Author: Melissa Bigner

After dating for three-and-a-half years, Olivia and Sam were visiting her family in Columbia, South Carolina, for the Fourth of July when the whole crew decided a day trip to Charleston was in order. “We ended up at the Charleston Marina,” says Olivia, “because my...

Yes, Paula and Tyler’s Boone Hall Plantation wedding is a dream to look at. But we have to say the backstory to their day is just as inspiring. There’s just something about a couple who knows themselves and their priorities that delights, and when anyone...

If you’re a bride-to-be whose addicted to happily ever after stories; if you’re a romantic looking for some fuel to add to your hope tank; or if you have a friend who falls into that category (and you’re ready to forward a #goals story to...

Katie and Mike met through work (she was the chief of staff for the Republican National Congress and he was her predecessor), so it made sense that his proposal was touched by politics as well, albeit across the pond. As she explained to St. Louis...

One Monday night, at an East Carolina University bar in Greenville, North Carolina, Pirates Nina and Brett bonded over, as she sheepishly jokes, their love of a good deal on beer. But there was obviously so much more there. “Brett actually wanted to go on...

Russian-born makeup artist Elina met antiques dealer Matthew at a photoshoot shoot for Andrea Serrano of Charleston Shop Curator. That stylish start led to a stunner of a wedding day rife with takeaway ideas for DIY brides and Charleston aficionados, both. For starters, they were...

Charleston Wedding Week™ presented by Diamonds Direct and Henri Daussi illuminated a host of the Holy City’s most amazing hotels and wedding venues. And this year, brides weren’t the only ones getting inspired by all the action. A two-day lunch and learn series—“Haute Hotelier Summit Brought...