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Take Your Seat
(above) Get ready for The White Room (843/ 881-6554; TheWhiteRoom.Style). Part event space, part styling salon, part party pad, and part full-blown photo studio, this newly opened space off Highway 41 in Mount Pleasant offers all to brides and their wedding parties. If you live for the selfie (or just want to be a little self-indulged during this special time of your life), book packages—photography included—to score the princess treatment on your Big Day. Feeling generous? Share the love and rent it out for a pre-wedding primp fest for you and your wedding wingwomen.
Bloomin’ Beauties
A gem show got designer Mini Hay thinking about Charleston’s historic hues. Those musings birthed The Mini Collection (843/ 723-3594, a charming line of floral earrings made on King Street and named after places like Chalmers Street and the Bullock Building.
Pucker Up, Pretties
If you’re as big a fan as we are of the sun-kissed, fresh-faced makeup looks that Ashley Brook Perryman created for model Kambree Dalton in our summer fashion feature, here’s a secret: try the beauty pro’s latest line of glosses. ABP Makeup’s ( recently released lip sheer glosses of her lipstick colors, and trust us, they are gorgeous, long-lasting, and lovely.
New Old Fashions
Stop shopping for the perfect junior wedding attendant clothes, because Pixie Lily (877/ 579-0364; has all you could ever have dreamed up. Partnering with wedding tastemakers Over the Moon, Charleston designer Leda Jackson’s line of wedding wear for boys and girls mixes handsewn details and classic fine fabrics for heirloom-worthy pieces to treasure.
Gentlemen Only
The days of grooms getting left behind in the pampering realm are gone. The gang at Haberdash (843/568-3625; knows this and opened their private hangout a few months ago. The masculine lounge, rented to one group at a time and located on the City Market, includes a bar and games (virtual and real) and prep areas (showers included). Barber services, wait staff, catering, and more are available as add-ons.
Moving on Up
Emily Kotarski has popped up on the pages of British Vogue, had 10 pages in Dear Gray Magazine, and is our go-to designer in town when we are looking for a custom gown. There’s nothing she can’t cook up (or fix). And as if the bride-to-be didn’t have enough on her stylish plate, she just moved her atelier, Emily Kotarksi Bespoke Bridal Design (, to 474 King Street, Unit A, less than a block from another classic, the William Aiken House. Time to drop a new pin, people!
Ravishing New Digs
Ready for your Southern belle bride moment? Great! Book an appointment at Maddison Row South (843/ 212-5160; The boutique, which carries everyone from Lela Rose to Amsale, Romona Keveza, and Carol Hannah, recently moved into a truly stunning historic home just a block off Upper King on Vanderhorst. Add parking behind the building, its stunning columns, piazzas, wrought-iron fences, and more, plus one of the best local coffee shops in town mere doors away, and shopping honestly gets no better, nor more Charleston than this.


Images by (earrings) Rick Rhodes Photography; (gloss & gowns) MaryKat Hoeser; (flower girl) LeeKay Photography; (Haberdash) Aleece Kingsley-Taylor; (Maddison Row South) Alex Thornton Photography; & (White Room) courtesy of the vendor