Styling bridal editorial shoots on the side of wedding planning is one of my favorite hobbies! When Erin, the editor in chief over at A Lowcountry Wedding, asked if I put together the bridal editorial shoot to be featured in her Spring 2018 issue, I jumped at the chance. Gathering some of Charleston’s best wedding vendors and reaching out to our top bridal boutiques to gather the stunning gowns was my first step. Wrangling up some stunning models and making the trek out to Atalaya Castle in Murrells Inlet, was the next plan of action in the creation of this bridal shoot.

If you read my Lessons Learned at Charleston Wedding Week post, you saw I had the opportunity to coordinate a book signing event at Kate McDonald Bridal¬†last month. Beth Chapman of Beth Chapman Styling and the White Dress by the Shore, wrote her second novel, The White Dress: Destinations, which debuted at Charleston Wedding Week. Thanks to a team of amazing vendors, we were able to feature this wonderful wedding vendor and her most recent endeavor. With Emily Ann Hughes behind the lens capturing all of the beauty created by some of Charleston’s best, it was a morning full of mimosas, macaroons and chatter. I had a wonderful time working alongside the lovely ladies of Kate McDonald Bridal to bring this event to life. See all of the fun images below filled with pretty blooms by Branch Design Studio, soft textures from Pressed Fine Linens, and sparkly balloons from Cannonborough Collective.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Or as we like to say over here at The Petal Report, Happy Galentine’s Day! To brighten up your day of love, I am so excited to share this Charleston Galentine’s day party I was apart of with some of my favorite, local gals. Sporting some comfy, matching PJ’s from Toss Designs and fun, tassel earrings from The Tiny Tassel, it was an afternoon full of giggles, cocktails and donuts. Creating our own mock party, in fact, turned out to be a party. With the idea of having a galentine’s day soiree in mind, we also thought this could be a perfect time to ask your favorite ladies to be your bridesmaids for the big day. Invite your girls over for a slumber party, providing the goodies’ and pop the big question, y’all. We can’t think of a single girl who would turn this down!

Scroll on down to see more of the fun and the whole team was a part of this shoot. To say we really did have this much fun would be an understatement.