Saturday, February 25, 2012

Choosing a Venue

In my last post, I talked about how we narrowed down our wedding location to Charleston, SC. After much scouting, we fell in love with Magnolia Plantation.

Magnolia is an old rice plantation, that post Civil War era, was converted into a garden that is open to the public. It is the oldest public gardens in the United States.

Magnolia has three different sites to hold a ceremony and reception. We were completely enamored with the Conservatory, which is the indoor tropical garden that Magnolia offers to visitors. The ceremony is held across the picturesque red bridge on the lawn of the namesake Magnolia Tree. When we visited, even in January, the garden and the lawn were lush and green and we felt as though the peace and tranquility of the site really reflected what we wanted for our wedding, as well as our marriage. What better way to start off on the right foot than to choose a breathtaking space to fit your values??