Wednesday, October 26, 2016


If you've been reading along here for any amount of time you know how much I absolutely love elopements,.  There's something so special and romantic about two people going off to a far away place to share vows,  Today's styled shoot is all about elopement, captured by Colorado-based shooter, Mia Minoletti of Emmy Cube Photography.  Says Mia about this shoot: "We had so much fun creating this styled elopement, for the more traditional bride who still values the intimacy of an elopement. Perfect for the fall or winter bride, this elopement takes place at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado. Beautiful pheasant feathers adorn the bride's bouquet only to be upstaged by her beautiful sleeved gown!"


Photographer:  Emmy Cube Photography//Other Location:Boulder, Colorado//Floral Designer:Fluorescence Flowers //Hair Stylist: Janae Smith Studio//Beauty: Vain Hippie Beauty//Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Monday, October 24, 2016


Call it what you will: Bustier, corset, corselette--strapless, fitted, bodices have found a place in the bridal fashion arena the past few years.  Borrowing from a few genres like steam punk, 1950s couture, and costume design, these pieces go well with long flowing skirts in sumptuous fabrics and lend a romantic feel to your wedding day look.  Here are a few of my own jewels I loved crafting . . . .

Top Photo: The BELINDA Corset created out of antique laces
Photo 2: The LORENA Corset and skirt in white taffeta
Photo 3: Natalie's Corset in duchesse satin

Friday, October 21, 2016


 This creation called, ODETTE sports some extraordinary details, thanks to a shirred tulle bodice over cuts of delicate Chantilly lace.  Check out the full skirt--cut on the bias donning yards of silks and tulle.  Handmade silk florals adorn both the shoulder and waist.  This dress can go the casual route as in woodsy wedding as well as all out formal with the right accessories. . . . .

Photography by Taralynn Lawton

Hair by Justina Downs of Intertwine Hair Design

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


In this case certainly not age but that could be one factor.  Looking vintage on your wedding day means you're zeroing in on some chic borrowed from the ages. No they don't have to be authentic, ie; real jewels or head wear but can be.  With all us designers creating such great replicas of bygone eras it's just a matter of finding the right fabrics and accessories to bring out and play up a vintage look. Directly above and below are great examples of using lace to recall a certain decade.  These dresses are dripping in lace evocative of The Downton Abbey era

 Above: Nothing glams up a look like the use of gloves.  Long opera length go beautifully with evening gown styles of the thirties.  While the shorties shown here go particularly well with the 50s-60s, they would jazz up styles of earlier 20th Century chic as well  Below: Topping it all off with head wear can really nail an era,  Below is a medley of images perfect for a bride who loves the 1940s
All Dresses and Head Wear by Amy-Jo Tatum
Top Photos: The Missy Dress and Emma Dress 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


It all started with a red sash. My client Donna (above) wanted to experiment with picking up some color. How about you? Are your shoes going to be in hue? Believe me, even brides all dressed in white from veil to hem are opting for green, blue, red or yellow shoes under their gown. Actually I'm not certain this is a passing trend so much as tradition broken. White pumps and sandals with white gowns will always be with us. Now though, so will any shoe in any color that works under your gown . . .

Top Photo: Vivienne Westwood//Photo by Loic
Photo 2: BHLDN
Photos 3 and 4: Christian Louboutin via Mod Wedding
Photo 5: Sergio Rossi :via Bride Chic
Photo 6: Spool No. 72

Monday, October 17, 2016


What a gorgeous shoot this is captured by SoCAL based photographer, Mariela Campbell.  Here's a photographer who has done some incredible styled shoots as well as wedding and engagement sessions.  This is what she had to say about putting this series together,"Inspirations for a French theme came from our amazing planner and designer, who's own heritage derives from her mother's French lineage.  Creating the setting: Our gorgeous couple are real and their chemistry was undeniable and exuding with love and laughter."

Photographer:  Mariela Campbell Photo and Cinema//Floral Designer:Blissful Blossoms//Reception Venue: Heritage Estates//Dress Designer: Hope Stanley Bridal Stylist//Dress Designer:Jim Hjelm//Dress Store: Mary Me Bridal//Event Planner: Memory Making Events//Caterer: Slo Coast Catering//Submitted via Two Bright Lights