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Pink is the color of flamingos and bubble gum, cotton candy, and Barbie’s jeep. It is also the color of the day on June 23 every year. While the origin of National Pink Day is a little bit ambiguous, every girl knows you don’t need an excuse to appreciate the perfect shade of pink. Of course we’re all about weddings here at PPHG but I’m going to refrain from the obvious photo of the “blush” and “bashful” draped church. Instead, here are some perfectly lovely ways some of our brides have incorporated pink into their Charleston plantation weddings.
Satin Bows made this happily ever after fit for a princess. I’m practically drooling over this pretty-in-pink accent.
Sugar and Spice and all things nice, that’s what wedding cakes are made of. And by “all things nice” we of course are referring to the blooms of color that add just the right touch to this confectionary beauty created by Fish restaurant Pastry Chef Susie Ieronemo.
As for the guys, this groom proved once and for all that real men really do wear pink. And I have to hand it to him, he does it well!
The view from the River House at Lowndes Grove contrasted beautifully with the precious shade of pink chosen for the tabletops. This is why we love Charleston plantations!
We agree with these ladies, there is not a “right way” to use pink. Incorporating opposite ends of the color spectrum, these weddings were featured in Southern Living Weddings 2012 and The Wedding Row with bridesmaids that looked absolutely tickled pink for the ceremony!
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As we all know, Charleston is the No. 2 destination wedding city in the country, and for good reason. Wedding season, which happily coincides with beach season, is upon us, so the weather is gorgeous, the flowers are blooming and the people are smiling.
Image from Charleston Real Estate Guide
So, future, brides, if you're in the process of planning your wedding and you're considering Charleston, you'll probably want to visit sometime soon. Here are my suggestions for a cheap weekend visit to check out our fair city.
Where to stay: Hopefully you have a friend in or around town with whom you can stay for free (excluding the price of a thank-you coffee or bouquet), but if you don't there are a few inexpensive options. Charleston's Not So Hostel is a little, centrally located hostel that ranges in price from $24 for a shared room to $60 for a private room. You can also always check out sites like Hotels.com and Priceline for deals.
As for the $100 weekend, I'm going to assume you do have a friend close by and not include the cost of the hostel. Also, these are the prices for one person. So here we go:
Arrive on a Friday morning:
- breakfast at Glazed: coffee and a donut will be around $4
- window shop on upper King Street: free (depending on what you buy/don't buy)
- Moo Shu lunch at Fish + an alchoholic beverage: $12 ($10 without the drink)
- schedules appointments to take a tour of our gorgeous wedding venue, the William Aiken House. Chances are we'll be setting up for a wedding...
- rent a beach cruiser bike at The Bicycle Shoppe for two hours: $14
- bike up to Lowndes Grove to see our other venues, the plantation itself and the River House for smaller events.
- dinner at Dell'z Deli: average wrap is about $9
- a beer at Closed for Business: pint of Stoney's is $3
Total for Friday: approx. $42
Total left to spend: approx $58
- breakfast at Caviar and Bananas: approx. $6 for coffee and a bagel with cream cheese.
- walk around the historic College of Charleston campus and down to the battery (pictured above): free
- take a tour of the beautiful Edmonston-Alston House: $10 for a regular ticket
- lunch at the Blind Tiger Pub on Broad Street: the acclaimed NY Strip Sandwich is only $8.50
- take a little break. You've been walking a lot! Return to home base and relax for a little while: free
- walk around Charleston's Radcliffeborough neighborhood and check out local wedding vendors Mac & Murphy and Calder Clark on Cannon Street, and Tiger Lily, W.E.D. and Madison Row on Spring Street: free
- dinner and a drink at Lana on Cannon and Rutledge: $16 homemade gnocchi ai funghi and $8 cocktail
Total for Saturday: approx. $48.50
Total left to spend: approx $9.50
- breakfast at Wildflour Pastry: cinnamon bun and coffee will run you about $5
- now get to the airport, you gotta go!
Total for Sunday: $5
Total left to spend at the airport: $4.50, enough for a water and some gum. Safe flight, bride-to-be!
Happy Friday, All!
If you'll think back just a couple of weeks, you'll remember PPHG had a fun- and food-filled fundraiser for Keegan Filion Farm. We couldn't be happier with the turnout, and we're so grateful to the chefs, guests and volunteers.
As part of the fundraiser, we had these adorable Piggly Wiggly t-shirts designed. We sold many, but we still have a few left in S, M, L and XL sizes.
These shirts are just $10, they are brown with the light-blue Pig on the front, and the Barn Raising logo on the back in the same color, along with our sponsors logos beneath it.
So if you missed the event and still want to donate (or say you were there - I won't tell) or you forget to buy a shirt before you left, you still have time.
As you well know the Keegan Filion Barn Raising event took place at Lowndes Grove on Sunday and it went swimmingly (yes, swimmingly)! Sure it was cold and a little gray, but that didn't stop some of Charleston's finest chefs and hundreds of guests from coming out to support the Keegan Filion rebuilding effort.
In case you missed it, check out these fantastic photos from Sunday! Thanks to Andrew Cebulka for these images!
Our wonderful, philanthropic and HUNGRY crowd!
Our lovely Ashley-River-side oyster roast!
Chef Jaques Larson of the Wild Olive making final preparations for his incredible lasagna!
Macintosh and Oak chef Jeremiah Bacon's pork belly dish. It was every bit as good as it looks (so... really, really good).
