Monday, October 20, 2014


Short, mid or full length drop veils are simply stunning.  If you've perused Pinterest and all the tony wedding blogs  like I have, lately you're finding many a drop veiled bride. The beauty of the drop veil is  the low density factor.   Defined, the drop veil is exactly that--actually dropped onto the head in a single or sometimes double layer of tulle, lace, chiffon--any light as air fabric you can think of.  Today's round up shows the many ways something so simple and gossamer can come off.  You can crown it with a wreath of pretty florals, bejewel it or simply drop it over a pretty hairstyle . . . .

Header Photo: Claire Pettibone via In The White Room///Photo 1:  Claire Pettibone/Devine Deco via Love My Dress///Photo 2:Michael and Anna Costa Photography via Style Me Pretty///Photo 3: Amy-Jo Tatum///Photo by Samantha Smith Photography///Photo 4:  Elisabetta Marzetti via 100 Layer Cake///Photo 5:  Via Percy Handmade///Photo 6: Dress and veil  Paolo Corona via Burnett's Boards///Photo 7: Enchanted Atlier via Junebug Weddings///Photo 8: Erica Elizabeth Designs via Green Wedding Shoes///Photo 9: Bliss Bridal Boutiique via Ashley Nicole///Photo by Jose Villa Photography via Style Me Pretty///Photo10: Amy-Jo Tatum//Photo by Piximage

Friday, October 17, 2014


More Boho this week with Karen and Michael's wedding at the rustic and beautiful Georgia Manor Farms.  I love the casual yet classy feel to this waif-fairytale style worn by mother and daughters.  Especially loving these wreaths packed with enough foliage as well as flowers to act as a halo for these earth angels.  Kudos to the talented shooter Brandy Angel who really captured the Boho element beautifully . . . .
Photographer:  Brandy Angel Photography//Caterer:D.B.A. Barbecue //Event Venue:Southern Manor Farms//Hair Stylist:Zapien's Salon//Floral Designer: Z.Grant//Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Thursday, October 16, 2014


The San Juan Islands in Washington State have to be hands down one of the numero uno 'must see' places on earth.  When this styled shoot by Brit of Solie Designs Photography came through my inbox, I was totally jazzed.  The intimacy between this bride and groom as well as the backdrop I found so inspiring for an elopement-style ceremony. I'm totally loving the sustainable factor behind this whole collab.  Now a few words from Brit on this amazing shoot, "I did a styled shoot on Lopez Island in the San Jauns.  Lindsey & Justin are an adventurous couple so shooting on a cliff over looking shark reef seemed just like them.   The inspiration was wild and free, so I wanted to keep the shoot as natural as possible.  I used materials like drift wood, sand, wildflowers and ferns from the actual site.  I made straps for the brides dress with Feathers and a flower necklace from a wildflower I found on site.  All flowers were from a local market rapped with twine and accent arrows were made out of a natural Birch tree from NorthWest-Midwest on Etsy.  The Party favors were wild berry infused vodka which I used raspberries from a local market and made myself.  The table was a recycled door with burlap placemats.  Invitations were from Smitten on Paper.  Photos , Stylizing and Flowers were all done by me Solie Designs.  Second shooter and style helper Jessica Hunter and videographer RP Imagery.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Think bridal and it's hard to imagine the sustainability factor. It's a fleeting moment that only lasts for a few hours and after the party, there is little to cherish but the pictures and the video. That's where Style The Aisle and Happily Ever Borrowed come into the picture. Imagine your bridesmaid's surprise when you tell them they can rent their dress and accessories instead of spending a fortune on something they'll never wear again! These two green companies rallied together to present a new collection of rentable items for your bridal party. Not only are they keeping it green, but they're keeping you chic as well!
 Style the Aisle was created to make the bridesmaid dress experience fun and stress free. You shouldn’t have to compromise fashion and elegance on your wedding day. We offer a curated collection of high quality, designer dresses to brides and their maids – as rentals. You’ve planned the wedding and you should have the bridesmaid dress that you envision. After all, a designer bridesmaid dress is the perfect accessory for a designer wedding gown.
Seriously folks, I wouldn't mind eventually owning any one of these lovely dresses and baubles.  I can think of a few places to rewear: Art openings, cocktail party, wedding guest, out to dinner, baby and bridal shower, any afternoon or evening celebration . . . .Love to hear where you'd wear one of these gems....
Photographer:  Amy Anaiz Photography//Event Designer:Dee Kay Events//Jewelry: Happily Ever Borrowed//Hair Stylist: Lauren DeCosimo//Makeup Artist:Melissa Cunillera//Bridesmaid Dresses:Style the Aisle //Submitted via Two Bright Lights