Chase me around Charleston

11 May

Day Two in Charleston was just as great as Day One.

It was nice waking up without worrying about an alarm clock. We ordered a room service breakfast and then my boyfriend sent me downstairs to Spa Adagio for a massage while he relaxed some more. After I returned, we headed out for another stroll around Charleston. Unfortunately, the weather did not get the memo on our arrival to town and didn’t cooperate. We ducked into Old Towne Grill and Seafood Restaurant– the oldest family owned restaurant in Charleston. It was a combination of Greek and seafood. I got the fried shrimp and indulged some more!

The rain deterred us from wandering around too much that afternoon so we took our time getting ready for the wedding. Luckily, it cleared up just in time!
Boone Hall Plantation Mount Pleasant

We headed to Boone Hall Plantation and were in awe as we entered through iron gates and drove up a long driveway under arching trees. Words can not do this venue justice.. The bride and groom were also incredible beyond words. The minister knew them well which is always nice and the ceremony was perfect. The smiles on these two were from ear to ear as they walked back down the aisle together.

I have to admit, I always look at the groom the moment the bride walks down the aisle. I like seeing his reaction- and this groom did not disappoint!

Cotton Dock

The whole crew then headed to the Cotton Dock, another part of the plantation. Little touches at the reception made a big difference. There were torches lit as we walked down the path and a blazing fire in a fireplace upon our entrance. A live band kept everyone on their feet.

Unfortunately, my boyfriend was not feeling well and I made the mistake of checking my phone and had received some tragic news,  so we didn’t get to slow dance with each other- one of my favorite parts of weddings. We ducked out slightly early and crashed- I ordered a berry tart from room service before my head hit the pillow though! Nice way to cap off the night!

What do you love best about weddings?

Thanks to Cindy at Sleep Spin Research for my latest Liebster Award!

16 Responses to “Chase me around Charleston”

  1. Janine Huldie May 11, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    Oh I hope everything was alright Katie with the phone call you received and I am like you and love the part when the bride first appears. The reaction of the groom gets me every time!!

  2. The Dose of Reality May 11, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    It sounds like it was a wonderful wedding at a spectacular venue. I’m so sorry you received terrible news at the reception. Hope all is well. Thinking of you.

  3. Jen May 11, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    Well it all sounded magical until the end. It sounds a lot like Savannah, we like to stop there on our way to Hilton Head because the history is so amazing. I hope all is well!

  4. Erin May 11, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    I love Charleston!!! If I could now I would TOTALLY move there..hmm..like..NOW!!!!

  5. tmwhickman (@fercryinoutloud) May 11, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    The best thing about weddings is when they aren’t mine! Really, I didn’t even have time to enjoy myself, everything went by in a blur. I like it when I can sit back and just watch the happy couple. Oh, and cry a bit–I always cry at weddings!

  6. Sandy May 11, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

    Sorry to hear you had to cut things short. I’m not sure I have a favorite part of a wedding. Hubby and I soon will celebrate 41 years, next month actually. Weddings are soooooooooo different now days.

  7. Jean Heff May 11, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    Technology is great and all but sometimes it lets you know things before you are ready to know the information. Sorry that happened to you at the reception.

  8. Shannon Lawrence May 12, 2013 at 1:57 am #

    I would love to go to Charleston and Savannah some day. I’ve heard such wonderful things about them. I’m sorry for your tragic news, though. You’re owed a slow dance.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  9. Charlotte May 12, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    I’m totally with you on watching the groom’s reaction. I’m such a sucker for that moment! Great pictures and it sounds like you had a really nice time at the wedding 🙂 Charleston is beautiful; I haven’t been there in ages sadly. Stopping in from the SITS sharefest! XOXO

  10. Christine May 12, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    I loved Charleston! I wish I got to spend more than a day there. I would love to go back sometime.

  11. Katie S. May 12, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    WHoa! SO PRETTY! Thanks for sharing! I loved Charleston while were there, too!!!

  12. Karen A. Nelson (@DWYDiM) May 13, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    Sounds like you had an amazing time minus the phone call. Hope all is well. My favorite part of weddings is when they walk hand in hand down the isle for the first time with huge smiles on their faces.

  13. beingawordsmith May 13, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    I love the feeling that weddings put in the air. That everything-in-the-world-is right-because-you-are-in-love feeling. I especially enjoy when it is a friend that brings many of my other friends together. Those are the best! Never been to Charleston but I hear it’s beautiful.

  14. Say Something Kita (@Kreative10) May 13, 2013 at 11:42 pm #

    Charleston my hometown its truly beautiful and when you grow up and move away you realize how much beauty it really has. So sorry you got bad news technology gets news to you faster these days it does suck. Stopping over from SitsShareFest

  15. Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren May 14, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    I have always wanted to visit Charleston! Sounds like an amazing vacation!!

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