Friday, August 29, 2014


 Join me over on One Wed Blog today for a talk about same sex wedding wear.  If you're a pride bride getting hitched you probably have some idea how you want to turn yourself out on your wedding day.  Fortunately, you have many options.  READ MORE . . . .

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Last week on One Wed Blog we ran Bride Chic's Trend Watch: La Boheme with images by Grace Kathryn Photography.  Here are all the rest of the pictures I thought I'd share with you--they're just too gorgeous to go postless.  Thank you Grace for capturing these gowns and brides so beautifully. And kudos go out to Julie Morgan who did the makeup and hair for this editorial.  She also planned the production of this lovely shoot shot at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church--amazing. The rustic backdrops are a breathtaking match for these Boho gowns I designed . . . .

Gowns by Amy-Jo Tatum
Hair and Makeup by Julie Morgan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Here's a styled shoot focusing on the classic bride and groom.  Note all the details here accentuate a traditional wedding with a hint of something rustic thrown in.  Captured by Carol Olivia Photography, Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California is the perfect back drop for our couple--a landscape as you can see here is bathed in Central Coast fog.  I'm especially loving these floral arrangements--simply gorgeous  

Photographer:  Carol Oliva Photography//Equipment Rentals: Chic Event Rentals//Dress: Epiphany Boutique//Floral Designer: Fleurish Floral Designs//Event Planner:Kaibella Events//Makeup and Hair: Bianca Giuriato//Cake Designer: Parker-Lusseau Pastries//Event Venue:Poppy Hills Golf Course///Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Lay out all the fine china and here comes the bride.  Pictured here are some of the one-off details that make up a high tea wedding.  Teatime is my number one 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.  Whether you're planning a large or small wedding I hope these images are an inspiration point for you . . . .
Top Left Photo by Taralynn Lawton//Dress by Amy-Jo Tatum
Top Right Photo via Nooks and Cranies
Second Row Left Tea Service via The Vintage Table //Seond Row Right Photo by Simply Bloom Photography via Style Me Pretty
Tulle Dress by Amy-Jo Tatum//Photo by Taralynn Lawton//Teacup photo via Pinterest
Lady in hat photo by Taralynn Lawton//Pink Macaroons via The Sweet and Saucy Shop

Monday, August 25, 2014


These images just blew my socks off the moment I laid eyes on them.  I adore 1920s-30s themes and this stlyed shoot out of Kansas City has it all. Inspiration for this shoot came from an infatuation with the aesthetics of both Downton Abbey and The Great Gatsby.  The theme and styling were designed by Michelle Marie Photographie, with wardrobe styling and garments provided by J. Lynn (including the groom’s fabulous beaver-skin top hat!).  The Philips Hotel in downtown Kansas City was chosen as the shoot’s location for its historic art deco design and majestic ballrooms.  “Pumpkin” the Bulldog even made an appearance alongside our chic couple, adorned with an antique rhinestone collar!
The two most prominent DIY elements of this shoot are the artisan-crafted headdress and the tiny fan place cards. A local artist, Jamie Everdene of Waste Not Wear All, hand-crafted the silver headpiece worn by the bride.  Comprised of elaborately carved silver and copper with small accent pearls, this piece was designed to be a modern interpretation of the art deco headpieces worn throughout the 1920s. The miniature fans, acting as place cards, spell each guest’s name in retro bubble stickers. 
Photographer:  Michelle Marie Photographie//Dresses: J.Lynn Bridal//Veils and headpieces:Waste Not Wear All//Floral Designer: Owens Flower Shop//Cake Designer: The Cakery Bakery//Reception Venue:The Philips Hotel//Submitted via Two Bright Lights