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Category: Wedding Inspiration & Trends

All things specific to weddings, with aspirational images from multiple occasions

These River House Fêtes are a Total Daydream
Photo by Reese Moore

Remember our last post about why people love Charleston? Among the many reasons, it’s hard to beat the mild seasonal temperatures and gorgeous Lowcountry scenery that draw visitors year-round. The sprawling live oaks draped with Spanish moss, fragrant magnolia blossoms, manicured gardens and seagrass beds along the waterfront – with a natural backdrop like this, […]

Will 2015’s New It Shade Color Your Big Day?

Since 1990, the experts at the Pantone Color Institute have set the trend by nominating a Color of the Year – a single hue that will reign as inspiration for the design world over the next 12 months. This year unveiled Marsala (Pantone 18-438), a shade described as a “naturally robust and earthy wine red” […]

Wine Country Chic

In honor of this season’s vibrant foliage and pantone brilliance, we uncorked one of our favorite new fall trends – and we must say, this palette only gets better with age. For your fall wedding in Charleston, may we recommend a vintage-inspired look straight from the vineyards? Take a cue from your favorite blend with […]

Smitten with Saphire

When it comes to seasonal hues, September is a gem. Sapphire, to be precise – arriving just in time as the perfect shade of “something blue” for our Charleston brides this fall. As the last golden days of summer slip away, bold, brilliant accents of this month’s signature shade dazzle from every angle. Gorgeous, cobalt […]

Come to the Table

The invitations are out. The menu is set. You and your soon-to-be Mr. are well on your way to hosting the first of many flawlessly coordinated dinner parties to come – and one of the most memorable at that. Time to gather your loved ones around the table to celebrate your Charleston wedding – but […]

Summer’s A Peach

Did you know August is national peach month? What better inspiration for this week’s spotlight than one of summertime’s greatest gifts? From peachy petals and décor to Southern wedding favors like local preserves, the plans for your wedding in Charleston are ripe with ideas thanks to this sweet little stone fruit. Take a peek at […]

Dreamy Daytime Occasions

There is nothing like summer weather to brighten up the best moments of a bride’s big day. What better way to celebrate with family and friends than with a daytime soiree on the serene grounds of the River House at Lowndes Grove Plantation? Planning an intimate vow renewal or Charleston wedding ceremony and reception? The […]

A Cake for Every Occasion

With wedding season in full swing here in Charleston, pastry chef Jessica Grossman is serving up her usual brilliance – adding an irresistible batch of new cake flavors and fillings to Patrick Properties’ specialty wedding cake repertoire. From Southern staples like Hummingbird cake with coconut cream filling to decadent  espresso buttercream layered between dark chocolate […]

Into the Sunset

Call us hopeless romantics, but is there anything that can cast a love spell like a Charleston sunset over the waterfront? We think not. At historic Lowndes Grove Plantation, swaying sea grass and majestic oak trees frame a deep-water dock that proves riding off into the sunset isn’t just for fairytales. Some of our favorite […]

Winner’s Circle: Derby Day Inspiration

In the South, the Kentucky Derby is so much more than just a horse race. It’s old-time charm and genteel tradition, seersucker suits and sundresses, mint juleps and warm Southern drawls… and the best excuse for a springtime celebration if ever we did declare! Our historic Charleston event venues offer a perfect setting for Derby-inspired […]