Gina and Michael chose shades of turquoise and lavender to blend in with the neutral backdrop of this rustic-chic wedding at D and D Ranch in Madera, California. What caught my eye most here were all of the DIY touches so perfectly fused into the casual yet stylish ranch theme. A great, big thank you to Lisa Mallory Photography for capturing such incredible images of Gina and Michael's special day. Says Lisa about shooting: "Michael and Gina's wedding was a classy, chic DIY affair. Gina and her mother worked for months pulling all the details together including their floral arrangements. While Gina and Michael both helped create the bridesmaid's bouquets, Gina credits her mom as the real rock star who designed the bridal bouquet."
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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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!