Charleston Wedding Week Recap

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a nice weekend. As promised, today I’m sharing my Charleston Wedding Week recap with you. Let me start by saying that Charleston was among my top five places to travel to in 2017 so I immediately jumped at the opportunity to visit when I learned about Charleston Wedding Week especially since I’m currently engaged. I was lucky enough to attend some of the fabulous events as Diamonds Direct’s guest.

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Outfit: Velvet Skirt (also available here) — wearing sz S | Built-in choker tank — wearing sz XS | Ankle Strap Heels (similar here & here) | Chloe Small Nile Bracelet Bag 

Upon arriving, we checked into the beautiful Belmond hotel right in the center of historic district, which is right where you want to be when it comes to dining and shopping!

We kicked off the week with an adorable dog wedding at Diamonds Direct in honor of the Charleston Animal Society benefiting some sweet dogs for adoption. After the event, I couldn’t stop myself from trying on all of the diamond wedding bands and even some stunning engagement rings just for fun. Don’t worry! I still love my engagement ring, but there is no shame in playing a little dress up with luxurious diamonds especially since Diamonds Direct offers such a wide variety of options.

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Outfit: Velvet Wrap Dress — wearing sz S | Ankle Strap Heels (similar here & here) | Chloe Small Nile Bracelet Bag  | Rose Gold Bracelet Stack & Misty Hinge Cuff c/o Kendra Scott

On day 2 of Charleston Wedding Week, we got to experience a real live bridal show at Cannon Green featuring all of Charleston’s top bridal boutiques like Lovely,Verità and just to name a few. I must admit, I wish I had done something like this before buying my own wedding dresses. It really helps to give you an idea of how the gown looks in action. If you’re currently engaged or know you’re getting engaged soon, I highly recommend attending a bridal show. If you know you have the time, definitely look into tickets for Charleston Wedding Week next year! Take a look at 2018 schedule here to check out all of the events you’d be interested in attending.

I’m obsessed with the off-the-shoulder detail and dramatic slit. 

This gown is perfect the daring bride planning an edgy destination wedding.

The plunging neckline and completely open back left everyone drooling after seeing this gown including me!

My favorite event from Charleston Wedding Week was listening to the Publishing Tips From The Pros panel. We got to hear decision-making editorial experts like the executive director for “Brides” and the editor-at-large from Martha Stewart Weddings share their advice for crafting the submissions perfect for their publications. They even allowed us to ask individual questions to the speakers. I recommend getting tickets to this event if you’re a blogger, event planner, florist, photographer or designer. I learned so much from the amazing panel of speakers and plan to use the tips for getting my own wedding featured.

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Outfit: Grlfrnd Jeans — wearing sz 27 (I normally wear a sz 26, but had to size up in these) | Similar Camel Cardigan here & here | Black Strappy tank — wearing sz S | Gucci Dionysus Bag

Charleston Recommendations:

Start your morning at:

If you’re staying at the Belmond Hotel on a club level, just hop on up to the 8th floor for complementary coffee and breakfast. We dined there every morning during our stay and enjoyed fresh fruit, pastries, hot breakfast and coffee of course.

Black Tap Coffee


Caviar & Bananas George Street

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Outfit: Grlfrnd Jeans — wearing sz 27 (I normally wear a sz 26, but had to size up in these) | Tie Front Shirt | Leopard Print heels (also available here) | Chloe Small Nile Bracelet Bag 

Where to dine in Charleston:

Poogan’s Porch | Be sure to order the pimento cheese fritters as an appetizer and a side of the mac & cheese! It’s heavenly! Almost as heavenly as their fried chicken sandwich and fried chicken and waffles.

Husk Bar | If you’re on the hunt for the best burger in town, look no further than Husk! They serve the burger at their main restaurant during lunch, but if you’re looking for a late night bite, make sure to head over to their bar next door.


Xiao Bao Biscuit | I’ve one word you…SPICY! If you love spicy asian fusion with southern food, this is your go-to joint!

Paw Paw Restaurant | Their CAST IRON POTATO GNOCCHI is delightful especially with a side of truffle fries!

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Outfit: BP Stretch Jeans | Crew Neck Sweater | Faux Shearling Jacket | Jenni Saddle Bag (Designed by Haute Off The Rack in collaboration with Gigi New York)

Raw 167 | Do yourself a favor and order the Crispy oysters! Trust me, you won’t regret it!

Darling Oyster Bar

The Watch Rooftop Kitchen at The Restoration Hotel | This restaurant definitely sits right around the top of my food list because their BLT, shrimp rolls and house-made chips were absolutely delicious! In fact, I haven’t stopped thinking about my meal there because it was that good! Plus you get the best rooftop view while you eat!

Don’t forget to check out my full Charleston Travel Review here!

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Outfit: Exact Leopard Print Coat— sold out (similar here & here) | Velvet Lace Trim Tank (similar here) | Black Jeans | YSL Handbag (similar here)

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Outfit: BP Stretch Jeans |  Strappy tank — wearing sz S | Cardigan | Jenni Saddle Bag (Designed by Haute Off The Rack in collaboration with Gigi New York)

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