GOWN BOUTIQUE OF CHARLESTON This loft-style boutique carries some of the most beautiful gowns around (Amy Kuschel, Jim Hjelm, Junko Yoshioka), and the mother-daughter ownership team treats every bride and mother of the bride like a long-lost friend. The boutique also carries an excellent selection of bridesmaid dresses, shoes and accessories. Open Tu-Sa by appointment only. www.gownboutiqueofcharleston.com. 664A Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, 843.856.2682.
LULA KATE Local designer Katherine McDonald has been wowing wedding parties with her adorable, classy bridesmaid designs for years, but in 2010 she introduced her first bridal collection to great acclaim. Both collections are available online and in Bella Bridesmaid boutiques across the country, including the Spring Street location. Open by appointment only. www.lulakate.com. 82 1/2 Spring St., 843.805.7193.