A while back, I was approached by the ever growing North Carolina wedding magazine, Carolina Bride, to contribute to a new hardcover book they were producing.

In the often-overwhelming world of checklists, budgets, and timelines, Carolina Bride: Inspired Design for a Bespoke Affair is a breath of fresh air for the modern Southern bride seeking an artful and personal approach.

Carolina Bride highlights talented wedding artisans throughout the region, and across the country, by showcasing fashion, décor, and real Carolina weddings in a range of styles as diverse as Carolina brides themselves.

Heather Payne and I packed up the truck and drove to meet up with Marianne at Riveroaks Charleston to create a story of simple beauty from the perspective of three different brides. We teamed with Gossamer to showcase the elegant richness of vintage attire and embellishments.

Below is the graceful bride who loves tulle and Laboutines and smelling like fresh roses. She's bold, yet meekly understated - a true Southern maiden.

photography : Heather Payne
hair and makeup : Ash & Co.
dress : vintage Dior from Gossamer
venue : RiverOaks Charleston