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The Knot Best of Weddings 2017

We are so pleased and thankful to have been selected as a 2017 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings.  We just got our plaque, and we wanted to share it with you. You helped us win, and we wanted to say THANK YOU. You can view some of the very sweet reviews from our very own brides on The Knot. Thank you so much for your trust, your words, and for being yourself. We couldn’t have done this without Y-O-U.

“One of the greatest experiences EVER! Wanda and Mell are amazing. From the moment I walked in, nervous as anything, until receiving my final gift for my husband, they were fun, witty, hysterical, creative. They are professional and my album is phenomenal. Sarah, who did my hair and makeup knew just the look for me, a glammed up version of me. Once my shoot started, Wanda and Mell made me feel comfortable and walked me through how to pose. I couldn’t believe the pictures they showed me on the camera were really me. I was blown away. We laughed the whole time. When I came back to view my pictures a week later, I was overwhelmed. They made me feel and look sexy and beautiful. I would highly recommend booking with Wanda and Mell, they made everything perfect! My husband loves his gift!. Thanks Wanda and Mell for everything!”

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In 2017, only 2% of the 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. In its eleventh annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2017, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed over one million reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best for wedding professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider in order to inspire, plan and book their own unique wedding.

 

 

 

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mellBella Gives Back

Bling Bling – mellBella Gives Back

Introducing BLING BLING, our Spring Fundraiser, and you’re invited! Drop by our studio on Wednesday, March 22nd between 7-9pm to sip, shop, and support local women.  Invite your friends too. We chosen to raise funds and gather wish list items for the Florence Crittenton Programs.  Florence Crittenton Programs of SC

Located in downtown Charleston, Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina has been serving the entire state for 119 years. their mission is to is to provide hope, safety and opportunity to young women in order to instill self-worth and self-sufficiency. They value the right of every pregnant and parenting, young woman to obtain the education, skills, and support needed to have a healthy start in life – for both herself and her child. They help these at-risk, low-income girls and young women by providing a safe environment and a wide range of services, including education, counseling, medical care, life skills, and social support. With their help, the entire community benefits as each client is able to achieve her fullest potential and become independent, responsible mother.

Mindy from Park Lane Jewelry will be with us to show and sell their BEAUTIFUL jewelry! 30% of all jewelry sale proceeds go directly to Florence Crittenton Programs. Plus, Mindy will have a special deal for you all.

Bling Bling Park Lane Jewelry Peacock necklace

As always, we will be giving out some awesome door prizes!

  • $50 Bits of Lace Gift Card
  • mellBella Treat Your Self Gift Bag ($150 value)
  • $50 off any Hair Service from Sarah Pearson Hair & Makeup Artistry
  • $50 off a mellBella Boudoir Session
  • Makeup Goody bag by Sarah Pearson Hair & Makeup Artistry
  • And other surprises!

Come sip, shop, and support local women. Don’t forget to bring items from the Florence Crittenton Wish Lists. Whoever bring the most items gets a door prize.

General Wish List

School Supply Wish List

See you there and bring your friends!

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Wedding Week on Lowcountry Live 2017

Look for us on Channel 4 on Tuesday, February 21st at 10am.

Next week… It’s Wedding Week on Lowcountry Live! We’ll be there talking about bridal boudoir photography, difference between and marathon event session vs. a full session,  and what you can create from your photo shoot. Brides, boudoir photography is truly the Best. Groom’s. Gift. Ever!

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Here’s three great reasons to watch:

  1. You’ll have a chance to win a FREE boudoir session with us, including hair & makeup.
  2. You’ll find out the date for our last boudoir marathon event until summer.
  3. You’ll see some of our new boudoir photos and sharing some of our gorgeous albums.

But boudoir photography isn’t just for brides. Watch to find out more on Tuesday, February 21st at 10am on Channel 4 or watch online at:  http://abcnews4.com/lowcountry-live

 

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2017-The First Big Announcement

Every year, we try to bring some new things to the mellBella Experience. 2017 is going to be an amazing year filled with lots of surprises. We’re proud to introduce the next step in our journey, and we can’t wait any longer to share it with you!

We love our old one, and it will still be around for a while. And get ready because this is just one of many new things to come. Thank you so much for your love and support!!!

wedding show booth with Cecilee, Wanda, and Mell Bell

Charleston Wedding Festivals Show February 2017

LADIES!!! Please join us at The Charleston Wedding Festivals Show on Sunday, February 19th at the North Charleston Convention Center. Drop in from Noon to 5PM. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 online.

Meet our expert boudoir & pinup photographers, see our work, and register for a chance to win a FREE photo session with MellBella Boudoir & PinUp Photography that includes professional hair and makeup!

Can’t wait to see you there!

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DaisySEE THE LATEST FASHIONS AND EXPERIENCE A PLATINUM MOCK WEDDING AND RECEPTION DISPLAY.

Daisy BRING THE GROOM – HE’LL ENJOY GROOM’S EXPO:
Today’s Groom is affluent, sophisticated, motivated and involved in planning the perfect wedding . An area for today’s Groom that is filled with samples and prizes.

