"Project Runway" Designer Carol Hannah Whitfield Launches Bridal Gowns

Southern-Inspired Wedding Dresses for Your Big Day

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When Tim Gunn says, “Make it work,” that’s what you do. Project Runway finalist Carol Hannah Whitfield carried out Gunn’s motto beautifully with her just-debuted line of bridal gowns ($1,500-$5,000).

Inspired by Charleston, South Carolina’s high society and luxe boho vibe, the frocks are sassy and sophisticated without being stuffy. Made of 100 percent silk (organza, chiffon, duchess and hammered satin, charmeuse), the collection focuses on flattering silhouettes with details like handmade trim, textured fabric, handmade flower appliques, and perfect draping.

Options include long and short hemlines, flowy and form-fitting styles, and white and ivory hues.

Most importantly, the wedding dresses are comfortable and lightweight, so you can actually enjoy your monumental day.

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Photo: Carsten Fleck / Courtesy of Carol Hannah