Legare-Waring House Wedding: Liz + Kenny

Liz + Kenny's Legare-Waring House wedding was a detailed dream come true for these two LA love birds. Liz and Kenny met via mutual friends in 2011, on the same day her school, UNC, defeated his alma mater, UW, in a heartbreaker game during the March Madness Basketball Tournament. Luckily, she was able to mend his heart over cheap Chinese food and they’ve been together ever since. As a contributor to multiple wedding magazines, Liz had seen it all. She wanted a wedding that truly stood out from the crowd, and wowed her LA guests. Liz loved the idea of a bright and colorful wedding inspired by vibrant fall hues that accented the gorgeous property of the historical Legare Waring House. She had a clear vision for a whimsical wedding with beautiful wildflowers accented with watercolors. Wildflowers ran the lengths of the tables and tall pillar candles were scattered throughout to create a beautiful glow. Everyone could tell where the bride + groom were sitting, with vintage green arm chairs from 428 Main, gold chargers, and floral napkins saving their seats.   As the ceremony began, guests were able to see the stunning bridesmaids in their mismatched neutral gowns that complemented each maid perfectly. Of course, we can't forget the boys! Navy suits made a huge impact against all of the greenery and Kenny stood out with his unique Charleston favorite-Brackish bow tie. All heads turned, as Liz began down the aisle in her Jenny Packham dress. Her father walked with her down the colorfully petaled aisle, and she met Kenny underneath an arbor of wildflowers. After this sweet couple read their vows and did the traditional Jewish breaking of the glass, it was time to celebrate! Liz + Kenny met their other true love at the end of the aisle for some pictures, and their dog Whiskey, could not have been more excited for his parents.  Guests enjoyed small bites and cool cocktails with floral printed straws during this beautiful October night. After everyone had said a few sweet words, it was time for these guests to get a taste of some southern cooking. Salthouse catering provided a delicious station of country fried chicken and mac & cheese. For those foodies in the group, guests also enjoyed grilled fish tacos and a gorgeous best of season display. Liz added a special detail by getting her bar signs, station signs, and hashtag signs hand calligraphied on water color printed paper to match her invitation suite. Once dancing began, Liz changed from her simple flower crown into her "party crown."  Big and bold blooms let the crowd know that it was time to put on their dancing shoes!  Of course the night wouldn't have been complete without celebrating the tradition of the Jewish hoorah! Liz + Kenny departed with their guests to keep the party going in downtown Charleston!


Thanks so much to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning + Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Legare-Waring House

Catering | Salthouse Catering

Bar | Squeeze On Site

Cake | Sablee

Florist | WildFlowers Inc.

Rentals | Event Works

Lighting | IES Productions

Specialty Rentals | 428 Main

Ceremony Music | Bob Williams Duo

Reception Music | DJ Wade

Photographer | Hyer Images

Videographer | Re-Peet Productions

Officiant | Christy Loftin

Hair/Makeup | Ash & Co.

Guest Transportation | ACW Limo

Dress Designer | Jenny Packham

Fabulous Friday: Emerging Bridal Fashion Trends

New York's Bridal Week was a just a few week's ago and we are happy to report that all the featured bridal collections for Spring 2015 were fabulous! The Pure Luxe Bride girls love what we see and can't wait to see some of these couture items on our brides in the upcoming seasons. Take a look below and get ready for the unexpected!


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Modesty is appearing more and more in bridal fashion, without being stiff and hot. The trick to the sleeve look is just the right amount of coverage. Shown left is Monique l'Hullier with lattice, open lace embroidery with Carolina Herrera middle left, and a coral-inspired organic look with Vera Wang on the far right. For brides looking for something a bit more delicate, Oscar de la Renta used long tulle shoulders in the middle right - this favors a faux-sleeve look without actually wearing one.

1930's Style

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Jenny Packham, de la Renta and Reem Acra are featured here from left to right. Bias-cut silks and satins, body-slimming silhouettes and capped sleeves are in full swing with these 1930's styled gowns. We also see a lot of art-deco embroidery and jewels.

Transparent Layers

Screen Shot 2014-04-23 at 1.50.58 PMNo stiff or traditional shapes here; only whispy layers of tulle and transparent fabrics! Carolina Herrera and Vera Wang are pictured above with bustles of lace and tulle. These gowns appear as if they are made out of air, as the bride floats down the runway.

Major Veils

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Personally, we love veils! They add a timeless piece of both tradition and fashion to a gown and complete the bride's entire look. Veils appear to be back in style and I'm thrilled! Naeem Khan's silver-edged veil (middle) and de la Renta's embroidered fringe pieces (left and right) are what's in! These veils are entirely head-covering, and fall at least to brides' waists.

Hippie 1970's Style

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Simple, flowy and fuss-free - these are the looks of the 1970's. Barefoot and carefree, high necklines and messy hair have emerged on the runway as an upcoming trend. De la Renta, shown left, is simple with cap sleeves, Khan's middle gown long-sleeved and Wang's, shown right, just fits in.

Shades of Grey (ironically...)

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Out with the color, and in with the grey and silvers! Gleam and glam is what's trending now. Jenny Packham's unique and detailed beading brings out the grey in her line (center). Khan has gone all out with her embossed and embroidered silver gown (left), while Acra went for a more subtle approach with a light grey background to her lace gown (right).

All images courtesy Brides.com and InStyle.