Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal | Style blogger Hilary Rose Elrod (she’s engaged!) test drives the most stunning bridal jewels in town


Style blogger Hilary Rose Elrod took a leap of faith a few years ago and moved to Charleston from Texas, hoping to continue her fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog here in the Holy City. Not only has her popularity skyrocketed, she also met her fiancé here. They’ll say “I do” in town this year, and for all wanting to follow her wedding planning journey, check out her site for everything from save-the-dates to engagement shots and so much more. To help her celebrate, we asked if she wanted to join us to try on some of the most crush-worthy accessories in some of our favorite Lowcountry shops. Lucky for all of us, she said “Yes!” Check out the gallery for a little catalog of what she tried on while playing dress up as a bride, no less.
Here’s hoping you can find a love match in some of the jewels, too. (Oh, and that crazy-amazing ring in the shot above? It's Single Stone’s “Genevieve” 2.77 ct. marquise diamond from Croghan’s Jewel Box. Wowsah, indeed.) 
Images: Anne Rhett Photography, www.annerhettphotography.com
Beauty: Lashes and Lace, www.lashesandlacecharleston.com
Styling: Lindsey Nowak, www.instagram.com/lnowakstyle
Venue: William Aiken House, Patrick Properties Hospitality Group, www.pphg.com
Model: Hilary Rose Elrod, www.byhilaryrose.com
Croghan’s Jewel Box: www.croghansjewelbox.com
Diamonds Direct: www.diamondsdirect.com
Gold Creations: www.goldcreationschas.com
Out of Hand: www.shopoutofhand.com
Reeds Jewelers: www.reeds.com
Verità. A Bridal Boutique: www.veritabridal.com
Lovely Bride: www.lovelybride.com
Southern Protocol Bridal: www.southernprotocolbridal.com
For sources, please see the gallery captions and connect with the shops via the vendor list above.