Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Once a week I feature a dress from one of four of my capsule collections.  This dress called ANASTASIA couldn't get anymore Gatsby's Bride if we tried.  In fact, it has to be the Gatsbyiest I've ever done!  Based on the chemise silhouette so trendy during the Jazz Age, ANASTASIA focuses on something simple and comfy to wear with intricate detailing.  The dress itself is a Point d'sprit with Chantilly lace motifs, cutouts and by-the-yard galloons placed on the dress adorned by hand done pearl beading.  Off a dropped waist lightweight silk chiffon handkerchiefs fall into a skirt front and back.  Any bride contemplating a 1920s look will love this custom piece available through special order via Amy-Jo Tatum


Header Photo by Scott Williams Photography//MUA-Hair by Tricia Greenwood
Photo 2 by Bride Chic
Photo 3-6 by Jim Vetter Photography//MUA/Hair by Rachel Gardea
Photo 7 by Bride Chic

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


There are some different and marvelous forms of excellence.  Combine the right designer with photographer, florist and paper creator and the results are what we have here--pure beauty gaurenteed to inspire!  Based out of Australia, Shae Estrella Photography put together this styled shoot created to celebrate the coming of spring and summer, with bold floral colors, gorgeous lace gowns and a stunning new Canberra wedding location. A vibrant hanging installation of floral elegance created by Laurel and Lace provided the perfect backdrop to the Anna Campbell gowns. The models were immersed in a sea of florals, including bright poppies, ranunculus, roses and cherry blossoms and allowed all of the other details to pop.
 Photographer:  Shae Estella Photo//Makeup Artist: Ali Price Makeup//Model:Amy at WINK Models//Dress Designer: Anna Campbell Bridal//Invitation Designer: D&d Letterpress//Jewelry: Harlequin Jewellers//Floral Designer:Laurel and Lace//Reception Venue: Pialligo Estate //Cinema and Video: Say Hello to Forever//Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Monday, August 15, 2016


Remembering the fabulous Prismatic Butterfly shoot for Kirameki Magazine styled by the super creative Sharron Fisher and shot by Molly Van Kley of MVK Photo. Love the way the pinks and lavendars meld together
 Above: The PHAEDRA Dress, a piece from the custom collection

Friday, August 12, 2016


"Let Them Eat Cake" is the title of this bright and colorful shoot by Krystal Zackey Photography. Capturing a purely romantic vibe, here is what Krystal has to say about putting this shoot together: "When we were contacted by LA based jewelry company, Starling, to shoot a few of their pieces from their new line we were ecstatic. They had images of the pieces by themselves but they were hoping to get pictures of them on a model and asked if we had any styled shoots coming up. At that time we did not, but naturally, we were down for anything fun so we created one. The theme was simple: a brides favorite things. The jewelry, the dress, and cake of course! We were going for romantic vintage with a bit of glam. The dress I had been eyeballing at a local boutique and this was the perfect chance to use it! The rich colors of the stones in the jewelry were our inspiration for our color pallette. Bright fuchsia, deep purples, and evergreen florals adorned the head of our pixie cut princess and the bright colors popped against her feathery golden tresses. We loved the simplicity of everything hoping to lend a "simple yet elegant" inspiration for any bride toying with the idea of an intimate backyard wedding. The jewelry is so feminine and dainty as was our beautiful bride but everything together seemed to stands out in a big way. Mission accomplished . . . ."

Photographer:  Krystal Zaskey Photography//Jewelry: Starling Jewelry//Dress Store: Bacio Bacio Bridal//Floral Designer: Orange Blossoms Florals and Event Syling//Submitted via Two Bright Lights