Friday, June 26, 2015


Today's post is all about a few things great things rolled into one: First off, some incredibl imagery by Aura O'brien.  Next great thing you could call a DIY project.   To get this waif-in-the-woods look once the makeup and hair folks did their magic on lovely Hana, I wove in real and silk foliage combinations allover the gown and head piece.   Hana is wearing a Magnolia head wreath of silk florals mixed in with sprigs of real ivy.  The neckline of her gown is framed in variegated ivy as smaller pieces are dappled all over the tulle skirt.  If you want to try adding real flowers, leaves or ivy to your gown you can do one of two things: Have a florist do it or get with someone who's handy with a needle.  Sewing live foliage onto a gown isn't rocket science.   If you (or someone else) can bead, you can sew real live leaves on to fabric.  Just be sure to dry out the leaves/flowers/ivy a couple days before so as not to soil the silk.  Also you'll want to add all the pieces a couple nights before the wedding . . . 

Photography by Aura O'Brien
Makeup by Zoe King
Model Hana Alyssa