Now that Flutter Magazine is out with all 12 looks I thought it would be fun to share some additional photos from the shoot. This look is Libra and I was inspired by Gwyenth Paltrow’s style, really simple, modern and timeless. For the dress I used a body hugging Nicole Miller dress and paired it with a Waxing Poetic chain.
A simple jeweled band was used instead of a veil.
A sparkly bag (vintage, J.Crew) and a modern engagement ring from 33 Jewels.
For the hair and makeup, loose curls and daring red lips added a hint of retro glamour to the look.
For Gemini, I was inspired Marilyn Monroe and I choose a sexy mermaid gown by Lee Ann Belter.
Paired with BHLDN’s seaspray veil and vintage white earrings, the look had a little nod to the 60′s.
For Leo, I was inspired by Jackie O. The textured wedding gown and lace tip veil where a nod’s to Jackie’s wedding style. I used a Watter’s ballgown (the dress has pockets people!) and paired it with BHLDN’s scalloped lace fingertip veil and insane vintage pearls from the 1920′s from 33 Jewels.
Seriously, can you stand the clasp on this necklace! I’ll be sharing more of the looks throughout the week, so stay tuned for the remaining 9 looks.
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I’m so excited to show a 12 look bridal style series I shot for Flutter Magazine. Inspired by the signs of the zodiac, each look was modeled after the charateristics of each sign.
Here is my sign, Scorpio. Since Scorpio’s are mysterious, I styled this pink dress by Ivy & Aster with black vintage jewelry and a skinny black belt.
For her hair, Noelle and I went with an updated version of a french twist.
For the scene, we had the model walk along the top of a wall at the incredible Sunstone Villa. To see the eleven other looks, check out the Flutter Magazine’s Astrology Bride right here. And 3 other bloggers are featuring looks from the shoot on their blogs today:
Snippet & Ink is featuring Gemini here.
The Sweetest Occasion is featuring Aires here.
Grey Likes is featuring Virgo here.
Better yet, a PRINT version of the magazine will be in two weeks and will be distributed with The Sentinel and available at select boutiques. A big thank you to all the vendors who participated, I couldn’t have done it with out you!
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I love a company with a heavy emphasis on ethics, and one that sells diamonds to boot, well be still my heart. Brilliant Earth founded by two Stanford graduates and based in San Francisco specializes in completely conflict-free diamonds for all of their collections (I’m loving the “halo” engagement rings, on the right side of the images) and they also have a serious colleciton of vintage engagement rings. How good are the art deco pieces on the left? WANT! You can learn more about Brilliant Earth’s commitment to ethical diamond mining and production here and they have a great information about buying vintage rings right here. Happy bling shopping!
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I love a beautiful, intimate, elopement and this one is stunningly beautiful with photos by none other than Elizabeth Messina.
For the ceremony the bride, Erin (an amazing hair & makeup artist by trade), wore a stunning Claire Pettibone gown with oodles and oodles of pearls around her neck.
How pretty is the back of this dress with all those pearls?
Before the ceremony, family photos of the couple with their adorable son were taken with a surrey and mini donkeys.
A hand painted gyspy caravan was the backdrop for their casual cocktail hour before dinner.
For dinner, fine china and silver created an elegant vibe for an intimate dinner for three.
A soft lavender and pink floral arrangement by Flowerwild kept with the elegant tone of the reception.
Afterward a dessert buffet with pretty baked good was setup inside the Villa. Thank you to Merryl & Elizabeth for sharing this amazing and intimate Santa Barbara elopement!
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My sister’s ceremony was held at the Richmond-upon-Thames registry office. A small room in a historic house, the ceremony had just 40 guests in attendance. The service is very simple, bridesmaids and groomsmen sit with guests. The bride and groom also sit at the registrar’s desk. During the ceremony the license is signed by the best man and maid of honor. After that, the couple and all the guests stand as the wording before the kiss is said. And afterwards, the couple gets showered with confetti as they leave the office. I love, love this tradition!
Post-ceremony we took portraits, some more traditional, some less so (we had to bring some westside style to this shindig).
Tracy & Mark continued with photos while we headed to the reception. I’m absolutely in love with their wedding portrait by the Thames by Kirsten of Beaux Arts. My mom had brought wellies from the US and they just happened to match her wedding dress perfectly. Mark, of course, wore a traditional morning suit.
My sister, like me, opted to go with a short wedding dress. She paired it with a classic birdcage veil and some Badgley Mischka heels. You can see more of the wedding right here on Snippet & Ink!
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN
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I love a wedding dress with a unique neckline, and this dress designed by Melissa Blackburn, in collaboration with MacKenzie, the bride, has seriously the most gorgeous scalloped neckline detail. Paired with a full skirt and the most amazing Kate Spade shoes, this bridal style is one I’m most certainly for!
MacKenzie says, “I was inspired by natural beauty and colors. I wanted my wedding to be timeless and I also did not want to take away from the natural beauty and style of the St. Regis Hotel in Park City where I had my cocktail party, dinner, and dancing. I wanted my look to only be enhanced by makeup. I wore soft pink colors and I had a dewy look. I wanted to feel feminine and elegant.” Thank you so much for sharing your adorable style MacKenzie and Leo Patrone for the absolutely stunning photos.
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A lot of people lately have been asking me what I wore for my own wedding day… So here’s a few photos from the day. I had a classic long wedding dress cut to tea length (back in 2007 there was seriously no options for this style, how things have changed!) and had a custom grey sash made. Enjoy!
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