Runway to Reality

Runway to Reality | <p>Own your wedding look! Need ideas? Here, a handful of haute local brides and attendants show how they sported some of the top trends</p>

Robyn Reese & Micah Morrissey
October 26, 2013
Palmer Home Bed and Breakfast 
(above) Image by Jeanne Mitchum Photography

Hayley Paige has become something of the “it girl” designer for Jim Hjelm’s bridal house. (And while she’s making waves nationally, Charleston loves her, too; her crop-top frock was the most Instagrammed dress of the 2014 Charleston Weddings’ Spring Bridal Show.) But none of that was on Robyn’s radar when she saw Hayley’s “Anya” gown in the window at White on Daniel Island. “I told my family I thought I’d found the dress,” Robyn says. When she walked inside for an appointment, she saw the back and “instantly fell in love,” she says. Robyn was especially keen on the sleeves (“perfect for the fall”) and how the beading synced with the antique style of her ceremony venue, the Palmer House Bed & Breakfast. To accessorize, Robyn donned a simple birdcage veil (it didn’t cover up the keyhole detailing and the gown’s cathedral train gave plenty of formality and flow). Just like that, she nailed the “classy and chic, elegant and fun” statement she had hoped for.  

The Layered Look
Cory Winn & Joshua Lambert
February 8, 2014 
Confederate Home and College 
(above) Image by Juliet Elizabeth Photography

It takes a pro to work so many trends—multi-hued, multi-styled bridesmaids gowns; vintage furs; and a lace-over-colored silk bridal gown—into one wedding. But as owner of Sage Innovations event planning, Cory knows how to streamline a look. When it came time for her own extra Big Day last winter, which included an outdoor ceremony at the Confederate Home and College and a drum-line-led parade to McCrady’s Restaurant for dinner, she knew she and her 11 bridesmaids needed equal parts style and comfort. For her attendants, she opted for Joanna August’s “Ceremony” line in full-length, flowy gowns with flatter-every-figure sashes from Bella Bridesmaids. And for her part, she chose an Anne Barge number from Fabulous Frocks. When the hour arrived, Cory and her crew pulled on stoles they had borrowed from family, friends, and on and hit the town in impeccable fashion. Well-played, maestro! To see more of this wedding, click here!