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What to Wear on Your Honeymoon

Southern Protocol is teaming up with Calypso St. Barth on King Street to host a beautiful soiree tomorrow, Thursday April 23rd from 5-8pm. This will be the unveiling of their Boho-Glam Bridal Collection that is great for any honeymoon!

Who is the Mariee bride? “Bohemian is at the essence of what we do. Our Mariee muse is a free spirit. A non-conformist. She is about feeling easy and comfortable in her own skin.” – Elisa Miller, Calypso Creative Director

This is a perfect pairing for Southern Protocol brides. Wear one of our gorgeous gowns on your big day and pair it with an effortless Calypso maxi dress for your honeymoon! The collection is a mix of embellished gowns, lace maxis, a chic beaded jumpsuit, and linen pants etc..

For the Glam Bride: Southern Protocol carries Matthew Christopher which is the epitome of Glam.

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If you and your new hubby are going on a European honeymoon, Calypso has designed the chic gown for you. You can choose between Brusse, a hand embellished gown or the Harjari, a hand sequin embellished Caftan. Are you picturing a candle lit dinner at Jules Verne looking over Paris like we are?!

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For the Boho Bride: For your big day, Carol Hannah is the way to go. Le Soleil walked down the Charleston Fashion Week runway and is qunitesscential for the Bohemian bride.

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If you are jet setting to Morocco or Marrakech, we have found the jumpsuit for you. This beaded jumpsuit is to die for. You can either wear it shopping and exploring during the day or you could dress it up to wear it to your first dinner as newlyweds.


For the Beach Bride: Ivy and Aster is a blend of sweet simplicity and a dash of whimsy. Flawless for the beach bride.



Calypso has designed a couple of pairs of linen pants which can act as the perfect coverup. Whether you are walking on the beach or lounging by the pool, these linen lace pants are showstoppers.



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Beautiful Bubbles and Brunch at Southern Protocol

Another week, another successful event! Southern Protocol ended Charleston Fashion Week with a brunch celebrating the launch of our new bridal collection by designer, Heidi Elnora!





We chatted about all things bridal with the days special guest, designer and star of TLC’s Bride by Design, Heidi Elnora…


Nibbled on some delicious food by Chef Bob Waggoner with all of our friends and family…


And, of course, sipped away on a few flutes full of bubbly!


Thank you to all who came to celebrate the end of a successful fashion week and the launch of our new Heidi Elnora collection!


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Southern Protocol Shout Outs In Glamour Magazine!

If you haven’t heard by now, Charleston Fashion Week was a huge hit for Southern Protocol! Not only was our bridal fashion show a huge success, we received a huge shoutout from Glamour Magazine in the article “How a Southern Bride Says ‘I Do’: 19 Things You Need to See From Charleston’s Spring Bridal Show.” We cannot thank writer, Kim Fusaro, enough for giving Southern Protocol THREE special shout outs! glamour4 The first SoPro shout out, gave a nod of approval to all the “prettiness” we have to offer at our bridal boutique and applauded us for the perfection that is our list of darling designers. glamour1 Second on the list of special SoPro shout outs, was an obvious given, for who could not be mesmerized by the beauty of a bag that is the Taxidermy pink tote?! And as an added bonus, Glamour sent some love to our flawless glitter floors. glamour2 To round out this amazing Glamour article, Kim Fusaro acknowledged Southern Protocol as South Carolina’s exclusive carrier of the fabulous Heidi Elnora. glamour3 Thank you so much Glamour for thinking of Southern Protocol during your trip down South to the charming city of Charleston. Lots of love for Glamour Magazine!


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Cocktails with Carol Hannah

Southern Protocol is bringing Carol Hannah back to her roots in the charming city of Charleston for all the Fashion Week festivities! The New York City designer will be gracing our boutique with her presence this Thursday from 4pm to 6pm for Cocktails with Carol Hannah and then giving us an encore of her beautiful bridal collection all day Friday for a Trunk Show.


