Friday, April 27, 2012


Seriously, the first time I laid eyes on these magnificent images by White Fashion Photographer, I cried.  A bit of photojournalism mixed with romanticism makes a beautiful study of  Kate and Adam's storybook wedding in Vilnius, Lithuania, a city to me reminiscent of ancient castles and palaces.     This intimate celebration began at Saint Casmir's Church in old town with a reception following at Apvalaus Stalo Klubas, in Trakai, a villa on the lake famous for its high quality of services all over the world. I'm especially adoring the little silk dress with a short train and peplum combo custom designed for Kate by designer, Juozas Statkevicus, an incredible fashion and costume talent originally from Lithuania .  .  .

Reception Location: Apvalaus Stalo Klubas, Trakai

Wedding Dress: Juozas Statkevicius fashion and theatre costume designer 




Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Pioneer of the bias cut, Madeleine Vionet, once said, '"When a woman smiles, her dress must also smile" . Translated I think madamoiselle may have meant, a woman is happiest wearing her gown like a second skin. Long before the development of knits, the bias cut was used for body-hugging silhouettes like the Vionet original above. It all started back in the 1920s when the Parisian couturier developed a technique utilizing the true cross grain of fabric rather than straight grain lines of weft or warp of the fabric. Vionnet used fabrics like crêpe and charmeuse; These were novel to women's wear in the 1920s and 30s. She also ordered fabrics two yards wider than the 19-36"norm for the time so that she could work out draping and layout techniques. As a result gowns and dresses moved beautifully when cut on the bias. Vionnet's trademark: styles that cling to and move with the wearer. Examples: Bias cut gowns with cowl necklines, the handkerchief dress of the 1920s, and halter top. By 1930, Hollywood designers took advantage of Vionet's bias cut and made it into a real trend via moving pictures. Today the bias cut gown is a classic option for brides.
Madeleine Vionet in her studio circa 1920
With tulle overlay by Blumarine
Greco-Roman in inspiration, by Rosa Clara.

From Elie Saab

V-shaped neckline by Manuel Mota for Pronovias.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


If you remember and loved last month's post called, Dreams of Venice you're gonna love Lisa and Mike's Verona Wedding shot by the husband and wife team at Belle Momenti.  Situated at the edge of the stunningly-beautiful Lake Garda, in a pretty medieval town called Malcesine, the setting for this gorgeous wedding ceremony was on top of a fairytale castle (built around 568 AD) that overlooked both the town and lake.   The backdrops for this wedding are truly inspiring . . . .  

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Spring and summer are ideal times for the quaint charm of a countryside wedding.  Here's  some  of the magic that happens when two devoted and passionate talents team up.  Photographer Diana Maire and Holly Sanneman of Diamantin Events had a vision of what the quintessential rural wedding would look like.  When Diana approached me because she thought  a couple of my dresses would fit well in this stylized shoot, we were thinking along the lines of Boho 50s with a little something else thrown into the mix.    Below you'll find  some truly awe-inspiring fashion, food and decor that come from the dedication of teamwork and talent.  

Photography by Diana Maire
Dresses by Amy-Jo Tatum Bride
Flowers and Decor by Holly Sanneman of Diamantin Events
Pies by Emily Garland
Models: Savannah and Joe