Like many of our brides, Maci came to Gown Boutique of Charleston with a particular vision, but what she said yes to was better than what she ever imagined. Maci said “YES!” to a beautiful Essense of Australia ball gown and loved every detail about it. She knew it was the one when she just couldn’t take it off!
What were some of your “must haves” for your wedding dress?
Lace, sparkles, and flow.
Was your vision the same as the wedding dress you choose?
No! I thought I wanted long sleeves, but I ended up going with thin straps and more of a ballgown style. It was better than I could have imagined!
What did you love most about your gown?
I absolutely loved that it had an underlayer of sparkles and a champagne tint to it!
How did you know you had found your wedding dress?
I just had this feeling that I didn’t want to take off the dress. I felt more beautiful than I ever have! I think it was all the sparkles and intricate lacey details that sold me!
Most memorable moment from your wedding dress shopping experience:
I felt comfortable with the staff at Gown Boutique of Charleston, and I didn’t feel pressured to get any sort of style or higher priced dress! The whole experience was fun, and I got to try on a lot of different dresses and enjoyed every minute of it!
Most memorable moment from your wedding day:
My (now) husband and I did a first look on the long bridge at Magnolia Plantation, and I remember being so excited and jittery as I walked up to the bridge and saw him standing in the center. It was a moment that was just for the two of us, and it was a great way to kickstart forever!
Advice you would give to future brides about planning their wedding:
Have fun with it! Enjoy it! Don’t let the little things stress you out because I promise you, on the day of the wedding, the only thing you will care about is the person waiting for you at the other end of the aisle!
Advice you would give to future brides about wedding dress shopping:
Don’t be afraid to branch out with different styles! I went with something completely different than what I wanted, and I am so happy I did!
Anything else you want to share about planning your wedding or your Gown Boutique of Charleston Experience:
Gown Boutique of Charleston was great! I went to a few other wedding dress shops, but I had the best experience at GBC, and the wedding dresses are all so stunning!
Congratulations to Maci and her husband, Hunter on saying “I DO!” Their January wedding was full of beautiful winter colors and as you can tell by their photos, their love for each other shined in their photos! Thank you Maci for allowing Gown Boutique of Charleston to be a small part of your big day!
Photographer: Jessi Nichols Photography
Catering: B. Gourmet Catering
Venue: The Carriage House
Beverage Service: Wander Bar
Event Planning: Petite Events