If you caught Enchanted Earth back in March here is the long awaited follow up shot by uber-talented Bay Area photographer, Aura O'Brien.. Adding earth elements to your look is one path to going green . . . Here we've woven in real and silk foliage combinations. Below Hana is wearing the Magnolia wreath of silk florals mixed in with sprigs of real ivy. The neckline of her gown is framed in variegated ivy as smaller pieces are dappled all over the tulle skirt. If you want to try adding real flowers, leaves or ivy to your gown you can do one of two things: Have a florist do it or get with someone who's handy with a needle. Sewing live foliage onto a gown isn't rocket science. If you (or someone else) can bead, you can sew leaves Just be sure to dry out the leaves/flowers/ivy a couple days before so as not to soil the silk. Also you want to add all the pieces a couple nights before the wedding . . .
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 415.336.3480
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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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