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Nicole Miller Bridal Trunk Show

If one were to sum the Nicole Miller Bridal Fall 2015 Collection, it would have to be elegance at its finest. Each dress showcases the exquisite designs that are true to the fashion empires aesthetic, as it channels the timeless beauty that every girl hopes to don on her dream day.

As the home of Nicole Miller bridal down in the charming city of Charleston, Southern Protocol surely has something to brag about now that the boutiques bounty of bridal beauty has the 2015 collection as a new addition. Come this Thursday, January 22 through Sunday, January 25 we will be the bearers of bridal bliss as we bring you an exclusive glance at a stylish selection of these graceful gowns. Each Nicole Miller gown brings something different.

With the Alexis gowns lingering lace and deep dipped back, a bride can slip into a lux look that brings an ethereal of delicate femininity.

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With the Lily gowns bodice beaded with dazzling details of rhinestones, a bride can be dressed in rich drama.

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With the Janey gown lovingly laced with simplistic style, a bride can wear a timeless classic that’s a total dream of a dress.

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Now that the Nicole Miller Bridal Fall 2015 Collection is gracing the golden hangers of our bridal boutique this January 22 through January 25 for our trunk show, we can predict that any and all brides will be dashing to our doors for an exclusive peak. So make Southern Protocol your dress destination and set up an appointment to get your chance to don one of Nicole Millers new nuptial numbers at your whimsy of a wedding.

 

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Golden Globes Glamour

The Golden Globes has graced us with its presence once more, which can only mean one thing; film and televisions famed stars glammed up for the gold and stole the show with some style. As the accolades waited to be awarded, the red carpet was rolled out, and the stars started to saunter their style, we all fixated on the fashion and found our famed favorites and flaws.

The SoPro gals, and every other stylish someone, reined in the raves of the nights red carpet reveals, and rants of oohs and awes over the award winning starlets Golden Globe glam.

We were dazzled when Emma Stone dared to be different in a Lanvin jumpsuit that was dripping in rhinestones.

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We fell head over heels when Amal Clooney looked classically couture in a Dior gown, with white gloves that upped the elegance.

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And we bowed down to red carpet royalty when Sienna Miller stunned in a Miu Miu dress that donned a dropped down décolletage.

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However, amongst all the show stopping style of the night’s glitz and glam, is the gloom that is granted to the famous stars that were fashion flawed rather than fashion flawless. Though we love you so, we digress, that Lana Del Rey’s dress was a far cry from vintage vixen. With its aquatic feel, the teal dress was a mermaid mishap that we can only hope is a dress that is “Born to Die.”

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Though some of the night’s nominees fell short of fabulous, others still held onto the sensational style and great glamour that every Golden Globe show promises.

 

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The Art of the Written Note

With the digital era in full swing in our everyday back and forth banter, we forget between all the texts, e-mails, and Facebook chats that so many of us have lost the art of the written note. Without the scribble of an “I love you” in a love letter or an “I’m just writing to say I’m thinking of you” in the timeless snail mail, we neglect the personal connections garnered when you put pen to paper.

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With the modern day communication burgeoning into our world and the written word ceasing to exist day by day, one cannot feel a tinge of sad nostalgia for our dusty stationary sets waiting for one last written word to be scribbled on its blank slate.

The SoPro gals don’t want the extinction of this written art form to become a part of our reality, which is why we are ready to rally for the raw and tangible feelings that a written note, love letter, or thank you card brings. As believers in the power of the scribbled down note, Southern Protocol constantly pushes to bring back the popularity of its endless personal touch.

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We cherish our partnership with Charleston’s own stationary shop, Dodeline, where the nostalgic notes are alive and well. Southern Protocol Boutique wants you to join in the revival of the written by stepping into our shop for a paper party this Wednesday, January 14 between 5 and 7:30. We will be bringing you all the dainty designs of Dodeline stationary, or give you a chance to remember the simplicity you still see in the jotted down note, handwritten letter of love, and written words of gratitude.

 

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Ring in Engagement Season Right With Southern Protocol

Temperatures are dropping, love is in the air, and men are dropping onto one knee. The spirit of the holidays warms us with the sensations of romance and parades in what Southern Protocol believes to truly be the most wonderful time of the year. Ladies and gentlemen, Engagement Season is upon us, so embrace the renaissance of romance as it waltzes its way back into our lives.

