Archive for January, 2011
Beneath the Gown, wedding row member and our counterpart at The White Dress by the shore provided all of the stunning lingerie in these images. This is THE place to go to get yourself outfitted for your boudoir shoot.
In the words of Candice Coppola, the co-creator of Collaborate and Create and founder of Juliee Events, “We designed this shoot to be rich in color and slightly quirky. There are a lot of textures and patterns and they all work really well together. Sometimes people get scared of mixing patterns and textures and instead, stick to a very generic formula of matching colors and fabrics. In some instances, that look can be wonderful– but with most designs, I really encourage you to embrace texture, color, and patterns. It will make your look three dimensional and more interesting!”
“We set up a beautiful table scape, which has become one of my all time favorites, with mix-matched china (some vintage, some rental), vintage silverware, hanging mirrors, vintage and rental linens, and an AMAZING centerpiece chandelier that hung above the table (with a little help from our team!).”
The fashion inspiration for the shoot was really quirky, preppy. We love the pop of Tiffany Blue incorporated in the accessories and the quirky tuxedo detail on the Amy Kuschel gown. It was an interesting contrast to the very casual seersucker vest and pants and fun patterned tie!
This shoot was debuted on Style Me Pretty last week in a lovely feature. Be sure to check it out for even more fabulous images.
It is officially 101 days until the royal wedding and the big question, is what will Kate Middleton wear? I was recently asked by the editor of The Feast Connecticut to comment on what the future princess Katherine should select for her wedding attire. Here are my thoughts:
“The entire bridal industry is on pins and needles to see what Kate selects to wear ! It is so exciting to anticipate the trends that will be ignited by her selection. Kate’s style is simple and understated and her wedding gown needs to reflect that. I think that her gown should be long sleeved with a touch of lace incorporated into it. She has a stunning figure, so a fit to flare silhouette with a long train would be striking on her. A long veil with a blusher would be the perfect accompaniment to her gown, along with the requisite tiara. Ideally Kate will select a simple, yet elegant tiara that she will wear more as a headband than a tiara.”
Of course, my passion is fashion! When I entered into the bridal industry from the retail fashion world nearly 10 years ago, a whole new amazing aspect of fashion came alive to me. I have been working with an incredible team for a little over a year styling shoots in some of the most amazing locations in the world. One such shoot took place last year, right here in Connecticut at the historic and elegant Mayflower Inn in Washington, Connecticut. The Mayflower is such an incredible hidden gem and a STUNNING location for a wedding!- Not to mention a perfect venue for a quaint honeymoon getaway or a fabulous bachelorette weekend at their world renowned spa!
Since our team began collaborating together, we dreamed of the day that we see our work come alive in print. And today is the day! We are thrilled that Gala weddings has created an 11 page spread of our romantic winter wonderland shoot at the Mayflower!
In the always poetic words on Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events, following was the inspiration for this shoot. “We were inspired by winter, the color blue, toile, and interesting textures like birch, evergreen, yarn, and vintage paper. Tony created several amazing bouquets– one of which has been a steady contender for my all time favorite bouquet. Ever. And it’s featured! Beth created a preppy look that my heart continues to lust after– gorgeous dress, cardigan, sparkly belt, layered pearls. Yum! Posh Paperie sent me a box of THE MOST gorgeous creations– paper pinwheels made of vintage music sheets, die cut “lace” paper embellishments, menu’s that open with a surprise hidden inside, and the prettiest invitation you ever did see (also featured!). Lovely Lollies delivered delicious dessert table that we styled– filled with peppermint patties, homemade marshmallows, candy can sticks, french macrons, and SO much more.”
I am so honored to have worked with the incredible team that created this beautiful shoot:
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck and her team– Sara Code-Krawl , Rebecca Hales , and Greg Lewis
Hair & Makeup: Dana Bartone & Co.
Fashion & Accessory Styling: Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore
Floral Design: Datura: A Modern Garden
Paper: Posh Paperie
Confections: Lovely Lollies
Shoot Styling & Table scape: Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events and her dynamite team– Diana, Amanda and Ashley.
Our team compiled two beautiful and inspiration stories, one of which you can see in the new issue of Gala Weddings – Look for it at Big Y! Purchase this magazine even if you are not planning a winter wedding. The fashion, flowers, table scape and scrumptious treats will be sure to inspire you!
Click here to see the behind-the-scenes post from 2009 with stories behind some of the images featured in the magazine. Carla also posted her perspective this morning on her blog, and Tony is sharing his gorgeous bouquet work with you on his blog today from the shoot.
There are so many incredible images that did not make it into this issue, so be on the look out for them on our blog and website in the coming weeks! A big thank you to Gala Weddings for featuring our work and to our incredible team for inspiring me and never ceasing to amaze me with your endless talents!
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck & Co. (Katie Slater & Sara Code-Kroll)
Design & Styling: Jubilee Events
Location: Royal Street & The Cornstalk Hotel
Fashion & Styling: The White Dress by the Shore
Floral Design: Datura: A Modern Garden
Hair & Makeup: Jennie Fresa Beauty Library
Cinematography: Vantage Point Films
Musicians: Dr. Jazz and the New Orleans Sounds
Groom’s Tux: Perlis
Shoes: MADELiNE Shoes & Poetic License Shoes
Paper: Posh Paperie
Calligraphy: Elizabeth Porcher Jones Calligraphy
Custom Headpieces & Floral Sashes: Twigs and Honey
Vintage Jewels: Karen Lindner Designs
Jewelry: Haute Bride
Linens: Gala Cloths
Custom China & Napkins: Sarah Drake Design
Pink Candelabras: Nachtmann & Riedel
Champagne: Pommery Gold POP Champagne
Cake Stands: Orange & Blossom
Vintage Umbrellas: Bella Umbrella