Local Love

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Locally fueled couple Jordan Amaker and Marcus Amaker are the subject of today’s beautifully staged wedding reception at Holy City Brewing Company.  They officially tied the knot last year, but happily obliged when I approached them about posing for my shoot with event planners The Event Cooperative.

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Marcus Amaker, local renaissance man about town is a creative jack of all trades.  Yes, Marcus does it all from graphic/web design, videography, music, and most famously known for his poetry and spoken word.  This is what sparked Jordan’s attraction, and she says the rest is history. Jordan Amaker is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Lowcountry Local First, a Charleston based organization that advocates locally owned businesses.   Both are very invested in their local community and each other of course.

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The beautiful wedding design and floral arrangements were by Maryann Hoyt and Madison Weissinger assisted by Courtney Habberstad of The Event Cooperative.  No soiree is too big or small for this boutique event planning company whose clientele includes Charleston Magazine, Charleston Fashion Week,  Belk, Kulture Klash, and countless weddings.  Their vision of a rustic wedding set in the Holy City Brewing Company came to life seamlessly and their table settings and floral design were magical.

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Jordan wears a dress by Lazaro and bracelet from Gown Boutique Charleston, earrings by Lulu Frost and sapphire and diamond ring from Croghan’s Jewel Box.  Marcus wears clothing from Worn, pocket square and bowtie by Brinko Ties.

Host and Floral: The Event Cooperative, Photography: Nickie Cutrona, Fashion Stylist: Andrea Serrano,  Hairstylist: Mac Does Hair, Makeup: Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Settings: Eventhaus Rentals, Pastry: Wildflour Pastry, Location & Brews: Holy City Brewing Company

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1 shirt 5 ways: day 5

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Dress shirt by Artigiano $198 from Shirtini PH: 843-259-5243 // Dress by Oscar De La Renta $898 and heels by Manolo Blahnik $498 and bag by Judith Leiber $898 from The Trunk Show  PH: 843-722-0442 // Earrings by Kellin from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892 // Custom rings by Ash Hoffman

Photography by Clifford Pate, Hair by Melissa Pope at Tabula Rasa, Style Assistant Quinton Stewart, shot on location at The Ordinary 

1 shirt 5 ways: day 4

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Dress shirt by Artigiano $198 from Shirtini PH: 843-259-5243// Sleeveless turtleneck top by Elizabeth & James $195 and woven skirt by Nocturne $349 from Beckett Boutique PH: 843-405-1105 // Shoes by Dolce Vita $22.50 from 7 Gypsy PH: 843-388-2464 // Heart purse by Moschino $199 from The Trunk Show  PH: 843-722-0442 // Sunglasses by SEE

Photography by Clifford Pate, Hair by Amy Lynn at Tabula Rasa, Style Assistant Quinton Stewart, shot on location at The Ordinary 

1 shirt 5 ways: day 3

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Dress shirt by Artigiano $198 from Shirtini PH: 843-259-5243 // Black Python Cape Jacket $1,900 by Taxidermy // Jeans by DL 1961 $168 from 7 Gypsy PH: 843-388-2464 // Heels by Prada $698 and vintage hat $58 from The Trunk Show  PH: 843-722-0442 // Elephant Looking Glass necklace $85 by Candy Shop Vintage // Custom rings by Ash Hoffman

Photography by Clifford Pate, Hair by Amy Lynn at Tabula Rasa, Style Assistant Quinton Stewart, shot on location at The Ordinary 

1 shirt 5 ways: day 2

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Dress shirt by Artigiano $198 from Shirtini PH: 843-259-5243// Skirt by J.O.A. $98 from Warren on King PH: 843-725-9144 // Heels by Prada $698 from The Trunk Show  PH: 843-722-0442 // Sterling silver labradorite necklace $125 and custom rings by Ash Hoffman // Leather and chain tassel necklace by Buju jewelry $165 and beaded bracelet by Ann Lightfoot $260 from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892 // Mackie Tote Natural $1,495 by Taxidermy

Photography by Clifford Pate, Hair by Amy Lynn at Tabula Rasa, Style Assistant Quinton Stewart, shot on location at The Ordinary 

Ibiza Aventuras

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Guatemalan Caftan $158 from IBU PH: 843-327-8304 // Mirage Itsy swimsuit bottom $70 by L Space // Sunglasses by Lunettes Kollektion $389 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447 // Necklace $72 from 7 Gypsy PH: 843-388-2464 // Hammered silver bracelets –  thin cuffs $153, thick cuffs $315 from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892 // Jennifer wide band ring with diamond $205 and custom diamond rings by Ash Hoffman // Turban from Madrid street vendor

Beauty: PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray from Birchbox // Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic by Laura Mercier, Flawless Lip Color in Perfect Coral by Trish McEvoy from Cosbar of Charleston PH: 843-793-1776

Ibiza is a magical island filled with beautiful beaches, scenic views, amazing food and gorgeous people.  Known for their jet-set party scene, it also has many hidden gems that any adventure seeker would love, and it’s even family friendly!  One of my favorite beaches was Salinas, where you can enjoy beach side drinks and food while house music pumps in the background.  Past the semi-nude beaches were these massive rock enclaves where you could have your own private beach.  They were the perfect setting for a little pop up photo shoot!

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Scouting Around at The Trunk Show

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Dress by J Brand $278, 1980′s Mother of Pearl and Onyx 14kt gold ring $798 and Onyx Mother of Pearl Ring with Diamonds $1,690,  14t Gold and Amethyst Earrings $498,  Shoes by Dolce & Gabbana all at The Trunk Show

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Dress by Oscar de La Renta $980,  14kt Bicolor Citrine Ring $948, Gucci 18kt Gold and Coral Horsebit Ring $6,800,  Tsoaorite Eye and Onyx Nose Earrings $3,890,  Clutch by Bottega Veneta $698,  Shoes by Miu Miu $898 all at The Trunk Show

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I recently partnered up with The Scout Guide Charleston to take a spin in some fun outfits from The Trunk Show.  This “Couture Consignment” boutique has the biggest collection of gently worn designer labels in Charleston and their vintage rack always surprises me.  You have to give yourself at least an hour to dig through all of the treasures and probably another hour just to try on everything to pair with the right accessories.  I love the ladies in the shop, they are a sassy and lively bunch. They know my style well and always show me the pieces that make me swoon.

The Scout Guide Charleston is a beautifully printed publication that features locally owned businesses in a cohesively curated way.  With over 60 city guides spanning from Silicon Valley to Naples it’s the go to guide for both locals and visitors. Check out The Scout Guide Charleston blog today to view our fun collab!

Photographer:  Libby Williams, Hairstylist: Patrick Navarro at Elysium
Makeup:  
Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare & Makeup Studio

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