Friday, September 5, 2014


 Join me over on One Wed Blog where we'll be exploring one of my favorite topics, the city chic bride and her urban wedding.  From the splendor of a grand hotel to the simplicity of a celebration at city hall, I've always loved the cosmopolitan and elegant feel of a city wedding.  READ MORE . . . . 

Photography by Dominic Colacchio
Dresses and Head Pieces by Amy-Jo Tatum

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Carolina Hererra via Pinterest
I've run across a lot of gowns in prints and unique textures that would be spot on for a wedding.  Above and below are a few designer gemmies, some actually were worn by real brides and rather well at that.  If you're still in a dilemma over whether to go outside the traditional white box don't worry. It doesn't necessarily take a bold bride to rock it in these dresses as much as one who feel it's the dress . . . . .
Oscar de la Renta via Wedding Inpirasi
Oscar de la Renta via Style Me Pretty

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


  That familiar Autumn chill is just around the corner believe it or not. While fashion gets a bit more elegant with heavier taffetas and satins come Fall, decor seems to go rustic, the way of wheat bouquets and a wood wagon acting as the perfect table top. While the weather out here in Northern California isn't exactly as chilly as say, Philadelphia, we're on the verge of that real blitz of color that goes wild ranging from yellows to deep reds.  Above is a medley of  Fall colors, textures and overall eye candy I thought so perfect for getting ready and inspired for everything Fall . . . . .
Top Photo: via Amy-Jo Tatum
Photo 2 and 3: via Amy-Jo Tatum//Mason jar flowers via Indulgy
Photos 4 and 5: Wheat and floral table decor via Tumblr//Wheat bouquet via Pinterest
Photo 6: Dress by Amy-Jo Tatum//Photo by Stephanie Williams Photography
Photos 7 and 8: Autumn leaves via Tumblr//Bouquet via Tumblr
Photo 9: Pumpkins and Candles via Tumblr
Photo 10 and 11:Dress and hat by Amy-Jo Tatum//Photo by Johnny T Photo

Friday, August 29, 2014


 Join me over on One Wed Blog today for a talk about same sex wedding wear.  If you're a pride bride getting hitched you probably have some idea how you want to turn yourself out on your wedding day.  Fortunately, you have many options.  READ MORE . . . .

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Last week on One Wed Blog we ran Bride Chic's Trend Watch: La Boheme with images by Grace Kathryn Photography.  Here are all the rest of the pictures I thought I'd share with you--they're just too gorgeous to go postless.  Thank you Grace for capturing these gowns and brides so beautifully. And kudos goes out to Julie Morgan who did the makeup and hair for this editorial.  She also planned the production of this lovely shoot shot at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is amazing. The rustic backdrops are an absolutely breathtaking match for these Boho gowns I designed . . . .

Gowns by Amy-Jo Tatum
Hair and Makeup by Julie Morgan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Here's a styled shoot focusing on the classic bride and groom.  Note all the details here accentuate a traditional wedding with a hint of something rustic thrown in.  Captured by Carol Olivia Photography, Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California is the perfect back drop for our couple--a landscape as you can see here is bathed in Central Coast fog.  I'm especially loving these floral arrangements--simply gorgeous  

Photographer:  Carol Oliva Photography//Equipment Rentals: Chic Event Rentals//Dress: Epiphany Boutique//Floral Designer: Fleurish Floral Designs//Event Planner:Kaibella Events//Makeup and Hair: Bianca Giuriato//Cake Designer: Parker-Lusseau Pastries//Event Venue:Poppy Hills Golf Course///Submitted via Two Bright Lights