Fabulous Friday: The Perfect Charleston Wedding

Charleston: known for its incredible history, beautiful plantations, and southern charm.  With the wedding industry booming, it's no surprise that the Holy City No has been ranked as the #2 city in the world! The Pure Luxe Bride team is located right here in Charleston, SC, and although most of our clients are destination brides, who can resist a little southern flair on their wedding day! Our design team knows how to incorporate just the right amount of Charleston into your big day to reflect the culture and beauty of the city. Here's just a few of our favorite Charleston touches from our real Luxe weddings! 

 Use a Rickshaw as your getaway vehicle! Anyone can use a traditional car to depart their wedding ceremony, but why not surprise guests and add a little Charleston touch by renting a rickshaw for the night! You can even dress it up and add a personal touch by attaching flowers or a sign to make it that much more special. 

bike taxi

Photo Credit: Jennifer Bearden

Serve traditional southern dishes as your passed appetizers! Chicken and waffles, although it may seem odd to our Northern brides, is a very popular dish in Charleston! Serve guests a little taste of Charleston culture with these adorable (and delicious) appetizers! Other favorites include shrimp and grits, crab cakes, and fried green tomatoes. 

chicken & waffles

Photo Credit: Jennifer Bearden

Tie in the South into your wedding flowers! Using cotton in a boutonniere is a beautiful and light touch for any southern wedding, and it looks great with any wedding colors! A sweetgrass rose is another way to incorporate Charleston into your wedding flowers! Made right here by local vendors, these are an undeniable part of the city's culture and charm.

© Dana Cubbage Weddings 2014

Photo Credit: Dana Cubbage
© Dana Cubbage Weddings 2014

 Photo Credit: Dana Cubbage

If you've ever been to Charleston in the summer, you know it gets HOT. Cool your guests off by turning the ceremony program into a fan on every chair! What an easy way to add another personalized detail to your wedding, and for a summer ceremony, your guests will thank you! 

fan

Photo Credit: Amelia + Dan

Last but not least, Charleston is known for its gorgeous iron gates all across the city. It's hard to walk down one of the historic downtown streets without seeing one of these masterpieces. To capture the history of the city, take photos using the gates as a backdrop! As a timeless and classic backdrop, these gates will ensure your wedding photos never go out of style!

gates

 Photo Credit: McBee Photography