Real Wedding | Hyla + Bradley

A Vera Wang Diana gown…tuxes for the gents…and a tented reception complete with chandeliers made this Charleston wedding luxe, modern and delightfully high-fashion! I love how chic Hyla + Bradley’s wedding was with its sleek leather sofas and full white decor with pops of hot pink florals. Don’t miss: Hyla’s super sweet Vera Wang wardrobe change and the custom designed necklaces for the bridal party designed by Hyla herself.  For not only is today’s featured bride beautiful, she is also a very talented jewelry designer with her own line of Hyla DeWitt Jewelry!

Hyla + Bradley | September 17, 2011 | Lowndes Grove, Charleston, South Carolina

The Ceremony
We got married outside in front of Lowndes Grove in Charleston. It’s an old historic mansion. We had the beautiful back drop of the Ashley River behind us. The decorations were very simple to not take away from the beautiful scenery. The boys wore tuxes and the bridesmaids wore Shoshanna dresses that complimented their custom necklaces I made for them. I also made the necklace for the mother of the groom as well.  I wore the Diana dress by Vera Wang and added the Vera horsehair sash that gave the dress one more level of drama! I wore Bradley’s grandmother’s earrings and my grandmother’s broach in my hair.

The Reception
I wanted a very modern and romantic look. We had a seated dinner followed by dancing. I wanted the dinning tent to be completely white but with pops of hot pink from the flowers. We had napkins made with my new initials that were used at every place setting.

After dinner we, we were entertained by Super – T band, a fun Motown and funk band. The dancing tent, kept to our modern theme. White leather couches with ghost side tables and garden stools. We also had a lounge area and bar down by the water.  Mid reception I changed into a shorter dress made by Vera Wang.  My mother is from Peru, so we had Peruvian chocolates made as party favors and Bradley and I left the reception to a sparkler tunnel!

Hyla’s Dress Search
Ever since I was little, I dreamed of wearing a ball gown, princess dress. After trying on the traditional ball gowns I quickly realized they didn’t flatter my body type. I remember my first visit to Vera Wang; I was completely drawn to the Diana. It was the only dress I tried on there and I was sold as soon as I put it on. It fit the feel of my wedding and it was absolutely breathtaking – whimsical, romantic and ultra chic!

How Hyla Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Chic, stunning and elegant!

Why Hyla Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I consider this dress a piece of artwork. When you look at each individual whimsical layer and how the dress flows, you really can appreciate the handmade work that was put into it. Since I’m never going to be able to wear it again and a case display of the dress in my home would be a little much, I thought why not let someone else appreciate this beautiful artwork and I hope it will be able to make one lucky girl feel like a princess like it did for me.

Hyla’s Wedding Dress | VERA WANG DIANA / Photography | SEAN MONEY + ELIZABETH FAY / Jewelry | Today’s featured bride has her own line of jewelry, Hyla DeWitt Jewelry. In addition to everyday wear, Hyla also designs custom jewelry orders for brides, bridesmaids, mother of the bride, engagement parties and rehearsals!