Charleston is a wedding destination dream come true. The Holy City brims with a host of nationally lauded event planners, photographers, picturesque venues, iconic settings and loads of Southern charm. Each year in January, the wedding world culminates in the Lowcountry for Charleston Wedding Week. The one-of-a-kind luxury wedding summit features a series of workshops, signature experiences, fashion events and fêtes designed for brides-to-be, industry insiders and the wedding obsessed. Check into Charleston and join the festivities while enjoying the charms of the Lowcountry. Scroll through to explore our top picks for must-attend events to glean inspiration, swap tips and revel in the country’s most romantic city.
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Learn to be a luxe star. Wedding tastemakers David Beam, Marcy Blum and Lynn Easton join together for a panel discussion on the art of creating luxury weddings. Afterwards, join world-renowned designer Colin Cowie to learn how he orchestrates one of his signature experiential events that entice the senses on every level.
Brides-to-be, prepare to plan your beautiful big day with this progressive house party brimming with matrimonial experts in every room. Step into the lush courtyard and taste delicacies from Hamby's and Tristan. Sip cocktails and mocktails on gorgeous piazzas while enjoying music from East Coast Entertainment. Discover the secrets to selecting stunning seasonal, budget-friendly flowers with floral and planning guru Lisa Thomas of Ooh! Events. We cannot imagine a better way to spend a Saturday.
The queen of craft, confetti, and consumument affairs is coming to The Dewberry. Join Martha Stewart's Editor-at-Large Darcy Miller as she shares her top tips for hosting memorable parties and her secrets for the art of the celebration. Guests will also receive a signed copy of her newest book "Celebrate Everything."
Spend an elegant evening at Lowndes Grove Plantation by the river to watch Charleston's most luminous wedding designers' gowns glide down the runway. After the shows, meet designer Emily Kotarski to learn about her inspiration and get a first-hand look at her new collection debuting at the show. Discover Made with Love gowns presented by Lovely Bride Charleston and chat with owner Emily Dantus as she shares her advice for finding the perfect wedding day frock.
Step into The Cedar Room for a two part immersive discussion and learn from the top editors in the wedding world about the in-and-outs of being published in national magazines. Take advice from editors Lisa Gooder, Executive Director of BRIDES; Darcy Miller, Editor-at-Large of Martha Stewart Weddings; Ashley Rockman, Executive Relationships Editor at HuffPost; Kimberly Fusaro, Contributing Editor, Glamour.com and Martha Stewart. Next, join Carrie Goldberg, Travel & Weddings Editor at HarpersBAZAAR.com and globe-trotting photographer Corbin Gurkin for expert insights in the art of styling shoots that grace the newsstands.
Delight your senses with an intimate Evening With the Stars at The Gibbes Museum of Art. The Charleston Wedding Week speakers and invited special guests convene as the guests of honor at this luxe epicurean event designed by WED. Mingle and dine on delicious fare from Cru Catering under the opulent glass dome rotunda.
After a week of wedding festivities, it's time to celebrate and discover fabulous Charleston treasures at a curated pop-up party brimming with luxury wedding artisans. Stay for dancing, drinks, and more at this not-to-be-missed finale party.