Low Country & A Wedding

March 17, 2014
It's Monday and I'm back with a photo overload and Charleston recap. I've heard only fantastic things about Charleston and it totally lived up to the hype!! It's definitely a food lovers city - you really can't go wrong with any choice there - but we stopped at some great places and I decided to highlight those first!
39 Rue De Jean// Right off King Street - this restaurant was good and we came right after the lunch time rush. The decor & service were good, but the food was really heavy and greasy. I did enjoy the french onion soup! 
Hanks Seafood// Probably my favorite meal in all of Charleston! I had the Charleston she crab soup and  roasted salmon. AH-MAY-ZING!!! The food and atmosphere were great!! 
Leaf:  We had the bridesmaid luncheon at Leaf and the shrimp risotto was fantastic!! All the other girls raved about their food as well - so this one is a must in my book! The had truffled parmesan fries…enough said! 
The food at these two places was so good I didn't take any photos - I just got right to eating!!
Poogan's Porch: This is a staple in Charleston and the spot of the rehearsal dinner. We had a pre-fixe menu, but it didn't disappoint!! If you happen to go - you must try their famous bread pudding - SO GOOD!! 
Fire Street Food: We randomly came across this gem on King Street on our final afternoon and it has such an eclectic menu! Any place that offers sushi, burgers & pad thai is a winner in my eyes!!  
On to what we saw! 
When we got to Charleston on Wednesday, we had all day to explore and explore we did…according to my Fit Bit we walked 22,000 steps that day!! 
Just some of the amazing houses we saw! 
Charleston is a city of fountains

Per the advice of so many people I pre-ordered a carriage tour for us through Palmetto Carriage for Thursday morning. A fun fact is that each carriage tour has to choose a route before their allowed to continue on - so you could theoretically get different "zones" on any tour you go on. It's a great way to see some of the side streets, learn the history of the city & rest your feet while the horses do the walking!! 

True Story//What used to be the "Wall Street" of the South//
Ally's house in The Notebook - the scene where Ryan Gosling meets her parents//

And now onto my best friends wedding!!
We woke up that morning and there was not a cloud in the sky and it was the most perfect day to get married!! The bridal party got ready at the Thomas Bennet House, which is the same place the reception took place. Krissy was without a doubt one of the most beautiful brides and one of the calmest too!
Wedding Day Barbie!! 
I'm really glad the stylist chose to go with a double braid


Their tented reception was beautiful!
All the bridesmaids got their pick of any dress in the color mocha!! I chose Dessy 2880 (in case any one was wondering). 

The wedding was a blast and we sent the couple off with a bubble exit! 
One of our favorite romantic vacations to date!! We'll definitely be back and hopefully next time in the summer so we can check out the beaches! 

Sadly, back to reality today!! 

Thanks so much for reading and if you have any questions about anything we saw or did in Charleston please let me know! 



  1. What a beautiful wedding! The bride was gorgeous and that dress! Loved your hair and your dress as well! That was a nice color choice. You and Gary looked great as always! Truffled parmesan fries sound amazing! Glad you guys had a wonderful time!

  2. I think I definitely need a long weekend there it sounds like after your recap! You both looked amazing for the weekend and real life Barbie for sure! What a cool idea any dress but in the shade interesting idea.....back to reality for real girl. Carriage rides around the city how romantic! xoxoxo
    ~Amanda~Meet @ the Barre

  3. Awww looks like you had an amazing time in Charleston! I'm jealous! :) The bride's dress was gorgeous!! As was yours of course! The food sounds amazing too! I'm definitely going to have to plan a weekend trip there and use this post as my guide for things to do and eat :)

    <3, Pamela

  4. I'm happy you were able to explore along with attend the wedding! You made the most of it and look absolutely gorgeous in your dress!

  5. Charleston is one of the places I've always wanted to visit! You'd figure I'd have been already, considering the amount of time I've spent in NC!
    You looked beautiful - love your dress choice!!

  6. those houses!!! and, that shrimp risotto! all looks amazing! XO


  7. All that food looks amazing! Here dress was so beautiful. Glad you liked the carriage ride and I am sure it was much needed after all that walking! Love the dress you chose.

  8. What a gorgeous wedding!!!! And there is no city more beautiful than Charleston!! :) :)

  9. Your hair looks amazing! It looks like a truly gorgeous wedding-- what a great weekend! So glad you had a good time in Charleston! The houses are all so beautiful-- it's so fun to walk around and look at all of them!

  10. She made a beautiful bride! I've never been to Charleston, but I really want to visit!

  11. That tented reception looks like a magazine! So gorgeous!

  12. It looks like you had the PERFECT weekend. I've never been to Charleston but it is on my list of places to visit!! Happy Monday!

  13. What a beautiful wedding! So awesome you got explore so much also. I've never been to Charelston before but now it seems like a must! Her wedding dress was to die for!! Glad you had such a lovely weekend!!

  14. The wedding looked so beautiful and Charleston seems like so much fun! I need to make a stop there next time I drive to Atlanta!

  15. Looks like the perfect weekend! You and your friend both looked gorgeous (loved your hair!) and her tent reception looks like perfection! Definitely remembering Hanks Seafood for when we visit Charleston because I'm drooling over that picture!

  16. My husband and I went to Charleston for our honeymoon and have been dying to go back!! Hanks Seafood is seriously amazing!! The brides dress!!! Stunning!!! You look so gorgeous as well love the mocha colored dress!! Ahh I want to go back so bad!! :)

    <3 Shannon

  17. Your hair turned out beautiful for the wedding! And, your friends wedding dress was STUNNING. Those straps!

    Glad you had a great trip!

  18. I'm back to reality today too ;( What a great getaway though!!

  19. SO glad you had a blast here!! Hanks is the best-- glad you liked it! Poogans Porch is where we’re thinking about having the rehearsal dinner too :)

  20. This looks like such an amazing trip!! I've never been to Charleston, but it looks beautiful and the food looks delicious! Love the hairdo you picked :) and your friend is such a gorgeous bride!! Thanks for sharing lady! xx

  21. Loving all of this! First off, starting with a food recap is a must...I mean that is what good trips are all about. And your friend is gorgeous and I'm loving you in that dress. Hot mama! Glad you had a great trip!

  22. So happy to hear you enjoyed your trip!! You ate at some great restaurants! Poogan's Porch is one of my favs. The wedding looked amazing! Gorgeous hair! Next time you visit we'll have to meet up!

  23. I just randomly found your blog through Amanda's.. I 'm originally from MA, live in CHS (for about 9 more days ha) and am moving back up to Boston. Your Charleston post made me smile. You went to some good spots!! I will have to follow along your adventures and find some new spots up there. :)

  24. Wow! 22,000 steps! Haha! Looks like some amazing food! The bride’s dress is beautiful! And I LOVE your updo! It turned out great! Sounds like an awesome weekend! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Yeah this wedding looked so graceful and seems you all do so much fun there. Even I am also looking for best reception hall for our party. Give god recommendations.

  26. These look so good. And the presentation is so cute!I really recommend other to read this article .Keep up the good work .


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