I always giggle when I see the tourism ads for any given state. "Yeah, sure, they don't show you all the crappy parts..." But I can tell you that much of South Carolina is exactly like what's described - beautiful Spanish moss, gorgeous beaches, and plantation homes.
Wow, Emily and Jarod picked a great location for their destination wedding. Hilton Head boasts some beautiful scenery. Strip malls and shopping centers are carefully tucked away with some of the best urban planning I've seen for a beach town. While it's a bit difficult to find your way around at first, once you get used to it, it's like driving through paradise.