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A Cheery Charleston Color Palette to Update Your Southern Soiree

If you simply cannot decide on a wedding theme, a color coded affair may be in the cards for you! This cheery Charleston inspired color palette is perfect for the modern debutante bride who wants to make a statement with the blending of dignified, coastal blue and feminine coral hues for a timelessly traditional look. Bright and fresh invitations from Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena are the perfect touch to invite your guests in style, and their stately design means there’s no sacrificing southern hospitality in the process. With more than 4,000 historic homes and architectural landmarks, Charleston, South Carolina, inspires these historically significant colors captured by Brianne Johnson Photography throughout this editorial at Reflections Venue & GardensPeach orchids, blush roses and raspberry ranunculus combine for the dreamiest summer-inspired centerpieces by Blue Posy Designs that remind us of the coast. These tables are filled with sweet treats from Uncle Willie’s Pies Bakeshop & Catering of all shapes and sizes and in practically every flavor, all plated on ornate mix-and-match dinnerware from COHOST. This model is a cheery Charleston dream in a rose-colored crepe gown from Bella Bridesmaids and big belle-like curls by The Styling Stewardess paired with simple bridal glam and the prettiest peach lip. To complete the look, flaunt this rock from L’unique Diamonds and Fine Jewelry and prepare for all eyes on you! Read on for a note from some of the talented vendors that made this cheery Charleston wedding inspiration come to life. Cheers!

Photo // Brianne Johnson Photography

From Bella Bridesmaids: “To steal this look, ask for Designer: Jenny Yoo | Style: Elle | Color/Fabric: Rose Petal Crepe de Chine”

From Kaleigh with The Styling Stewardess: “I really just wanted to make her blue eyes pop! I used a combo of warm tones and cool tones as she has neutral skin undertone. For her eyes, I used Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk eyeshadow palette ‘Exagger-Eyes.’ For her lips, I used a peachy-nude: Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Pillow Talk’ Lip Liner, Give Them Lala Beauty ‘Send Nudes’ Lip Stain and NARS lip gloss. For her hair, I wanted to update the old Hollywood look with beachy waves but keeping the face-framing shape of the traditional look.”

From Lauren with Blue Posy Designs: “I wanted to use some juicy peach tones that would really let the cherry/brighter elements pop. As soon as I decided on the floral colors, I knew I wanted to use the peach orchids. They are so unique and elevate any arrangement or bouquet. They were definitely my favorite, especially paired with the blue details of the shoot. We used two  shades of peach with some blush roses and added in some peach and raspberry ranunculus. Also used coral charm peonies as another focal flower along with the orchids.”

Find even more inspiration in our upscale editorials here, or browse through our styled shoots here and have fun daydreaming. Cheers!

Other Local Vendors: Bella Bridesmaids, Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena, The Styling Stewardess, COHOST, Brianne Johnson Photography, Uncle Willie's Pies Bakeshop & Catering