Kathryn and Andrew's Wedding

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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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Fantasy Band
Lakemont, GA
Bands/Live Entertainment

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.


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Chi Pritchard
Summerville, SC
Photographers

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!


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Cru Catering
Charleston, SC
Caterers

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!


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Stella Nova Salon Mt. Pleasant
Charleston, SC
Wedding Day Beauty

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.


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Group Dynamics
North Charleston, SC
Rentals

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!


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The Village Bakery
Mount Pleasant, SC
Cakes/Candies

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.


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Doug Farmer - Charleston Wedding Officiant
Charleston, SC
Officiants

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.


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Charleston Black Cab
Charleston, South Carolina
Limos/Shuttles

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


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Ann Hamilton Bridal
Mount Pleasant, SC
Wedding Fashion

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.


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Boone Hall Plantation - Cotton Dock
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Ceremony & Reception

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.


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Courtyard by Marriott - Mt. Pleasant
Mt Pleasant, SC
Hotels/Accommodations

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.


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238990 l
Holiday Inn Express - Mt. Pleasant
Mt Pleasant, SC
Hotels/Accommodations
48565 l
Meeting Street Inn
Charleston, SC
Hotels/Accommodations
285810 l
Courtyard by Marriott - Historic District Downtown Charleston
Charleston County, SC
Hotels/Accommodations
173923 l
Old Village Post House Restaurant
Mt Pleasant, SC
Restaurants
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Village Bakery
Mount Pleasant, SC
Restaurants
240154 l
Magnolia's
Charleston, SC
Restaurants
162442 l
Slightly North of Broad Restaurant
Charleston, SC
Restaurants
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Husk Restaurant
Charleston County, SC
Restaurants
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Fulton Five
Charleston, SC
Restaurants
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East Bay Deli
Charleston, SC
Restaurants
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Eli's Table
Charleston, SC
Restaurants
225410 l
Cru Cafe
Charleston, SC
Restaurants
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Virginia's On King
Charleston County, SC
Restaurants
299409 l
Anson
Charleston, SC
Restaurants
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Ernie's Restaurant
Charleston, SC
Restaurants
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Bertha's Kitchen
Charleston, SC
Restaurants
225409 l
Hank's Seafood Restaurant
Charleston, South Carolina
Restaurants
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Nathaniel Russell House
Charleston, SC
Attractions/Entertainment
102311 l
The Aiken-Rhett House
Charleston, SC
Attractions/Entertainment
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White Point Gardens
Charleston, SC
Attractions/Entertainment
238984 l
Cottage On The Creek
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Rehearsal Lunch/Dinner

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.


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Sumter
Fort Sumter National Monument
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Attractions/Entertainment
169237 l
Boone Hall Plantation
Mt Pleasant, SC
Attractions/Entertainment
188429 l
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Charleston, SC
Attractions/Entertainment
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St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Charleston, SC
Attractions/Entertainment
156035 l
Hunley Conservation Lab
North Charleston, SC
Attractions/Entertainment
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Architectural Walking Tours
Charleston, SC
Attractions/Entertainment
386865
Charleston Strolls
Charleston, SC
Attractions/Entertainment
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Carolina Polo & Carriage Co
Charleston, SC
Attractions/Entertainment
291006 l
Isle of Palms - house and condo rentals
Isle of Palms, SC
Hotels/Accommodations

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.


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152402 l
Red's Ice House
Mt Pleasant, SC
After Party Sites
152402 l
Red's Ice House
Mt Pleasant, SC
Restaurants
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Red Drum Gastropub
Mount Pleasant, SC
Restaurants
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Blossom
Charleston, SC
Restaurants
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Meeting Location for Sat. Walking Tour 2pm - 108 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC
Attractions/Entertainment
46655 l
McCrady's
Charleston, SC
Restaurants
224084 l
Hominy Grill
Charleston, SC
Restaurants
216442 l
Blind Tiger Pub
Charleston, SC
Bars/Nightife
122251 l
Charleston Place Hotel
Charleston, SC
Hotels/Accommodations

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