Thursday, August 25, 2011

Munaluchi Bride Fall/Winter 2011

We are so pumped about the fourth issue of Munaluchi Bride. They've released the cover and because we are so in love with all things floral, we are swoon over this cover page! The dress was inspired by a Marchesa gown and created using steams from 250 white phalaenopsis orchids, 400 white hydrangeas, 300 white tibet roses, and 100 pink rosia vendela roses. It took 3 people and 24 hours to create this piece of art, envisioned by none other than Preston Bailey. If the issue is anything like the cover, we are in for some fabulous inspiration!! Pick up your copy!

Photo Credit: Munaluchi Bride

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

E is for Elegance: Christina & Trai

No detail was left unturned for our Georgia Peach bride and Black & Yellow groom. This June, Christina and Trai hosted their wedding weekend at the gorgeous Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton, GA. Over 200 guests witnessed this union and we're sure they did not leave this fabulous affair disappointed. From the lavish venue to the beautiful flowers to the custom lighting, draping, and linens, this picture-perfect day mixed elegant tradition with modern sophistication. Check out a few of our favorite pictures captured by Korey of Visual Statement Photography!

Mom-daughter moment :-)

Patiently waiting....Simply Stunning...

This property was so could have been anywhere! Mr. & Mrs. Essex
Not only was it beautiful, it was a GREAT time!
Thanks SO much to all of the wonderful vendors!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Chateau Elan Winery & Resort
Event Design: Your Event Solution
Floral Design: On Occasions Atlanta
Photography & Videography: Visual Statements Photography
Wedding Stationery: Noteworthy Invitations

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Spotlight: Anne Wilmus Photography

We recently worked on a wedding with Anne for a rustic-chic garden affair and fell in love with her-very professional, attentive to detail, and has a great eye for the perfect shot! Her wedding and lifestyle photography is fabulous! We are really excited to support her business and look forward to working on more weddings with Anne...check out her spotlight-she is one to watch!

{Tell us a little about yourself and services.}
Anne Wilmus Photography is owned and operated by (you guessed it) me...Anne Wilmus, wife, mother, and photography addict! I offer wedding, engagement, maternity, children, baby, and newborn photography; working with natural light, outdoors whenever possible. My wedding packaging currently starts at $1750 and includes a second photographer. This package is customizable to fit each bride's needs. Check out my website for more information and to view my work:

{When did you fall in love with photography?}
I fell in love with photography shortly after my own wedding. We had a wonderful photographer who was able to beautifully capture all the moments and details of the day. I still feel amazing when I look at the images. I wanted to be able to do the same for my new family, not just one day, but all the time. I bought a camera, took classes, and workshops, read tutorials, and practiced, practiced, practiced. I quickly found myself starting to "think in pictures." The more I learned and the more photos I took, the more I fell in love with photography and wanted to expand my new passion and talent to others, so I developed my business.

{What is the #1 piece of advice to brides?}
There are sooo many tips I'd like to give prides when planning their wedding! But my number one piece of advice is to leave plenty of time for private photos of the bride and groom, without the family and wedding party. By allowing time, we can capture truly romantic and personal inages of the two of you on your special day. Afterall, this is what your day is all about!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Are you a vintage chic bride?

This wedding style is perfect for a bride who loves the Victorian flair and wants to fuse the past with the present. A vintage chic wedding is all about classic style and romance with intricate lace, soft floral designs, and anything antique that you can include in your decor scheme. Including vintage finds (sofas, chairs, dressers, vases, frames, mirrors, candlebras, buttons, jewelry, you name it) from thrift stores, flea markets, your grandma's attic or jewelry box is so key to making this vision come to life. A Victorian style mansion or any house-like venue is perfect for this theme. Handmade details also add a vintage touch so don't be afraid to do-it-yourself. Check out this vintage chic wedding captured by White Haute Photography. We love everything about this wedding from the soft hues to the vintage furniture to the historic pictures of their favorite places as table names to the pops of sparkle to the antique car! Be Inspired!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Spotlight: BBG Couture

BBG Couture is a premiere bridal design company located right outside of Pittsburgh in Youngstown, Ohio. The gorgeous wedding gowns, evening gowns, and accessories are created by the owner and designer, Britini Broker. This isn't your cookie-cutter bridal shop. BBG Couture is targeting modern brides who embrace uniqueness, individuality, and have a vision of what they want their one-of-a-kind wedding dress to look like. Meet Britini, the fashionista behind it all....

{Tell us a little about yourself and product.}I was born and raised in Poland, Ohio. Even as a little girl, my dream was always to become a fashion designer, so when it came time to choose a career, the decision was a very easy one! I received my bachelor's degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion School at Kent State University in May of 2008. After graduating, I decided to try my hand in the corporate design world, and took a job designing for Abercrombie and Fitch. After about two and a hafl years of designing jeans and tee shirts, I decided it was time to stop putting my dream on hold. In February, I quit my job in order to pursue my life-long goal of starting my own fashion line. I chose to do bridal because of my extremely feminine aesthetic, and my love designing one-of-a-kind pieces.

BBG Couture designs and creates exclusive custom fitted dresses for special occasions. We specialize in wedding and evening gowns. The dresses are all made to order with high quality fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail. I work closely with each bride to create the perfect gown, customized from start to finish.

{When did you fall in love with fashion?}I been in love with fashion as long as I can remember! I started collecting magazine tears of celebrities on the red carpet when I was in middle school and I still reference some for inspiration today! I've been extremely blessed to know exactly what I want to do with my life and have the opportunity to try and make it happen.

{What is your #1 piece of advice for brides?}As a fashion designer, your wedding gown is the most important garment that you will ever wear and it should be a work of art. It's the one day you can get away with wearing something extraordinary-so you should!

Check out a few of our favorites.....

Photo Credit: Jenni Grace Photography