Wedding Wednesday: My Bachelorette Weekend

My bridesmaids and I went to Charleston last weekend for my bachelorette, and it was the most fun! I wore all of the white dresses, we had perfect weather, and it was great to finally get all (except one) of my bridesmaids together! They had been group chatting each other for months, and some of them had met previously. But it was the best time getting them all in the same place to celebrate! My matron of honor is my best friend from college, and she kept just about everything a secret. So it was a weekend full of surprises!

My matron of honor flew in to Atlanta the night before, so it technically all started Thursday evening. We actually have not been able to see each other since her wedding over 2 years ago. She hadn't even met TJ yet either! So we had a little reunion, and she got to know him a little bit. Friday morning, we met with my friend also in the Atlanta area, who drove us to Charleston.
We stayed in a condo on King Street, and the first order of business before checking in was to find some food. We went to El Jefe for a late lunch. They had some great tacos, giant frozen margaritas, and even some people riding a mechanical bull at 3pm. My brother lives in Charleston. So we met up with him and his girlfriend, who is one of my bridesmaids, and she joined us from there.

We checked in to the condo, which was all decked out in pink balloons! This was also when I was reunited with the rest of my bridesmaids who came from Charlotte. We then started to get ready for dinner at Stars, where we had the best dinner! We also later spent some time on their rooftop bar. I've been to Charleston several times before, so I've always heard it was a big bachelorette destination. But I was one of very many girls in a white dress, sash, and veil that night!
We stopped in to another bar after the rooftop, but ended up going back to the condo on the earlier side. We were hoping the weather would allow for a beach day on Saturday, so we weren't trying to do it up too big to where we wouldn't make it there in the morning!

We woke up a little late on Saturday with mimosas and bloody mary's. The weather ended up being just too cool for a beach day. So we ended up walking around Charleston for most of the day, and the weather was absolutely perfect for that! That is always my favorite thing to do in Charleston anyway.
We grabbed some iced lavender lattes at The Rise coffee bar and lunch at The Watch rooftop, both part of The Restoration Hotel. The rooftop was beautiful and had some great cocktails! We then just explored for awhile and saw all of the classic Charleston spots. Stopping into some shops, seeing Rainbow Row, the Pineapple Fountain, the pier, etc. We also found several Insta-worthy spots along the way. On our way back, we stopped in to Henry's and spent some time on their rooftop.
We had a pajama party in the condo that night, with Mellow Mushroom pizza, lots of games, and of course some more drinks!

We woke up on the earlier side on Sunday to get checked out of the condo. You know it was a later twenties bachelorette party when no one got sick! We took one last walk around King St and stopped into a few shops before brunch. I ended up finding a cute dress from the Gretchen Scott Designs store, which had the cutest decor full of bright colors and bamboo furniture! We ended the trip with brunch at Fleet Landing on the way out. I had the best breakfast crabcake, and we just so happened to be at the same place as one of my friends from growing up. Of course we didn't know she was there until we had the sweet surprise of mimosas being sent over for the table! She actually lives in New York but was visiting her boyfriend there. So I even got to see her for a minute before we headed out! Then we went to our separate cars and made our ways back home. I was so sad to see it end, and wish we could do it all again this weekend! Thanks again to my wonderful bridesmaids for the best time!

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  1. Thanks for spending part of your special weekend with us! Congratulations!

  2. I love Charleston! What a fun bachelorette!