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The Quintessential Charleston Wedding Welcome Bag

As a gracious Southern couple, we know you and your partner would like nothing more than to personally welcome each and every guest to your Charleston wedding. Unfortunately, with so many guests and so much to do, you simply won’t be able to spend time individually greeting all of your friends and family. So give them the next best thing: thoughtful Charleston wedding welcome bags stuffed with essential, local goodies. They’ll adore these take-home favors and appreciate the personal touch as they kick off your wedding weekend. Short on ideas? We won’t leave you hanging. The Zola team has come up five Read More

Rose and peony bouquet with palmetto rose detail

Charleston Wedding Trend: Palmetto Rose Details

Few things are more quintessentially Charleston than palmetto roses, those imperishable flowers woven from the fronds of South Carolina’s state tree. If you’ve ever visited the Holy City, you’ve undoubtedly been approached by a vendor peddling these makeshift blooms, although you may not know their significance. Legend says that during the Civil War, Southern women would make roses from palmetto fronds to give to their sweethearts as they left for the war. The palmetto rose, pinned to the man’s lapel, was supposed to symbolize what Carl Carlton sang about more than one hundred years later: everlasting love. Needless to say, you’ll Read More

Weddings at Magnolia: Charleston’s Most Romantic Venue

A drive down Ashely River Road will take you by some of the most beautiful and notable plantations in South Carolina, but none we’ve seen top the grandeur of Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. “Charleston’s last Romantic garden” is overflowing with natural beauty, just as this type of garden should be. Characterized by overgrown flora and meandering paths (as opposed to their French counterpart’s more manicured look), romantic gardens allow their inhabitants to surrender to their surroundings, and we couldn’t think of a more, well, romantic location to host a Charleston wedding. Trust us when we say that a setting this stunning was Read More

two brides kissing in wedding gowns on a wooden walkway in a tropical Charleston field

How To Plan The Perfect Charleston Wedding Weekend

Charleston, South Carolina is consistently ranked one of the best cities in the world, and it’s not hard to see why. The colorful buildings, rich history, and tropical climate make this city a prime destination for tourists and a romantic paradise for engaged couples like yourselves. But a Charleston wedding is incomplete without a weekend of activities surrounding the main event. Read on for Zola’s tips and recommendations for how to plan the perfect Charleston wedding weekend. Planning a stunning wedding weekend takes a bit of know-how, so please take our advice and hire a Charleston wedding planner. We recommend Mike Winship, the Read More

bride and groom sitting on adirondack charis in front of a green hedge toasting glasses of bourbon

5 Signature Drink Ideas for Charleston Weddings

When you picture your Charleston wedding, you might envision moss-draped Live Oaks and wrought iron gates. Maybe you think of the sea breeze in your hair and sand between your toes on Charleston’s lovely beaches. Or perhaps the colorful facades of the old Rainbow Row homes are what come to mind. Whatever scenario plays out on your wedding day, we’re sure cocktails will be a part of it. The Holy City’s drinking culture stretches back to pre-Prohibition era, making a signature drink or two practically a necessity for Charleston couples. Since the South has a rich history with spirited libations, choosing a signature Read More