The Willcox – The Grande Dame of Southern Hotels

Words & Production: Susan Dilworth
Photos by: LaKendrick Kelly
Hair & Make Up: Alberto Camacho
Hair & Nails by: Kamisha Winfield
Styling by: Sho’Ane Bridal Designs
Bridal Crown and Gatsby Hair Reef designed by: QP Dollhouse
Bride Models: Kiandra Brown & Markesha Harrison
FloTwins Makayla & Taylynn

The Willcox in Aiken, South Carolina is the quintessential southern hostelry experience. Entering its majestic halls, the elegant design jaunts history with an overwhelming feeling of idyllic time travel. World Bride Magazine, still striding on the winds of southern charm, was inspired to present our readers with a portrait of bridal fashion within its legendary walls. With an exclusive selection of exquisite bridal gowns from Sho’Ane Bridal Designs, we encompassed the prestigious air within the hotel renowned for its award winning elevation of status.

Weddings that are held at The Willcox receive the best kept promise of extensive service, which matches any degrees of international luxury hotels with gentleman class and charm that only the south can offer. Executive Chef Regan Browell personally consults all catering wishes not matter how original they might be; like the Bride’s Grandma’s secret “Shrimp & Grits” recipe.

The Willcox Spa wedding concierge packages incorporate the best products and beauty schedule to fit your lifestyle, budget and time consultation. Its turn-key wedding planning is certified by Southern Living.

“We are happy to provide tailored opportunities and magical occasions for unforgettable celebrations, including weddings, vow renewals, engagements and anniversaries. Honored as one of the area’s finest hotels year after year, our intuitive service, distinctive spa and imaginative menus lend an unmistakable tone of grandeur and prestige to any celebration.”
~ ensures General Manager Tina McCarthy

The Willcox entices as a perfect backdrop for a romantic, deep down south get-away. Its picturesque ambiance, exquisite service, and dreamy rooms and suites deliver a day of joy and laughter, as we captured in these fashion impressions for you.

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Susan Dilworth
As Editor-at-Large Europe for World Bride Magazine, Susan Dilworth scopes all corners for European bridal wear and wedding fashion, traditions and insights. She presents honeymoon and venue hot spots as well as the "must haves" at every wedding in Europe. Lucky for us, Miss Dilworth is home-based in Augusta GA and we are very delighted to introduce her to our brides. Her southern love inspired her 4- page spread titled: "The Majestic Charm Of Southern Weddings" coming up in the summer issue of the World Bride Magazine. Her business expertise is derived from an array of international public relations, event production and business development. www.dilworthpr.com www.worldbridemagazine.com
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