Wednesday, December 30, 2015


The New Years Bride is special.  Because New Years Eve and Day are all about partying and celebration, throwing nups into the mix can really add up to all that glitters!  You can shine on like a crazy diamond in the light and anticipation of the coming year in everything from metallics to rhinestones and beads.  And here's the great thing about being a New Years bride: You can add the tiniest touch of bling to your neck or hemline or amp it all the way up to super gloss if you like.  The choice is yours!  If you're in need of some righteous inspiration, here are some of the hottest looks I've created for getting married New Year's Eve or any time after . . . .
Photography by Jim Vetter Photography
Dresses and Headwear by Amy-Jo Tatum
Menswear: Selix San Francisco

Photos 1&2: The Alexandra Dress
Photos 3&4:  The Dahlia Dress
Photo 5: Vintage Allover Lace
Photos 6&7: The Fleur Dress
Photo  8&9: The Priscilla Dress
Photo 10: The Phaedra Dress

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


In anticipation of the New Year, here's some fantastic head wear for The December 31/January 1  Bride.  The plume. It proffers a touch of the sophisticate as well as pure whimsy. Plumes are hot right now with the revival of  Downton Abbey and Gatsby styles.   While they go with pretty much anything formal, try a plume or a few of them if you're going with more of an evening gown look.

Head Chic by Amy-Jo Tatum
Photography Credits

Monday, December 28, 2015


 As a way of saluting the year, I've gathered the best of Bride Chic's editorials so you can experience see some of the color, texture and glam all over again.  My 2015 collections pretty much followed the 2014 concept of lots of lace and tulle as well as continuing to incorporate the Boho style into my brand.  You can't get any more dramatic than adding  sweep trains to most of the gowns--that of which I did--but rest assured, you can always order your fave dress or set of separates sans the train.  I also want to take this time to thank all the very talented photographers and other wedding pros who made these images you see here a reality. Really, I couldn't have done it all without them . . . . 

All dresses by Amy-Jo Tatum
 Photos 1-6 by Winter Tree Studios//Hair and Makeup by Kat Louis//Head Wreath by Rhapsody Florals//From The UNION Shoot
Photos 10-18 by Bride Chic from The Dior and More Shoot
Photos 10-24 by Bride Chic for Vogue Italia from The Wedding Blouse Shoot
Photo 25 by  Shannon Grant Photography//// Hair/Makeup: Liz Washer Makeup Artist//Stylist: Erin Riley 

Friday, December 25, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015


When I was a kid the Sears Christmas Catalog was a big deal for me and each year round about Labor Day I couldn't wait to get it. Of course I cruised the toy department over and over till the "Wish Book" as it used to be called was dogeared to death. When I reached my teens, the junior clothes replaced the toys. Winter pastels were the thing when I was in high school. This meant sweaters, plaid skirts, mufflers and gloves in  lavenders, blues and of course pink. Looking at the inspirations here, pastels may be just the thing for this winter. I found the ice pink tones here a great add on for everything from decor, table settings to fashion.  And if you're looking for real estate don't miss the pink house in the bottom image.  A real gemmie . . . .

Fox trimmed Dress by Envie Couture
Pink Mark Zunio gown for The Knot Magazine feature, shot by Elizabeth Messina via 100 Layer Cake
Floral Cluster Clutch from Nordstrom 
Pink Dress by  Vera Wang  via Style Me Pretty 
Pink Muff via Green Wedding Shoes
Row 2: Shoe Photo by Elizabeth Messina/Fair-Weather Pillbox hat by BHLDN
Pink Ornaments and Pearls via Tumblr
Mason Jar with pink flowers by Ozma of Odds
Tea Arrangement: The Vintage Table
The Pink House via Tumblr

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


  I ask you, what could be more apropos for us winter wonderland junkies than a Nutcracker themed wedding in all it's glory?  How about going all out and making it a Christmas Eve celebration?   I absolutely love this backdrop that is Westfield's Marriot in Washington D.C.  Captured so beautifully by Mila Jackson Photography, this styled shoot incorporates ballet, imagery from the story and professional dancers as the bride and groom.  Said the photographer about this shoot:
 "This was a collaborative effort by all involved from beginning to end.  Dedication and hard work are evident in every detail--the individual hand-crafted invitations and stationary, hand painted details, real art decor of the venue, design of the cake and gorgeous bridal gown."


Photographer:  Mila Jackson Photography LLC//Event Planner: Diamond Events//Hair Stylist: Haircolor N Style//Invitation Designer:Kristen Caudill Invitations//Hair by Nina//Cake Designer:Sweet Blossom Cakes//Equipment Rentals:Capitol Party Rentals//Dress Store:Jeanette's Bride 'N Boutique//Event Venue: Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles//Submitted via Two Bright Lights