Meet Ann E. Rice Ervin and Lisa S. Rice, Boutique Principals
Something New: Represents Prosperity and Optimism for the Future
On May 23, 2009, Ann E. Rice married her high school sweetheart, Tucker Ervin. A few short weeks
before walking down the aisle, Ann E. followed in her father’s footsteps by graduating from the University of
South Carolina School of Law. With the bride-to-be preparing for both a new marriage and her
new career, she turned to the artistic eye and event-savvy skills of her mother, Lisa Rice, to make her big day
come together with ease.
Ann E. still reminisces about cake tastings and carefully placed monograms. Lisa laughs over her mother-of-the-bride dress saga that happily ended with the perfect mint-colored Romona Keveza gown to suit her style. Interestingly Lisa and Ann E. both wore Romona Keveza for Ann E.’s big day. Ann E. likes to talk about balancing city chic with classy fun to pay homage to her and Tucker’s hometown – Charleston, SC. Mom and daughter giggle about serving fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts after the band’s final number as a nod to Daddy Rice’s sweet tooth.
Tents draped in silver, white and ice blue, walls laced with white roses, and delicate detail by the talented Tara Guérard and team made this grand affair the talk of the town. Chats between mother and daughter in the years after often returned to bridal themes as the Rice ladies realized that they longed to collaborate again on another big mother-daughter endeavor. The idea to open their own bridal boutique soon developed.
The catch would be finding the perfect setting and a visionary who could blend both Ann E.’s and Lisa’s unique tastes into a premier boutique for the top wedding destination in the country (some might argue world!). To combine Ann E.’s creative spirit, her draw to the Big Apple and Telluride as well as her passion for all things equestrian with Lisa’s sophisticated taste for art, fasion and style would not be easy. Friends, family, and associates kept their ears open for an opportunity and a special person who could mesh mother’s and daughter’s unique styles into a cohesive, contemporary boutique capable of wooing a dynamic blend of Belles. In late August, the call came. Enter Michelle Miller. When Ann E. and Lisa met Michelle, they both knew right away she was the leader to execute their vision for a unique, traditionally modern boutique that would marry classic southern style with a touch of sass and create an elegant, haven for ladies who are preparing to walk down the aisle; not only the bride but also the moms and bridesmaids.