Melanie Brooke 2013 Bridal Collection
Brooke Ray's debut at Charleston Fashion Week's bridal showcase could be likened to "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Filled with whimsical chiffons, floral headpieces and botanical prints, this fresh collection was perfectly bewitching. The emerging bridal designer brought her winning sketches to life in the form of architectural petal hems, flouncy peplums and breezy separates. An impeccable bustier bodice gown with a sweet mint cardigan tossed on overtop was especially spellbinding for its effortlessly feminine presence. It seems no surprise that this Georgia native won the hearts of the star-studded panel judging the emerging bridal designer competition. A SCAD grad and winner of a coveted internship with luxury label Modern Trousseau, Brooke Ray is certainly not resting on her laurels–she's festooned them as crowns for her enchanting ensembles.
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