Friday, October 21, 2016


 This creation called, ODETTE sports some extraordinary details, thanks to a shirred tulle bodice over cuts of delicate Chantilly lace.  Check out the full skirt--cut on the bias donning yards of silks and tulle.  Handmade silk florals adorn both the shoulder and waist.  This dress can go the casual route as in woodsy wedding as well as all out formal with the right accessories. . . . .

Photography by Taralynn Lawton

Hair by Justina Downs of Intertwine Hair Design

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


In this case certainly not age but that could be one factor.  Looking vintage on your wedding day means you're zeroing in on some chic borrowed from the ages. No they don't have to be authentic, ie; real jewels or head wear but can be.  With all us designers creating such great replicas of bygone eras it's just a matter of finding the right fabrics and accessories to bring out and play up a vintage look. Directly above and below are great examples of using lace to recall a certain decade.  These dresses are dripping in lace evocative of The Downton Abbey era

 Above: Nothing glams up a look like the use of gloves.  Long opera length go beautifully with evening gown styles of the thirties.  While the shorties shown here go particularly well with the 50s-60s, they would jazz up styles of earlier 20th Century chic as well  Below: Topping it all off with head wear can really nail an era,  Below is a medley of images perfect for a bride who loves the 1940s
All Dresses and Head Wear by Amy-Jo Tatum
Top Photos: The Missy Dress and Emma Dress 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


It all started with a red sash. My client Donna (above) wanted to experiment with picking up some color. How about you? Are your shoes going to be in hue? Believe me, even brides all dressed in white from veil to hem are opting for green, blue, red or yellow shoes under their gown. Actually I'm not certain this is a passing trend so much as tradition broken. White pumps and sandals with white gowns will always be with us. Now though, so will any shoe in any color that works under your gown . . .

Top Photo: Vivienne Westwood//Photo by Loic
Photo 2: BHLDN
Photos 3 and 4: Christian Louboutin via Mod Wedding
Photo 5: Sergio Rossi :via Bride Chic
Photo 6: Spool No. 72

Monday, October 17, 2016


What a gorgeous shoot this is captured by SoCAL based photographer, Mariela Campbell.  Here's a photographer who has done some incredible styled shoots as well as wedding and engagement sessions.  This is what she had to say about putting this series together,"Inspirations for a French theme came from our amazing planner and designer, who's own heritage derives from her mother's French lineage.  Creating the setting: Our gorgeous couple are real and their chemistry was undeniable and exuding with love and laughter."

Photographer:  Mariela Campbell Photo and Cinema//Floral Designer:Blissful Blossoms//Reception Venue: Heritage Estates//Dress Designer: Hope Stanley Bridal Stylist//Dress Designer:Jim Hjelm//Dress Store: Mary Me Bridal//Event Planner: Memory Making Events//Caterer: Slo Coast Catering//Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Thursday, October 13, 2016


October makes us think and feel the warmth of Fall. Fashion goes elegant with heavier taffetas and satins while decor  goes rustic, the way of wheat and dried leaf bouquets. Enjoy that real blitz of color that goes wild ranging from yellows to deep reds.  Below is a medley of  Fall colors, textures and overall eye candy I thought so perfect for getting ready and inspired for Fall . . . . .

Photo 1: Flowers: Honey of a Thousand Flowers |Photo by Tec Petaja
Photos 2 and 3: Behind the scenes shots from The Autumn Champagne Tea in the Woods Shoot//
Photos 4-5: via Wedding Venues/// Behind the scenes shot from The Autumn Champagne Tea in the Woods Shoot//
Photo 6: via Junebug Weddings
Photos 7-8: via Hi Miss Puff// Behind the scenes shot from The Autumn Champagne Tea in the Woods Shoot//
Photo 9: via Autumn in my Veins
Photo 14: via Jake Olson Studios
Photos 16-17: via Hi Miss Puff//via Pinterest
Photo 18:Behind the scenes shot from The Autumn Champagne Tea in the Woods Shoot
Photos 21-22: via Deer Pearl Flowers///Bride Chic