for everyone!
If it is Art & Culture you are looking for, Charleston has it in spades! Charleston abounds with beautifully preserved architecture, impeccably designed gardens, fine art galleries, museums, and award winning live theatre of every variety!
Charleston is a foodie mecca serving every style of culinary goodness from local dock-to-table seafood, traditional French Brasserie, Irish Pubs, Italian, Asian, Indian, Mediterranean, Soul, Greek, German, Tapas, Barbecue, Mexican, Upscale Contemporary, and Lowcountry Southern Fare. Charleston is sure to satisfy the foodie in all of us! From al fresco cafes, oceanfront dining, bistros, rooftop bars, dockside dining, steak houses, and seafood houses, each not only serving up true southern hospitality, but a charm, warmth, and atmosphere that are uncommon in today’s hurried east coast cities.
For Modernists, Influencers, & Trendsetters Charleston has the well-deserved title from Forbes Traveler as Top 10 Fashion District in the U.S. Charleston is a virtual shopper’s paradise, with the likes of Gucci, St. John, and specialty boutiques like Hampden Clothing recognized by Vogue Magazine as one of the top boutiques in the country! Some boutiques are found nowhere else, like D. Dumas & Son, celebrating 100 years as a Town & Country Clothier for fine gentlemen’s apparel. And, Croghans Jewel Box on King Street, with their famed “Gold Bug Collection.”
With so much to explore in Charleston, it is no wonder it is a top wedding destination! Something for everyone on your guest list. It is no surprise Charleston hosts over 100 weddings per week! Charleston makes it effortless to create the perfect wedding weekend, with fabulous boutique hotels, luxurious and indulgent day-spas & salons, sailing, fishing charters, outdoor adventures, golf, culinary classes & tours, antiques, distillery & brewery tours, plantations, private charters, dolphin watch, sporting events, and more! (Not to mention the pristine beaches!) Charleston will create a memorable wedding backdrop for you and your guests…a tropical & magical oasis, without leaving the country!
Charleston gets my vote for Lowcountry, Southern Charm and High Style Allure!