As the exclusive retailer in South Carolina, we give every bride-to-be the chance to dress up for her big day in a gown that’s all about making a daring and dramatic walk down the aisle.


The effortless chic Carol Hannah bridal wear was made for the fashion forward bride, who dares to be different in a design that’s blushing in pink or luxurious in leather.


Look like a dream in the simply seductive Azurite gown, glitter in the gold Pyrite gown, or take on the edgy embellishment in the Le Soleil. Any Carol Hannah design will make a bride stand out in style.


Don’t miss your chance to chat it up with Carol Hannah, the talented designer behind the fierce bridal fashions, this Thursday and Friday at Southern Protocol!


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Taxidermy Trunk Show

The sun was shining, the shoppers were out, and the Taxidermy Trunk Show was a total trendy takeover all day at Southern Protocol. We are all about these fierce python purses, as they make a major statement for any girls outfit.

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Add a punch of pink with the antler adorned clutch or liven up with a lime tote.

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Spice up an ensemble with a snake skin cross body.

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Or hold onto one of these electric clutches dangling with a bit of fringe.

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Face it ladies, every women needs a fabulous purse companion to stash all her things in when she’s on the go. Why not dash around town with one of Taxidermy’s python purses by your side?

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So, stop by Southern Protocol on your next shopping trip and  finish off your lovely look with a bold bag by the forever flawless Taxidermy.


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Southern Protocol’s Flawless Week of Fashion

Ladies and gentlemen, Southern Protocol’s dazzling days of March 18th to 22nd is right around the corner, and our forecast is predicting a fun, fabulous fashion frenzy with a 100% chance of bridal bliss, champagne popping and serious style. So, save the date, put on your game faces, polish your pumps, and watch us whip out all the wedding whimsy. From trunk shows to Charleston Fashion Week, here’s a bridal briefing of the 5 fabulous events that lies ahead!

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To get the party started this Wednesday, March 18, we are having a Taxidermy Trunk Show from 10am to 5pm that is not to be missed! Come find the perfect python purse, fall in love with the hot pink Ashford Satchel, or maybe walk out carrying the chic Antler Box Clutch.



Then come raise a glass of champagne with Southern Protocol, as we welcome you to come mingle and meet the talented designer, Carol Hannah, Thursday, March 19. As the exclusive boutique in South Carolina for all things Carol Hannah bridal, we could not be more excited to chat it up with our cocktails in hand. But the fun doesn’t just stop there, for once you’ve gabbed about every one of her dashing designs, from the edginess of the lux leather bustier or the exquisite detailing on the Pemberley gown, you’ll be ready to say yes to the dress.



So to keep the Carol Hannah Bridal love going, Southern Protocol will be having a Carol Hannah Trunk Show the very next day from 10am to 5pm! Theres no such thing as too much time swooning over one of her designs, so stop by and shop Carol Hannah‘s collection of fabulous furs, beautiful belts, gorgeous gowns, and trendy tops.


Then the big day of bridal, we’ve all been waiting for will be upon us! As come Saturday, March 21, Southern Protocol will steal the show with our total Charleston Fashion Week takeover. We are so excited to send some serious style down the runway and showcase to all you beautiful bride-to-be’s and fashionistas that our bridal boutique has something stylish for everyone. From wedding gowns flowing down with grace and charm, to cocktail dresses that would make any girl a knockout at the next party, we are ready to rock the runway in full Southern Protocol style and sass.

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IMG_6879Finally, on Sunday, March 22 from 10 to 12 we are ready to end the fashion festivities with a big bang! Southern Protocol is pleased to host the final farewell to the crazy chic week of Charleston Fashion Week 2015, by collaborating with designer Heidi Elnora and chef Bob Waggoner for Bubbles and Brunch! Honestly, what could be better to finish off this fun fashion frenzy of a week?


From March 18 to the 22, Southern Protocol is bringing nothing but our A game for the flawless week thats right in our midst.

So, save the date and see you there!