Become swept away by the dazzling daze during the days of Thanksgivings cozy cuddles after turkey time, Christmas smooches under the mistletoe, New Years kisses at the strike of midnight, and Valentines endearing embraces with your sweetheart. The reigning in of Engagement Season drops us into a “holidaze,” sparking guys to round up their romance, pop the question, and put a ring on their lovely ladies.

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Our search for this seasons stats on the promise of proposal has rang in a forty-three percent population of ladies trading in the title of girlfriend for fiancé, as they gesture in the wonderful whimsy of being engaged.

Indeed, tis the season for proposal premonitions to be flooding across the feelings forecast, resonating the sound of wedding bells in the heads of all the newly engaged. Every wedding planner wants every happy couple that’s beginning their race to the alter this Engagement Season to cherish the moments between saying yes to “Will you marry me?” to saying I do to “Do you take (Insert your mans name here) to be your husband?”

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IMG_7700To have the breeze and ease of bridal days, it is essential to dash for the design details and planning perfection that a wedding planner promises. So of course save the date for an appointment with your favorite Southern Protocol ladies and let us begin waving our wedding wands around to create your wonderland. From finding the bride-to-be a dress to dazzle in to decorating the big day, we are ready to blow you into bridal bliss.

We are waiting to whip up a wedding that will present nothing short of southern style, sass, and sophistication. And with that being said, we believe in the bounty of beauty and charm of Charleston to bring in an air of that loving feeling from engagement day to wedding day. Southern Protocol and our beloved city are ready to make your wedding dreams come true.

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So we send warm wishes for every gracious girlfriend to be granted the patience for that promising proposal, for every beautiful bride to beam bliss on their big day and for everyone to have an enchanting Engagement Season.

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Whip Up Your Winter Wish List with Southern Protocol

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What better place to whip up a winter wish list than at Southern Protocol, Charleston’s one stop shop for all things sassy, southern, and surcee? Enter our winter wedding wonderland and discover our boutique bountiful with bliss for not just the blushing bride, but the glamorous gal on the holiday hunt for her must haves this gifting go around. Once you lock your eyes on our array of glimmering jewels, tasteful tabletop, chic clutches, and sweet smelling custom candles, you’ll have a complete Christmas checklist to send Santa’s way.

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So start sending your man a sneak peek into the gracious little gifts you just can’t live without this Christmas, by singing a little “Santa baby, just slip a Kate Spade necklace under the tree for me.” Put your trust in Southern Protocol, as we’ll be your family and friend’s glamorous gift guides, lending the perfect present push to ease them through the seasonal shopping.

 

 

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Bubbles and Bling is Ringing in the Southern Surcee Season

The holidays are upon us, the charm of the Christmas spirit has settled in and the season of surcees is in full swing. Southern Protocol is sure that all you southern shoppers are slipping into the giving mood, just as we are.  Sashay your way into the boutique between 10am and 6pm this December 10th for Bling and Bubbles, where tons of season greetings and perfect presents of bling await you at discounted prices up to 30% off. Southern Protocol is so excited to give you the gift of dazzling discounts and seasonal steals.

You can get your stylish surcee spending done for your loved ones and drop some hints for your winter wish list musts haves. But of course, don’t stop the seasons shopping sensations once the surcee search is complete, treat yourself to some holiday jewels to dazzle in for all those festival fetes as well.

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So let the seasonal surcee search commence and start writing up that wish list with Southern Protocol at Bling and Bubbles, where we’re decking the halls with discounts and holiday happiness all day long.

 

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Solange’s Wedding? Flawless.

This past Sunday, Solange and her new husband, Alan Ferguson, tied the knot in a New Orleans wedding that could only be summed up as modern minimalistic magic. But honestly, would you ever expect anything less than flawless festivities from Bey’s stylish little sis?

The nuptials had not just the happy couple drunk in love, but also the entire world, as we all adored her daring take on this usually traditional day. This white out wedding was all about clashing with cliché and breaking trends of tradition. From her dress to her transportation, Solange proved that she definitely doesn’t play by the rules.

For starters, her wedding wears were all about that cutting edge fashion. During her grand entrance, she honed in on the look of a modern millennial bride, as she flaunted down the aisle in a cream-colored jumpsuit and cape combo by designer Stephane Rolland.

