Thursday, July 28, 2011

How to Wear : Heat Wave

It's been ridiculously hot here in the Mid-Atlantic, with heat indexes reaching 120! So what do you wear when you have to brave the extreme elements for work or play? I think these few ensembles will keep you at least looking cool.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fashion : Sea Worthy Wardrobe

Add a splash of Nautical to your end of Summer Wardrobe with these Sea-faring fashions

Monday, July 25, 2011

Real Wedding : Erica & Marc

Erica & Marc couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous day at the Old Mill for their Summer Wedding. With incredible event design by Beautiful Blooms in wildflower purples & dreamy whites, this rustic wedding was all laid back style and country charm.
Erica's friend made the Ketubah for them as a wedding present, and it worked really well into the laid back rustic feel of the wedding.
All the gorgeous rustic country florals are from Beautiful Blooms, and those delicious looking cupcakes? Non-other than Brown Betty Bakery
Marc is a drummer and took to the stage with the INCREDIBLE Hudson Project Band, if you are looking for an amazing band, I can't say enough about how unbelievable they are....

Friday, July 22, 2011

Jubilee Inspirations : Polka Dot 3 Ways

Polka dots aren't just for youngsters, you can have a very grown up affair. The First set, polka dots in a soft rainbow palette is a fun and fresh approach. Next, playful polka dots liven up a classic palette of black and white. Bold blue hues inspire a preppy garden party when paired with this vintage dress.

Rainbow Polka Dots : Dress, Pillow, Cake & Paper Goods
Black & White Dots : Dress, Cake, Invitations
Bold Blue Spots : Dress, Bouquet, Table Setting & Cake

Thursday, July 21, 2011

How to Wear : Polka Dot Elopement

I absolutely love the idea of playful polka dot for a darling little elopement.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fashion : Seeing Spots

Polka dots have a certain childish, whimsical stigma, but I think they can be fun, funky and downright ladylike when used to accessorize, or add a subtle surprise to everyday outfits.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Real Wedding : Lauren & Chris

Love was a major theme in Lauren & Chris' June Wedding at the Old Mill in Rose Valley, PA.
First, I love that Lauren's dress had pockets-and the beautiful jeweled belt. Love.
I loved that Chris could not contain his excitement about marrying his high school sweetheart.
I loved that Lauren's bridesmaids gifts were gorgeous multi-colored strappy sandals. I loved that Lauren's dad started to tear up right before walking her down the aisle, and that Lauren & Chris laughed the entire ceremony. I love all the little details, from the hand-painted oars to the hand-made wooden frames on the tables. And I love that on their wedding day, Lauren & Chris became Mr. and Mrs. Love.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fashion : BCBG Color Block

I love this ultra modern Color Block ensembles from BCBG

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Simply Lovely

More to come next week from the newly wed Mr. & Mrs. Love

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Jubilee Inspirations : Color Block 3 Ways

I started with three completely different color-block dresses as the source of inspiration.
The First Dress, from Asos, is super modern and architectural, and would be perfect for an art museum reception, filled with abstract colored glass and bold, sculptural lines.

The next dress, from Mint Jodi Arnold, is contemporary but whimsical, mixing pretty cement greys with darling mustardy lemon yellows, just right for a sweet, simple, laid back Modern Country wedding.

Lastly, a romantic, elegant dress from Anthropologie with an embroidered lace corset and flowing seafoam skirt. Think relaxed upscale glamour, earthy natural bouquets of hydrangea, eucalpytus and mint, and touches of structured lace throughout for a classic affair.

Monday, July 11, 2011

How to Wear : Color Block

Color blocking can be bold & bright, glamourous or fun, modern or retro-it's all about placement, color and of course, accessorizing!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Inspirations : A Change of a Dress Color

I love this simple, wrap style charmeuse dress from Halston Heritage as a starting point for inspiration. Here are 4 completely different inspirations from one dress, in 4 different colors, and coordinating bouquets/venues from Martha Stewart and Stationery from Milkmaid Press.
Elegant Garden Party • Modern White Wedding • Hot Pink Social • Island Affair

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Celebrating Independence

And sometimes, that means running around in your underpants.
Photographed Monday, the 4th of July, using a Nikon F4, expired Fuji 400H, and processed at Walgreens for $6.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Real Wedding : Sudeshna & Jesse

To say that Sudeshna & Jesse are incredibly kind, loving and generous would be an understatement. With infectious smiles and even more palpable adoration for one another, I was lucky enough to photograph these two college sweethearts on one of the biggest days of their lives. Without further ado, a few favorites from the Sudeshna & Jesse's Memorial Day Weekend Wedding at Winterthur.
For the first ceremony, Sudeshna wore her Mother's beautiful red Sari,
which was spun using real gold thread.

After a quick change, we traveled to the reflecting pool for the
American Ceremony with some Hawaiian flair, celebrating Jesse's upbringing.