Over our many years in Charleston, countless couples have celebrated their weddings in our beautiful sanctuary. We believe your wedding should be a beautiful and memorable event and we look forward to helping you make it such. Our building dates back to 1787 and is a registered historic landmark. We are a Welcoming Congregation, recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association. This means we affirm and include people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer at every level of congregational life—in worship, in program, and in social occasions—welcoming them as whole people. We invite you to share your wedding, memorial services or special events with us.
From a young age, Kira Elizabeth Schlep has had a passion for making clothes. Designing clothes for her beloved stuffed bear even before she learned how to sew, she eventually moved on to sewing clothing including a very intensive Renaissance inspired costume. One might say that this was the beginning of her career working with gowns.A graduate from the University of Minnesota’s Clothing Design program, Kira interned with designers in New York such as Junko Yoshioka before settling in Charleston. Kira Elizabeth gowns are ethereal and dreamy. Each design is made with a keen eye to detail and fit. Kira utilizes unique textures and fabrics with non-traditional colors. She pours her heart and soul into each design and truly takes the time to get to know each client, making each gown special, one of a kind, and memorable for the bride’s special day with handmade details and personalization to each bride…whether it is a custom made gown or a gown just needing a few alterations.Kira’s work has been in multiple media outlets such as She Magazine, Charleston Wedding Magazine, Style + Design Magazine, A Coastal Bride, Style me Pretty to name a few.
Kira Elizabeth Design Studio specializes in:
- Custom Bridal Gown
- Heirloom Redesign Gowns
- Fur Rentals
- Expert Alterations
- Exclusive Kira Elizabeth Gowns
- Custom Accessories
- Flower Girl dresses