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KATHRYN AND ANDREW'S WEDDING

October, 2012 in Charleston

"Our wedding was incredible. Our families and friends loved the area and the venues. Everything came together beautifully. And October is one of the best times to visit Charleston. The weather over our wedding weekend was absolutely perfect. Word to the wise, though - plan ahead! October is also the most popular month of the year, so sites and services get booked far in advance. We started looking at venues 13-14 months in advance, and date selection was already limited for the following fall."

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Ceremony: Boone Hall Plantation - Cotton Dock
Reception: Boone Hall Plantation - Cotton Dock

Vendors

Venues

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Band:

Fantasy Band

Lakemont, GA, USA

"We had a great time on our wedding night with Fantasy! This five-piece band kept all of our guests moving all evening long with good music, lots of energy, and good crowd interaction."

Cakes/Candies Vendor:

The Village Bakery

125 Pitt Street
Mount Pleasant, SC, United States

"Communicating with them was a little difficult, which is why they lost a star, but they make absolutely DELICIOUS cakes! We selected a carrot cake and it was out of this world. They delivered a very delicious product. I would absolutely use them again despite the communication lapses."

Caterer:

Cru Catering

1784 Harmon Street
Charleston, SC, United States

"We did three tastings when we were choosing a caterer, and Cru blew everyone else out of the water with amazing food. We knew we didn't have a thing to worry about when we chose them. The guests all raved about the food. Emily is super nice as well. Very good service, food, and beverage. Highly recommended!"

Limo Company:

Charleston Black Cab

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

"Reliable and cute cars. Affordable too! Our driver was extremely nice."

Officiant:

Doug Farmer - Charleston Wedding Officiant

Charleston, SC, USA

"Doug wrote a beautiful and very touching wedding ceremony for us that made us feel as though he'd known us for years, even though we only hired him for the wedding. He was a total professional and a good communicator. Would highly recommend him. Organized and always made us feel at ease."

Photographer:

Chi Pritchard

544 Beverly Drive
Summerville, SC, United States

"Chi did a great job keeping everyone on track on the wedding day. She was on the move constantly during the course of the reception -- she did not seem to miss a thing. Our photos are absolutely wonderful. She captured the glorious sunlight that we were lucky enough to have during our wedding reception, the beautiful waning light as we took formal photos at dusk, and hundreds of wonderful candid moments at the reception. We felt that her fees were very fair as well. We highly recommend Chi!"

Rentals Vendor:

Group Dynamics

2285 Technical Parkway
North Charleston, SC, United States

"Jonathan went above and beyond to get the job done and to help us with anything we needed when our wedding coordinator nearly left us in the lurch. They offered us wonderful rates and did a great job overall. Very friendly and easy to work with. Highly recommended!"

Wedding Day Beauty Vendor:

Stella Nova Salon Mt. Pleasant

2048 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard
Charleston, SC, United States

"I loved my hair and makeup! They also did my bridesmaids' hair and my mom's makeup. Everyone looked wonderful and left very happy. Emily is the best."

Wedding Fashion Vendor:

Ann Hamilton Bridal

113 Pitt Street
Mount Pleasant, SC, United States

"Ann did an absolutely wonderful job altering my wedding dress. When I brought it to her, it was nearly two sizes too big. She offered me a very fair price to take the dress in, hem the bottom (which was lace), and add a bustle. She was an absolute pleasure to work with, made the experience very relaxing, and took very good care of my dress. When I first came to her, I was slightly stressed about the fact that the dress fit so poorly and nervous about handing it over to someone to take apart. Three fittings later, the dress fit like a glove and felt like it had truly become mine. I loved wearing it on my wedding day and was showered with compliments. Ann's studio is homey and very personal -- a good reflection of the experience that I had working with her. I highly recommend working with Ann."

Ceremony & Reception:

Boone Hall Plantation - Ceremony & Reception - 1235 Long Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, 29464, United States

Boone Hall Plantation - Cotton Dock

1235 Long Point Road
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

"Our guests absolutely loved the venue - and so did we. The scenery is absolutely beautiful and very atmospheric. Many wonderful sites on the property for photos. Overall they were very easy to work with."

Hotel:

Charleston Place Hotel

205 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC, United States

Hotel:

Courtyard Charleston - Hotel - 125 Calhoun St, Charleston County, SC, 29403

Courtyard by Marriott - Historic District Downtown Charleston

125 Calhoun St
Charleston, SC 29401

Hotel:

Courtyard Charleston Mt. Pleasant - Hotel - 1251 Woodland Ave, Mt Pleasant, SC, United States

Courtyard by Marriott - Mt. Pleasant

1251 Woodland Ave
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

"Great location in central Mt Pleasant. Excellent customer service. Nice clean, newly decorated rooms. Best value for the money in the area, for sure. (We visited every hotel nearby.) Jules was extremely helpful in coordinating our block. Most of our guests ended up staying here for the combination of price, convenience, and overall quality for the money. Good value."

Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express - Hotel - 350 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC, 29464

Holiday Inn Express - Mt. Pleasant

350 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC, United States

Hotel:

Isle of Palms - Hotel - Isle of Palms, SC, US

Isle of Palms - house and condo rentals

Isle of Palms, SC

"A few of our guests ended up renting houses in nearby Isle of Palms via VRBO. This was a great option for families as it was still near the wedding venue, but provided a way for families to stay together in a larger lodging and gave a vacation feel for those who stayed longer."

Hotel:

Meeting Street Inn - Hotel - 173 Meeting St, Charleston, SC, USA

Meeting Street Inn

173 Meeting St
Charleston, SC, United States

Restaurant:

Anson

12 Anson Street
Charleston, SC, United States

"Contemporary Southern cuisine. Their whole fish is especially good."

Restaurant:

Bertha's Kitchen

2332 Meeting Street Road
Charleston, SC, United States

"Best fried chicken in the world! Beware of the sweet tea, though, unless you prefer more sugar than tea in your glass. Friendly staff keep locals coming in daily. Bare bones decor and well off the beaten tourist path, but highly recommended if you want to try authentic soul food made with love. You will probably be the only non-local in the place. Check out Bertha's and other local soul food restaurants featured in Saveur magazine: http://www.saveur.com/article/Travels/Specialty-of-the-House-Charleston-Soul-Food"

Restaurant:

Blossom

171 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC, United States

"A tad more casual than its sister restaurant, Magnolia's, Blossom offers pizzas, pastas, and lowcountry style seafood."

Restaurant:

Cru Cafe

18 Pinckney Street
Charleston, SC, United States

"Delicious spin on local, seasonal food. If you want a repeat of our wedding reception food, come here!"

Restaurant:

East Bay Deli

334 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC, United States

"Large sandwiches and a fabulous salad bar make this a good casual lunch spot."

Restaurant:

Eli's Table

129 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC, United States

"Great place with a lovely courtyard for dining."

Restaurant:

Ernie's Restaurant

64 Spring Street
Charleston, SC, United States

"This is NOT a tourist place. Authentic soul food restaurant north of the historic district. Try the smothered pork and the fried chicken. Basic decor and service, but unforgettable local flavor. Delicious! Check out Ernie's and other local soul food restaurants featured in Saveur magazine: http://www.saveur.com/article/Travels/Specialty-of-the-House-Charleston-Soul-Food"

Restaurant:

Fulton Five

5 Fulton Street
Charleston, SC, United States

"Italian food."

Restaurant:

Hank's Seafood Restaurant

10 Hayne St
Charleston, South Carolina, United States

"Great choice for seafood lovers."

Restaurant:

Hominy Grill

207 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC, United States

"Lowcountry cuisine, especially popular at brunch (waits can be long)."

Restaurant:

Husk Restaurant

76 Queen Street
Charleston, SC, United States

"High end and recently voted the best new restaurant in America. Book early. NY Times article on Husk: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/09/dining/09notebook.html?pagewanted=all"

Restaurant:

Magnolia's

185 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC, United States

"Magnolia's is a Charleston classic. Come here for the best of lowcountry cuisine. The other restaurants in the group - Blossom and Cypress, both nearby - are wonderful as well. Try the fried chicken and the shrimp and grits."

Restaurant:

McCrady's

2 Unity Alley
Charleston, SC, United States

"Charleston favorite featuring local specialties presented in a modern way."

Restaurant:

Old Village Post House Restaurant

101 Pitt St
Mount Pleasant, SC, United States

"Charming restaurant in downtown Mt Pleasant, and part of the Maverick Restaurant Group. Dinner every night. Brunch only on SUNDAY."

Restaurant:

Red Drum Gastropub

803 Coleman Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC, United States

"Gastropub style restaurant blending lowcountry and southwest cuisines. Good for brunch or dinner."

Restaurant:

Red's Ice House

98 Church Street
Mount Pleasant, SC, United States

"Casual waterfront seafood shack and bar on Shem Creek, with outdoor space. Our post-wedding party (11pm Friday) will be here for any who want another drink or two. This is next door to our Thursday night welcome dinner venue."

