Carolina Bride
Carolina Bride

Carolina Bride

Inspired Design for a Bespoke Affair
By Cristina Wilson, Other Drew Humphries, By Carolina Bride


240 Pages, 9 x 10.75

Formats: Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Cloth, $35.00 (CA $38.95) (US $35.00)

ISBN 9781629370200

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Dec 2014)


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This wedding-planning resource is filled with gorgeous images to inspire brides by showcasing the cutting-edge vendors and naturally beautiful locales of the South. Key Carolina-based vendors—such as photographer Corbin Gurkin, planners Ivy Robinson and Gathering Floral + Event Design, and wedding and style mogul Ceci Johnson—are highlighted, allowing brides-to-be to delight over everything from invitation designs to tablescapes, all set to the backdrop of lush and romantic southern venues. A unique resource that offers more than just the standard checklists and planning tips, no bride planning a wedding in the South will want to be without this reference, which is beautiful enough to leave out even after the ceremony.

Author Biography

Carolina Bride is the Charlotte Observer’s wedding-planning resource. It is distributed to more than 400 locations in the Charlotte metro area and has been inspiring brides for more than 20 years.


February 16, 2015 | Elegance & Simplicity
January 21, 2015 WCCB News Rising
December 17, 2014 | Charlotte Today

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Carolina Bride: Inspired Design for a Bespoke Affair

By Cristina Wilson and Drew Humphries


Contact: Olivia Aguilar - Triumph Books - 312.676.4238 - 


 In this modern age, it can be difficult to mix the old with the new when it comes to planning weddings. For brides-to-be, mixing modernity with traditional elegance can turn into a balancing act, and the stress of making sure every detail is right can often be overwhelming.  


Luckily, modern Southern brides have the perfect guide in Carolina Bride: Inspired Design for a Bespoke Affair (Triumph Books, December 2014) by North Carolina natives Cristina Wilson and Drew Humphries. Perfect for the Southern bride who dreams of Carolina landscapes as the backdrop for her wedding, this book is the ultimate resource for brides across the country. Highlights include:


  • Full-color photographs of inspiring fashion, décor and other wedding details by the best photographers in the industry, including Corbin Gurkin, Harwell Photography, KT Merry, and Jasmine Star. It also features designs by the top regional wedding designers.
  • A foreword by celebrity designer and editor of Ceci Style Magazine, Ceci Johnson.
  • Each wedding featured includes the names of the designers, vendors, bakeries, makeup artists, etc. as contacts for future brides who are planning their special day.
  • Showcases multiple styles (Bohemian, nautical, modern, etc.), ensuring that the couple stays true to who they are.


Carolina Bride: Inspired Design for a Bespoke Affair is the perfect handbook for the modern couple who loves the old-fashioned elegance of a Southern affair along with a contemporary twist. Now that engagement season has passed, newly-engaged couples won’t want to miss out on this romantic keepsake filled with beautiful color photographs featuring every little detail that will inspire their wedding day.


About the Authors:

Cristina Wilson is the editor of Carolina Bride magazine, based in Charlotte, NC. The Salisbury, NC native and Davidson College graduate edited SouthPark Magazine before making the switch to weddings, and she’s never looked back.

Drew Humphries is a jack of all wedding trades, having worked with Carey Roberts Design Co., Party Reflections, and Kristin Vining Photography – for the last, as the lead graphic designer and studio manager.