Thursday, May 31, 2018


Looking for a dress perfect for dancing on your wedding day?
  Oh la la girl, you've found it!  The BEATRIX Dress is a confection of 1950s chic mixed in with a dash of the ingenue. Sporting a tulle ankle-length skirt with embroidered organza bodice---the neckline is trimmed in scalloped edging. The gathered tulle skirt  is 5 layers of tulle over a silk taffeta circular skirt. The bias cut skirt is what makes this gem move beautifully when you walk, dance or twirl! The crinoline petticoat is separate.  If you love this dress or have your own ideas about making changes get in touch with me here

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


The first thing that crossed my mind once this shoot came through my inbox was, this is an album showcasing the quintessential home wedding.  Even though our backdrop is actually a B&B in Texas, there's a homey feel to it.  Little is written or covered on the wedding blogs and publications out there on this subject. Having your wedding at home, in a place that's familiar and full of memories can be comfortable and gorgeous simultaneously.  My mother was so sentimental about the prospect of a home or garden wedding, she had hoped I'd have one when the time came (I didn't).   
Sonia Melendez of C. Baron Photography has given us a heap of inspiration here.  She says, "It all started with a dress. We fell in love with Damsel White Labelâ's â Lindsay Dress. So much so we knew we had to use it in an innovative and refreshing way. We were dreaming of a perfectly pink, whimsical, refreshing inspiration shoot.  . . . .
We started showing the dress off to our vendor friends---people who were just as inspired as we were. Somehow, this pretty little number nestled it's way into all of our hearts and created this rare form of magic. Our project seemed to take on a life of its own and evolved right before our eyes. We started referring to it as our Alice Through the Looking Glass shoot, Like Alice, it grew and evolved so much throughout the planning process. Before long, we had a cake that matched the print of the gown, Alice In Wonderland inspired treats, paper cranes, paper lanterns and collectible rabbits involved in the shoot. Everyone' s heart became intertwined in this day and it quickly became very personal for each and every one of us. . . . . 

Now, there is something to be said about working with vendors that share the same vision as you. Since it was so near and dear to each of our hearts, the enthusiasm of the day was absolutely infectious. Even the stifling Texas heat didn' t slow anyone down! We are so grateful to be friends with so many amazing vendors who share our visions!"

Photographer:  C. Baron Photography//Bakery:Icing the Event//Makeup Artist: LP Makeup and Beauty//Heirlooms and extras: Love Birds Vintage Rentals and Styling//Cake Designer:Edible Moments//Invitation Designer: My Urban Invites//Floral Designer:College Park Flowers//Event Designer: Sweet Tea and Linen//Fashion Designer: Damsel White Label//Event Planner:A & E Weddings and Events//Reception Venue: Oak Tree Manor//Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Monday, May 28, 2018


Something pretty and inspiring to get you going this Monday morning! Canadian shooter Chloe Buie has created a series of swoon for all you romantics out there,  Says Chloe: "I held my first ever workshop in the beautiful town of Drumheller at the beginning of Summer--it was a dream come true! Along with teaching photographers how I run my business, how to target certain clients and what my workflow consists of, I wanted to treat them to a fully styled bridal session in the desert with some of Alberta's top vendors. I'm drawn to bright pastel colors complete with lace and floral crowns, so I wanted to do something completely different and bring the desert-like feel to life. As soon as my stylist and I found ourselves in conversation, the ideas and color pallet began buzzing! I wanted to inspire other photographers to think outside the box and have them know that you can literally do anything, anywhere!"

Photographer:  Chloe Buie Photography//Bakery: Sugar by Tracy//Invitation Designer: Paper Blush//Equipment Rentals:Parkland Party Rentals//Floral Designer: Calyx Floral Design//Apparel: Novia Mia Bridal//Event Planner: Today's Sweet Weddings//Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Thursday, May 24, 2018


Love wide brimmed hats?  They're not just for mature brides and Mothers-of-the-Bride anymore. I adored designing each and every one you see here and created many a picture hat for those walking down the aisle over the years.  Did you know wide-brims are the most classic for daytime formals and that definitely includes a wedding?  Generally made out of straw or horsehair, these elegant hats are sometimes swathed in netting and organza.  Picture hats can be so much fun too--they conjure up images of croquet parties at Jay Gatsby’s and all those 1930s movies situated in garden party chic.   Whatever look you want to create with this style, here are a few things to consider when wearing it.  Go ahead and put on your picture hat for the ceremony.  Just do yourself a favor at the reception and take it off when you’re receiving guests.  Unless your hat is made out of that bendy sort of horsehair with lots of give, when you reach out to hug and kiss people the hat will either fall off or scrape someone.  Picture hats go great with most silhouettes, especially ball gowns.  The wide brim balances the volume in the skirt. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


I've always been of the thought light is important to a great shot or series of shots.  Case in point is the work of Yanitza Ninett, a photographer out of Geneva, Florida.  She took the same bride all dressed in red and posed her in different light patterns--stunning.  Says Yanitza about putting together this editorial, " This is a styled shoot inspired by natural beauty. I took advantage of the natural light, at different times, to create a variety of the scenarios I chose for this shoot. It portrays beauty in all the natural ways, and it is complemented by the colors of mother nature . . . ."
 Photographer:  Yanitza Ninett Photography//Makeup Artist: Maddy The Artist//Floral Designer: The Flower Studio//Submitted via Two Bright Lights