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She proceeded to challenge the common classics in bridal by debuting the official wedding photos that had her decked out in Humberto Leon for Kenzo floor length gown with Jill for Lady Grey gold bracelets cuffed at the wrist, giving the look a total extravagant Egyptian edge. It takes a certain level of chic to dazzle in designs such as this, but we all can agree Solange has that certain je ne sais quoi that makes all of her looks during her big day positively perfection.

But don’t think Solange only dared to be different in her own get up, for she continued to wow the wedding world as all her guests flaunted during the festivities in white wears as well. She has left us all wondering if this white out wedding is the new nuptial trend we’ve been waiting for. I mean really, who said only the bride can wear white?solange bike

Solange kept the modern day fairytale going as she continued to smash all stereotypes of style by taking it one step further with a new set of wedding wheels. It seems according to Solange limos are so yesterday, as she showed a favor for vintage bikes and buses to make her moves during the day.

If you couldn’t already tell, the SoPro girls are all about Solange’s style of whipping a wedding together. For we can’t help but nod to her nuptial nuances, which she explained to Vogue as, “A labor of love.” This wedding was flawlessly fashioned as it twisted traditional, giving us all a sneak peek into the future modern minimalist manner of the millennial wedding.

 

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Pop In For Our Pop Up Shops

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As you all know, the Southern Protocol ladies are notorious for mixing up the cocktails with couture and popping that champagne with class, but recently we’ve decided to pop the lid off this boutique and step up our game by mixing up more than just our drinks and designs. Your favorite shop of sass and sophistication is switching up the schedule and perfecting the etiquette of the pop up shop.

Of course our shift in the schedule is being done with nothing but charm and grace, for you will still get to pop in from 10am to 3pm during prime time shopping hours and spend major quality time with every bit of our darling dresses, gleaming jewelry, and southern surcees. And if you can’t grace us with your presence during your work break or midday escape, then we would be more than pleased to have you visit our pristine palace by making an appointment.

Southern Protocol is the same shop, same sass, just different hours and more to love with our upcoming pop up shops. Lets just brag a bit and predict that you are going to be popping that heel and dashing to Southern Protocol every other Wednesday from now on. Our pop up shops are going to be all about that local love, with our southern staples of style selling out of our store. From surcees to stationary, we are bringing you a showcase of all the great southern artists and designers for your decadent delight.

Southern Protocol is new and improved with new hours and new shopping endeavors to celebrate. So get excited for all that is just around the corner for this boutique because we are ever so eager to get the champagne popping as you keep on shopping.

 

 

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Sweet Southern Romance

This past week, the SoPro planners brought their splash of sass and sophistication to the Creek Club at I’On where they waved their wedding wands to put a sweet southern spin on a bride and grooms special day.

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The cotton filled celebration was brimming with darling details exuding the essence of a sweet southern romance. The handpicked décor had hues in blues, fresh cotton wreaths, sweet grass flowers, driftwood decking the dining tables, and escort cards teed off in the grass.

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It seems Southern Protocol brought all their wedding whimsy and sophisticated style to play in this round of planning. For the event scored that perfect hole in one as the wedding wins was nothing but a sweet southern success for the newlywed’s special day amidst the fields of fresh cotton air.

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Surcee for Discerning Taste

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If you weren’t born below the Mason Dixon line where our southern roots run strong, our slang is accompanied by an essential southern draw, and our hospitality is incomparable to any other, then you’re probably left with a bewildered expression on your face at the drop of the word “surcee.”

However, fear no longer my foreign friends of the south, for Southern Protocol has a plethora of southern surprises that will have you settling into the sassy slang of the south. So swap out that cliché of a word “gift” and speak like a true southern belle by saying with sass, “I got you a Southern Protocol surcee because your fabulous self deserves one!”

From jaw dropping jewelry to glamorous glasses to fragrant floral candles, Southern Protocol is your one stop shop for sophisticated surcee’s. So next time you’re looking to give a little southern surprise come stop by the Southern Protocol Boutique to find that perfect surcee for your discerning taste.

