Monday, March 8, 2021


 Start with natural light and, a pleasing spread of soft blues and pastels.  Add this combo of chic elements and you have the ideal French country theme here.  Your inspiration point: Think 'elegant' with touches of provincial and you've nailed the look.  

The Details: Elegant and relaxed.  Floral arrangements and bouquets that look like they've just been picked out of the garden, put in in crystal vases that sit amid fine china.  
The Dress: Romantic and easy to wear. A satin light blue and Chantilly lace bodice atop a sweep of tulle skirt and layers of crinoline.  

Photos 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9 &12 A Time to Keep Photography//Photo 4:--John T Photography//Photo 10-Lirette Photography//Photo 11:Alayna Kaye Photography

Detail Photos: A Time to Keep Photography//Favors and Gifts:Ariem Body Co//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer:Hands to Learn////Design and Decor: A & R Weddingscapes//Jewelry:Ariem Treasures//Bakery: Three sisters cake shop//Calligrapher: Molly Grace Makes//Reception Venue:The Salt Farm//Floral Designer: Apotheca Flowers//Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Dress: Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal Couture

Monday, March 1, 2021


My definition of rustically elegant: finding a palette that blends nature with the exquisite even baroque touches of fashion and decor.  Think of a beautifully set rough-hewn wood table with porcelain and crystal amongst the trees.  Imagine a Dioresque ballgown in a sustainable or upcycled fabric.  Just remember the key to bringing all these elements together is creating a balance.  Keeping the equilibrium between opposing details is a visual thing you can measure by the process of elimination or addition.  Trust your eyes. You'll know if everything works in tandem.

The Details: Wicker settees flank a table of bare wood heaped in crystal, fine china, and classically romantic roses in a palette complementary to the simple organic theme
Above: The detail of this corset is adorned in repurposed laces. The dress on the right is a vintage 1930s gown of Chantilly lace.  A real rustic touch, the bride holds a bouquet of wildflowers. 

Photo 1: Lace Corset Pearl Hsiesh Photography//Photo 2: Gold urn and tea service Judy Nunez Photography///Photo 3: Dresden China Photo Chic///Photo 4: Model in strapless ballgown by Winter Tree Studios//Photo 5: Vintage lace gown Tara Lynn Lawton ///Photo 6: Tea service Judy Nunez Photography//Photo 7: Bride in shabby chic Tara Lynn Lawton///Photo///Photo 8: Place setting Michelle Chang Photography///Photo 9: Shoes and veil Pearl Hsiesh Photography/// Photo 10: Wine glasses Photo Chic//Photo 11: Bride and groom with champagne Pearl Hsiesh Photography//  Photo 12: Cage veil Smoot Photo
All bridalwear by Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal Couture