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Pop Up Shop with Southern Protocol’s Favorite Candy Shop Vintage

They’ve taken on New York’s coveted Bendel’s and Bloomingdales, but now the exquisite jewelry of Candy Shop Vintage is ready to take on the best of bridal boutiques, Southern Protocol! The SoPro ladies are definitely popping the champagne yet again, as we are more than pleased to to raise our dainty flutes of bubbly to our newest designer collaboration with Charleston’s beloved, Candy Shop Vintage. Come join us for our Candy Shop Vintage Pop Up Shop this Thursday, February 26, from 4-7pm, as we welcome the jewelry genius, Deirdre Zahl’s, timeless treasures.


Let’s be honest, this is an event that shouldn’t be missed! Candy Shop Vintage has been nothing but the talk of the town with their decades of designs that bring back beloved bling in all its glory.


There is no women who doesn’t adore their flashback finds from the vintage collection, vintage inspired statement pieces from the Candy Shop Collection, and, of course, the Candy Shop MVP of jewelry collections, the Charleston Rice Beads. We can’t stop feeling that local lovin’ every time we glance at one of their style statements.


The SoPro girls are beaming with accessory anticipation, as we ready ourselves to go total glam with Candy Shops classic jewels. Just think of the pairing possibilities! You could adorn one of our exclusive Lula Kate cocktail dresses with the vintage vibes of a Candy Shop Breastplate Necklace for an exquisite evening out look.


Or layer on the love for your wedding day, by spicing up your gorgeous gown with gold Charleston Rice bead necklaces.


Candy Shop Vintage is an absolute gem, and Southern Protocol could not be more excited to bring all their beads, broaches, and bracelets into our house of wedding whimsy, southern sass, and glittery glamour. So come join in this dazzling of all debuts, this Thursday at our Candy Shop Pop Up Shop.


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Warrant Released for the Chilling Criminal, Queen Elsa of Arendelle!

As we freeze at Southern Protocol’s winter wedding wonderland, we cannot be more pleased to know that finally someone is on the hunt for the source of this frozen tundra that we are currently living in. As of yesterday, Harlan City Police Department has issued a much needed arrest warrant for the chilling criminal that has left us all frozen, Queen Elsa of Arendelle. Thank you Kentucky law enforcement!

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But until this cold crook is captured and surrenders our beloved warm weather back to us, the SoPro girls will continue jamming out to the old school sounds of Britney, NSYNC, and Christina in the hopes that they’ll get our blood pumping and give us the warmth we’ve been longing for.


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Lea-Ann Belter Gowns Bring Effortless Bridal Beauty to Southern Protocol

When you think of the bridal brands that embody the charm, grace, and discerning taste dwelling within the glittered and gold boutique of Southern Protocol, Lea-Ann Belter comes to mind. The ingenious designs of the Canadian based designer radiate the simplistic subtlety, effortless beauty, and poised elegance that a bride desires.


Every gown is crafted for custom, as Lea-Ann Belter devotes her time to designing a dress that promises to fit each bride like a glove. The perfect fit and ethereal beauty of the designs makes a bride look and feel as if she was destined to walk down the aisle in a Lea-Ann Belter dress.

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From the simplistic seduction of the Madeleine to the Hollywood glamour of the Adelaide, Lea-Ann Belters delicate detailing is the source of the dresses enchantment. Some are perfectly pearled or lovingly laced, while others are softly serenading silks. Each design gives a new take on sophisticated bridal.


In regards to making a wedding event complete, Southern Protocol knows that wrapping a bride in the sophisticated style and white wedding whimsy of a Lea-Ann Belter gown is a must.


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Fall in Love with Carol Hannah at Southern Protocol Boutique

Another successful bridal appointment today at Southern Protocol Boutique! Our bride fell in love with the stunning Carol Hannah “Downton” gown.  With intricate details from beading to tulle to a small pop of color, this gown is sure to impress her guests and groom.


To shop this look and more from the Carol Hannah Flagship Collection, come visit us at Southern Protocol Boutique!


