Wedding Gowns

Kennedy on the Cover of Inside Weddings

Kennedy on Cover of Inside Weddings

our Kennedy gown is gracing the cover of the newest edition of Inside Weddings Fall 2011 edition.

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Custom Build Up

Have you ever wondered why so many gowns are sampled strapless?  Perhaps this will help explain!  When you come across a gorgeous gown that has a key hole back, lace or fabric high at the back of the neck, a unique neckline, substantial straps, cap sleeves or full length sleeves, often the gown has been custom made specifically for the bride, often called a “build up.”  The gown most likely started as a strapless style.  Gowns that are non-strapless samples tend to damage easily for trying on, they often only fit a small percentage of brides correctly…therefore, maybe this is why there are so many strapless options!  Don’t fret, Modern Trousseau is happy to custom design a neckline of your choice and we do this often!  Here is an example of our Mimi gown build up with sleeves.  Stunning…right?

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Looking for Lace?

Looking for a lace gown?  Look no further!  Modern Trousseau has an extensive collection of lace gowns as well as lace boleros and belts.  Planning to shop in the next couple of weeks?   Plan your shopping trip to include an appointment at our 418 King Street boutique to see these lace gowns and more.  Appointments can be limited.  We look forward to meeting you!

modern trousseau autumn wedding dress

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May brings New Arrivals

There is always great anticipation when a delivery arrives…it is either a bride’s gown or a new gown for our Charleston showroom collection.  Looking for lace or something different?  Can’t find what you have in mind?  Take a moment to book your appointment at our King Street location.  Appointments usually last 1.5 to 2 hours, call today 843-722-6300.

Modern Trousseau Kendra

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Achieve Kate’s Look

We were hoping that Kate Middleton, now married to Prince William, would choose lace.  Her long sleeves and scalloped neckline has begun a gorgeous trend that is just what Modern Trousseau is known for…gorgeous lace gowns in all difference shilouttes and and necklines.  Kennedy is from our newest collection and others like Jessica and Lauren are sure to impress!



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Princess Kate’s Look

Modern and traditional…Princess Kate achieved both as she walked the aisle this morning.  Thinking of incorporating some of her grand details into your gown?  If details such as cap sleeves, long sleeves, full skirts, lace veil and buttons down the bodice excite you then Modern Trousseau can help you achieve a bit of Kate’s look.



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Thinking Short

If you are thinking of going short for your big day, we have stunning options for you!  Here is a sneak peek of the few that went down the runway at Charleston Weddings Spring Bridal Show.  Modern Trousseau is sure to stun all of us with new short options for the Spring 2012 collection launching this weekend at the New York Bridal Market in NYC.  Check back often to see new styles.

Summer and Ina by Modern Trousseau

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Quality and Selection

Touch a Modern Trousseau gown and immediately you will appreciate the quality of the fabrics and the finish work.  Callie and her team work tirelessly…we like to say that the design and “made with love in the USA” is the truth…all the way down to the last stitch! Looking for your dream gown, make it a point to slip into these lovely styles!

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Wallis with a Pop of Black

If you attended the Charleston Weddings Magazine Spring Fashion Show, you might remember a theme of black throughout the show.  Bella Bridesmaid sent charcoal grey and deep slate maids dresses down the runway and Carol Hannah flaunted a finale gown made of black tulle.  Modern Trousseau was noted and praised for bold black sunglasses and the stunning Wallis gown with necklace made by Kristin Morris and belt made by Modern Trousseau.  A bold statement…very beautiful!


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New Arrivals, Stunning Details

As we reel from the excitement of this past weekend, we are thrilled to share that we have new arrivals.  Yes, new arrivals!  Driving by on King will give you a sneak peek as these lovelies are in the window.  Shopping this weekend?  Make plans to visit the new store at 418 King St.  The interior is as gorgeous as the gowns and the dressing rooms are fit for you and your loved ones!

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Charleston Weddings Magazine Spring Bridal Show

Sunglasses from Charleston fashion show

Modern Trousseau put on a dazzling show at this year’s Spring Bridal Show. Callie Tein sent 20 original looks down the runway donned in Holly Golightly style, complete with dark sunglasses and sparkling tiaras.

