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Ask the Experts: We just got engaged! Is a 2016 wedding in Charleston out of the picture?
Photo by Amelia + Dan

This is one of the questions our Patrick Properties event team hears most often from couples who become engaged throughout the year – or who fear they’ve waited too long to start planning. The short answer: Yes! There is still plenty of time to get married this year, and we’re here to show you why. […]

Real Wedding Inspiration: A Sunny Outdoor Soiree
Photo by Dana Cubbage Weddings

Charleston is blessed by an abundance of warm weather and sunshine year-round, which makes our historic city an especially perfect wedding destination for couples who dream of an outdoor ceremony and reception. Of course, everyone can appreciate a little insurance – and for Grace and Ryan, who envisioned al fresco dinner and dancing beneath the […]

Color Me Spring with 2016’s It Shade
Photos by Landon Jacob.

Can we say double the wedding inspiration? For the first time ever this year, PANTONE Color Institute® unveiled a blend of two shades as the 2016 Color of the Year – and with spring’s arrival, we can’t wait to see these pretty pastels in full bloom across our historic Charleston venues. Rose Quartz is a […]

It’s Leap Year! 4 More Wedding Day Traditions It’s Okay to Break
Photo by Riverland Studios

Even if you missed the 2010 rom-com starring Amy Adams, who hops a plane to Dublin to find her man and propose on February 29, chances are you’re still familiar with an old Irish tradition surrounding Leap Year. Credit the 5th-century nun St. Bridget, who was tired of waiting on men who dragged their feet:  […]

You Said Yes! Five Things To Do Next
Photo by Lucy Cuneo

What are three little words we never get tired of hearing here at Patrick Properties? “We’re getting married!” That’s right, bride-to-be – we couldn’t be more excited for you & your Mr. in this brand new season. It’s your time to celebrate, daydream, cover any square of blank paper in your future monogram… but most importantly, embrace each day together before […]

Ready to Step Behind the Scenes of Special Events? Start Here at PPHG!
Photo by Aaron & Jillian

There’s no shortage of gorgeous Southern wedding inspiration here on the PPHG Blog, but ever wonder what it’s like to be part of the team that brings our most incredible events to life? If you’re thinking about a career in weddings, special events or hospitality, there’s no better time – or place like Charleston – […]

Real Wedding Inspiration: Rustic Done Right
Photo by Virgil Bunao

Charleston’s winter season lends itself to ethereal blue skies, crisp air and warm, indulgent cuisine. There’s no better time to cozy up your celebration with comfortably chic rustic touches – and no better inspiration than the December nuptials of Laura Patrick & Andrew Boyles. Admittedly, this gorgeous Lowndes Grove wedding holds a special place of […]

Host a Year-end Celebration to Remember
Photo by Alice Keeney

It won’t be long before shiny silver and gold envelopes begin to fill your mailbox, heralding the holiday season’s arrival and a festive social calendar to match! If you’re planning to close 2015 with a soiree of your own, first ask yourself, “How can I elevate my celebration this year?”

Whether hosting a social cocktail hour, dinner reception or special event for employee appreciation, a few easy considerations can truly spread joy among your guests – especially in light of the hectic schedules that accompany this time of year. Start with a few tips from our Charleston event experts at Patrick Properties!

Relish Your Rehearsal Dinner in Charleston
Photo by Caroline Lima Benusa

We love any excuse for a celebration – especially when it’s accompanied by clinking glasses and a delicious menu – so naturally, we’re fans of the rehearsal dinner! Not only does this kick-off occasion heighten excitement for the big day; it’s your chance to give a warm welcome to friends, family and out-of-town guests, and […]

Pass It On: New Hors d’Oeuvres for Your Wedding Crowd!
Photo by Andrew Cebulka

There’s nothing more Southern than cocktail hour, and no better setting than Charleston to impress your wedding guests with a designer sampling of delicious, creative bites to kick off the celebration. Want your first taste to make an impression? Leave it to the Patrick Properties culinary team to elevate the menu with our newest hors d’oeuvres […]