William Aiken House Wedding: Lauren + Michael

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We could not have been happier to share Michael + Lauren's big day with them! This couple radiated love and every guest shared in their joy as they said “I do” at the William Aiken House in historical downtown Charleston. The color scheme consisted of gorgeous neutrals, complimented by black - bringing quite the old-timey feel.

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Michael + Lauren added their special touches throughout the entire ceremony and reception! As guests walked through the gates, it was easy to spot the handmade corn hole boards engraved with the newlywed's names. The bride also brought a little piece of home to her wedding; guests’ place cards were cookies made to look like New York subway signs - so cute!

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Following a sit down dinner, guests hit the dance floor and enjoyed the musical styling of the amazing Quiana Parler and Friends. The band sang their rendition of “All of Me” by John Legend, as a surprise for the bride and groom as they shared their first dance. Michael + Lauren and their guests didn’t get off the dance floor until it was time to go, love was truly in the air for this one!

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These fabulous vendors helped to make Lauren + Mike's wedding possible.

Venue | William Aiken House
Catering + Bar Service | Patrick Properties
Rentals| Event Works
Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings
Band | Quiana Parler & Friends
Florist | Wild Flowers Inc.
Photographer | Hyer Images
Hair & Makeup | Paper Dolls
Officiant | Phil Purser

Wedding Day and Bachelorette Party Yoga

For the yoga-loving Bride and Groom, we have a great option to offer couples and their wedding parties. Sea Level Yoga is the ultimate yoga experience, offering classes for individuals, groups, and now for bridal parties. Hillary, the founder and instructor of Sea Level Yoga, offers personalized yoga sessions in various locations throughout the lowcountry. With so much success instructing lowcountry clients, Sea Level Yoga has decided to extend their services to brides and grooms looking to enjoy a yoga session with their closest friends. This “Big Day Celebrations” package for bachelorette parties as well as other wedding celebrations is the perfect opportunity to relax and become stress free before the big day. Not only can the bride and groom enjoy this yoga package with their bridal parties, but this package is also available for the ‘day of’ the wedding. What a great way to relax and calm any pre-wedding jitters! The yoga class will be customized to the group participating based on their recommendations and experience level. Brides and grooms can choose from a 1 hour yoga session at a nearby park, beach, home, or even the wedding parties hotel. Groups can even chose from additional services that Sea Level Yoga offers, such as: a champagne toast, craft beer cheers, sweets and treats, a picnic lunch, custom monogrammed yoga mats, a wish ceremony, and much more. For additional information regarding this yoga package, visit the Sea Level Yoga contact page, where details regarding packages, services, and contact information can be found. 3d9117_729eca586b880cc750d112cc3af33b61.jpg_srz_350_479_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz

How to plan the perfect Charleston Bachelorette Party!

You've got the ring, the perfect man, and you have already started checking tasks off of your long list of to do’s. In the midst of all the planning that is taking place for your big day, you cannot forget to enjoy one last celebration as a single lady with your closest girlfriends. This is a time to reminisce on all the fun times you and your girlfriends have shared, and to celebrate the next stage in your life. What better way to celebrate than with a bachelorette party? Ladies of Leisure is a new service offered by the award-winning planning team of Pure Luxe Bride that plans exciting getaways in Charleston for bachelorette parties and ladies weekends without experiencing the stress around planning and research for an out-of-towner. We specialize in providing clients with a unforgettable weekend in the lowcountry guided by our expertise. With our go-to Luxe List of vendors ranges from hotels, restaurants, activities and other related accommodations for our clients to choose from. Ladies of Leisure clients are able to choose from different alternatives, varying in price in order to accommodate their budget.  By choosing from various weekend activities we have provided, clients are able to customize the perfect weekend based on recommendations that we just know you will love! Find additional information on this planning service here.

Rent a Beach House on Folly BeachRenting a beach house on Folly Beach, instead of staying in a hotel downtown, is a great way to save money and be surround by all of your close friends. Also, who wouldn't want to stay right on the beach? With the beach at your front door, and only a 15 minute drive to downtown Charleston, Folly Beach is the perfect location for a bachelorette party weekend.

