Dior in Miniature
At some point, we lost the respect for fashion as art. Most famous fashion designers I know spent long hours studying and went to incredibly expensive design schools to some how end up being the one in a million that have a name for themselves. They followed their passion, took tons of risks, and made it! Along with their imagination, their business is successful with a team of highly skilled artisans, creative directors, and seamstresses. Every single part to a designer gown is considered. Even down to what kind of thread. Yes, there are types of threads. Some made out of cotton, some that have more stretch, some that could never tear apart from wear. At some point, we started to appreciate the way our phones look more than how we look. I love my phone and no offense to the techy-type that you may be. I DO care more about what I look like though than what my phone looks like. At the end of the day, what are we now taking photos of? Ourselves. Now let’s take a selfie!
What about the clothing that we wear? How long does it take to make a mini Dior dress? How many people are involved in the creation? Let’s appreciate the art behind fashion and the many talented American designers we have in the Bridal Industry!
Real Bride: Kimberly
Our bride Kimberly just got married this past weekend in Belize. She was sweet enough to send us some sneak peeks from the elopement. The natural back drop doesn’t even look real. What a beautiful location!
Kimberly is wearing a lace sheath Ines Di Santo wedding dress paired with Paris Earrings. Photos by Olivera Rusu.
Captivated by Sand Dunes
Our bride Kaitlin won “wows” from us when we saw her engagement session! Absolutely stunning! We were blown away when we saw the first few images and then… the blue dress! These images represent relaxed love. The best kind of love there is. Love where you can be yourself, run around in the sand, and just enjoy simple beauty.
She just got married this past weekend in an Ines Di Santo wedding dress. Wait till to you see more of this relaxed glamour look on the big day!
Photos by Matthew Morgan Photography
Shades of White
In May we hosted a Rivini Fashion Presentation with their Fashion Director, James Brown. During the party we had a live photo shoot with these beautiful models! Simone from Makeover Station did the hair and make-up. Betsy from Hundreds of Moments photographed the models while Stylist Samaly styled.
We love the clean, almost black and white turn concept. The shoot was all about the dresses so we went with very minimal accessories and no big bouquets. The fabrics in the dresses speak volumes so there was no need for all the extras.
Gardens of Glamour
Just to the left of this runway I’m sitting there with our bride Janina. She won our Bridal Market Incentive and a trip to New York. It was a great experience to bring a bride to Bridal Fashion Week. Watching her face, reminded me of my very first trip to Fashion Week.
Ines Di Santo left an impression with all of us as her gardens of glamour came down the runway. We are so honored to carry such a quality, couture like in our salon. To try on an Ines Di Santo wedding dress is an experience, to wear one down the aisle is a lasting memory!
Breezy Boho Garden Party
I just got permission to release one additional image from our East End Styled Shoot with Tickled Pink Brides and By The Robinsons Photography. Once the editorial comes out we will share more.
Our model Kris is wearing a Bliss Monique Lhuillier dress. The dress is actually in blush; however, it photographs a beautiful classic ivory shade. Staying in trend, she is wearing a floral rose crown.
Stay tuned for more!
I think I need to keep my eyes closed for the next seven weeks. My wedding is coming up and I just keep on discovering these beautiful dresses. We just purchased this Jim Hjelm for our salon. Its shown here with Peach underlay and ivory lace. Of course its available in ivory as well as white. I must say though the Peach lining allows the lace to really show in photos.
What color would you go for?
Solutions Bridal real bride, Christine and husband Adam’s wedding photos came out beautifully! Christine came into our salon and got to work with our amazing stylist Stephanie. During her appointment, she loved this all lace Marisa 898 gown, but something was holding her back from falling in love with it. Christine had a very specific vision in mind, and our in house couture seamstress, Holly, was able to create the look she wanted. Customization is something Solutions Bridal believes in and can do for any bride to make her dress truly one of a kind!
Photographer: Concept-A Photography
Venue: Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Dress: Solutions Bridal Designer House