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 . . . .
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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 . . . . .
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 . . . . .
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 . . . .
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 . . . .
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
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.
Want to see more of what I do? Check out my site at www.amyjotatum.com or call me 415.258.8204
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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 (email@example.com) and I will gladly remove the photos in question. Thank you!
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