Monday, July 30, 2018

SEEING RED: A SALUTE TO THE RED HEADED BRIDE

Since I'm a Ginger gone blond (Strawberry actually) I know what it's like to be a redhead. We come in all shades: auburn, ginger, cinnamon, chestnut, henna, strawberry blond, carrot top.  Hair isn't the only thing that characterizes a real redhead though.  Fair, sometimes alabaster skin with a peach undertone and freckles are all hallmark of the quintessential Celtic beauty, marking shades like ivory, peach and eggshell a redhead's best pick.  So why are these yellow tones best?  A redheaded complexion is most likely fair and pale ergo most whites and stark whites will wash out the complexion. On the other hand, ivory and eggshell tones will warm up skin tone and once they're put on do seem to belong to redheads exclusively. Silk whites--which is to say off or muted whites like the shades in the images directly below can work for the bride with red hair as long as they stay fairly matte or muted . . .

  Photo 1. via Pinterest//Photo 2: via Tumblr///Photo 3: Bride w/bouquet via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings///Photo 4: via Pinterest//Photo 5 via Tumblr///Photo 6: via Gardens of Whimsy///Photo 7and 9 via Off Beat Bride//Photo 8: via Pinterest///Photo 10: via Pinterest///Photo 11: via Glam Check//Photo 12 via Tumblr///Photo 13 via Pinterest///Photo 14 via Tumblr///Photo 15 via Wedding Wire///Photo 16 via You and Your Wedding//Photo 17 via Rocky Mountain Bride///Photo 18 via Festival Brides//Photo 19 via Amy Jo Tatum Bridal Couture///Photo 20 via Pinterest///Photo 21 via Wedding Sparrow///Photo 22 via Brides///Photo 23 via Tumblr//Photo 24 via Brides//Photos 25-27 via Style Me Pretty

Friday, July 27, 2018

HARRY POTTER INSPIRED

Calling all Harry Potter fans out there--this one is just for you!  Harry Potter continues to inspire and play muse to all the world and weddings are no exception. Check out the candlesticks and wands worked into the decor, inspiring the creation of a truly beautiful and original day.  Kudos to Georgia based photographer, Sarah Miller of Sarah Elizabeth Photography along with a bevy of multi-talented wedding pros for bringing this incredible dream to reality . . . .



Photographer: Sarah Elizabeth Photography/Bakery: Cakes By Niecy//Calligrapher:Forever Young Calligraphy//Groomsman Attire:Generation Tux//Dress Designer: Carrie's Bridal Collection//Linens and Coverings: A Ribbon's Nest//Event Designer: Just Styling//Bakery: Not As Famous Cookie Company//Hair Stylist:Blush Hair and Makeup//Event Planner:Sarah Elizabeth Photography//Floral Designer: Marigold and Moss LLC//Event Venue: The Corner District/
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Thursday, July 26, 2018

INVITATION TO A TEA TIME WEDDING

Teatime is my number one favorite theme for the reason it incorporates some of the most lady-like elements of entertaining, fashion and decor. This polished and sophisticated late afternoon mini-meal over the centuries has become the perfect showcase for delectable little sandwiches and scrumptious petits fours framed by white lace doilies. Once upon a time high tea was celebrated by really enjoying those afternoon hours before sunset, the perfect time for a wedding celebration.  While high tea suggests all the formality of a big wedding it's also perfect for the informal celebration.  You can keep it simple and at the same time elegant serving finger sandwiches, small pastries, tea and champagne, buffet style.  Gardens and wooded venues seem to be the perfect backdrop for a wedding like this.  Whether you're planning a large or small wedding I hope these images are an inspiration point for you . . . .

Photo 1: Vetter Photography--The JUNA Dress by Amy Jo Tatum///Photos 2-4 by Photo Chic///Photo 5 by Carlene Imagery--The COSETTE Dress by Amy-Jo Tatum//Photo 5 by Photo Chic//Photo 6 by Vetter Photography--The MISSY Dress by Amy Jo Tatum///Photo 7 by Photo Chic//Photo 8: Vetter Photography///Photo 9: La Keela Smith Photography///Photo 10: The JUNA Dress by Amy Jo Tatum///Photo 11: via Jennilise Rose///Photo 12: Vetter Photography//Photo 13: The Sizal Picture Hat by Amy Jo Tatum//Photo 14: Tea Cup via //Photo 15: The Inna Dress by Amy Jo Tatum//Photo 16: Photo Chic///Photo 17: Tea Cups via Tumblr///Photo 18: Rose Tea Cup via Pinterest///Photo 19:   Macaroons via Pinterest//

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

ETHEREAL AND ELEGANT

Inspired by the regality of the 1920's, Moss Denver created the perfect spot to capture the love between a bride and man's best friend. A regal theme was created with a luxurious bridal suite, a head table fit for a queen, and 1920's jewelry, including a crystal headdress. The femininity of the soft pink contrasted with bold maroon while the earthiness of the quartz crystal contrasted with the whimsical floral arrangements. Uniting these elements beautifully and cohesively created a unique ambiance. Thanks to photographer, Lexi Dymek of From the Hip Photo for capturing these inspiring images and putting together this top-drawer team of wedding pros from Colorado.
 
Photographer: From the Hip Photo////Dress Store: Little White Dress Bridal Shop//Hair Stylist: Jaded Beauty//Floral Designer: Project Floral//Event Venue:Moss Denver//Submitted via Two Bright Lights