A couple of months ago, Mike and I had the pleasure of attending a wedding in Charelston, South Carolina. It was a short but enjoyable visit as neither of us have ever been to Charelston. The moment the plane landed, we took off on adventure!
Our first stop was Magnolia Plantation and Garden for the sheer fact that I love magnolias. Truth be told, Mike was not all about this idea and I generally am not a advocate for visiting gardens. Something about the majestic yet eerie trees that cover this state made me want to see more. The Gardens were expansive in size and included a petting zoo, boat tour, and the actual plantation house. It's not what I call a "must see" vacation spot, but it was scenic and relaxing stroll after a plane ride.
Old town Charleston was clean, quaint, and rich with history. It was a shame we didn't have more time to explore all it had to offer. It's a coastal town so you get the sweetness of a proud, historic community mixed with the lazy feeling of the beach. Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge looms in the vista and adds a wild touch of modernity. We grabbed brunch at Eli's Table which was a standard meal. It did not exceed our expectations nor did it disappoint. I'm a sucker for a good Egg's Benedict and this one answered the mail. Mike's French Toast, however, was just okay. The spot was bumping on a Sunday morning so they must be doing something right! Of course, coffee was in order so we headed over to Bakehouse Bakery. It was a very low key spot and we were in and out without a fuss. My iced latte was satisfying while Mike's iced coffee was okay- he wasn't really feeling the simple syrup method.
The highlight of the trip was, of course, the wedding. The bride and groom were stunning and it gave great joy to see such a deserving couple join in the bonds of marriage. The venue of choice was the The Lake House at Bulow. This was a magical location because there is a bridge that leads to a tiny island on the lake. It served as a romantic and unique ceremony followed by dinner and dancing just a few steps away. This was truly an ideal destination wedding.