The majestic backdrop of The San Francisco Theological Seminary paired up with the shooting savoire faire of photographer Samantha Smith proved a winning combo.  All the gowns, head chic and accessories you see here come from Gatsby's Bride, a new capsule collection  showcasing a bygone era when the rich lived in castles, bogeyed to early jazz and wore a lot of lace and silk.  I poured on the lace here bordering  veils, cascading ruffles, sleeves and trains to convey romance and femininity while using softer liquid fabrics that hug and cling to the body.   Designing this collection was a really rewarding project and i simply love the results . . . . 

Gowns and head chic by Amy-Jo Tatum
Hairstylist--Michelle Promyotin of Pins and Curls
Models--Richelle Farley and Rose Pop