  • Check out the Home Away  or VRBO websites for rentals with great rates and amazing views.
  • Check out Folly Beach websites Folly Beach or City of Folly Beach for additional information on what to do, where to eat and where to stay.

Explore Downtown Charleston:  

  • Shop on King
  • Take a carriage ride tour with Old South Carriage Tours- Take a bike taxi to the battery (or walk for a better view of historic homes and cobble stone streets)
  • Explore the open air market
  • Stop by WildFlour Pastry for the perfect afternoon pick me up, a delicious cupcake or another baked goodie!

Pamper yourself at Spa AdagioBrides will find Spa Adagio located inside the Francis Marion Hotel. This award winning day spa is the perfect spot to unwind and relax after a day of shopping. With spa packages consisting of massage therapy, skin care services, body treatments, and nail care services, this spa offers everything for the pampered bride and her girlfriends.

  • Location: 387 King Street Charleston, SC

Enjoy lunch at one of our downtown favorites, Leaf Enjoy southern cuisine selections in this cafe + bar, located just off of King Street. With indoor and outdoor seating, Leaf is a great place to enjoy lunch and a cocktail on the beautiful outdoor patio.- Location: 15 Beaufain Street Charleston, SC- Other downtown favorites for lunch:Bull Street GourmetTwenty Six DivineCru Cafe and Caviar and Bananas.

Take a cruise through the Charleston Harbor aboard a catamaran with Sail Prevailing WindsWhat a great way to see Charleston, aboard a catamaran! Enjoy a dolphin eco sail, a sunset sail, a trip to Morris Island, or even take sailing lessons. Sunset sails, either public or private, is a great option for bachelorette parties.

  • Location: 10 Warfside  Street Charleston, SC

Paddle Board you way though the Charleston coastline: You and your bridesmaids can take a paddle board tour through the lowcountry with Charleston Outdoor Adventures! This sport is huge in the Charleston area, and is a beautiful way to see the coastline., dolphins, and other wildlife.

  • Location: 1871 Bowens Island Road Charleston, SC

For transportation, rent a Party Bus for your night out on the town: Complete with custom bars, a dance floor, and great music, party buses are the perfect source of transportation for large groups who are looking to have a great time!

Grab Happy Hour Cocktails at the Pavilion BarWith beautiful views of downtown Charleston and the Charleston Harbor, Pavilion Rooftop Bar is the perfect spot to grab cocktails. This swanky rooftop bar is great for celebrations and is located in the heart of the nightlife scene of Charleston. Reservations for private rooms and/or tables are available for large parties.

  • Location: 225 East Bay Street Charleston, SC

Spend a late afternoon on Shem Creek: For additional happy hour fun, as well as beautiful views of Charleston sunsets, venture on over to Shem Creek. Located 15 minutes outside of downtown Charleston, close to Sullivans Island, this is a great spot to enjoy cocktails by the water while watching boats stroll by. Live music is another advantage of this spot. Bars such as Reds Ice House and Water's Edge are located directly on the water with outside bars and live music.

Make a dinner reservation at one of Charleston’s delicious southern restaurants: 

 For nighttime entertainment, explore East Bay Street, upper King Street, and Market Street: Bachelorette parties will have many options for nightlife in downtown Charleston. Market Street, upper King Street, and East Bay Street offer the most nightlife options for the bride and her friends.Popular spots include: MidtownHenry's HouseStars and many more! These are just a few spots that guests to Charleston often enjoy, but there are many bars in the downtown area ranging in atmosphere.

Enjoy live music: Charleston is a great destination for enjoying live music from local bands.  In addition to local bands playing nightly at spots downtown, there are also many industry favorites who come to the area. What better way to enjoy a night out on the town than with live music in a great atmosphere?- The following spots have great live music from local artists and industry favorites:=

All of these ideas are great for bachelorette parties in the Charleston area. Although we have only named a few of our favorite options for brides and her girlfriends, Charleston is an adventurous and lively town with so many activities occurring nightly. Bachelorette parties will find many options for their stay in Charleston, and may find themselves never wanting to leave!