Imagine falling in love and marrying your namesake. That's just what Kelly and Kelly did when they celebrated in DC a few weeks back. Wedding photographer Kat Forder shot Kelly and Kelly's day capturing all the small and personal details so beautifully. Says Kat, "Kelly and Kelly, along with a small group of their family and friends, traveled to Washington DC to be married in a small ceremony by officiantTiffany Newman. The couple stayed at the gorgeousAkwaaba Bed and Breakfast, a literary themed B&B with 8 rooms decorated and tailored around African American authors and classic genres. It’s a gorgeous location that I look forward to returning to soon!
"The B&B is literally around the corner from the ceremony location making the commute super easy and we couldn’t have asked for better weather! I’m privileged to have been able to document this special day and witness such genuine and powerful love . . ."
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 415.336.3480
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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 (email@example.com) and I will gladly remove the photos in question. Thank you!
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