Restaurant:

Slightly North of Broad Restaurant

192 E Bay St
Charleston, SC, United States

"S.N.O.B. - Slightly North of Broad - is a great choice for typical Charleston cuisine in a fun atmosphere. Wonderful for both lunch and dinner. Try the sweet tea vodka cocktail."

Restaurant:

Village Bakery

125 Pitt Street
Mount Pleasant, SC, United States

"Casual cafe for breakfast, coffee, lunch, or sweets. Wonderful salads, sandwiches, soups, pastries, and cakes."

Restaurant:

Virginia's On King

412 King St
Charleston, South Carolina, United States

"Simple Southern classics, done very nicely. Great for lunch or dinner."

Attraction:

Architectural Walking Tours

173 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29401

"Two hour tours of Charleston's remarkable architectural heritage. Tours depart from the Meeting Street Inn."

Attraction:

Boone Hall Plantation - Cotton Dock - Attraction - Long Point Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC, US

Boone Hall Plantation

1235 Long Point Rd
Mount Pleasant, SC, United States

"The location of our wedding, Boone Hall Plantation is one of America's oldest working plantations. Visit during the day to take in the gorgeous Avenue of Oaks, learn more about the history of African Americans and the civil rights movement by touring the slave cabins, and enjoy the beautiful gardens. Check the website for more information on tours, educational opportunities, and special events. Mention the Anonymous-Anonymous wedding at the gate to receive discounted admission!"

Attraction:

Carolina Polo & Carriage Co

16 Hayne Street
Charleston, SC, United States

"Taking a horse-drawn carriage tour through historic Charleston is a classic activity and recommended for all ages. This is just one of several carriage tour companies."

Attraction:

Charleston Strolls

40 North Market Street
Charleston, SC, United States

"The walking tour recommended by the New York Times and Southern Living magazine. A personal guide brings Charleston to life through colonial days, the Civil War, and the present."

Attraction:

Fort Sumter National Monument

"The first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. It is accessible only by boat. Boat tours leave from the end of Calhoun Street at the Cooper River. The ride out affords nice views of the city. Not to be missed for Civil War buffs!"

Attraction:

Hunley Conservation Lab

1250 Supply Street
North Charleston, SC, United States

"The CSS HL Hunley was a submarine used successfully during the Civil War. It is preserved at this location. Very interesting activity for those interested in Civil War history."

Attraction:

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

3550 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC, United States

"Magnolia Plantation & Gardens affords a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the history and role of plantations in the south. Enjoy lovely gardens and follow the slaves' journey "from slavery to freedom" by exploring the slave cabins, which are still standing on the property."

Attraction:

Meeting Location for Sat. Walking Tour 2pm - 108 Meeting Street

108 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29401

"Shoppes of Historic Charleston Foundation: Meeting point for Saturday's historic walking tour (2:00-4:00pm) - please let us know in advance if you would like to come!"

Attraction:

Nathaniel Russell House

51 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC, United States

"Historic house tours are one of Charleston's greatest attractions. This one was built in 1808 and features a dramatic elliptical staircase."

Attraction:

St. Michael's Episcopal Church

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

"The oldest church in Charleston. George Washington worshiped here in 1791 during a visit to the city."

Attraction:

The Aiken-Rhett House

48 Elizabeth Street
Charleston, SC, United States

"The Aiken-Rhett House, built in 1817, is unique in that it has been preserved but not restored."

Attraction:

White Point Gardens

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

"Beautiful garden at the southern end of the downtown Charleston peninsula. Stroll the Battery along the east side of Charleston and gaze at the Cooper River, then look to your right and take in the magnificent private homes and gardens."

Rehearsal/Welcome Dinner:

Cottage On The Creek - Rehearsal/Welcome Dinner - 130 Mill Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 294556085, United States

Cottage On The Creek

130 Mill Street
Mt. Pleasant, SC 294556085, United States

"The only reason we give four stars rather than five is that the sound system was broken the day of our rehearsal dinner. The event coordinator brought over a portable Bose speaker system, but it was too weak to be heard. Other than that, it was the absolute perfect venue for our rehearsal dinner. We lucked out with an absolutely gorgeous night and the BBQ/lowcountry boil that we hosted outside on the deck was a huge hit, as was the sunset over the water."

After Party:

Red's Ice House - After Party - 98 Church St, Mt Pleasant, SC, 29464

Red's Ice House

98 Church Street
Mount Pleasant, SC, United States

Bar:

Blind Tiger Pub

36-38 Broad Street
Charleston, SC, United States

"If you're still in town on Saturday night, meet up with us here after dinner to enjoy some drinks on the town."

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