When this wedding came through my inbox I was particularly intrigued by the story behind the dress. Emily married Paul in her late mother's wedding dress, a stunning and classic A-line with the bodice covered in Venise laces. This is another wedding by one of my fave photographer duos, Dan and Melissa from Michigan. The backdrops of their weddings against bay and lake are always so picturesque. Said Melissa about photographing the wedding:"Paul andEmily, both doctors, were wed on a raining day in June. The day was perfect with two reveals (first looks), one being between the bride and her father as she wore her late mothers wedding dress and the next between the bride and the groom to be. Two very special and emotional moments. Later at the reception the bride changed into a gorgeous short wedding dress so she could dance the night away. Ice cream sundaes were the dessert of choice and very fitting to their style."
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 (email@example.com) and I will gladly remove the photos in question. Thank you!
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