I am so thrilled to share a post of mine featured on Etsy's Weddings Blog! My "Get the Look" features the beautiful wedding of Emily and Paul and all of their gorgeous heartfelt and handmade details. Pop on over to see ways to achieve elements of their wedding by shopping Etsy's fantastic selection of vintage wares. I'm also particularly fond of this wedding because it showcases the talents of many of my friends from college and our wedding photographer Josh Goleman. Big thank you to Lisa of the Wedding Artists Collective for sharing these images with me!
Ooh I am so ready for Spring, aren't you?! I love a good collaboration, especially with a good friend like Miss Amy Osaba and even more so when it is with West Elm! We'll be doing a little tutorial with some of their beautiful paper flowers. Will I see your faces there next Wednesday 6- pm at the Atlantic Station location? Please say yes.
Here is the lastest lookbook shoot I styled for Atlanta-based designer Annie Griffin Collection Summer 2013. I love the whole summery Slim Aarons mood of it all. One of the qualities I most appreciate in design is ease and simplicity, and Annie consistently delivers those same qualities. She is known for her clean lines and her color confidence and this collection showcases all her strengths. These designs makes me want to lounge by the pool with a pair of oversized sunnies and some beverage that warrants one of those little umbrellas and/or a cocktail stirrer.
Photography: Abby Smith Photography
Designs: Annie Griffin Collection
Model: Anna Salzillo
This is a wonderful video shot by the talented Chris Dekmar (who is married to rock star photographer Buffy Dekmar) using 8 mm film. This type of filmmaking is so special I highly, highly recommend brides to consider including this in their budget. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a film worth? Let me tell you, priceless.
The video is a behind-the-scenes peek into the creation of this shoot. It makes me laugh at how pitifully unglamorous editorials are when you pull back from the frame. Unbrushed hair and sensible shoes is our currency.
Here is a shoot for the Atlantan Brides magazine. Our dear friend(and ultimate team player) Max LeBlanc from Sun in my Belly recruited an all-star crew to produce this Great Expectations themed shoot. We wanted to capture the romantic, melancholic moodiness of the Victorian era but through the eyes of a modern bride and through the lens of the oh-so talented Heidi Geldhauser. The venue, Lullwater Acres, has a wild and unruly garden flush with thickets of ferns which became an element we chose to echo throughout.
Amy Osaba once again created dazzling floral arrangements reminiscent of the dramatic, cascading bouquets of the time.
Erica Loesing's botanical yet graphic save-the-dates are offset by her delicate and lacy paper silhouettes of ferns.
The Simply Charming Socials gals built this beautiful champagne tower with their precise and steady hands. I was too chicken to attempt the formation for fear that I would bring it all crashing down with one fell swoop! Also, in a pinch a garden urn makes a fantastic champagne bucket or pedestal for a show-stopping bouquet.
Instead of lighting the table with the fussy candlabras of that period, I created a runner of taper candles melted onto white blocks of wood and then wove various greenery and florals throughout to tie it all together.
How stunning is the fern table runner Erica created from paper? So feminine without the stuffiness that can be associated with your grandmother's lace.
What I loved about this look was the deconstructed gibson hairstyle coupled with the halo made from delicate sprigs of spray painted baby's breath.
Photography: Heidi Geldhauser of Our Labor of Love
Planning and Coordination: Simply Charming Socials
Styling and Creative Direction: Me
My Stylist Assistant: Jordan Wright
Floral Design: Amy Osaba
Stationary suite, menu, escort cards, chair scrolls, and paper table runner: Erica Loesing
Hair & Makeup: Claudia Mejerle
Food Styling and Creation: Alison Lueker of Sun in My Belly
Furniture rentals: Settee Event Decor Rental
Wedding Dress: Kelly's Closet
Cake: Anne Kathleen Cakes
Super 8 mm Filmographer: Chris Dekmar
Here are some images from my latest styling for Mucklows Fine Jewelry at Lullwater Acres.
We wanted to create a soft and wintery palete with pops of red. Here is the moodboard I created to set the tone and direction of the shoot...
Oh, and how beautiful is the hair and makeup? Claudia Mejerle consistently knocks it outta the park with her natural, romantic touch that is never heavy handed or overdone. She always lets her subject's beauty shine through without too many bells and whistles. And she is a total doll to be around!
Photography: Harwell Photography
Hair and Makeup: Claudia Mejerle
Jewelry: Mucklows Fine Jewelry
Model: Anna Salzillo
Wardrobe: Ivy & Aster
Stylist Assistant: Jordan Wright
Location: Lullwater Acres
Here are a few images from my latest lookbook shoot for Mucklows Fine Jewelry shot by my wildly talented friend Jeremy Harwell. The models from Factor I work with are all undeniably beautiful and wonderful to work with, but I am partial to this lady, Anna Salzillo. I have had the privelege of working with her many times and her movements are so fluid and effortless. She also knows how to embody the spirit of the clothing she wears. She understands what her clients want with little to no direction which makes everyone's time on the set that much easier. How lovely is she in this stunning dress and capelet by Ivy and Aster?
You can just tell she is kind. It radiates in her face and in the way she moves. You will see her a lot more around here, so stay tuned.