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Falling for Seasonal Hues

Autumn has arrived here at Patrick Properties, and across our historic Charleston wedding venues we are falling for the colors of a new season. When it comes to an outdoor occasion, our brides are inspired by mother nature with hues straight from colorful fall leaves and honey colored bails to ripe red apples and pomegranates. […]

Trend Watch: Belle of the Ball Gown

We’re swooning for this season’s return of ball gown silhouettes across Patrick Properties’ historic Charleston wedding venues. Cinderella had it right: timeless and impossibly elegant, there’s no better way to add a touch of drama than a fitted bodice and sweeping full skirt. After all, what bride doesn’t want a bit of fairytale romance on […]

Rethink the Holidays

Fall is here, and that festive season will be here before you know it. We love any occasion to celebrate here at Patrick Properties, especially when it comes to holiday gatherings. Why? Because there is nothing better than putting a new spin on traditional get-togethers in a fabulous backdrop like historic Downtown Charleston. Forget ho-hum […]

The American Theater: Preserving 71 Years of History

“If you build residential, you help a family; if you build commercial, you help a community.” These prophetic words of visionary architect Will Evans would shape the future not only of one abandoned building at 446 King Street, but of the entire Upper King Street Design District. Charleston’s premier movie house first opened its doors […]

How To: Pick Your Petals

PPHG is fortunate to work with so many talented floral designers who specialize in truly one-of-a-kind creations across our Charleston wedding venues. We recently sat down with Janice Clayton of Pretty Petals of Charleston who was happy to share a few expert tips when it comes to choosing the perfect petals for your big day. Have […]

Make your Wedding Day Getaway Grand

As the grand finale of your big day, your exit as Mr. and Mrs. should be just as unique and special as every other aspect of the celebration! After all, this is one last photo op hurrah – and the iconic moment where your journey together officially begins. There’s no better time to go out […]

Cut to the cake! Four Trends to Try

What big day tradition could be sweeter than your wedding cake? A symbol of good luck for the couple and all guests, we’ll admit we are hopeless romantics when it comes to this delicious centerpiece – which is why confection selection should be just as important (not to mention fun!) as any part of your […]

Tying the knot? Give a coordinator the loose ends!

Somewhere between the “I will” and the “I do,” it’s easy to find yourself suddenly adrift in a sea of timelines, contracts, checklists and decisions to be made. That’s because planning a wedding really does  take a lot of time and energy, with a level of detail that often takes couples by surprise! As you […]

Aisle Style: Mother of the Bride

On your big day, there’s no question of where your guests’ eyes will gravitate. And while the focus on you and your ‘maids is well deserved, we’d also make a case for two additions whose overflowing joy makes this beautiful picture complete. We’re talking about the mothers of the bride and groom. For you brides […]

Keeping Your Summer Wedding Cool

Summertime can get a little warm here in the South, but that’s no reason to write off an outdoor occasion in August or September. All it takes is a little creativity and thoughtful planning to help guests beat the heat – and our PPHG experts are happy to help. Here are four steps to keeping […]