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Mardi Gras in 48 Hours? The Southern Protocol Way!

Mardi Gras in 48 Hours? The Southern Protocol Way!

My Great-Grandmothers were born in New Orleans and Louisville. I have a certain love affair with two huge Southern Traditions, Mardi Gras, and the Derby. Everyone knows that I throw a crazy Derby party, but this year I got to delve into the Mardi Gras roots and had 48 hours of elegance and a little debauchery that went into a quick but amazing trip.

My childhood best friend lives in Mobile and wanted me to experience Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama. Since 1703, fifteen years before New Orleans, Mobile is the “original” Mardi Gras~ so I was off for quite the experience!

For this trip, I had the amazing Katherine McDonald design a custom gown for the ball I was attending, and they sent my best friend Molly an entire BOX of dresses because that girl had more functions to attend than I can even handle- and I love a busy schedule! So we represented one of our favorite Southern Designers well, and accessorized with one of our other favorite Southern Designers Taxidermy for my clutch! So in the following four picture collages- you can see a day party, heading to a parade, later into that night (maybe we’d had some cocktails)…and then the fabulous ball and that glamorous dress that Katherine designed for myself and the one for Molly. I’m not going to lie~ my dress was divine I felt like “Betty Draper“! Thanks to everyone at the Kate McDonald Team!



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Flower Filled Wedding!

Southern Protocol has done it again. Charleston Weddings Spring 2015 issue featured yet another whimsical wedding planned to perfection by one of our own, Sara Hosch.


Amidst the warmth of the sweet sun, southern marsh views, and springtime flowers flushed in pastels, the wedding of Jennifer and Tyler Jost lined the beautiful banks of the Creek Club at I’On for a night to remember.


Every darling detail was a romantic serenade to the cute couple, from the ombre invites in hues of blue to the adorable montage of the twos special moments hung with a clothespin.

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The treats and drinks were a tasty blend of both bride and groom. His-and-her drinks showed off their Georgia and Oregon roots and candied catering of pralines and pecans brought the souths sweets to charm the crowd.

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As an ode to the couples adorable bulldog terrier the cake was topped with two salt and pepper shakers reminiscent of the dog.


The nights nuptials was nothing but floral splendor and wedding day whimsy as it ended under the southern stars with sweet kisses, sparklers, and smiles for the happy couples most memorable of days .



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Happy Galentine’s Day from Southern Protocol!

We’re feeling the love as we finish up the week and get ready for Valentine’s Day this weekend.  To celebrate the day of love, we shop and hang with our ladies!  Leave your hunny at home, bring out the bubbly, and toast to Galentine’s Day! Don’t forget to stop by Southern Protocol Boutique to buy yourself a little something fabulous!

We’re gushing over this perfect Taxidermy bag made custom for our very own Lizz Akerman.



Get yours at the Taxidermy Trunk Show during Charleston Fashion Week on March 18th from 10am-5:30pm at Southern Protocol Boutique.



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Candyshop Vintage Pop up at Southern Protocol Boutique



You’re wishes have come true! Southern Protocol is proud to announce we are the exclusive bridal shop carrying Candy Shop Vintage Jewelry!  Join us February 26th from 4 to 7 pm for our pop-up shop with Candy Shop Vintage.


From gorgeous necklaces, earrings, and bangles to Charleston Rice Beads, we know you’ll find something you love!







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Charleston Scout Guide featuring Southern Protocol


Presenting the 100th volume of the Charleston Scout Guide!  Every year, The Scout Guide finds the best of local businesses to highlight their originality, creativity, and passion. Southern Protocol is thrilled and honored to have been asked to be in this years Charleston Scout Guide among the best and most elite of Charleston entrepreneurs.


Not only are we a fan of promoting our fabulous boutique, we love promoting our friends in the area too!  We are in great company with Croghan’s Jewel Box, Eclectic, and Courtney Agosti Interior Design & Antiques just to name a few! We’ve been scouted and couldn’t be happier!

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