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Bachelorette parties have evolved in the last few years, and this Lilly Pulitzer inspired bachelorette weekend is truly the evidence. Bridal showers and bachelorette parties tend to be less campy and more of a reason to relax and getaway with girlfriends. Bachelorette photography has also grown. In the age where everything is Instagrammable, brides have elected to start hiring photographers for more than just their big day. Rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, bridal showers and even honeymoons are all now fair game in the photography industry. Lara’s bachelorette fete is a look into what to expect from 2017 bridal vacations. When the owner of Gala Tuesday, a company that supplies stunningly curated party boxes, is getting hitched, you know that her bachelorette party is going to be equipped with all the fixings for a southern inspired soirée.



Lara Jones planned her Charming Charleston bachelorette for Labor Day weekend and invited five girls to explore the wonderful South Carolina coast. As the girls arrived, they were greeted with goodie bags complete with canned champagne, matching Lilly tunics and flamingo drink floats all inside a Sixpence Press tote.

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They donned the Flagler tunics with the hand crafted beach hats and headed straight to Folly Beach. After an afternoon relaxing in the sun, the girls got ready for dinner at 5Church and took fun portraits with the bride. The next day was adventure packed. Brunch began at Poogan’s Porch and was followed by shopping on King Street and wandering Magnolia Plantation. The evening ended with dinner at the aptly named Magnolia restaurant.

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The weekend winded down with a DIY pajama brunch accompanied by 90s girl jams. This well-documented weekend in “Laradise” is the perfect blueprint to your all girls’ weekend.

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photographer: Kir2Ben | favors + gifts: Gala Tuesday | bridesmaids dresses: Lilly Pulitzer | tote bag: Sixpence Press | invitations: Swoozies