Real Weddings: Planning Through a Pandemic (Devin + Benjamin)

Real Weddings: Planning Through a Pandemic Devin + Benjamin’s Intimate William Aiken House Micro Wedding “On the day of the wedding, everyone was just elated to finally be on site, celebrating Devin and Ben’s big day. Devin and Ben were probably some of the most relaxed clients I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Nothing […]

Micro Weddings = Macro Love

WHAT IS A MICRO WEDDING? A micro wedding is an intimate affair, typically with no more than 50 guests. They still feature time-honored traditions that make a wedding but on a much smaller scale. Think of a micro wedding as a cross between an elopement and a big, traditional wedding—and it might just be the […]

Charleston Hometown Heroes: Dr. Sara Matar

Thank you, Dr. Sara Matar, for being a Charleston “Hometown Hero”! “I would like to nominate Dr. Sara Matar as a healthcare hero. She provides exemplary care to her patients at MUSC and VA hospitals, especially during these difficult times. She ensures that her cancer patients are safe and well informed and are still receiving […]

Wedding Cake Wednesday – Give Me Some Sugar (Flowers)

PPHG Pastry Chef Jessica Grossman takes us behind the scenes of some of her favorite designs! ⁠ “This cake was for an A Charleston Bride client and was inspired by a previous ACB cake that had a mixture of fresh and sugar flowers. This always presents a challenge, because even though the bride, and subsequently […]

Wedding Cake Wednesday – PPHG Family Edition

PPHG Pastry Chef Jessica Grossman takes us behind the scenes of some of her favorite designs! ⁠ “This cake was extra special because it was for our PPHG fam, Sales Manager Erin and Chef Dan! This was another all-fondant inspo photo, but we felt pretty confident we could combine all the inspo elements into a […]

HOW TO GET THROUGH YOUR WEDDING BEING POSTPONED: FROM HURRICANES TO COVID-19

Former PPHG bride, Hannah Marie Welton, shares her experience with having to postpone her wedding and hopes to give encouragement to any couple struggling with this time of uncertainty.  We were supposed to be married on September 7th, 2019 at a lovely lake house owned by the state of South Carolina (The Lake House at […]

Wedding Cake Wednesday – Marbled Modeling Chocolate

PPHG Pastry Chef Jessica Grossman takes us behind the scenes of some of her favorite designs! ⁠ From the tasting notes: ⁠⠀ “John’s family owns AGM Imports which is a local stone retail company. They sell large pieces of granite, marble, etc. They are hoping to use the attached slab and have a 4- tier cake […]

Charleston Hometown Heroes

❤️ Thank you, Emily Harvey, for being a Charleston “Hometown Hero”! ❤️⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ “I would like to nominate my sister Emily Harvey who is currently a RN at Roper St. Francis Hospital working in the COVID unit. She has been working hard an average 4 days a week for 12-hour shifts to take care of […]

Charleston Hometown Heroes

❤️ Thank you, Anita, for being a Charleston “Hometown Hero”! ❤️⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ “I would like to nominate Anita Huggins as a hometown hero. She is the principal at Moultrie Middle School, and she works harder than anyone I know to ensure that all students, staff, and families feel loved and supported. She dedicates endless hours […]

How to Make “Faux-caccia” Bread!

Fake it ‘til you make it, am I right?  Until you make this fake focaccia, that is, or faux-caccia, because, why not?  This recipe comes from Alexandra Stafford, who wrote a beautiful book called “Bread Toast Crumbs“, and more specifically from this blog post:  Traditional focaccia is a thin yeast bread that is much quicker to bake than a traditional bread […]