Thursday, February 28, 2013



Today I'm actually over on photographer, Jim Vetter's Blog talking all about tips for having that amazing wedding of yours come off without a hitch (no pun intended!).  Before you head over though, just wanted you to take a moment here to enjoy these images we created for the Dioresque and Deco Collections. These hail from two different shoots, Love Stories and Bridal Sweet.  It never ceases to amaze me Jim's ability to capture something truly wonderful in his lens no words can describe.  READ MORE....

Jim has a high end, experience-driven wedding photography studio based in the San Francisco Bay area.  He serves clients with a great appreciation of photography from Carmel to Sacramento.
His style is intimate, elegant and fun and he specializes in telling the story of the relationships between clients and their guests.  You can see all this for yourself by visiting his site

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


 I absolutely love Lexi Moody's work.  She's the Scottsdale photographer who created these inspiring images of pretty waifs in floral crowns.  Her use of light is extraordinary and I'm impressed with the quality of her editing.  This series says,  "Hello Spring" like nothing else I've seen this year . . . .

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


 Lately we're seeing the return of sheer, illlusion and lace bodices--something considered once upon a time very traditional in bridal wear. This look is a hark back to the the 1950s when sheer organza or lace was worn up top for coverage--in church you couldn't bare anything back then.  Add in the Summer Wedding Factor when most weddings took place; these fibers were light, airy and breathed well.  Fast forward 2013 and you'll find sheer geniuses like these, recreations as well as genuine vintage pieces.  All are breathtakingly classic and the epitome of elegance . . . 
Top Photo: Chantilly lace removable overbodice and gown designed by Sassi Holford via Style Me Pretty
Photo 2: An organza and lace mid-Century vintage original from Recapture/Photo by Y Bowyer Photography
Photos 3-6: Gowns by Stephanie Allin

Monday, February 25, 2013


What a treat I have for you today shot with such skill by Denver photographer, Kelly Coughlin.   Taylor and Ryan were married at The Denver Country Club. With over 250 guests and an amazing party to accommodate every single one of them this newly wed couple had one of the most talked about weddings of the summer. The grounds at The Denver Country club were groomed and in full bloom for this early September wedding leaving the backdrop for their ceremony and party nothing far from breathtaking. Most notable was Taylor's wedding gown which transformed into a sexy party dress after dinner. This was the trend at the tail end of last wedding season and we will definitely see this "2 dresses in one" style on most of 2013's brides. Taylor also stole the show with her custom created blue sparkled high heels. During the father-daughter dance, which had a wonderful pop-song choreography twist, Taylor got to show off her knee length version and bright shoes. The spectacular rock cover band Funkiphino brought the house down and kept the guests dancing for hours.



Dress Store: ECO-Bridal Gowns
Dress Designer: Forever Yours
Event Venue: Denver Country Club
Floral Designer: Plum Sage Flowers

Friday, February 22, 2013


  A few more adds here to the Incredibly Veiled series--a showcase of what designers out there are doing to entice us into topping it all off with a veil.  You'll find like I did, inspiration coming in both traditional and non-traditional ways here.  Are you going to (or did you) perchance don the veil on your wedding day?  It's a real topic of discussion for brides these days, believe me . . .

 Top Photo:Shot by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Paris 
Photos 2 and 3: Mantilla by  Blanka Matragi/All over lace veil via Tumblr
Photo 4: Tanya Dziahileva by Danil Golovkin for Harper's Bazaar Russia via Tumblr
Photos 5 and 6: Ecru veil via Tumblr/Lace cloche veil via Basia Zarzycka

Thursday, February 21, 2013


 Last week we ran Something In Lace, an editorial featuring a couple dresses by Recapture that would rock for any country western wedding.  Now that we're moving into better weather,  I have more to share about western weddings and dresses.  First off, let me clear one thing up: You don't have to live in Montana to have a real country western wingding.  Find any ranch, farm or open meadow where guests can kick up their heels country style and you've got the right venue. While almost any dress properly accessorized can look western chic, your best bets are going to be Prairie Revival and Laura Ashley-style looks--check out those retro 70s high collars and dresses donning lots of lace. Cow Girl brides with maids in boots and short dresses sure are a hot ticket right now.  Go ahead and add in some rustic elements like the ones here: horses, a barn, berries and a few straw hats.  Mixing these you're gonna have the basics to build up a real yeee ha! celebration.   Below you'll find a few inspirations for the ranch/cowboy/western wedding theme I particularly love....

Header Photo: Lace Dress by Martin McCrea
Photos 2 and 3: Left photo-- Claire Pettibone lace gown with high neck collar/Right Photo--Dress by Vera Wang/Both photos from editorial, Gowns for a Rustic Ranch Wedding
Photo 4: Crochet lace dress by Martin McCrea
Photos 5 and 6: Left--Gown by Monique Lhuillier/Right: Blouse and skirt by Cynthia Rose/Both photos from editorial, Gowns for a Rustic Ranch Wedding
Photo 6: Berry wreath by Wild Ridge Design
Photo 7: Cowboy Boots by Desert Maiden Vintage
Photo 8: Dress by KT Jean