3 Ideas to Make Your Holiday Party a Hit with the Office Crowd
Stephen Blackmon

Tell us if this sounds familiar: the holidays are here before you know it, and between all the season’s greetings & social invitations, squeezing in your company get-together is like a game of calendar tug of war. We’ve been there! And today we’re sharing three great ideas to consider when holiday party-planning for the corporate […]

Oyster Season is Around the Corner! Here’s How to Host Charleston’s Favorite Fall Tradition
Amelia and Dan

Ever ask a Charleston local what they love most about autumn in this coastal town? We’ll tell you: it’s oyster roast season! This distinctly Lowcountry tradition combines our favorite pastimes: quality time with family & friends, a fresh no-frills meal and an occasion to revel in gorgeous fall weather with Charleston’s most scenic backdrops. Don’t […]

Ask the Experts: Is March Too Early for a Spring Wedding in Charleston?
Dana Cubbage Weddings

We’re about to drop some serious insider knowledge from the PPHG events team, because springtime in Charleston is every bit as enchanting as you’ve imagined – and the best part? The season begins a full month earlier than many other destinations! If you’re thinking about an early spring wedding date, let us show you why […]

Charleston-Inspired Tips to Make Your Destination Wedding #1
Aaron and Jillian Photography

Travel + Leisure magazine just took your destination wedding to the next level: That’s right, Charleston couples – you can now revel in the distinction of welcoming friends and family to the #1 City in the World! The exciting news, announced just last week as part of the magazine’s 2016 World’s Best Awards, makes our […]

Just In Time For Father’s Day: Manly Menu Ideas For The Gents In Your Wedding Crowd
Aaron and Jillian

From custom cocktails to a manly main course, today, we’re sharing our favorite wedding menu must-haves that are just for the gents. Because as they say, man cannot live on canapes alone. A Good, Stiff Drink Whether Dad’s a whiskey connoisseur or your mister loves a classic gin and tonic, you’ll keep spirits high during […]

4 Tips To Keep Your Charleston Wedding Guests Cool For the Summer
Virgil Bunao

It’s no secret that Charleston is a top summer travel destination – the days are long, the ocean breezes warm and the living is… well, you know. Think baseball games and beach chairs, art strolls and farmer’s markets, riverfront barbecues, scenic boat cruises and cocktail hour in the shade of a wide Southern porch. Sounds […]

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:  […]