Enjoy this gemmie from the Awesome Shooter Series and that unforgettable shoot for Ceremony Magazine out at The Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, California. This award winning photo titled, Lovely Labors was conceived and captured by the talented Joy Strotz of Strotz Photography based out of Northern California and Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Love the originality--just like a painting you'd find in The Metropolitan . . . .
Tiaras and headbands make fabulous head chic for the bride who for whatever reason wants to ditch the veil. And, the chi chi pictured here could certainly be worn accompanying a veil--long or short, poufed or caged. All are set on a headband for easy wearing. Available via special order through Amy-Jo Tatum
Today we have a real gem of a styled shoot by Ashlee Crowden Photography. The Colorado based shooter has captured her absolutely gorgeous friend in different points of light throughout this magical day of shooting. Love the tulle skirt shown here? Ashlee gives a step by step DIY tutorial on her blog,. Said Ashlee about putting this project together, "This was just a fun, glamour shoot I did with my friend. Her name is Mandi, and she's beautiful from the inside out. I made the skirt from tulle and picked up the tops at a local store. Hair and make up was done by myself, and the flowers are from Petals of Aloha. We climbed rocks and through trees to get these amazing shots! I'm so in love with all of them!"
I have a magnificent explosion of color for you today, a special niche of Boho like we've never seen before on Bride Chic! This styled shoot captured by Central California based photographer, ,Alexandra Wallace gives us a peek at design elements that make us think of a real celebration. The magical Casitas of Arroyo Grande in San Luis Opisbo is the perfect canvas for the intimate outdoor wedding feast featured here. Says the designer on this project, Janet Tacey of Sandcastle Celebrations:The inspiration for our rustic, glam, boho shoot was a rich jewel tone wedding with glamorous elements. The stunning oaks that dot the property of The Casitas Estate provided the natural backdrop. Silk lanterns hung at various heights suggested the ambiance of an outdoor room. The gold sequin table runner and gold mosaic floral vessel added a touch of bling to the table. A rustic table with gold chiavari chairs and a velvet bench provided the seating. I think my favorite element here is the fabulous table and the festive florals added. The shots of color here throw the whole look together with a fusion of elegance as well as things that come from the earth . . . .
Photographer: Alexandra Wallace//Makeup Artist:Alex Evans Makeup Artist//Invitation Designer:Bright Room Studio Design//Cake Designer: Cake Cathedral//Equipment Rentals:Central Coast Tents & Parties//Floral Designer:Eden floral//Hair Stylist:Head Rush Salon//Event Designer:Sandcastle Celebrations//Dress Designer:Sarah Janks//Reception Venue: The Casitas of Arroyo Grande//
Happy Veteran's Day! This is the day we take off to thank those in the US who have joined the armed forces. In observance of Veteran's Day we're featuring one of our fave and awesome shooters, Heather Mayer who has so beautifully captured this wedding with a groom in uniform and the bride so totally gone vintage. Kelly and Michael's nups were in The Monte Cristo Ballroom in Everett, Washington. Says Heather of shooting this wedding, "We absolutely loved the Vintage 1940's vibe in Michael and Kellys wedding. The wedding dress was a perfect fit for Kelly along with the fur shawl. As a photographer I was so excited at her attention to detail on the tables. The antique silver, books, pearls and accessories were just perfect".
Personally I love the simplicity of this celebration from Kelly's chic and reminiscent of the Golden Age of Hollywood ensemble to the carefully chosen table details. An elegant back drop to a very intimate celebration . . . .
I initially created this space for my clients. Eventually brides looking for that touch of wow found their way here. Draping and playing with fabric started some twenty years back when I did a three-year stint as a bridal fabrics buyer. After that I opened Bridal Alternatives, a custom design studio and ever since have had the opportunity of working with brides who want that extraordinary one-of-a-kind dress. I'm in love with fashion history and re-invention of the past.
Other connections to fashion? I’ve been a columnist for San Francisco Art and Fashion News and have a weekly fashion buzz on One Wed Blog. I founded The Design Project of San Francisco, a networking organization of fashion professionals collaborating their skills and talents on projects. I’m currently working on a book called—you guessed it—'Bride Chic', all about that white gown and very special designer/client relationship. I live with my husband Edgar and Chihuahua Piccalina in Marin County California.
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Please note some images on Bride Chic are photos from previous shoots and editorials of my collection pieces. Since I do admire other designers work, I’ve also added from online sources to share a different perspective. There’s no profit from the display of these photos -- they are being shown for the informational and educational benefit of brides and aficionados of bridal fashion. I always list my source, providing a link back. If you feel an image here violates your intellectual property and/or copyrights, please email your concerns to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will gladly remove the photos in question. Thank you!
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