Category Archives: Fashion

Jul 20, 2018

photo by Corbin Gurkin 

Many of our clients find their welcome party or rehearsal dinners an extension of the wedding.  So, of course, the big question is do they want to look like the bride the entire weekend, or step out and do something fun and different… Our clients are a mixture of both, so we’re sharing some of the ideas our brides have had in the past on what to wear to a rehearsal dinner. I think the men also struggle on what’s appropriate, so we hope this helps with that too. Our clients above married on Sea Island at a private home, with a rehearsal dinner the night before at the Boathouse. Since shades of pinks were her wedding palette, she opted for a custom ladylike pale pink dress with bridal like white florals by Dee Hutton bridal.

photo by Liz Banfield 

Some brides want a nod to being bridal but with a twist.  And, many well known “bridal” designers also have ready- to- wear or can do custom creations, which is how many brides coordinate looks throughout the weekend. Here, our bride, Lesley wore a custom dress by Monique Lhuillier in white lace with pops of bright color.  One other thought to consider is hair and make up styling. Since she would be wearing a classic bridal chignon the following day, wearing her hair down was a fun way to switch it up. 

photos by Corbin Gurkin and Liz Banfield

For some ladies, being a bride all weekend is the only way to go and Little White Dresses are the only thing to wear. Left: The high low frock by Nardos Imam is perfectly bridal. Center: Our Bride who would be wearing a full Austin Scarlett ballgown on her wedding day, went for a flowy grecian look for Friday night. Right: This beaded and lace dress by Oscar de la Renta was so stunning.

photo by Adrienne Page

This couple having a good old fashioned Southern weekend hosted their guests for a Friday night BBQ in Forsyth Park in Savannah, GA. A perfect mix of fun and casual, and perfectly acceptable for the attire to match!

photo by Corbin Gurkin 

For this couple having a Friday night fete with a nautical feel at a Charleston Yacht Club, the brides navy and white Oscar de le Renta party dress was perfect. A fun and bright pair of Louboutin’s were able to have their night to shine. And for the groom, a classic tailored lightweight khaki suit was fitting for his big role as the evening’s host.

 

7.20.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Jul 20, 2018

photo by Corbin Gurkin 

Today we wanted to celebrate Mother’s Day a little early. We are so grateful for our clients and often times work as closely with the mother’s involved in the planning as the brides.  Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers of the brides, grooms, stepmoms, surrogate moms, grandmothers, aunts, brides turned new moms, and everyone else who should be celebrated.
photo by Corbin Gurkin 

photo by Corbin Gurkin 

photo by Liz Banfield

photo by Corbin Gurkin 

photo by Liz Banfield

photo by Liz Banfield

7.20.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Jul 20, 2018

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Everyone has heard the old adage, April showers bring May flowers (although I’m sure no bride is hoping for those april showers on her big day), so for today’s prettiness, we’re sharing some of our favorite Spring themed floral arrangements. For us, texture is everything and of course we love to design everything based on our client’s personalities, so here is how we do it! photos by Corbin Gurkin

For our bride with a pastel color palette and French influenced design, so many varieties and shades were combined for that picked out of the garden feel- especially with the French lavender. The centerpieces were an extension of the bridal bouquets, and varied from table to table… And of course, atop pale green toile linens.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Of course, spring is also the time of year when some of the sweetest blooms come in different shades- so the option of pastel or punchy is often available.  Fresh fronds from maidenhair and umbrella ferns are delicate fillers (that don’t really seem like fillers).

photo by Corbin Gurkin

If you are using a year round hearty flower like orchids or roses, pair them with seasonal blooms like lilacs and in fresh colors for a springtime update. 

photos by Corbin Gurkin 

photo by Gayle Brooker

Of course, sometimes the wedding colors themselves take centerstage, and white flowers are what are needed most.  The way white peonies and tulips open up in our spring time temperatures make them stars even in white. And, pairing them with lush greens brighten them up and offer definition… Happy Spring!

7.20.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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