In light of our recent post about festivals, and because we are Sweetgrass Social Event & Design, we thought it only fair to share with you some information about the upcoming Sweetgrass Festival.
In case you weren't aware, sweetgrass is used to make many wonderful woven creations. In our downtown Market and along Highway 17N in Mount Pleasant, you'll find many talented artists practicing the beautiful Gullah art of weaving sweetgrass baskets and roses. The Lowcountry is very proud to have such a talented cultural group that shares its heritage through its stunning sweetgrass creations.
If you're having a Lowcountry wedding- or would like some authentic Lowcountry swag at your Charleston destination wedding- sweetgrass creations are the way to go! You can use sweetgrass additions as decorative centerpieces, part of your bouquet or even as gifts for your bridal party.
The baskets would be lovely as placecard holders...
Favors for your guests...
Or even to decorate your cake!
And the roses are the perfect addition any Lowcountry affair!
(That's our very own Jacqueline on her wedding day... isn't she gorgeous??)The possibilities are endless! For more sweetgrass ideas, check out the festival this weekend. The annual event takes place this Saturday, June 5 from 10:00am- 8:00pm at Waterfront Memorial Park (located under the Ravenel bridge). The best part? It's free!
As noted in today's Post and Courier, the festival will feature artists, crafters, quilters, gospel singers, Gullah storytellers and the Adande African Drummers and Dancers, along with Gullah cuisine, barbecue and beverages provided by local food vendors and restaurants. This is an event you won't want to miss!