Folly Beach Wedding: Kelly + Bert

We could not have pictured a better way to end our busy fall season than with Kelly + Bert's perfect Folly Beach Wedding. This sweet couple rented out an enormous house right on the beach to house their family + friends for the weekend. The house also doubled as the perfect venue for their wedding! With high tide coming in right at 4PM, Kelly + Bert had an intimate standing ceremony on the porch of the house. The bridal party was able to have a long beautiful processional up the boardwalk, and Kelly had that sweet bridal moment that every bride wishes for. All eyes were on her as she walked the boardwalk with her dad and met Bert underneath the floral arbor that awaited her. Bert's father was able to officiate the wedding adding personal details and sweet remarks. The couple had written their own vows and the beautiful words brought tears to their loved ones. After the ceremony, the porch was transformed for cocktail hour! Guests were able to look out upon the beach while sipping on a cool beverage provided by Spike. After grabbing a plate of food, guests headed downstairs to the reception area. Kelly's vision of jewel tones came to life with plum napkins and over-spilling greenery. The tabletops were adorned with gold flatware and jewel toned votives. Kelly's cake was truly one of a kind, the purple ombre coat accented the reception space perfectly. This was such a fun crowd, and they danced in the sand till the night came to an end! Kelly + Bert could not have been more in love, and we wish them a lifetime of happiness!


Thanks so much to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planner | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony + Reception Venue | Charisma by the Sea

Catering | Salthouse

Bar | Spike

Cake | Twenty Six Divine

Florist | Friend of the Bride

Rentals | EventWorks

Ceremony + Reception Music | The Travelin' Kine

Photographer | Monika Gauthier

Officiant | Father of the Groom

Hair + Makeup | Paper Dolls

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!