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Darcy's Diary: My Trip to Charleston for Wedding Week

It's true what they say about Southern hospitality!

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Rainbow Row Charleston
Photography by: Courtesy of Darcy Miller

Recently I got to head down to Charleston for their Wedding Week—and now I know why it's such a popular place for weddings! It's a great city that offers so much. Here are some of the highlights from my trip.

Dewberry Hotel Gift Box
Photography by: Courtesy of Darcy Miller

I stayed at the Dewberry Hotel while in Charleston and was greeted with a wonderful gift box courtesy of the team behind Wedding Week—it's true what they say about Southern hospitality!

 

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Celebrate Everything!
Photography by: Courtesy of Darcy Miller

I had a book signing for my book, Celebrate Everything! at the William Aiken House, a popular wedding location, complete with a cocktail party.

Diamonds Direct
Photography by: Courtesy of Darcy Miller

I loved meeting everyone who was down there for wedding week, including the folks from Diamonds Direct who came with their jewels on hand.

 

 

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Charleston dinner party
Photography by: Courtesy of Darcy Miller

Tara Guerard hosted a dinner for Mindy Weiss and I at The Dewberry. It was so beautiful, it almost felt like a wedding dinner itself!

velvet dinner party menus
Photography by: Courtesy of Darcy Miller

Talk about personalization! The Lettered Olive did embossed velvet menus with everyone's name and initials. The linens from La Tavola even provided the softest, velvet-like tablecloths to match!

marble place cards
Photography by: Courtesy of Darcy Miller

The placecards were also personalized with calligraphy by J. Lilly Design and make great paperweights after the meal.

 

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Ooh Events warehouse
Photography by: Courtesy of Darcy Miller

On my quick trip to Charleston, after the beautiful dinner, Ooh Events opened up their warehouse and I got to see everything that you can rent today for weddings—everything from sofas to chandeliers and every color of vintage crystal to mix and match. It was fun to see familiar pieces that have been at weddings I've seen in the pages of Martha Stewart Weddings.

Ooh Events owner and planner
Photography by: Courtesy of Darcy Miller

Thanks so much for owner Lisa Thomas and event coordinator Candice Beaty, who showed me around. They do everything from full scale décor and design, event planning, rentals, flowers and even makeup services!

Mac & Murphy stationery
Photography by: Courtesy of Darcy Miller

Next, I visited Mac & Murphy—I can't pass up a visit to a local stationery store owned by someone like Liz Macpherson who has exquisite taste!

 

On my last morning there, before I headed to the airport I got to stop by the breakfast catered by Cannon Green where Calder Clark, Lynn Easton and Tara Guerard were giving a planning summit talk. Overall, my experience in Charleston was one-of-a-kind, and I can't wait to head back.

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About the Author

Darcy Miller

Darcy joined Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in 1992 to work on the launch of Martha Stewart Living and has been actively involved with Martha Stewart Weddings since the first issue in 1995. An avid scrapbooker and scrapboxer, she is also our resident celebrations expert and makes regular media appearances showing beautiful entertaining ideas for weddings and all of life’s other happy...

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