Long and slimming, short and sassy, and entrance-making tulle ballgown styles all were represented. Designer Callie Tein’s focus for 2011 was all about luxury, and it certainly shows—from the silks and laces she hand-picked and designed,  to the fine furs of the boleros, to the delicate beading of the custom bridal sashes. This collection was a crowd favorite, and finished with enthusiastic applause in time to the fun and flirty music. We’re still waiting for the official event video, but you can get a peak at the Modern Trousseau final runway walk on YouTube:

Modern Trousseau Bridal Fashion Show

Thanks to all the models who suffered endless pin pricks, makeup fixes, and hairspray, as well as the fantastic hair and makeup professionals who conjured up 20 Audreys. We would also like to thank Justine M Couture and Kristin Morris who both provided the phenomenal jewelry and hair accessories that brought this vintage look together, as well as SEE eyewear for the fabulous sunglasses.

updo from Modern Trousseau fashion show

The signature look of Audrey Hepburn

Modern Trousseau's short bridal gown

Short was a big trend on the runway

Wallis always makes a grand entrance

Wallis always makes a grand entrance

Maddie sends Summer down the runway

Maddie sends dresses to the runway

Beautiful work Callie & Heather — & America’s youngest designer, Maddie Tein!

See more photos from the event here.

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Charleston Fashion Week

Do you have your tickets?  Beyond excited for all of the events this coming week.  Here is a sneak peak of the set up…models, high heels, designers, makeup, hair, jewels…Modern Trousseau will be on the runway  Saturday, March 26th.  Click here for details!

Charleston Fashion Week

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St. Pats Parade on King Street

Looking forward to seeing all of the green just outside our doors this morning.  In the neighborhood for the parade?  Please stop in to see the new store!  Fun how it has become a trend to incorporate bold colors into the bride’s attire.  Emerald shoes, emerald jewels, green sash or belt.  The options are endless and Charleston has a wealth of inspiration and industry leaders, the best planners this side of the Mississippi, to help you tie in a hint of green…blue…red, whatever suites your style!

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The New Martha Stewart Weddings

Have you seen the new Martha Stewart Weddings Spring 2011?  Love the lemon and lime feel on the front cover.  Funny because we just took a few pictures of the fabulous Lauren gown in front of the yellow William Aiken House.  Thrilled to be featured on 176, Amazing Accents in the gown gallery.  The Modern Trousseau “May” gown is listed among other gowns who are known for their lovely details.

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New Arrivals

418 King houses the most beautiful options from the current Modern Trousseau collection.  Love new arrivals and love giving the brides of Charleston and the surrounding areas the best of couture bridal.



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Spring Bridal Show, March 26

The word on King St. is that tickets are already limited for Charleston Weddings Magazine Spring Bridal Show.  Looking forward to sending these gowns down the runway…have you seen some of the new styles that have just arrived?  Appointment times available to slip the newest styles.

Spring Bridal Show

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An Impressive Couture Collection Now Available


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Mark Your Calendars

Do you have your tickets to Charleston Weddings Magazine’s Spring Bridal Show? It is the big white dress side of 2011 Charleston Fashion Week. Local, regional and national designers and boutiques send their most gorgeous gowns down the runway. Speaking of gorgeous gowns that will be seen on the runway, here are a few that have just arrived in Charleston.



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Sealed with a Kiss

How are you celebrating Valentine’s this year?  This photo of Wallis on Martha Stewart puts all the ladies at Modern Trousseau in the XXX’s and OOO’s kind of spirit!  Lots of hugs to go around here are we not only celebrate Valentine’s, but even more importantly, the Grand Opening of Modern Trousseau Charleston, the newest bridal flagship store on King St . Hurry in, there is a new Wallis gown waiting for you!

WallisPhoto courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings

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Lovely Gowns at 418 King




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Real Simple Magazine

What a nice way to wrap up a busy Saturday…a beautiful Modern Trousseau bride featured in the current issue of Real Simple.  No need to call the magazine to inquire about this gown, just call 418 King and we will be sure to give you all the details.  Taking appointments now for February!

Real Weddings

Real Simples

Real SimplePhotography by IRIS Photography

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