The romantic backdrop for many brides’ “dream wedding” often includes cobblestoned streets, moss draped oaks, or sandy beaches with ocean views.  It’s no surprise then, that an elegant and gorgeous affair in Charleston tops the list for many as the Holy City has quickly topped the list as #1 wedding destination in the country.  Although Charleston may not be home for the bride or groom, oftentimes it becomes the site of their enchanting, destination wedding.  And, while traveling to a chic and charming location like Charleston for the big day means everyone is sure to experience a wedding “trip of a lifetime,” everyone from the bridal party on down will need their own accommodations. In leu of a traditional “hotel block,” complete with tacky carpet, musty linens, and noisy neighbors, a private vacation rental offers the bridal party a stylish and comfortable space to call their own. And we know just the spot!

It’s your last night as a bachelorette … After a long day spent traveling, reviewing last minute details with the planner, greeting friends and family, and attending your rehearsal for a final run-through, you’ll want to come home to a relaxing and luxurious retreat. Maybe you want to have one last “blow out” with the girls?  You can step out onto Center Street in the heart of Folly Beach for nightlife and dancing. Tomorrow’s going to be a BIG day, so perhaps you just want to stay in? How about a place to simply sit around the pool with your feet in the water, sip a glass of chilled rosé, reminisce about the good times and talk about your dreams for the future. Filled with anticipation for the next day? Here you can climb into bed early, curled into luxurious linens and fluffy down pillows for a good night’s sleep.

The big day is finally  here!  Wake up to the smell of croissants and cinnamon buns coming from the kitchen. The private chef has assembled a brunch spread fit for a queen. You make a beeline for the build-your-own mimosa bar, because this is the day you’ve always waited for … it’s your BIG day after all! The kitchen becomes the gathering point for everyone as the day begins, which makes it easy to go over the plans for the day – again. Because you want everything to go as planned to make it as easy as possible for you & everyone attending!

Time to start getting ready  The hair and make-up stylists have arrived. They each set up in two of the bedrooms, giving them plenty of space to spread out because this group of girls is about to go from good-looking to gorgeous! There are people everywhere, bridesmaids lounging and laughing by the pool waiting for their turn with hair and makeup, the soon to be mother-in-law buzzing around lending a hand where she can, and of course the mother-of-the-bride zipping you into your dress as she imparts those special words of wisdom she’s been saving for this day.

The car arrives ... Climb into a vintage 1931 Bentley from Lowcountry Valet and cruise in style to your wedding venue.  From a ceremony at the historic The Gadsden House, to a breathtaking plantation overlooking the Ashley River or a tiny, charming chapel on a Sullivan’s Island beach, wherever it is it will undoubtedly be the perfect spot where the love of your life is waiting for you to begin your happily ever after.

And when it’s time for you and your fiancé to create these one-of-a-kind memories of your own in Charleston? This is just what you can expect when you book any of our luxurious Folly Beach vacation rentals for your wedding weekend in Charleston (or celebrating your 1st anniversary in your memorable wedding city!). With unmatched accommodations that can sleep up to 50 guests, and a Concierge team here to make the planning easy and seamless, it’s like the icing on the cake … the wedding cake of course!