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    5 Do’s and Don’ts for a Charleston Beach Wedding

    5 Do’s and Don’ts of a Charleston Beach Wedding

    Charleston Beach Wedding Dos:

    Do hire a wedding coordinator.

    Not only will the coordinator be available to setup your Charleston Beach Ceremony, he/she will know and understand the tides, lighting, permit requirements, along with all other technicalities that come along with a beach wedding. Not hiring a coordinator will leave your setup crew hot and tired as dragging decorations and setting up in the sand is no easy task.  It’s really a lot of work.

    Do provide transportation for your guests.

    With many beaches, parking is at a minimum or a premium price.  Providing transportation for your guests cuts any worries out and ensures everyone will be there on-time.

    Beach Wedding

    Do prepare for wind.

    Beaches typically have wind!  Take this into account with your hair style, veil, and dress unless you want to recreate the all so known famous Marylin Monroe pose!

    Do hire business professionals.

    Did you know that anyone getting compensated must have a business license to be able to conduct business! So if you find a great photographer at a discounted price, make sure they are licensed to conduct business where your wedding ceremony will take place.  If not, they may be asked to stop conducting business which would leave you without services or getting hit with a hefty fine.

    Do let the guys go informal.

    The beach is just too hot for tuxedos and heavy suites.  Opt for light weight fabrics such as cotton pants or even Bermuda shorts.

    Charleston Beach Wedding Don’ts:

    X Don’t have your beach wedding in the middle of the day in the summer.

    Not only will the sun be beating down on you and your guests, there will be many beach-goers around that may make it into your wedding album or worse, cheering for you like their favorite team just won the Superbowl.

    X Don’t wear heels.

    Heels and sand do not go well together. I recommend wearing flat sole sandals or even no shoes.  Having on heels will make your strut down the aisle look quite funny.

    X Don’t bring glass on the beach.

    Think about it.  Can you have glass at your neighborhood pool?  Same applies to the beach as it wouldn’t be fair if it broke and was left for someone to get cut or worse, an animal to eat it.

    X Don’t use a runner on the beach. Charleston Beach Wedding

    It does not work out well at all!  No matter how even the sand is prior to its placement, sand moves and thus so does the runner.

     

    X Don’t use artificial flower petals

    Artificial (faux) floral is bad for the environment and not allowed on Charleston beaches.  Remember earlier we mentioned wind at the beach, well the flower petals will eventually blow around or be taken out to sea by the tides.  If using flower petals, real petals will have to be utilized.

    Be sure to check out our Beach Package and let us help you plan your dream beach wedding.

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    Perfect Honeymoon Destinations

    Perfect Honeymoon Destinations

    Honeymoons can be whatever you and your partner want them to be, travelling, skiing and even city escapes are becoming common choices for honeymoons, it’s all about what is most memorable and fun for you as newlyweds! If you’re looking for a sunny beach holiday as the honeymoon destination then this is a look at the 5 choices that offer just a little bit more than a beach and cocktails.

    Mexico

    One of the most popular Hollywood holiday choices, Mexico is a beautiful country full of beaches, booze and entertainment. Most resort areas are constantly opening new hotels and a lot are offering special packages that cater for honeymooners. Spas, golf courses and pool areas are likely to keep you most entertained throughout the honeymoon and it’s all supported by perfect restaurants in the evening. Areas such as Cancun go all out with entertainment too, famously, there’s a pirate ship dinner that you can go aboard and whilst you’re eating, another pirate ship comes next to it and a full evening of entertainment is shown with pirates flying across on ropes from ship to ship.

    California

    Known for its sunny beaches, California is a growing choice for newlyweds. Places like Santa Barbara are available for peaceful romantic days but the option for a busy day out in L.A is also on the cards. It’s ideal for any couple wanting to relax or go on an adventure. Snorkeling, hikes and even sea kayaking are all common day trips in California, and you never know, you might bump into a couple of actors on the beach.

    Greece

    Mykonos has been dubbed the new St. Tropez, a relaxing holiday that never seems tire from the perfect blue views. It’s become a famous craft beer location spot for holidaymakers and premiered the largest pool in Europe in 2017. It’s like booking a few weeks in paradise if you looking to relax for an extended amount of time.

    Thailand

    It’s becoming a well-known factor that Thailand is a dream honeymoon location. The country is full of festivals, drinking and lazing on the beach daily, and best of all once you get there, it’s a cheap place to part with money. Again, it’s a perfect location for laying on the beach daily, but for also exploring the local towns and remote islands. A lot of people come to Thailand to learn and embrace natural beauty, to be able to do this as a newlywed will only enhance the experience. Just be sure to pack a comfortably fitted tracksuit for the plane journey, it’s a long one.

