2nd Anniversary in Charleston, SC

July 20, 2016

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To celebrate our second wedding anniversary, Jamie planned an awesome trip to Charleston a month before our actual anniversary. Want to know a really funny story? This whole trip was supposed to be a big surprise for me. Jamie had everything planned out and was hoping to tell me to pack my bags the morning of our trip, send me off to work and then leave that afternoon, not telling me where we were going until halfway through the drive. Let’s just say things didn’t work out as he had planned, but I felt so loved and cared for to find out about his original plan! A month before our trip, I started insisting on going on a short trip for our anniversary and of course suggested Charleston. He played it cool, and acted like we shouldn’t do that and I could tell something was wrong. The nosy woman that I am, I got the surprise out of him and was so excited to go back to hear about the trip he had already planned!

We had not been back to Charleston by ourselves since our wedding and I was so excited to do all of our favorite things as a married couple. On our way into Charleston, we stopped at River Oaks where we were married and spent the late afternoon picnicking on the dock, walking around the property and reminiscing all the moments that happened on our wedding day, and catching up with Marianne, the owner of the venue. It was an afternoon that I won’t ever forget. We popped a bottle of champagne, enjoyed a delicious spread of cheeses and meats, and danced to our first dance song. We filled in these sentences: “Two years ago… and in two years…” We laughed, celebrated our accomplishments and had a fun conversation about our future. I’m so grateful for this sweet time of celebration.

Charleston is one of our favorite places not only because we were married there but because of it’s rich history, beautiful architecture, delicious food and beautiful beaches. We stayed downtown at a beautiful row house, which allowed us to walk or bike everywhere!

If you’re planning a trip, be sure to check out the lists below of our favorite restaurants and daytime activities, and please comment or contact me, as I would love to celebrate your trip with you!

Brunch:
Toast
Eli’s Table
Magnolia’s (get the Lowcountry Benedict!)

Dinner:
Cru Cafe (this is who did our wedding catering – SO good!)
Hanks (delicious seafood)
Minero (mexican food)
Poogan’s Porch (delicious southern food)
High Cotton (delicious southern food)
The Darling Oyster (delicious seafood)

Drinks
The Rooftop Bar at the Vendue Inn
Husk

Daytime Activities:
Ride bikes downtown (in my opinion, the most fun way to see the city and all it’s history!)
Find Tradd Street (it’s our favorite street thanks to A Bit of Charleston‘s recommendation)
Saturday Farmer’s Market at Marion Square
Sullivan’s Island Beach (15 mins away from downtown Charleston) – I lived there when I was younger!
Shopping on King Street – tons of fun stores (Definitely get a biscuit at Callie’s Biscuits :)

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