Monday, December 28, 2020


I'm taking a few minutes here in these last days of Christmas to share some playful and hopefully inspiring shots of romantic headwear. Spring is almost upon us full of ripe and budding greenery.  The beauty of pouf style headpieces is they can go from earthy Boho to all-out vintage Vogue elegant.  In other words, you could easily change out this look for a suit (like they did in the 1940s) or evening gown with opera gloves, and the pouf would still be on trend and stunning! 
I loved taking these behind the scenes shots of Natalie dancing in my designs. She's a little bit Boho and Oh la la French can-can dancer all at once.  What a beautiful day we had!

Wednesday, December 23, 2020



'Tis the season to be married!  Especially in Florida.  We have to admit, there's nothing quite like Christmas nups.  This year it could be more of an elopement with just the two of you. Still, you can have a romantic and quiet celebration with all the trimmings. This striking set of images hails from sunny Florida yet has all the hallmarks of a cozy winter wedding from red berries to the sprigs of fragrant Juniper.  READ MORE . . . . .

Tuesday, December 22, 2020


Of all the gowns in the 2019/2020 collection, this is the one I really wanted to get right.  It was inspired by the 3-D mood of the Alencon lace used in the bodice. When I added a mix of Chantilly laces over silk chiffon and tulle the gown came to life.  Meet BRIGITTA taking her rightful place in The Gatsby’s Bride Collection, something incredibly fem-fatale and romantic harkening back to Downton Abbey.  Price on request–available via Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal Couture.

Monday, December 21, 2020



The Awesome Shooters series is back!  My appreciation for photographers and the teams that work with them to capture beauty worldwide is no secret.  Today we're sharing a styled shoot celebrating the ultimate elopement.  These days weddings are small, sometimes just the bride and groom tying the knot with only a couple friends or family on the scene. READ MORE . . . . .

Friday, December 18, 2020


 O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear; Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear! So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows, As yonder lady o'er her fellows shows. The measure done, I’ll watch her place of stand, And, touching hers, make blessed my rude hand. Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night. 

.–William Shakespeare–

Dresses by Amy Jo Tatum Bridal Couture///Photography by Devon Lach

Thursday, December 17, 2020


 A medley of quick inspo today for all you out there deciding between a Gatsby and/or Boho look.  Did you know the two are so different yet interchangeable?  With a switch of accessories, the look of the era is changed out easily.  Even though Gatsby conjures images of the 1920s and Boho was all over the 70s, certain elements echo through both themes and eras.  The leaner gown silhouette for instance is symbiotic of both as well as yards of lace and flowing sleeves. Start with these images and come up with your own details!

Photo 1: Sean Sato//Photos 2&3: Bride Chic//Photo 4: Sean Sato////Photo 5: Jim Vetter Photography///Photos 6,7&8: Bride Chic// Photo 9: Sean Sato

Monday, December 14, 2020


 Happy winter everyone!  Inspired by a seasonal theme, the imaginative images taken by John Truong are a good starting point for winter brides. The winter wonderland here has a bit of Avante Garde drama thrown into the mix to celebrate new options.  High sheen satins and moires are festive and fun against bright snowy backdrops while a white tablescape sets the mood. And then, check out those elements that always say Christmas like pinecones icicles, and sprigs of pine.

Photo: John T Photo///Tablescape: via Pinterest ///White wrapped gifts:via Pinterest ///Fur hood by Amy-Jo Tatum and photo by Rob Martel///Snowy Pinecones photo: Aesthetic Nest ///Tree Cake photo: via Pinterest ///Model in white photo by John T Photo//Cupcake photo: Pinterest   ///Last Photo by John T Photo