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photo by Corbin Gurkin 

I personally love sleeves on a wedding dress- when I married many moons ago, I had cap sleeves on my classic Amsale gown… But, I’m beyond thrilled to see them making a comeback with some of my brides.  Today, we are sharing some of our pretty favorites that may inspire some of you while dress shopping… Love the lace neckline that is carried down into sleeves on this Oscar de le Renta gown.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Here, Monique Lhuillier incorporates different but complimentary lace patterns on the  high neckline and full sleeves on this ensemble.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Here, our bride wore a Chantilly-lace gown and jacket, custom-designed by Nardos Imam. She took the lace-overlay jacket off for dinner and the first dances. And the lace tradition for a wedding day didn’t stop there…a lace hankie made from her maternal grandmother’s wedding gown was pinned under the bottom of her gown to serve as the “something old” .

photo by Corbin Gurkin

This bride had simple sleeves added to her Amsale gown for a more formal feel for her formal at home wedding in Charleston, SC.

photo by Liz Banfield

If you have your heart set on a different look for the ceremony gown, think about something like this little number for your second dress or your going away – by Monique Lhuillier…

2.19.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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photo by Corbin Gurkin

Many times we focus so much on our brides and bridesmaids’ fashion pieces that the Mothers of the Brides and Grooms can get overlooked… After recently scouring through our photos from the past year or two of weddings we realized that we have some pretty knock out stylish “moms” as well, so we wanted to share a little glimpse of the other fashionable wedding day ladies.  The mother of the bride above went with a stunning cape sleeved sheath gown from Oscar de la Renta for her daughters’ winter lowcountry wedding.

photo by Perry Vaile

For a spring time affair at Palmetto Bluff, this mother of the bride complimented the bridesmaids’ gowns with a hand painted ball skirt gown from Kate McDonald.

photo by Adrienne Page

Here the mother of the groom awaits her escort down the aisle, in a fabulous blue gown not quite off the shoulders and gorgeously tailored.

photo by Liz Banfield

For this Charleston wedding, our mother of the bride chose a strapless gown by Oscar de le Renta, but with a matching wrap. Perfect for a church ceremony if modesty is a concern, and for the unpredictable evening temps here in the Spring… This brides’ color palette was a pale pink and green, so I love the brighter pink as a nod to that palette.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

At the rehearsal for our Newport, RI wedding, the mother of the groom waits and watches looking (like Meryl Streep, don’t you think) effortlessly chic before the rehearsal diner.

photo by Liz Banfield

I love this bold color choice by Romona Keveza (styled by Julie Sabatino) worn by our mother of the groom for a summertime Charleston fete.  Love the new movement for mothers wearing color, it’s a celebration, and when appropriate can be a perfectly stunning selection.

As far as flowers or “corsages” go for our clients, we’ve found that many don’t wish to pin something onto their Couture gowns… So, we have been either crafting miniature bouquets for them to carry, or flowers that can attach to a clutch, or ones even affixed to ribbon that can be tied onto their wrists as an accessory.

1.29.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Silver is quite possibly the most classic of registry items, and the Soiree team had so much fun pulling together some of their favorite silver pieces for their dream registry. Check out our finds here and let us know your favorites!

Tara’s Picks: 1. Lion by Wallace Sterling Silver Flatware, Silver Queen; 2. Vintage Sterling Enamel Denmark Pink Open Salt Cellar and Spoon by Meka, $85, RubyLane; 3. Antique Victorian Silver Wine Jug, $2,750, 1stdibs; 4. Pair of Early Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Cigar Tubes, $2,450, 1stdibs; 5. Serving & Tabletop Trays Classic 12 Tray by Reed & Barton, $2,825, Vieuxtemps; 6. Hand-Wrought Sterling Silver Salt and Pepper Shakers by Allan Adler, $875, 1stdibs

Meg’s Picks: 7. Laguiole Cheese Knife Set, $32, Anthropologie; 8. Reed & Barton® Silverplate Deep-Bellied Wine Coaster, $139, Bed Bath & Beyond; 9. Reed & Barton® Sterling Silver 8-Inch Paul Revere Bowl, $2,650, Bed Bath & Beyond; 10. Arthur Court Bottle Opener, $25, Neiman Marcus; 11. WMF Clever and More Waiter’s Knife, $7.99, Bed Bath & Beyond; 12. Antler Chip and Dip Server, $190, Neiman Marcus; 13. Oscar de la Renta “Cadiz” Tray & Stand, $395, Neiman Marcus

Allie’s Picks: 13. Derbyshire Stirrup Napkin Ring, $35, Ralph Lauren;  14. Oscar de la Renta Fluted Salt & Pepper Set, $160, Bloomingdale’s; 15. kate spade new york Abington Square 4-Piece Hostess Set, $85, Bloomingdale’s; 16. Georg Jensen Large Supernova Bowl, $250, Barneys New York; 17. Carnegie Ice Tongs, $45.50, Ralph Lauren; 18. Set of Six Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cups, 1stdibs

Tarah’s Picks: 19. Oscar de la Renta Tortoise Bottle Opener, $95, Bloomingdale’s; 20. Seafood Serving Set, $32, Anthropologie; 21. Wooden Bar Cart, $498, Anthropologie; 22. Ingrid Flatware, $24-48, Anthropologie; 23. Martini Shaker, $340, Barneys New York; 24. Georg Jensen Medium Legacy Bowl, $95, Barneys New York

6.27.14   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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