Monday, February 15, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Imperfectly perfect.

Don't get me wrong, I love an impeccably lit, perfectly posed wedding photo, but nothing ties my heartstrings in knots like these.
Elise ordered a long version of my cupcake dress for her November wedding in Missouri.
Though we never met in person, I feel like she's a friend.
She was blessed with balmy (mid-70s!) weather, good friends and family, and of course--love. Thanks and congratulations, Elise!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Adieu, Bella Flora

This little lady is about to leave the studio to meet her new destiny as Brooke's wedding dress, but I did want to give her a proper goodbye photo shoot. I wish I could say that the gauzy, vignette-y photo technique is intentional, but really I can only do so well with my point-and-shoot once the afternoon light has fled my windows. Hopefully Brooke will have some sunnier wedding photos to share--that's always best.

Friday, February 5, 2010

We'd like to thank the academy.

So many talented people helped us put on our fashion show, and it's time for a shout out! The lovely hair styling was done by Salon 220, makeup was by Madi Cosmetics, flowers by Ink & Peat, photography by the incredible Lisa Warninger. Some very special hats and headpieces came from Pinkham Millinery. Additional dress embellishments and headpieces by Twigs & Honey (we at the English Dept. worked up a few, too). Our generous host for the event was the Ace Hotel. Incredible smoked-salt-lavender chocolates were courtesy of Neopolitan Printing. Canoe offered bridal registry (check it out, ladies). Thank you, also, to everyone who attended--it was an honor to show off our party dresses for you! A complete slide show of the show can be seen here.

Monday, February 1, 2010

A day of rest.

photo: Myra Callan
Will you just look at these beautiful ladies? Our annual English Dept. bridal fashion show came off without a hitch yesterday (hurrah!). Thanks to everyone who attended, helped out, carried stuff, cheered us on, fixed a zipper, or modeled (l to r: Lacey, Jenna, Linda May, Sarah, Jillian, Kathleen, Canyon). I feel honored to have such beauty and talent all around me. A million thanks. And now, a nap.