Southern Wedding Inspiration

Inspired: Fleur Bustier and Chambord Skirt by Jodi Miller

Sometimes the simplest styling packs such a punch! Take this shoot created by Kendal of Q|A Designs for example. Kendal chose to showcase a few of our separates and just look at how she rocked them (of course, Venita Aspen, with those oh-so-long lashes, natural hair and that mega watt smile helped make the job easier). We love that Kendal left the Fleur Bustier untucked from our Chambord Skirt creating a little crop top goodness. And how 'bout the drama of the Cloud Nine Capelet in those last few shots. All white washed, sun lit goodness.

Finery: Fleur BustierChambord SkirtCloud Nine Capelet | Photographer: Jodi MIller Photography | Styling:  Kendal of Q|A Designs | Hair + Makeup: Teighla Norris | Model: Venita Aspen | Ribbon: Adorn

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Iolite by Lucy Cuneo

Southern charm and European details abound at River Oaks in Charleston, SC. Stucco facades and stone water features provide rustic charm in this sophisticated shoot from Lucy Cuneo and Mallory Joyce. The bride's loose locks and that rich and wild bouquet fit the intimate vibe of this ceremony. We love the way our Iolite glitters in the candlelight.

Dress: Iolite | Photography: LUCY CUNEO PHOTOGRAPHY | Styling, Concept, Florals: MALLORY JOYCE | Venue: RIVEROAKS | Creative assistant MARIANNE CALDWELL | Make-up: DANNON K COLLARD | Hair: RACHEL PITNER | Film scans: PHOTOVISION | Paper suite and calligraphy: STEPHANIE FISHWICK

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Megan

Megan and Scott’s wedding was summertime romance at it's finest. The southern charm drenched fetè took place at Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, SC. The couple exchanged vows on the banks of the Ashley River. Megan was the very first bride to wear our Centaurea gown and she did it so right! She kept her accessories minimal and let the seamed gold cloque ballgown shine. The huge coral peony in her hair was the perfect finishing touch. After the I-dos, guests dined on low country fare and danced the night away with the bride and groom, who started the party off with a choreographed number. Congratulations you two!

Gown: CENTAUREA | Photography: DANA CUBBAGE WEDDINGS | Planning + Coordination: INTRIGUE DESIGN + EVENTS | Venue: LOWNDES GROVE | Floral Design: ROADSIDE BLOOMS | Cake: PATRICK PROPERTIES | Hair + Makeup: LASHES AND LACE | Bride’s Shoes: BADGLEY MISCHKA | Bride’s Jewelry: personal | Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN | DJ: DJ REHAB | Men’s Attire: BLACK LAPEL | Catering: PATRICK PROPERTIES | Rentals: SNYDER EVENTS + POLISHED! | Invitations: CARTALIA STATIONERY | Draping: LOLUMA | Choreographer: CASSIE NORDGREN

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Brandy

It's a NOLO I do! These lovers wed the New Orleans way. They exchanged vows in the French Quarter at Broussard’s, a building that has been radiating old world charm since 1834. They celebrated with a second line parade down Bourbon Street (an age old city tradition). Brandy chose our Pherousa gown, and her look was perfect for leading the band! Congratulations on your Big Easy love.

Gown: Pherousa | Photography: Lyle and Angelena Brocato | Venue: Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard | Second Line band: The Phunky Monkeys

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Chelsea

Chelsea and Andrew were married on Kiawah, a beautiful barrier island, just 25 miles from Charleston, South Carolina. Chelsea, a classic Southern beauty, stunned in our seamed silk cotton mikado Tourmaline Gown and Empress Veil. Timeless look and endless love.

Gown: Tourmaline, Veil: Empress Veil | Photography: Hyer Images | Hair and Makeup: Ash and Co | Videography: Life In Rewind | Music: The David Higgins Band | Planning: Burlap Elephant

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: L'Elysee by Jodi Miller

Dappled sunshine, a wild and free bouquet, trees dripping with moss, and our L'Elysee Gown and Silver Lining Veil. These are the things springtime dreams are made of.

Gown: L'Elysee, Silver Lining Veil | Photography: Jodi Miller Photography during The School of Styling | Styling and Design: Anamaria of Anamarias Eventos, Peggy of Destination Wedding Studio, Kendall of Q/A Designs, Joyce of Joyce & Ko Events, Tracy of Hyde Events | Hair & Makeup: Teighla Norris & Mikel Rumsey  |  Accessories: Petals & Stones  |  Ribbon: Adorn

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Chrysolite Bustier + Kensington by Vicki Grafton Photography

This old world charm in Charleston is a perfect example of rustic elegance done right, starting with our Chrysolite Bustier and Kensington Skirt in ivory linen. Like the combination of sequins with the more relaxed linen, the pairing of the historical grounds and stables with a bit of nuptial glamour hits just the right tone of informal luxe. 

Gown: Chrysolite Bustier and Kensington Skirt (in ivory) | Photography: Vicki of Vicki Grafton Photography with Corbin Gurkin during The School of Styling | Hair + Makeup: MiKel Rumsey | Ribbon: Adorn | Veil: customized Phantom Veil

Happily Yours,


Inspiration: Oceane by Rachel May

Can't you just smell the magnolia blossoms? This delicious Southern inspiration shoot is as classic as it is enticing. From the gilded stationary, to the luscious florals, this shoot has us feeling the romance. Our Oceane gown, in Natural White and nude, with its layered, gossamer texture is the perfect centerpiece. Our Anemone Veil, Gold Pearls and Petals Headpiece, and Midas Sash, along with the florals from Porter & Ives are just the right accompaniments. Consider us Southern Charmed!

Finery: Oceane, Anemone VeilGold Petals and Pearls HeadpieceMidas Sash | Photography: Rachel May Photography | Floral Design: Porter & Ives | Cake: Maliha Creations | Invitations and Calligraphy: Linen & Leaf | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Makeup: Susan Lim | Hair: Brianna B Adams | Venue: Spring Creek Golf Club 

Happily Yours, CH