It's Indian Summer here in Northern California with temps in the high eighties yesterday. Most of the country though is on the precipice of Autumn, leaves changing, chillier afternoons and the smells of baking cinnamon and apple. Fall weddings can be just so cozy--indoors or out. Meet Libby, our Fall Bride from the Veiled editorial we ran just before New Years. She is wearing silk taffeta and longer sleeves out of a stretch silk, a great conductor of cold despite the lace being sheer (aren't these new fabrics amazing?). Her tulle veil is the most popular length for brides . . . fingertip and as a bride I wore one something like this and can tell you it didn't get in the way or tangled when I maneuvered through my day of days. Love her bouquet? It's made out of yellow roses and Japanese Maple leaves . . add a few berries the closer you get to November . . . . stunning.
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 written articles for The Wedding Gazette. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will gladly remove the photos in question. Thank you!