Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The second annual Charleston Wedding Week promises brides, booze, and (inspiration) boards

Comin' at ya this January

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 12:17 PM

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Charleston Wedding Week (CWW), sponsored by Diamonds Direct and Henri Daussi, is now in its second year and still taking full advantage of the booming wedding industry in Charleston. According to CWW, Charleston celebrates an average of 100 weddings each week. That's a lot of flowers, champagne, and blushing brides, isn't it?

This Jan. 24-27 "industry insiders," brides to be, and local hospitality experts can take part in a variety of events, from talks on branding and marketing to bridal gown runway shows. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased online.

Here are our top picks:

Bridal Boutique Shows
Wed. Jan. 24, 6 p.m. at Cannon Green. $60/general, $75/VIP front row
If you're a bride-to-be this is a great opportunity to preview gowns in person, with local participating boutiques that include Bella Bridesmaid, Betty Bridal, Lovely Charleston, Maddison Row, Southern Protocol, and Verita. If you're anyone else? This "chic cocktail party atmosphere" promises drinks and a fun runway show.

"Celebrate Everything" Sip 'n' See
Thurs. Jan. 25, 3-5 p.m. at The Dewberry. $85
Guests join Darcy Miller, author of the book Celebrate Everything!, for a "sip 'n' see" tea where she'll share her best takeaways from her book and give advice on how to make any wedding stand out with personal touches.

Pop-up & Finale Party
Sat. Jan. 27, 5-10 p.m. at 5 Faber St. $45
This "curated pop-up party" features a bunch of luxury wedding artisans, hostess gifts, decor, custom stationery, and more. And like any good party (or wedding) there will be plenty of dancing and drinks.

Check out the full Wedding Week schedule online at charlestonweddingweek.com.

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