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Did Ya Hear?

From an intimate new ceremony spot to gifting ideas aplenty, read on for the latest buzz from the local wedding world

Photo credit (left to right) Virgil Bunao, Marni Rothschild Pictures, Julia Lynn

May 9, 2017

Did Ya Hear?

From an intimate new ceremony spot to gifting ideas aplenty, read on for the latest buzz from the local wedding world

Written by Molly Ramsey

Cheers to This!
The planning mavens at The Burlap Elephant are here to put a stylish, scrumptious spin on your next nuptial fête with Batch Bar Service (843/801-2855). The couture cocktail biz offers full-service craft beer, margarita, saké, and bubbly bars, among others, plus specialty cocktails and accouterments like sodas and fresh fruit. An added perk? The wooden bar structures and servers’ attire are as good-looking as the libations themselves.

Secret Garden
Ansonborough’s Theodora Park(843/724-7330)—a 4,200-square-foot pocket garden tucked across from the Gaillard Center on the corner of George and Anson streets—hosted its first wedding last November. With a Philip Simmons gate, an artful pool, and verdant evergreen landscaping, the sweet space (which can hold 25) offers all the makings for an intimate spring ceremony.

Impress Your Guests
Treat your traveling guests to a hefty—and handsome—dose of Holy City hospitality with a carefully curated welcome bag courtesy of new specialty-gifting group Southern Surcie (843/642-9775), whose customizable offerings include the “Kiawah Survival Kit,” chicly packed with sunscreen, bug repellent, bike rental passes, and more.

Party Time
Up the fun factor of your bachelorette bash with goodies from The Charleston Weekender (—a local blog and online shop founded by Liz Martin, who’s contributed to tastemaking blogs like Style Me Pretty Living and Draper James, among others. Offering luxe Turkish towels (perfect for a beach weekend, no?), colorful matchboxes, handmade soaps, “CHS”-stitched baseball caps, and graphic tees with festive phrases like “Sunday funday” and “Yes way Saturday,” your gang will be oh-so Instagrammable.

Craft Corner
Want to keep your youngest set of wedding-goers happily (i.e., peacefully) occupied all reception supper long? Stock the kids’ table with colored pencils and The Lowcountry Coloring Book: Charleston, Savannah, the Sea Islands, and Beyond (July 2016) by artist Melissa Conroy—daughter of late Lowcountry author Pat Conroy.

Dapper, Dude
The fine iPhone cases, laptop skins, belts, money clips, and messenger bags handcrafted by Charleston’s 79 Ashley(917/929-4391) couldn’t be more perfect grooms’ gifts if they tried. Made from alligator skin or soft vachetta leather, the locally designed goods are heirlooms in the making.

For more nuptial inspiration (from registry musts and favor ideas to rainy-day fixes and more), click here.


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