Another Successful Event Covered

As an event photographer, I’m fortunate to travel to some wonderful locations, stay in great hotels, eat in incredible restaurants, and work with some really amazing people. In October this year, I covered another three-day event for Interior Design Magazine, this time in Charleston, South Carolina. We stayed at the Belmond Charleston Place, right in the heart of what I would call “Old Town” Charleston.

Lobby of Belmond Charleston Place

Sign In table for Corporate Event

The event is an annual affair for Interior Design that moves around the country every fall. In past years, I’ve been asked to cover this event for them in New Orleans, Chicago, Nashville, and Austin. As with all of ID’s events, we’re always treated to the “flavor” of every city, and Charleston was no different.

Horse and Buggy carriages with tourists

They hired a caravan of horse drawn carriages to transport everyone to dinner one evening. The buggy drivers gave a verbal history of Charleston as we made our way along the two or three mile stretch to dinner (The Dewberry).

All programming over the three days, took place at the historic 1939 Riviera Theater across the street from the Belmond, hosted by Interior Design chief Editor, Cindi Allen.

Front of the Riviera Theater in Charleston

One program included Cindi’s interview of Stephanie Brechbuehler and Robert Highsmith, who designed The Dewberry in Charleston.

Interview inside The Riviera

Another program on the Gullah History of Charleston was presented by Charleston Icon, Carolyn Jabuile White. This woman was INCREDIBLE!

Carolyn Jabulile White

During a break in programming, hand-made “sweetgrass” items were available for purchase, made by presenters Andrea Cayetano Jefferson and her beautiful daughter.

Sweetgrass items for sale

Another program was presented by former Charleston Mayor, Joseph P. Riley. Mayor Riley holds the longest record in the country serving as mayor (40 years!).

40 year Charleston Mayor, Joe Riley

A tour of a local Bed & Breakfast included the kitchen on one location – but for the life of me, I can’t remember the name of this place. I WAS beautiful though, and known for the meals they serve.

Chef in Kitchen of B&B

One evening, our dinner was served on the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall, one of Charleston’s famous Plantation Homes.

Dinner party in the cotton dock in Boone Hall

I always look forward to photographing events for Interior Design Magazine. They are incredible hosts, and provide the best experiences, no matter where we go.