The South's Best Cities of 2017

Southern Living announced the South’s best cities for 2017 naming Charleston as #1 and Savannah as #2. Did you know that we are lucky enough to have offices in each city?! We love where we work, and we want to share with you a few reasons why.

C H A R L E S T O N, S C

There aren’t enough good things I can say about Charleston. If you haven’t visited the Holy City yet, now is the time to put it on your list for your next vacation spot! Downtown Charleston offers plenty to do from shopping on King Street, dining at a local restaurant with some of the best Southern cuisine you’ll ever taste, or simply strolling around the city to take in the rich history it was built upon.

Andrew Pinckney Inn

King Street

King Street offers anything from a plethora of shops and boutiques to an abundance of food options, as well as where the best bars and nightlife scene is. The street leads all the way down to the historic Battery and Waterfront Park. Every second Sunday of the month the street closes off traffic, so you can walk freely through the streets and enjoy a meal outside.

One of my go to shops right off of King St. that I must visit any time I am in Charleston is Candlefish. It’s a candle shop that has their own library of over 100 unique scents, and they even offer classes, so you can learn the art of candle making!

Candlefish | Kelli Boyd Photography 

Lavin Label

Charleston Food

You can’t go wrong with any place you choose to eat in Charleston. The city is known for having some of the best cuisine of the South with new restaurants popping up on the daily. A classic and one of my favorite places to eat is Hominy Grill. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you go for breakfast order the Charleston Nasty with a cup of fresh squeezed orange juice on the side – you won’t regret it!

Hominy Grill

Wedding Venues

Charleston is one of the most popular destinations for a wedding these days. We think you’ll agree after viewing some of our favorite venues featured below.

Boone Hall Plantation | Aaron & Jillian

Lowndes Grove | Rach Loves Troy

Cannon Green | Jenna Marie Photography

Magnolia Plantation | Jo Photo

S A V A N N A H, G A

The city of Savannah has plenty of activities and places to see for anyone to enjoy. Explore Savannah’s downtown scene, take a stroll through the Historic District, visit a museum, or grab your friends and try some of the best cuisine classic to the South.

Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park is located in the Historic District, and a popular place for locals and tourists alike. It’s a wonderful place to sit and relax, and just take in the beautiful views known to Savannah. The fountain is the most known feature in the park, and is located in the north end of the park.

Naomi Chokr Photography

Collins Quarter

Perfect for brunch, dinner, and all your coffee needs. Collins Quarter offers a unique café experience paired with a local, fresh, farm-to-table menu.

Kelli Boyd Photography

River Street

Visit River Street to shop around in boutiques converted from the old buildings and warehouses it once was. A highlight of the river is seeing all the cargo ships come by!

Rach Loves Troy

Wedding Venues

We love Savannah for its romantic charm, and because of it it is a popular destination for weddings and the ideal spot for taking engagement pictures.

Bethesda Home for the Boys | Rach Loves Troy

Wormsloe Historic Site | Jeff & Mollie Weddings

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist | Kelli Boyd Photography

Jepson Center for the Arts | Amy Anaiz

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Fancy Meeting You, Ashley!

We are so happy to have y’all meet Ashley Greene, our co-owner and a lead consultant. Ashley is from Milledgeville, GA and now lives in Charleston with her husband Scott, two kids Grace (7) and Zane (5) and fur baby Campbell.

Ashley’s favorite spot in Charleston: Strolling through Battery Park or through the Market downtown is definitely a must when you visit Charleston. My favorite place is Sullivan’s Island though. I LOVE the beach and Sullivan’s has the best restaurants to top it off!!

Ashley’s go-to date night: The Obstinate Daughter on Sullivan’s Island & then walking on the beach afterwards.

In a different life Ashley would be: a crime scene investigator!

If Ashley were a flavor at Leopold’s she would be: Thin Mints & Cream…combining thin mints (Girl’s Scouts+Savannah go hand in hand) & ice cream seems like a no-brainer to me!!

Every wedding should have: a wedding planner…duh!

Ashley’s advice for the engaged couple: Remember that the wedding is about the two of you and what you want your guests to experience at your wedding. Sometimes couples start thinking about what other people expect and forget to focus on the wedding that they have dreamed of. Most of our weddings are destination clients so incorporating the guests into multiple events throughout the weekend really helps to create a wedding experience. Think about some of your favorite things to do in Savannah when planning the wedding weekend and find ways to incorporate them!!

A day in the life of Ashley looks like: Every morning, I wake up and get my kids ready & off to school. While they are in school, I try to work as much as I can for Posh Petals and Pearls. Some days it is a lot of phone calls & emails, and other days, I am in meetings with clients and vendors or doing site visits. For my wardrobe, right now, I am loving Stitch Fix!! I rarely have time to shop for myself so having someone do it for me and deliver clothes to my doorstep is genius!!

The best part about Ashley’s job: Getting to know my clients. I have been blessed to work with some amazing people, and at the end of the wedding, I am happy to say that we have not only created a beautiful wedding but also formed a friendship!

Cheerwine or sweet tea: Sweet tea

Favorite southern saying: “Bless her heart”

 

Photo credit: Erin Rene Photography

 

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