DaisyFREE WEDDING BAG:
Free “My Wedding Planning Bag” Canvas Tote for every bride!

DaisyWEDDING WORKSHOPS:
Five wedding workshops throughout the day will feature designs and expert advice from wedding professionals. Workshop topics and times will be announced the week of each show on the Wedding Festivals Facebook Fan Page.

DaisyTONS OF DOOR PRIZES.

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Spring Break mellBella Style 2017 Boudoir Marathon

We’re starting to get Spring Fever here at mellBella, so it’s time to announce our Spring Boudoir Marathon Event. One day couldn’t handle all the fun, and we choose two dates to keep the party going.  It’s the Best. Gift. Ever! Not just for him but also for Y-O-U! You’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.glamorous boudoir lighting mellbella experience

Join us on Saturday, February 25th or Sunday, March 12th.
Book the Bombshell Package for $200 ($216 with tax).

Our Bombshell Package includes:

– An hour pampering by our expert hair and makeup artist from Sarah Pearson- Hair and Makeup Artistry
– An hour Private photoshoot in the mellBella Studio
– Private consultation & viewing session
– Champagne, little bites and sweet treats

Albums and products are available for purchase separately. Limited space available!

Click HERE to check out available times and start the booking process

Bring your best gal pals! If you both book a session for this event, you BOTH get $30 in Product Credit towards your mellBella product(s).

Ask about our specials for military, first responder, our Richard Bell Photography brides, and return Bella Beauties. Contact us at info@mellbella.com for more info and to reserve your session for Spring Break mellBella Style 2017.

Come see what everyone is talking about with Charleston’s Best Boudoir Photography– the mellBella Experience.

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One Image- Expression

Happy Sunday! We love how this Bella has a Mona Lisa kind of smile going on with a light in her eyes. The eyes are so key to an expression. It makes you wonder what was she thinking about.

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Stacey’s Boudoir Story

 “I am still waking up, but I am very excited! I am nervous that I’ll give in to all those self confidence issues, so I am forcing myself to be positive!”

Stacey wanted us to take her bridal boudoir photos to create an extra special gift for her husband-to-be. The quotes are from Stacey before and after her boudoir photo session with us. She choose our Lusso Package which is a full session that includes a two hour photo session with us. A full session gave her plenty of time for a few different outfits, sets, and props. She brought his jacket and hat, a purple lace nighty, a white teddy, a gorgeous pink mask, and a few other lingerie pieces. She borrowed some shoes, necklaces, and the red corset from our mellBella closet. During the week of her photo shoot, we also got to incorporate a 20 ft piece of greenery garland for a natural, sexy look. Below are just a few of her photos that she has graciously allowed us to share with our mellBella followers. Truly, she gave her  husband the Sexiest. Groom’s. Gift. Ever! Thank you, Stacey.

 “I had a blast! The ladies make you feel beautiful and fabulous. I ended up doing full nudes, which will shock my fiancé in the best way. Thanks ladies! Much love.”

mellBella Team Cecilee, Wanda, and Mell Bell at their wedding show booth

Visit the Charleston Bridal Show January 22nd 2017

Meet our expert boudoir photographers and staff, see some of our work, and register to win a FREE boudoir or pinup session with mellBella Boudoir & PinUp Photography that includes hair and makeup! We will also have some other specials available only to those ladies who visit our booth. ALL Ladies 21 and up are eligible to participate. We’ll help you create the Best. Groom’s. Gift. Ever!

Ladies, this is your special invitation to the most unique bridal show of the year! The Charleston Bridal Show will be held Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the Gaillard Center at 77 Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston. Drop in from Noon to 4PM. Admission is only $15 at the door or $10 online.

a few our our gorgeous mellBella albums and products

* Experience over 100 other wedding vendors to help you plan your day.
* See the latest bridal fashions, props, and decor.
* Hear musicians set the mood and provide entertainment throughout the day.
* Smell and taste delicious hors d’oeuvres and enjoy wedding cake samples.

 

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Bellissima 2017- Boudoir Marathon

Happy New Year! Start it off with finally going for it. Our first Boudoir Photography Event of 2017 will be on January 28th. Bellissima Boudoir 2017 is a great way to start off the new year to treat yourself or create a gift for your special someone.

It’s the Best. Gift. Ever! Not just for him but also for Y-O-U! You’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.mellbella boudoir photography tattoos, plaid, and sparkles

It’s time again for the Bombshell Package for $200 ($216 with tax).

Our Bombshell Package includes:

– An hour pampering by our expert hair and makeup artist from Sarah Pearson- Hair and Makeup Artistry
– An hour Private photoshoot in the mellBella Studio
– Private consultation & viewing session
– Champagne, little bites and sweet treats

Albums and products are available for purchase separately. Limited space available!

Click HERE to check out available times and start the booking process

Bring your best gal pals! If you both book a session for this event, you BOTH get $30 in Product Credit towards your mellBella product(s).

Ask about our specials for military, first responder, our Richard Bell Photography brides, and return Bella Beauties. Contact us at info@mellbella.com for more info and to reserve your session for Bellissima Boudoir 2017.

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