Scene at the CFW Bridal Show

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The Bridal show at Charleston Fashion Week is the sleeper hit of the whole week.  The tent is transformed into a romantic fantasy complete with fresh flowers, drinks flowing, yummy apps, and wedding vendors showing off their wares.

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The highlight this year was the surprise proposal of my friend and photographer Clifford Pate to his girlfriend Lauren Miller.  Their romance started last year at Fashion Week, and a runway proposal seemed like the perfect setting to commemorate their 1 year anniversary. The planning was in the works for the past few months and Melissa Bigner, the editor at Charleston Weddings Magazine, made sure the engagement went off without a hitch.  Clifford thought of every detail and had a custom python ring box made by Taxidermy.  You can say Clifford and Lauren were a match made in Charleston Fashion Week heaven.

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Photography by Clifford Pate

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Lauren Miller getting all prettied up by Bailey Bial.  She had no idea she would be engaged in just a few minutes.

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With Melissa Bigner, of Charleston Weddings Magazine

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With Miss Tara Belle and Amanda of  7 Gypsy

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Chloe of Top Knots & Polka Dots

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The history making proposal that went viral.  These two were made for each other.

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Scene at the CFW Bridal Show