    South of France

    Staying in Cannes is a perfect place for any honeymooner, it’s a seaside town full of luxuries, beach restaurants and lively bars. There’s plenty to do in Cannes itself but if it’s a long honeymoon, it’s a town that neighbors Monaco, Nice and St. Tropez and each town offers their own unique take to life by the sea, from a quiet seaside town of St. Tropez to the busy city of Monaco. Ideally, you could hire a car for your stay as most of the neighboring towns are less than a thirty-minute drive.

    Bio: Richard Meadow is a freelance writer that has spent 4 years travelling after University. He’s been all around the world and learnt a lot about different cultures compared to his home in the UK. He wants to share his knowledge with his readers in a way that they could use the information for a practical use.

    Twitter: meadow_richard

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    Charleston’s Wedding Gem: The Heart Garden

    Private Wedding Ceremony in Downtown Charleston

    Do you imagine getting married at a private intimate ceremony in a beautiful rustic, old Charleston setting?  Look no further than The Heart Garden, Charleston’s wedding gem.

    Charleston’s Wedding Gem

    The garden is located behind the St. John’s Reformed Episcopal Church. The garden came to life at the 1997 Spoleto Festival.

    First, the gate is where the iron work was designed by by Phillip Simmons, and crafted by Carlton Simmons (nephew) and Joseph Pringle (cousin).

    Charleston Wedding Gem

    Heart Garden Wedding

    As you walk through the gates, you are greeted by a unique walkway.  The heart shaped pavers were contributed and laid by Pearl Fryar along with the centerpiece of the garden which is from his personal garden.

    Enjoy the scents of the plants, the beauty of the design, and the privacy you desire for your intimate wedding ceremony or elopement.

    To rent this space for your ceremony, there is a $300 permit fee.

    Garden Location Information: There is limited parking available in this downtown Charleston location.  Due to the intimate space, we do not recommend chairs, although there are 2 located benches in the garden.

    Recommended Packages: The Romantic Elopement, Intimate, and Charleston Packages

    Contact Reynolds Treasures today to reserve your private ceremony at Charleston’s wedding gem!

     

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    Charleston’s Beautiful Wedding Locations without Breaking the Bank

    The most common question asked is, “Where can I have my wedding ceremony?” There are literally hundreds of Charleston wedding locations within the area, but listed below are some that will not break the bank.  Whether it is a beach wedding or a Charleston park wedding, we have wedding packages to fit your needs.

    Beach Wedding Locations:

    Combine both the Historic Charm of Charleston and its gorgeous coast lines and there you have it, elegant beauty. The two beaches that we recommend include Isle of Palms and Folly Beach.
    Beach Information: Alcohol is not permitted on all beaches, free and paid parking is available
    Recommended Packages: Romantic Elopement, Intimate, or Beach Package

    Charleston Wedding Locations:

    White Point Gardens/AKA Battery Park:

    Located on the waterfront with Live Oaks, gorgeous Charleston Mansions and panoramic views.
    Park Information: no restrooms, free street parking, 1 hour permit fees for the gazebo, gazebo guest count around 25
    Recommended Packages: Romantic Elopement, Intimate, or Charleston

    Waterfront Park:

    Gorgeous views of Charleston Harbor, Gardens, and Fountains, including the iconic Pineapple Fountain.
    Park Information: restrooms nearby, 2 parking garages nearby, No chairs or decorations allowed
    Recommended Packages: Romantic Elopement, Intimate, or Charleston, and Charming

    Washington Square:

    Lots of charm with brick paths and surrounded by buildings, also offers gorgeous oak trees to hide from the sun.
    Park Information: no restrooms (1 block away), metered street parking and/or a parking garage
    Recommended Packages: Romantic Elopement, Intimate, or Charleston, Charming, and Elegant

    Hampton Park:

    This local park boasts gorgeous floral displays, a gazebo, fountains, as well as large live oaks. Think of this as the Central Park of Charleston.
    Park Information: restrooms on-site, free parking
    Recommended Packages: Romantic Elopement, Intimate, or Charleston, Charming, and Elegant

    Angel Oak Tree:

    This park hosts the largest southern live oak tree east of the Mississippi.
    Park Information: 25 Guest Maximum. No Decorations or Chairs, Free Parking, Restrooms on-site
    Recommended Packages: Romantic Elopement or Intimate

     

    Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park and Pier:

    This park is situated right next to the Ravenel Bridge on the Cooper River and is home to fountains, green space, and a pier.
    Park Information: 15 Guest Maximum. No Decorations or Chairs, Free Parking, Restrooms On-site
    Recommended Packages: Romantic Elopement or Intimate

     

    Sunrise Park/AKA Melton Peter Demetre Park:

    Situated on water with a little beach, this park has gorgeous views of the Ravenel Bridge and downtown.
    Park Information: 25 Guest Maximum. No Decorations or Chairs, Free Parking, Restrooms On-site
    Recommended Packages: Romantic Elopement or Intimate

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