It’s hard to go wrong with a venue such as this. Add the groom’s Kentucky upbringing for a masculine feel with earth tones, lots of greenery and horseshoe details and you have one stunning rehearsal reception. The appetizers and cocktails looked oh-so-yummy and I loved that the couple took advantage of the time with the photographer and took a few posed shots and darling candid ones! Still gushing over the brides shoes!

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PHOTOGRAPHER Ryan Ray Photography | PLANNER A Charleston Bride | BRIDE’S DRESS ASOS | BRIDE’S SHOES Manolo Blahnik | INVITATIONS Studio R | GROOM’S ATTIRE Nordstrom | REHEARSAL DINNER The Governor Thomas Bennett House | RENTALS Polished

With a secret garden at the forefront of this designer collection, romantic enchantment is sure to inspire. With various laces cascading down, tread-work embroideries and refined beading, a traditional bride is bound to find her perfect gown in Alvina Valenta’s latest collection.

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Happy wife happy life and same goes for happy husband happy life! Your first gift to your hubby is an important one and one he will cherish for many years to come! Make it special with these 4 wedding day gift ideas!

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ROMANTIC LETTER
There is nothing more romantic than a love letter. Start the day you get engaged and chronicle a notebook of your love for him.

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CUFF LINKS
Get him a special pair to wear on your wedding day. Get him a special vintage piece, or get custom ones with your wedding date.

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A TIMELESS PIECE
A watch is the most classic and special gift he will cherish. You know his style best, get him one you know he’s been eyeing.

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A BOUDOIR SHOOT
Forget cold feet, one look at your photos and he’ll be running down the aisle. Make a book or get the artistic shots framed in your pretty lingerie.

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Need a great theme for your bachelorette party at the beach? Turn your fabulous besties from bridesmaids to mermaids! Make sure they have everything they need to enjoy the weekend and be instagram ready with these adorable “Let’s Be Mermaids” gift sets!

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NAIL KIT
Pick out some fun nail colors and tie each polish to a nail file.

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MATCHING TEES
Get adorable matching mermaid t’s for your bridesmaids to wear and take pictures in! They will love the breesy fit to throw on over a bathing suit.

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BRACELETS
Tassels are so in right now and your bridesmaids will love having matching bracelets!

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RAMBLERS
You will be lounging at the beach  so you will definitely need to keep your drinks cool! Snag your bridesmaids custom ramblers for enjoying their favorite cocktail beach-side. They will thank you later!

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SHELL HAIR PINS
What would a mermaid be without shells? Make this a fun DIY project and glue different color shells to your favorite pins.

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CARDS
Tie the entire gift set together with custom “Let’s Be Mermaids” cards.

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DON’T FORGET YOURSELF
Grab a shell bikini top and starfish veil to wear all weekend long.

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Brides I get it. Finding the right bridesmaids dress right for your bridesmaids is no easy task. You need the right colors and feel for your wedding while also finding the right one your maids will feel good in. Luckily there are 5 bridesmaids dress trends this year I think you’ll love!

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MISMATCHED
This trend has been around for a while and I’m happy to say it’s here to stay! Try ombre with the same color in different shades, bridesmaids picking their own style in the color you chose or let them pick the one with the guidelines you provide!

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SEQUINS/SHIMMER
Add a touch of glam with shimmer or sequins!  After all, a wedding is no better place to use them. Find dresses with a touch of shimmer or decked in sequins!

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PASTELS
There’s no better way to showcase your color than with your bridesmaids dresses and pastel adds the perfect touch of color.

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MISMATCHED NECKLINES
If you opt for bridesmaids dresses from the same dye-lot, allow your bridesmaids to switch up their sleeves with today’s fashion trends! From flutter sleeves, to one-shoulder, to cap sleeves there are so many great options!

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FLORAL
One of the newest trends this year is floral! Extra bonus: your bridesmaids will love them long after you say ‘I do!’

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THIS BRIDE NAILED ALL 5!
Which trend do you love most?

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