Scene at the CFW Bridal Show


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.


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.


Photography by Clifford Pate


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


With Melissa Bigner, of Charleston Weddings Magazine

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With Miss Tara Belle and Amanda of  7 Gypsy


Chloe of Top Knots & Polka Dots

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










Scene at the CFW Bridal Show