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Monday
Feb182013

RUSTIC VINEYARD WEDDING...

Here is a peek from a gorgeous Amy Osaba wedding where I had a small part in styling some vignettes for the talented Rylee Hitchner. It is always such a pleasure working with these women and I can not express enough how much I respect the talents of Amy, Erica, and Rylee. I am always so thrilled to collaborate with them on any level! 

Also pop on over to Once Wed to see more of this shoot!

Wednesday
Feb062013

West Elm Spring Social Tonight!

Here is a little sneak peek into Amy and my inspiration for our West Elm event tonight from 6-8 pm at Atlantic Station! We'll be sharing our fun craft project featuring their beautiful paper flowers. Can't wait to see all your pretty faces!

Friday
Feb012013

Instagram sneak peek from a photoshoot with a powerhouse of talented women. Photos to follow. 

Tuesday
Jan292013

SHHHH...

                                          Photo Credit: Elizabeth Messina

I have some really, really exciting styling news to announce in the near future. Stay tuned...

 

Tuesday
Jan292013

ETSY GET THE LOOK...


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!

Monday
Jan282013

West Elm Spring Social...

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. 

Tuesday
Jan222013

Annie Griffin Collection Summer 2013...

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

Styling: Me

Model: Anna Salzillo

 

Friday
Jan182013

Behind the Scenes: Great Expectations Super 8 mm Film

Great Expectations | Super 8 Film from Chris Dekmar on Vimeo.

 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.  

Thursday
Jan172013

Great Expectations Editorial for The Atlantan Brides

 

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

Thursday
Jan172013

Mucklows Fine Jewelry Holiday 2012



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

Styling: Me

Stylist Assistant: Jordan Wright

Location: Lullwater Acres