I think you'll be as impressed as I was with the many details of Laura and Kevin's rainy day wedding. From the bright yellow flowers to the vintage Caddy that lent such a retro feel to the event, the setting was on the water in Northern Michigan with incredible views of lake and fall colors. A detail I particularly love were pillows and blankets set by a fireplace to keep guests warm. The blankets were handmade by Kevin's grand-mom and pillows done up by Laura's mom and friend. Shot by the talented duo of Dan and Melissa Wedding Photographers, here's what Melissa had to say: "Laura and Kevin were an amazing couple. We had a great time sharing in this special day with them. Laura knows what she wants and makes it happen. It was a cold, windy and rainy day but that didn't stop this outdoor wedding from being perfect. All the guests got good use out of their umbrellas waiting for the bride to walk down the aisle. And just as she did the sun peaked from behind the clouds adding the perfect touch to this beautiful wedding. They were all smiles as they said their vows beneath a shared umbrella, light sprinkles and gorgeous sun rays streaking between partly cloudy skies. Let's not forget about Papa and his vintage 1940s Cadillac which caught the eyes of many guests and passersby. Of course nothing was a stunning to look at then the blushing bride."
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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