Inspiration: Elie Saab Spring / Summer 2015 Paris Couture Week

 via Style.com from Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

Maybe it’s my early training in textiles + love for unique fabrics, but when a collection like Elie Saab’s Spring / Summer 2015 comes around you just have to stop, stare and be thankful that such craftsmanship still exists in fashion today.  This collection is truly a work of art and offers endless inspiration for weddings + beyond.  Here are my favorites, apparently I am partial to a full skirt.  All photos via Style.com from Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

 via Style.com from Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

 via Style.com from Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

The entire fashion show is pretty amazing too:  Elie Saab Paris Couture Week Spring Summer 2015

 

Preview: Winter Wedding Inspiration

Photo by Kate Ignatowski Creative Direction + Styling Mandy Forlenza Sticos MyWedding Magazine

A few months ago I had the honor of gathering a group of local vendors and creatively directed + styled this photo shoot for mywedding Magazine.  The digital magazine was released last week and on February 17th the print magazine will be on newsstands.   Here are a few of my favorites from the digital issue + I’ll be posting a bit more once the issue is in print!  Enjoy these dreamy film images from Kate Ignatowski + the amazing creative team is listed below.

Photo by Kate Ignatowski Creative Direction + Styling Mandy Forlenza Sticos MyWedding Magazine

Photo by Kate Ignatowski Creative Direction + Styling Mandy Forlenza Sticos MyWedding Magazine

Photo by Kate Ignatowski Creative Direction + Styling Mandy Forlenza Sticos MyWedding Magazine

Photo by Kate Ignatowski Creative Direction + Styling Mandy Forlenza Sticos MyWedding Magazine

Photo by Kate Ignatowski Creative Direction + Styling Mandy Forlenza Sticos MyWedding Magazine

Photo by Kate Ignatowski Creative Direction + Styling Mandy Forlenza Sticos MyWedding Magazine

Photo by Kate Ignatowski Creative Direction + Styling Mandy Forlenza Sticos MyWedding Magazine

Photo by Kate Ignatowski Creative Direction + Styling Mandy Forlenza Sticos MyWedding Magazine

Photography:  Kate Ignatowski / Creative Direction + Styling: Mandy Forlenza Sticos / Venue: Green Building / Bride’s Dress: Lovely Bride / Bride’s Shoes: Emmy London / Hair Comb + Veil: Hushed Commotion / Rings and bride’s jewelry: Olivia Ewing / Wardrobe Styling: Jenn Weishaar / Floral Design: Hello Darlington / Flowers Supplied By:  Blooms by the Box / Cake: Nine Cakes / Invitations: Fleur de Letters / Hair Styling: Katelyn McGinn / Makeup: Jha Villanueva / Groom’s Suit + Shirt:  Black Lapel / Place Settings:  Crate and Barrel / Vintage Props:  Little Vintage Rentals / Silk Ribbon:  Natalie Stopka / Assistant: Julia Sportelli

Esther Jean Hair Accessories

by Esther Jean

A while back we got to do a mini photo shoot with Fiona Melder and the vintage inspired hair accessories by Esther Jean.  The are all so soft + delicate; which one is your favorite?

Photo by Fiona Melder Accessories by Esther Jean

Photo by Fiona Melder Accessories by Esther Jean

Photo by Fiona Melder Accessories by Esther Jean

Photo by Fiona Melder Accessories by Esther Jean

Photo by Fiona Melder Accessories by Esther Jean

Photography: Fiona Melder / Hair Accessories: Esther Jean / Styling: Mandy Forlenza Sticos / Hair & Makeup: Rosemarie Bernardo / Model: Sietzka For Fenton Moon / Dress: Ruche / Assistant Stylist: Angela Kostaras

Inspiration: Sareh Nouri Fall 2015 + Millie B. Photography on Bridal Musings

Sareh Nouri Bridal Fall 2015 by Millie B Photography via Bridal Musings

Sifting through some of my favorite wedding blogs I stumbled across an amazing set of photos behind the scenes of the Fall 2015 Sareh Nouri Bridal show from Mille B. Photography on Bridal Musings.  I can look at them all day.  Yards of tulle, lace and fresh faced girls in asymmetrical braids.  Inspiring!

Sareh Nouri Bridal Fall 2015 by Millie B Photography via Bridal Musings

Sareh Nouri Bridal Fall 2015 by Millie B Photography via Bridal Musings

Sareh Nouri Bridal Fall 2015 by Millie B Photography via Bridal Musings

Sareh Nouri Bridal Fall 2015 by Millie B Photography via Bridal Musings

Gowns and Veils: Sareh Nouri / Photographer: Millie B Photography / Headpieces: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart / Bride’s Shoes: Aruna Seth / Flowers & Decor: Laura Clare Design / Hair & Make-up: Saray Barbosa Makeup Artistry