Im excited to share that next week we will be experiencing our 1st annual Charleston Wedding Week™ Presented by Diamonds Direct. It will be an industry event celebrating all things weddings, since of course we’re one of the top destinations in the U.S. to get married. There will be plenty of opportunities to hob knob with industry leaders at daytime workshops, as well as book signings, brunches, dinners and night time fashion shows. You can view the full schedule and purchase ticket here. The week would not be complete without a couple of fabulous runway shows starting with “The Evening at The Gibbes” next Tuesday which will showcase local bridal boutiques and designers including Betty Bridal Atelier, Lovely, Maddison Row, Bella Bridesmaids, Modern Trousseau Charleston, White on Daniel Island, and installation by Southern Protocol Bridal.
Another outstanding event at Charleston Wedding Week will be the cocktail party with designer Lela Rose and her runway show at The Dewberry on Thursday, January 26th. Her red carpet ready looks have been seen on Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Chastain, Selena Gomez, Uma Thurman, and Jessica Alba just to name a few.
At Southern Protocol each unique gown combines tradition with a contemporary twist. They carry an exquisite selection of dresses from local designer Kate McDonald, Nicole Miller, Ivy & Aster, Heidi Elnora, and Carol Hannah. The So Pro girls stock their boutique with a diverse variety of dresses – from the little white dress which is perfect for a rehearsal dinner or brunch, to ballgowns made for a fairytale wedding. They also carry the cutest accessories including Kate Spade clutches, stationary, bar ware, Candy Shop Vintage rice beads, and Taxidermy clutches.
With 12 locations from New York to Miami, Lovely Bride recently opened up in Charleston last year on lower King. They are known for their wide selection of dresses to cover every style from traditional, to boho, to retro inspired. Each rack showcases a designer and represents a healthy selection of dresses for both the classic and alternative bride including designers Rue De Seine, Leanne Marshall, Limor Rosen and Christos.
Located on Upper King, Modern Trousseau is stocked with exclusive dresses and jewelry by designer Callie Tein. You’ll find luxurious details like fine French laces, imported silks, delicate beadwork, and impeccable designs. The Australian designer easily translates her style to the southern bride. She’s known for her traditional gowns but has added her Muse line to her collection which has fashion forward details for the modern bride. If you want to meet the designer Callie you can swing by their flagship boutique at 418 King Street for a sip and shop next Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Tune into Lowcountry Live this Thursday at 10am for more gorgeous dresses from Southern Protocol, Lovely Bride, Modern Trousseau, Betty Bridal Atelier and more about Charleston Wedding Week. The much anticipated Drybar will also be styling the hair on all of the models. Stay tuned for their grand opening party at 518 King Street on February 10th. They’ll be treating everyone to complimentary blowouts and goodie bags with their partner Servis1st bank.
Dress by Carol Hannah, earrings by Moon & Lola, and clutch by Kate Spade all from Southern Protocol // Silver topaz flower cuff $2,990 and silver topaz Moroccan trio band $310 from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Green amethyst ring with diamonds $1,850 from Gold Creations
Dress by Carol Hannah from Southern Protocol // 18k coral, carved jade, onyx, and diamond earrings $7,130, 14k diamond and pearl ring $1,450 from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Prehnite, tsavorite, and diamond ring $1,400 from Gold Creations
Dress by Limor Rosen Lovely Bride // 18k citrine and diamond earrings $6,750, 14k diamond wide cuff bracelet $4,025, 14k gold plated pave disc ring $160, 18k moonstone and diamond Morrocan ring $4,950 from Croghan’s Jewel Box
Dress by Modern Trousseau // 18k diamond sonoma leaf earrings $690, 18k moonstone pear diamond earrings $1,600 from Croghan’s Jewel Box // 14k green amethyst ring $2,025 and green amethyst with cz $90 from Gold Creations