Honeymoon in Charleston (not mine, duh!)
And now…for a special treat, kiddies! My very first guest post from a blogger friend of mine. (yayyyy!!!)
Hi *Charm of Charleston* readers!
I’m Brooke – better known as the veggie head behind the meatless, Pomeranian-obsessed blog called Veggie Table.
I have been an avid reader of the Charm ever since discovering the blog world and I’m beyond thrilled to be guest posting today! I adore Sarah and her writing style for several reasons:
1) she is very open, honest, and absolutely hyyyylarious
2) her palm tree updates crack me up (Hi Spunky!)
3) she and Scott are always doing something fun (I live in lower Alabama – enough said)
4) we have several things in common, brown hair, vertically challenged, our husbands love a good brew, beach bums, and Charleston holds a special place in our hearts
Two years ago, I married my best friend, Forrest, in a small ceremony in Huntsville, Alabama. We planned our wedding in a week (no, I wasn’t with child) and invited nine members of our family to join in on the festivities.
After our “I do’s,” we celebrated our commitment with a brunch and then hit the road to Honeymoonville…Charleston, South Carolina!! As soon as we arrived, I fell in love for the second time that day – Forrest was lookin’ pretty snazzy in his wedding attire :). Reasons I love Charleston and want to a book a flight back immediately…
Tree-lined streets and the beautiful, historic homes nestled behind them…
Ohhhhh those trees are so magical and I found the house I want to live in if we win the lottery :)
We loved this vintage rooftop bar – it was close to our hotel, the decor was funky, rooftop = outside, and the drinks were strong, ha.
Forrest booked reservations for this place not knowing much about it – turns out it’s awesome! Great location, incredible view of the water, our room had a huge balcony, and it was super convenient to everything. We were winning waaay before Charlie Sheen.
I loved waking up in the morning, demolishing breakfast, and walking around the market. All the vendors were selling such beautiful and original items – I wanted one of everything.
Forrest and I spent many hours of our honeymoon strolling along the waterfront thinking of ways to make this city our home. No luck so far but my fingers are still crossed.
Let’s just say the husband’s bank account was hurting and we’ll leave it at that.
As touristy (cheesy?!?!) as it might sound, we did hit up the dinner boat. It was a great way to see Charleston and all it’s beauty from a different angel; however, the cruise did last longer than anticipated and we were both ready for land.
Many types of transportation
By the end of the week, our legs were sore and my toes were swollen but we still wanted to see more of the city. We cruised around in this carriage for a half hour and loved it.
A few other reasons why I love Charleston that went unpictured:
The people – everyone we met was so friendly and helpful.
So, if you are planning a vacation I would highly recommend Charleston. I could go on and on but would hate to wear out my visit on the Charm. Thank you Sarah for asking me to guest post – it was fun reliving our honeymoon in the city you call home.
Isn’t she the cutest? Follow her blog…you’ll get obsessed. promise.
Brooke, thanks for sharing your awesome honeymoon with Charm readers!!! Our door is always open – BRING YOUR BUTTS BACK!!! =)