Greenville, SC – Destination Wedding Location

As my sweet little city has grown throughout the years, it has become a fabulous destination wedding location! Not so long ago, I had a group who traveled down from Chicago for a beautiful wedding at the Cliffs Glassy Chapel and Wyche Pavilion. Their connection to the city was that the groom’s parents owned a second home nearby, and they had fallen in love with Greenville while visiting (not hard to imagine)!

One of the main reasons why Greenville, SC makes such a great destination wedding location is the fact that the downtown area has been carefully and purposefully developed. A few decades ago, Main Street was not a place to go visit. People would come downtown to work, and then they would leave. With the help of some visionary leaders, Greenville has been transformed and is now on many of the top destination lists!

A huge plus for those couples seeking a destination wedding location is the walk-able downtown (with hotels, restaurants, and venues in close proximity), the ease of travel (GSP Airport is 20 minutes away), and the climate (although we can get warm, we don’t get very cold). Greenville can offer couples a more affordable option for a gorgeous wedding, too!

There are currently eight major hotels located along Main Street, with a many additional hotels being added in the next year. There are also 10+ venues located along Main Street, with others just a short car ride away. Don’t even get me started on how many restaurants there are, there’s something for everyone (with many great options for rehearsal dinner/private dining location as well). Guests even have the Saturday Market to entertain them for the earlier part of the day, before the newlywed couple wows them with a fabulous wedding just down the street!

If you are looking for a great spot to entertain your guests all weekend and create a gorgeous, memorable day – look no farther! Greenville, SC is the new spot for destination weddings. And, come talk to me, I’ll tell you where to enjoy all of the best bites while you’re in town scouting. ;)

A Look Back on 2015 – 32 Weddings!

A Look Back on 2015It’s so hard to believe that 2016 is here already! Things were so fast-paced last year that this little blog didn’t get nearly the amount of attention that I had intended. Instead, my clients had all of my attention as I coordinated 32 weddings in 2015!

Looking back, I thought it would be nice to have a little run down of all of the venues I worked at last year!

In 2015, I coordinated ceremonies at:

After those ceremonies, I took care of the coordination details for receptions at:

Now that was a fun year! So many wonderful clients, great vendors, and awesome wedding memories! Here’s to 2016!

Wedding Season & a 2014 Wrap-Up

Greenville Wedding SeasonWhen I first started coordinating, wedding season, for me, was May & June and then October. Those are prime times in Greenville. Those are months when it’s best to make your vendor decisions far in advance, especially for photographers, officiants, and other vendors who can only do one wedding a day (maybe two for officiants depending on the ceremony times).

Nowadays, wedding season, for me, is pretty much all year (May, June, and October are just really busy). I’ll end up with small gaps in the winter when it is a less popular time to schedule a wedding (but I LOVE a January wedding, hello, Avett Brothers), and then I’ll have some gaps in the summer when it’s traditionally a bit hotter (but any summer weddings is still lovely, especially inside).

With all of that being said, February is an entire month off for me this year. It’s the only month this year when I don’t have a wedding or event, and I’m fully enjoying some downtime/recharge time on the weekends.

It’s also now the time that follows Christmas, New Years, and Valentine’s Day. Prime engagement time! So, I have been meeting lots of new brides!

Since I hadn’t stopped yet to look back on 2014, I thought now would be a great time to reflect and to let everyone know what I was doing all of last year.

In 2014, I coordinated 29 weddings. All of those were in the Upstate, but I also traveled down to Folly Beach to help with my best friend from high school’s big day (my first on-the-beach wedding!). [Read more…]

A Tale of Two Weddings: Pretty Place & Hartness Pavilion at Furman and The Cherrydale Alumni House at Furman

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of coordinating weddings for two couples that are dear friends of mine. They were actually Saturday and Sunday weddings on the same weekend at Furman, and the schedule worked out perfectly where I was able to coordinate both. It was a jam-packed few days, but they were full of fun, happiness, and very sweet moments.

For Amanda and Scott’s wedding, things started off on Friday evening on the top floor of the Erwin Penland building, where Scott works.They have a big conference room upstairs that was perfect, and we had a very helpful and efficient rehearsal with both their minister and ceremony musician in attendance. Check out her rehearsal bouquet, great idea for a first grade teacher!

AmandaScottRehearsal [Read more…]

Wedding Day at Cliffs Chapel and Old Cigar Warehouse in Greenville, SC

Cliffs Chapel Ceremony

The wedding this past Saturday was just as beautiful as I had thought it would be. Jac and Chad were so happy to be celebrating this day with all of their family and friends, it was a pleasure just to watch them. By the way, isn’t the back of that gown gorgeous? [Read more…]

Wedding Workday in Greenville, SC: Cliffs Chapel & Old Cigar Warehouse

I really liked being able to write a post last week before I headed off to the wedding, so I decided that I’d like to make it something I would try to do before each of the weddings I day-of coordinate. I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t have time because today’s going to be a pretty long workday, but I’ve been up since 5:30AM, so I’m not going to have to worry about that. ;)

Today’s wedding is going to be beautiful and incredible to work. At the rehearsal last night (which was above On The Roxx, it’s an awesome space) the couple was so sweet and so ridiculously excited about what will be going on today. I was brought on as their coordinator fairly recently, so I didn’t have anything to do with this, but I also have get an opportunity to work with some of my favorite vendors! [Read more…]

Wedding Day at Holy Trinity and Larkin’s Cabaret Room in Greenville, SC

Ceremony at Holy Trinity in Greenville

Beth and Ricardo’s wedding yesterday was absolutely beautiful. The ceremony was held at Holy Trinity on Buncombe Street. It was a simple and perfect traditional ceremony, and Father Holcombe did a wonderful job. [Read more…]