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Real Beauty | A group of powerful women—some influencers, some Charleston Wedding Week™ models—introduce you to the best wedding looks for every body this season
A Look for Every Body 

From A-line silhouettes to ice-blue gowns, indigo-hued skirts and tops, and sleek, snowy white jumpsuits, the styles are all at your fingertips. The question: What kind of bride, bridesmaid, MOB, MOG, or guest do you want to be? Scroll through the gallery for great looks, as modeled by some of our favorite influencial women about town. For who's wearing what, see the notes below and the image captions.

Hair & Makeup Direction by Deidre Outlaw  
Hair & Makeup by Updos for I Dos /
Styling by Lindsey Nowak with Quinn Sherman 
Florals by Gathering Events 
Location The Gadsden House

(models, pictured above from left to right)

Jessica Morse // @barebeautyblog
Clean beauty champion whose blog has a national reputation for unbiased product reviews and practical, healthy living ideas // Gown from Verità. A Bridal Boutique

Reagan Hack // @reaganhack
Charleston Wedding Week™ model, Instagram influencer, and business major at College of Charleston // Gown from Lovely Bride

Mimi Striplin // @thetinytassel
Jewelry maker, fashion designer, and co-owner of Cannonborough Collective, a balloon and gift shop promoting community and Holy City crafters // Jumpsuit from MODELBRIDE

Deja Vaughn // @dejaav
Charleston Wedding Week™ model, content creator, and 2018 University of South Carolina graduate looking to break into fashion marketing // Top and skirt, both by Emily Kotarski Bridal

Alysha Duff // @alyshaduff
Charleston native who shares her accessible cool-girl take on wellness, style, eats, and the good life in the Holy City // Gown from Jean’s Bridal

Kinsey Fitzwater
Charleston Wedding Week™ model, Charleston magazine intern, and CofC communications major with fashion stylist aspirations // Gown from Gown Collective

Blakely Little // @blakelymade
Annapolis, Maryland-born painter whose colorful, impressionistic work took over Anthropologie tabletops this summer // Gown from Palmetto Bridal Boutique

Jessica Murnane // @jessicamurnane
Inspirational influencer who turned her health battles into a wildly popular podcast, cookbook (One Part Plant), and career // Gown from Southern Protocol Bridal

Clothing Credits

 

A Bridal Look for Every Body 

(first group shot, left to right) Jessica Morse in Sottero and Midgley “Arleigh” gown from Verità. A Bridal Boutique. PE Jay Creations earrings from Diamonds Direct // Reagan Hack in Willowby’s “Galatea” gown from Lovely Bride. Jewelry from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Deja Vaughn in “The Ivy” navy top and skirt by Emily Kotarski Bridal. Mastoloni’s pearl necklace from Diamonds Direct // Mimi Striplin in Jay Godfrey’s “Oka” jumpsuit from MODELBRIDE and Love Token’s “Salem” rabbit fur from Out of Hand. David Yurman necklace from REEDS Jewelers // Alysha Duff in Allure Romance’s 3000T gown from Jean’s Bridal. John Hardy cuff from REEDS Jewelers. Christopher Designs ring from Diamonds Direct // Kinsey Fitzwater in Romona Keveža Collection gown from Gown Collective. Swann Hostein’s rabbit fur collar from RTW. Earrings and bracelet from Croghan’s Jewel Box. David Yurman ring from REEDS Jewelers. C. Gonshor ring from Diamonds Direct // Blakely Little (on ladder) in Christina Wu Love’s 29300 gown from Palmetto Bridal Boutique with stylist’s ribbon sash. Alexis Bittar earrings from Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant. Bracelets from Diamonds Direct. Ring from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Jessica Murnane in Matthew Christopher’s “Antoinette” gown from Southern Protocol Bridal and Donna Salyers Fabulous Furs’ mink stole from MODELBRIDE. Savin London’s metal circlet belt from Gown Collective. Theia Jewelry earrings from Berlin’s for Women. Trio of gold bracelets from Diamonds Direct. Jimmy Choo’s “Carrie” heels from Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant. Ring from Gold Creations // Furniture from Fritz Porter

 

Maids, Matrons, Moms, Oh My!

(second group shot, left to right) Kinsey Fitzwater in Byron Lars dress from Out of Hand. Earrings from Gold Creations. Ring from Diamonds Direct. Heels from Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant // Jessica Morse in Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman gown from Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant.Bracelet from Out of Hand. Earrings from Gold Creations. Ring from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Jessica Murnane in TwoBirds Party Collection’s “Margaux” dress from Bella Bridesmaids. Emma Katzka’s “Rachel” hair comb from Lovely Bride. Gold Christina Jervey earrings and Jimmy Choo heels, both from Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant. Ring from Gold Creations // Mimi Striplin in Jenny Yoo Collection’s “Messina” dress from Bella Bridesmaids. Erdem’s “Koi” earrings from RTW. Ring from Gold Creations // Deja Vaughn in Allure Bridal’s 1557 from Verità. A Bridal Boutique. Mizuki necklace from Croghan’s Jewel Box. David Yurman ring from REEDS Jewelers. Manolo Blahnik heels from RTW // Blakely Little in Theia’s “Giselle” gown from Bella Bridesmaids. Theia Jewelry earrings from Berlin’s for Women. Diamond ring from Croghan’s Jewel Box. Sapphire and topaz ring from Gold Creations. // Alysha Duff in Monique Lhuillier’s “Lily” gown from Bella Bridesmaids. Earrings and bracelet from Diamonds Direct. Ring from Gold Creations. Malone Souliers by Ray Lunoolt heels from RTW // Furniture and pillows from Fritz Porter

 

Party Like You Meant It

(third group shot, left to right) Reagan Hack in Alexis’ “Naomie” jumpsuit and Sophia Webster’s “Lilico” heels, both from Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant and fur vest from Out of Hand. Earrings from Diamonds Direct. Ring from Gold Creations // Alysha Duff in Talbot Runhof dress from Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant. Earrings from Gold Creations. Ring from Croghan’s Jewel Box. Malone Souliers by Ray Lunoolt heels from RTW // Mimi Striplin in Byron Lars’ “Beauty Mark” dress from Out of Hand. Earrings and ring from Croghan’s Jewel Box. Christina Jervey’s gold bands from Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant. Schutz heels from Shoes on King // Jessica Morse in Watters Brides from Gown Collective and Alice + Olivia cardigan and Pomellato’s “Sabbia” ring, both from Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant. Estate earrings from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Kinsey Fitzwater in Byron Lars dress from Out of Hand. Zzan Jewelry earrings from Berlin’s for Women. Ring from Diamonds Direct. Aquazarra “Optic 85” heels from Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant // Blakely Little in Dessy Collection’s Vivian Diamond gown from Jean’s Bridal. Alexis Bittar necklace from Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant. Bracelets from Croghan’s Jewel Box. Ring from Gold Creations. Sam Edelman heels from Shoes on King // Deja Vaughn in Carolina Herrera dress from RTW. Mona Assemi necklace and bracelets from Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant. Rings from Croghan’s Jewel Box. Schutz’s “Ariell” heels from Shoes on King // Furniture from Fritz Porter; chest from John Pope Antiques