No 500: Real Wedding: Louise and Charles

Friday, April 30, 2010

With the Kentucky Derby this weekend and in celebration of 500 posts, I set out in search of a Southern wedding filled with family, friends and traditions. I found just that in Louise and Charles' lovely wedding, photographed by husband and wife team, Brent and Amanda of Millie Holloman Photography. They were married on Figure Eight Island, NC, near Wilmington, in a tent (I must confess, I'm a sucker for a tented wedding. It must be my eternal crush on Gatsby). The tent was a lucky choice, because this wedding not only featured miles of style but plenty of rain. Frankly, I think the rain is one of the loveliest elements!

The bride's Monique Lhuillier gown, the Scarlet, is a perennial wedding classic, but this glowing bride made the dress look fresh. I particularly adore her ivory-outfitted bridesmaids, sporting J.Crew dresses and shoes. The men were dressed for Southern living: blue blazers and khakis, with pastel blue ties. Other Southern touches? The lush peonies and hydrangeas in both bouquets and centerpieces, designed by Salt Harbor. The hanging floral arrangements were a fresh approach to reception decor, and added a whimsical quality; the sparkler exit was another fabulous touch of fantasy. I simply adored Louise's get-away dress-I think it's time for brides to bring back the time-honored tradition of such an outfit. Besides, who can resist a second dress?


  1. Her gown fits her like a glove! I also love the mother-of-the-bride's (?) bow outfit. And I agree, her get-away dress says, "Now let's go be married and have some fun!"

  2. The mother-of-the bride sold me on this wedding, too! So chic.



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