Category: Wedding Inspiration & Trends

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

Sweet Tooth: Spotlight on 2019 PPHG Cakes + Sweets

Our talented Executive Pastry Chef, Jessica Grossman, is celebrating six years with PPHG! In honor of this achievement, here’s a look back at a selection of her team’s stunning creations so far in 2019:    

Real Wedding Inspiration: Anthony + Tommy’s Destination Celebration of Love at Lowndes Grove

When “Words with Friends” turns into “more than friends”… Tommy + Anthony Berner-Retro  Wedding Date: May 9th, 2019 Ceremony & Reception: Lowndes Grove Tommy and Anthony met about 8 years ago when the app “Words With Friends” was all the rage. They had a few mutual friends and unbeknownst to them, were already friends on […]

Real Wedding Inspiration: Alexa + Scott’s Classically Elegant Lowndes Grove Wedding

A champagne dream on the water… Alexa + Scott Cervone Wedding Date: March 9, 2018 Ceremony & Reception: Lowndes Grove Scott and Alexa worked at the same company and met in 2013. He worked remotely in Chicago, and she worked in HQ in Philadelphia. Alexa ended up moving to Chicago about a year after they […]

REAL WEDDING INSPIRATION: Katelyn & Benjamin’S timeless WILLIAM AIKEN HOUSE wedding

Teddy stole the show… Katelyn + Benjamin Shuford Wedding Date: February 24, 2018 Ceremony & Reception: William Aiken House Katelyn had just moved to New York after graduating from the College of Charleston when she first met Benjamin at a bar in the Hamptons. They reconnected three weeks later at a mutual friend’s birthday in NYC. […]

Real Wedding Inspiration: Andrea & Jade’s Intimate William Aiken House Celebration

Love is Love Andrea + Jade Reynolds Wedding Date: September 29, 2017 Ceremony & Reception: William Aiken House Andrea and her bride, Jade, tell us about their instant love connection and all the details that went into planning their special day Jade and I spoke online for several days before meeting in person at a […]

Ask The Experts: How Can We Honor Family Heritage On Our Wedding day?
King Street Studios

Wedding trends come and go, but the unique traditions and richness of your cultural roots are always worth celebrating! Remember that marriage is a beautiful blending of two families, both in symbolic and literal union. Your origins, beliefs, rituals and legacies – however alike or different, all are the threads that have shaped you as […]

Two Can’t-Miss Occasions With PPHG During Charleston Wedding Week!
Corbin Gurkin for Charleston Weddings magazine

Mark your calendar, beautiful: we’re inviting you to join us in the New Year for a full week chock-full of wedding inspiration and signature experiences right here in Charleston! We’re talking luxury fashion showcases, floral workshops, pop-up fêtes, book signings, venue tours… Oh, and more than a dozen celebrity wedding pros and A-list designers  – not to mention the gurus of Martha Stewart […]

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 […]

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:  […]