Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Party of the Year: Kiawah Bachelorette

Last weekend 11 lucky girls met up in Kiawah Island for the best bachelorette party of our lives. All weekend we sipped cocktails, sunbathed, danced, ate amazing meals, walked the beach, relaxed by the pool and celebrated our bridey! 
   Most of us took Friday off to get to Charleston early. On the way there, our car full of girls stopped at the outlets and snagged some great finds! Afterwards we headed to our resort, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island. 
  When we arrived Kristen surprised each of us with a monogrammed iomoi canvas tote, a pair of Lindsay-Phillips Switch Flops, a personalized tumbler and a monogrammed Haymarket Designs beach towel. I've never been so showered by a bride at her own party! Isn't she the sweetest?!
  I should also mention it was our bride's birthday too! Waiting in her room was a delicious red velvet cake, a cheese & fruit plate, balloons and champagne from her mom and mother-in-law!
Dinner on Friday night was at The Fat Hen. Probably one of the best meals I've had all year.
After dinner we grabbed martinis, played a few games and showered Kristen with lingerie. 
The next morning a group of us rushed to the pool to get the best chairs available. The butler service was unbelievable. Our towels were laid out for us, our drinks were replenished every 15 minutes and the view of our infinity pool and beach was amazing.

Everyone loved their towel from Kristen.

  How cute is this colorful picture? We took over an entire pool area all day.
{Playing in the sun}
  {our tumblers}
  {our flip flops}
  Not only were we lucky enough to snag an adorable pair of Lindsay-Phillips SwitchFlops, we got to party with Lindsay all weekend!
  {group shot}
After 7 hours of sun we decided to shower and get ready for our night in Charleston.

{Two of my very best friends - Mel & Brynn}
Saturday night we headed into Charleston...

  Our first stop was the rooftop of Stars for a few drinks.
  Dinner was just a few blocks away at Lucca.
  After dinner we partied with table service at The Cocktail Club where I experienced several glasses of Dom Perignon for the first time.
Sunday morning was rough for everyone. Thankfully we had a massive brunch before we all hit the road.

Best weekend ever. I've never had so much fun at a bachelorette party in my life.


  1. girlfriend! i'll volunteer to go in your suitcase next time! xoxo

  2. Looks like you had an amazing time! I have always wanted to go to Charleston sometime. And those totes, beach towels and flip flops are so cute. I might have to order a pair of those flip flops...so many cute options! Also, I wanted to let you know that I recently made your Grilled Tilapia with Avocado Salsa recipe, and posted about it on my blog today. It was so good!! :)

  3. Such a fun weekend - your pictures were awesome! Can't believe the awesome beach weather in APRIL!!

  4. I love the Cocktail Club ... now I have GOT to get my bootay to the Sanctuary!

  5. OMG I LOVE Kiawah! That looks fabulous!

  6. What a fun weekend. I am so jealous. I always start missing Charleston this time of year. :) Good thing I am going in May!!! Seems like a perfect bachelorette party.

  7. Kiawah is the best place ever. Spent my summers there.


  8. Looked like such a fun trip! Glad your friend had a nice Bachelorette weekend with her girls! How far away from this is Charleston? I'm going in July and we have no clue where to stay! How much are the rooms there and do you recommend staying there or somewhere else? We would like a pool and to be near everything in Charleston if possible.

    Any restaurant recommendations? :) Thanks girl!

  9. Wow! never heard of Kiawah but everything looks STUNNING! I so need to look into this. Glad you had such an awesome time and such a generous bride. The gifts are all adorable!

  10. Well, this seals the deal. I have SO ENJOYED being your blog-world friend and I love you dearly, but I have to call it quits. All of your fun finds are making me poor. ;) ;)

    Seriously though. I'm ordering a tote, towel and flip flops right this second. GAhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    Okay, but really.......... WAY TO GO GIRLS, go big or go home! I'm a big fan of going all out and it looks like y'all did just that! Glad you had a weekend away to celebrate the bride-to-be and relax / enjoy heavy doses of monogrammed goodness!!

  11. What a great trip. Beautiful girls and beautiful hotel.

  12. Love this! I took a trip to Kiawah this time last year for my batchelorette weekend. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Charleston is one of my favorite cities! I love all you monogrammed goodies. That tote is to die for :)

  13. This really does sound like the best bach party ever. I love all the gifts you got! So cute!!!!

  14. What a fun bachelorette party!! Can I re-do mine and do this instead?! Love all of the colorful gifts!

  15. aw, so much fun. girls are the best!! love those towels!!!

  16. I loved seeing all the insta pics!! Looks like y'all had a blast and I loved all the super cute gifts!! What a great weekend!!

  17. Looks like a really fun time! I love a good monogram so those towels and bags are calling my name!

  18. My hubs and I took a trip to Charleston this weekend, too! Love, love, love that city!

  19. Ahh, I live in Charleston and work in the Kiawah Island Real Estate Office at the Sanctuary :) Happy to hear you had fun!

  20. Some great thoughts, and I'll certainly take it onboard with my writing. I can't help but think you should take a look at a film called 'Freedom Deep' when talking about 'Book of Eli'. The Denzel film shares a staggering amount of similarities to this independent Australian film, particularly the main characters and themes. Hell, even a lot of the shots and scenes are familiar! Keep up the good work, this blog is worth its weight in gold!
    Accounts Software For Small Business

  21. I am planning an almost identical bachelorette party for my sister next week!! So I have a question for you.. I am also planning on going to Charleston for the nightlife aspect of the weekend. How did you all manage to get back to Kiawah after Stars, Lucca, and the Cocktail club? Did you just have DD's?

  22. How much would you say you paid for the weekend over all? I'm planning my best friends bachelorette party and am trying to budget; this sounds exactly like something she would want to do!


Blogging tips