Sweeping Spanish moss-covered oak trees, delicately draping lavender wisteria vines, beautifully preserved plantations – Charleston is awash in picturesque locales. One such lovely spot is Middleton Place, a true Charleston treasure that dates back to the 17th century. Described as “the most interesting and important garden in America” by the Garden Club of America, Middleton Place’s 65-acre grounds are overflowing with ombrè waves of azaleas among serene lakes and quaint historic structures, providing infinite ideal settings for a romantic proposal (wink, wink!). Just picture a picnic proposal amidst the blooms – sigh – the magic of Middleton Place. Dreamy backdrop: check. Now scroll on for our round-up of picnic proposal essentials!
Insider’s tip: guests staying at The Inn at Middleton Place are granted access to the grounds after-hours, providing an overly-intimate atmosphere to pop the question.
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Blanket: The Boutique | Cheese tray: Ted’s Butcherblock | Wine: Caviar & Bananas | Picnic basket: Charleston City Market | Pillow: Freshfields Village | Macaroons: Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Pâtissier