Proceeds and a portion of the boutiques’ sales from the show benefited Girls on the Run of the Triangle, a nonprofit focusing on character development for girls ages 8 to 12.
“We love their mission and that they are helping raise self-esteem in young girls in a positive and healthy way,” Rachael Price, one of the three sisters behind Tre Bella, said before the event. Rachael, Kate Price and Rebecca Simmons founded Tre Bella in 2007, and have expanded into two stores: Tre Bella Bridal and Tre Bella Florist.
The fourth iteration of the event, this year’s Altar Ego featured a cocktail hour with drinks and hors d’oeuvres; a book signing and meet-and-greet with special guest Emily Giffin, the New York Times best-selling author of Something Borrowed and Something Blue; a shopping experience with local boutiques that were on hand to sell their merchandise during the wining and dining; and a raffle of wedding items, including a wedding dress.
Guests moved to the tent outside the President’s Ballroom for the main event, oohing and aahing as ready-to-wear fashion from Adorn Boutique, Hadley Emerson, Smitten Boutique and Scout & Molly’s graced the runway, followed by bridal fashion from Bella Bridesmaid, Bernard’s Formalwear and, of course, Tre Bella Bridal.
Check out our photos of guests and fashion in the slideshow.