A Notebook Themed Honeymoon

On May 1st, 2021 my husband and I finally tied the knot in front of friends and family after postponing twice, changing everything several times, and cutting our guest list in half. We changed our venue to a completely outdoor space and tried to make it a safe space for everyone to celebrate. With our wedding day taking so many changes, so did our honeymoon. With constant changes for travel outside the U.S. we were hesitant to leave the country. Our original plan was to travel to Italy and eat pizza and drink wine for ten days, but we started realizing we needed a new plan. We love all the beautiful southern cities and neither of us had ever been to Charleston, so we went with it. After starting the planning process I learned that the movie "The Notebook" was filmed around Charleston so I knew we needed to visit all the spots. My favorite on the list was from the scene in the movie where Ali and Noah are paddling with all the white ducks around them. The ducks were brought in for filing, but the location of this scene is just as magical without them. Thirty minutes outside of Charleston in a quaint park called Cypress Gardens is a boat ride that journeys around the most cinematic swamp I have ever seen.