And finally a few of our truly amazing and generous chefs lined up for Randall Goldman's speech. We at PPHG are thrilled with the event and so touched by all who bought tickets and donated. Keegan Filion Farms will be back up and running before we know it!
If you’ve eaten in a Charleston restaurant, chances are that you have tried something from Keegan-Filion farms. Purveyors and friends to numerous restaurants and hospitality professionals in our city, Annie and Marc Keegan were met with tragedy on Sunday, December 4, when a fire consumed one of their barns. The barn, built in the 1930’s by Annie’s grandfather, was only one of the losses. Also lost in the fire were over 100 birds, turkey and hog feed, and numerous farm tools.
As word of this tragedy spread through Charleston, Patrick Properties Hospitality Group immediately decided to jump into action. In order to meet our fundraising goal of $20,000, PPHG enlisted the help of some of Charleston’s finest chefs. According to Randall Goldman, Chief Executive Officer of PPHG, “the beautiful part of this is that no solicitation was really involved. Once the ball started rolling, people just asked us where to show up. It really speaks of the generosity of the culinary community in Charleston that so many people are ready and willing to help out.”
The event will be held Sunday, January 22nd from 1-4PM at Lowndes Grove Plantation in downtown Charleston. We will have many of the areas best chefs on hand to cook and we will also have an oyster roast on the banks of the Ashley. The ticket price is $50 and that includes admission and food. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Participating chefs will be:
Nico Romo from Fish Restaurant
Sean Brock from McCrady’s and Husk
Ken Vedrinski from Trattoria Lucca
Marc Collins from Circa 1886
Fred Neuville from Fat Hen
Craig Deihl from Cypress
Sarah O’Kelley from Glass Onion
Matt Russell from EVO
Nathan Thurston from Stars
Jacques Larson from Wild Olive
Mike Lotz from Triangle Char and Bar
Frank Lee from SNOB
Mike Lata from FIG
Jeremiah Bacon from Macintosh
Ashley Swider from yesUmay cookies
To purchase tickets:
For more information, please contact:
Angel Powell, Director of Public Relations
Recently our own Haley Harper, an event manager at PPHG, had an adorable pink birthday party at Fish!
So cute! Fish provides the food and beverage for all of our events, but it's a great venue for parties and lunch/dinner meetings as well. We love going all out for your special event, no matter what it may be. Check out this pink drink from the bar!
And, of course, we take advantage of our wonderful space whenever we can.
What a cool shot! Thanks to photographer Nick Milak for these great pictures!
Also- a big thanks to Todd St Onge with TEC for making this birthday so special with the beautiful HOT pink uplighting!! People don’t realize how much lighting really does change a space!
Keep us in mind for your next event, big or small, and we'll be happy to show you any of our beautiful venues. See you soon!
With the 4th of July (and Bastille Day!) right around the corner, Patrick Properties is abuzz with holiday events. With two weddings this weekend, one at the William Aiken House and one at Lowndes Grove, and Fish Restaurant's Bastille Day blowout on July 14th, we've been thinking a lot about holiday weddings.
There are upsides and downsides of course. The pros are that the holiday near to or on your wedding day will always be extra special, and you'll get a two-in-one celebration with your closest friends and family. The cons are that some don't want a two-in-one wedding; they want their wedding anniversary to be its own holiday.
Either way, your wedding will be beautiful and well-celebrated, but we love the way one couple observed New Years Eve on their wedding day!
Ashley and Douglas, married December 31st, 2010, brought in the new year with a small group of friends and family, and of course the beginning of their married lives. And this couple certainly welcomed 2011 with style!
I love the festive lighting! And inside the William Aiken House the couple and their attendees enjoyed dinner at their beautifully-designed dining table.
I loved these wedding reception photos! Very delicate and feminine but still a lot of fun. Ashley and Douglas definitely saw their champagne glasses as half full on New Years Eve.
The idea of a wedding can be overwhelming...so many things to think about, so many things to do! Before you go stark raving mad thinking about the big picture, ladies, back up and start with the details. These little things are going to make your wedding personal and special. You start there, and leave the big picture work to a talented coordinator!
Here are some details that I can't get enough of...
Image via A Charleston Bride
Orchids hang from the pergola at The William Aiken House. To me, orchids scream elegance and decadence. l love that they were deconstructed and used like this. Very, very clever and beautiful, and definitely an image that your guests will never forget. Plus, can you think of a better backdrop to your ceremony? Stunning.
Image via A Charleston Bride
It's so important that your guests have a proper place to just chill out after your wedding. I love the contrast of these white pieces with the green grass. It's very dreamy and ethereal. The chandelier hanging overhead is just beyond. Love it.
Image via Calder Clark
What a lovely way to incoporate your family into your special day...wedding pictures of those who came before you. I think this is such a sweet tribute to the families.
Image via Blue Moon Events, Gayle Brooker Photography
I'm a sucker for Halloween, so anything that incorporates one of my favorite holidays into a wedding (in an elegant way) is going to get major props from me. This creepy candy bar is fantastic!
Image via A Bryan Photo
Food, food, food...you can't forget the food! Ultimately, your wedding is a party. People want to celebrate your love, yes, but they also want to have a good time. You want people to enjoy what you feed them, and remember how beautiful it was! Love these little treats from Fish!
Image via Blue Moon Events, A Bryan Johnson Photography
I don't want to beat a dead horse here, but once again, a wedding is most special when it incorporates little surprises that show the personality of the bride and groom. The image of these two walking back down the aisle in their sunglasses is something that their guests will never forget! I love this couple.
Look for more detail posts in the future...I'm a sucker for a good photograph!