Above: A basic sheath in the image to the right is unadorned except for a wide sash added to the waist. Image on the left shows the same sheath with a detachable over skirt converting the dress into a ball gown. Next image has a detachable train with handmade flowers and leaves of ivy embellishing the sash//Photo by Strotz Photography //Header photo by Lirette Photography
Monday, October 31, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Did you know not all veils are made of tulle? Gorgeous, yes, tulle aka illusion is the most widely used material designers go for when creating the look that tops you off on your wedding day. Looking into the varied weights take into mind most veiling materials are light and either drape or have that lightweight loft that poufs on certain veils
SILK TULLE--A very delicate and fragile fabric, this is the top of the line veiling used by royal princesses and couture brides the world over. Though available in different blends of Poly Silk to 100% silk, you're going to pay the difference for the added silk factor here. Not as much loft as regular tulle makes this a great candidate for Cathedral and longer length veils. Again I need to reiterate--very delicate stuff here . . . . By special order through Amy-Jo Tatum
(only comes 9 and 18" wide)
Photo 1:Jim Vetter Photography
Photo 2 and 3: Pixamage
Photo 4: im Vetter Photography Photos 5 and 6: Pixamage
Photo 7: Smoot Photo
Photo 8: Scott Photography
Photo 9: S1 Studios
Photo 9: S1 Studios
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
If you've been reading along here for any amount of time you know how much I absolutely love elopements,. There's something so special and romantic about two people going off to a far away place to share vows, Today's styled shoot is all about elopement, captured by Colorado-based shooter, Mia Minoletti of Emmy Cube Photography. Says Mia about this shoot: "We had so much fun creating this styled elopement, for the more traditional bride who still values the intimacy of an elopement. Perfect for the fall or winter bride, this elopement takes place at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado. Beautiful pheasant feathers adorn the bride's bouquet only to be upstaged by her beautiful sleeved gown!"
Monday, October 24, 2016
Call it what you will: Bustier, corset, corselette--strapless, fitted, bodices have found a place in the bridal fashion arena the past few years. Borrowing from a few genres like steam punk, 1950s couture, and costume design, these pieces go well with long flowing skirts in sumptuous fabrics and lend a romantic feel to your wedding day look. Here are a few of my own jewels I loved crafting . . . .
Top Photo: The BELINDA Corset created out of antique laces
Photo 2: The LORENA Corset and skirt in white taffeta
Photo 3: Natalie's Corset in duchesse satin
Friday, October 21, 2016
This creation called, ODETTE sports some extraordinary details, thanks to a shirred tulle bodice over cuts of delicate Chantilly lace. Check out the full skirt--cut on the bias donning yards of silks and tulle. Handmade silk florals adorn both the shoulder and waist. This dress can go the casual route as in woodsy wedding as well as all out formal with the right accessories. . . . .
Photography by Taralynn Lawton
Gowns by Amy-Jo Tatum Bride
Makeup: Pretty by Julianne
Hair by Justina Downs of Intertwine Hair Design
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
All Dresses and Head Wear by Amy-Jo Tatum
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
It all started with a red sash. My client Donna (above) wanted to experiment with picking up some color. How about you? Are your shoes going to be in hue? Believe me, even brides all dressed in white from veil to hem are opting for green, blue, red or yellow shoes under their gown. Actually I'm not certain this is a passing trend so much as tradition broken. White pumps and sandals with white gowns will always be with us. Now though, so will any shoe in any color that works under your gown . . .
Photo 2: BHLDN
Photo 6: Spool No. 72
Monday, October 17, 2016
What a gorgeous shoot this is captured by SoCAL based photographer, Mariela Campbell. Here's a photographer who has done some incredible styled shoots as well as wedding and engagement sessions. This is what she had to say about putting this series together,"Inspirations for a French theme came from our amazing planner and designer, who's own heritage derives from her mother's French lineage. Creating the setting: Our gorgeous couple are real and their chemistry was undeniable and exuding with love and laughter."
Photographer: Mariela Campbell Photo and Cinema//Floral Designer:Blissful Blossoms//Reception Venue: Heritage Estates//Dress Designer: Hope Stanley Bridal Stylist//Dress Designer:Jim Hjelm//Dress Store: Mary Me Bridal//Event Planner: Memory Making Events//Caterer: Slo Coast Catering//Submitted via Two Bright Lights