The cool season here might not be brutal, but a gal needs a sleeve every now and again! So, inspired by so many of our real-life brides who donned sleek coats, cropped jackets, and stoles of all sorts, we scoured Charleston's best boutiques for the best in bridal coverups. Here are our favorite looks, which pair terrifically with the textured, beaded, and lace gowns that rule the runways now. If they look as comfy as they are couture, you've got what we were aiming for. You should, after all, look and feel fabulous on your Big Day!
About Our Shoot Site:
James Island’s McLeod Plantation Historic Site (www.CCPRC.com/2035/McLeod-Event-Rentals) lies just across the Ashley River from downtown Charleston. The main residence includes separate upstairs bride and groom suites for pre-ceremony dressing and several downstairs gathering rooms for parties. Tents can be erected outside and the new river-front pavilion includes grills, restrooms, and more. Packages including the house, grounds, and pavilion range seasonally from $1,500-$6,000; the pavilion alone is a flat $750.
Aside from the vendors and designers below, please consult the captions in the photo gallery above to source each look.
(In wardrobe, left to right) Gushlow & Cole wrap from RTW; ostrich feather vest, photographer’s own; Moyna’s tulle bolero from Out of Hand; I Am by Idra Alta Moda’s mink bolero from Rapport; Bajra’s cotton scarf from RTW; I Am by Idra Alta Moda’s fur vests from Rapport; Modern Trousseau’s Mongolian sheep stole from Modern Trousseau Charleston; Elie Tahari’s faux fur from Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant, and photographer’s own feather vests
(On rack, from left to right) T.ba’s tweed cape from Out of Hand; Holland & Holland’s tweed coat from Grady Ervin & Co.; I Am by Idra Alta Moda’s fur bolero from Rapport; Alice + Olivia’s “Nila” jacket from Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant; I am by Idra Alta Moda’s mink bolero from Rapport; Nana Nucci’s faux fur jacket from Out of Hand; tweed jacket from Grady Ervin & Co.
Tara Guérard Soirée and LulaKate teamed up to create a custom bridesmaid ensemble that went from formal ceremony to garden party reception. Here’s what they fashioned (plus a few bonus accessories Tara recently fell for)