 

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Cocktails and Couture

In total Southern Protocol grandeur, we are hosting an event that’s all that sass with a glass at Cocktails and Couture this November 6th. Come down to our boutique for a night of shopping, sipping, and socializing exclusively with designer Katherine McDonald. The designer behind the southern style of Lula Kate will be offering all our SoPro shoppers 25% off her custom made cocktail dresses and skirts for this fabulous night of fashion. Shop through her collection of dainty dresses and sassy skirts that will be ready for you to dress for success in just 3 weeks. Whether you are looking for skirt or dress, short or long, cocktail or couture, Katherine McDonalds is gracing Southern Protocol with every girl’s perfect piece to wow their wardrobe. Southern Protocol and Katherine McDonald are clinking their glasses together in celebration for our night of Cocktails and Couture. So come find that new little black dress or party pleasing frock with Southern Protocol and Katherine McDonald, the dynamic duo bringing you designer, drinks, and discounts, at Cocktails and Couture this Thursday, November 6th.

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Sip, Shop, and Support with Southern Protocol at the Wine, Women, and Shoes Event

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Among the many things in this world that females hold near and dear to their heart, there are two such favorites that will forever and always be amidst the strongest of our loves: wine and shoes. It is engrained in our dashing DNA that women can always bond with a full glass of wine in hand and the fumes of fashion in the air. So of course any event that includes these favorites that we will all jump to the occasion. Southern Protocol is calling on all our sensational shoppers to come sip, shop, and support this Sunday, November 2, at Wine, Women, and Shoes where we will be benefitting Florence Crittenton. With wine tasting, culinary delicacies, exclusive shopping, live auction, shoe guys, fashion show and much more, how could any female say no?

 

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A Big Bridal Blend of South Meets North

At Southern Protocol we never allow ourselves to forget that a girls fairytale wedding is nothing without her prince charming. It is every bit of a big day for the groom as it is for the bride. When we help you romanticize the big day, we make sure that all the dreamy details reflect a charming culmination of both bride and groom. For as we all know, it is a must when perfecting our planning to include that big bridal blend with a dash of the bride and a sprinkle of the groom.

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One of our most recent of wedding endeavors had the SoPro girls bringing out our southern sass to play with our northern friends. With a southern belle for a bride and a New Yorker for a groom, the wedding was the ultimate display of south meets north.

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Every detail down to the gift bags embodied this part northern, part southern dynamic. Guests were graced with little gifts that gave the best of both worlds, or rather a North verses South battle of the best, with double the tasty treats and alcohol that had both bride and groom representing their home turf in the most tasteful of ways.

 

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The Martha Stewart of Hostesses

When one thinks of Southern Protocol Boutique they obviously think beautiful bridal, southern sass, and wedding whimsy. This is an instant given to all our sophisticated shoppers out there. However, our southern sanctuary is not just reserved for the blushing brides racing to the alter or glamour girls looking to be the belle of the ball. Southern Protocol shoppers are also the everyday girls looking to hone haute for the home, give the gift of glamour, or present the perfect party.

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We are catering couture AND dishing decadent dining décor that will instantly whip you into the Martha Stewarts of hostesses. As the exclusive carriers of Kate Spade tabletop, we are confident that we can fulfill all your décor dreams. From our glistening gold glasses to our fancy flasks to our chic coasters, we at Southern Protocol will have you falling head over heels in love.

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Come shop with the SoPro girls and you’ll soon be on your way to clinking a glass of southern sass at your next party.

 

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Classic Meets Edge with Southern Protocols New Must Have: Taxidermy Python Clutch

Being a part of the female population makes it a requirement that you have two staples in the depths of your closet, one being python and the other being clutch. Lucky for you, we at Southern Protocol are bringing you the best of both worlds thanks to our new designer addition, Taxidermy, you can now swing by the boutique and snag our new white python clutch, which gives you a fabulous take on classic meets edge.

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Each clutch is made from an ultra exotic python skin, giving it a fierce flair that every girl should dare to wear. However, this is just the cusp of what this cool clutch has to flaunt. Taxidermy’s cute clutch gives you the versatility to battle it out with the countless chic choices it offers. You can snap on a chain to reinvent this clutch into a hip little crossbody. Or bring the bling with a glitzy jewel if you don’t want to bring the bold with a bow. This major minimalist metamorphosis is all the variety a girl dreams of.

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And as if we could pack any more punch into this classic little handbag, the color is our favorite wedding white, which every stylish someone knows is all the rage on the runway this fall.

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It’s obvious our hot little clutch is a must this season! Blend cocktail and clutch for an ultra sophisticated meets sassy style. Or mix up your southern classics with some exotic edge. Lets be honest, what’s not to love? Come down to Southern Protocol and snag our hot new python clutch that’s bringing the spice into our southern sophistication.

 

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