Friday

FEATURED / WEDDING SPARROW

The Imogen tiara was featured in this stunning Sea Princess inspired shoot from Jennifer Blair Photography. Set in the ruins of Fort Pickens in St. Augustine, I love all of the dreamy driftwood and seascape details. See the full gallery here  on Wedding Sparrow.


Photography: Jennifer Blair, Event & Floral Design, Rentals: Events by Nouveau Flowers, Paper Suite & Calligraphy: Graceline Art, Imogen Tiara: Carlee Sizemore

Friday

FEATURED / STYLE ME PRETTY

This lovely little collaboration – entitled Sew in Love – was featured over on Style Me Pretty Georgia. The concept was to capture the concept of dress construction, from the first sketch to the final stitch. Featuring designs from Chaviano Couture, this shoot was full of soft silks and laces and included gowns from her 2014 collection.

Photography: Kelly Sauer, Gowns: Chaviano Couture, Styling and Accessories: Carlee Sizemore, Florals: Amy Osaba, Hair & Makeup: Brielle Brenner, Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic, Venue: Private Residence

Saturday

REAL BRIDE / LAURA + FOTIS

I always love seeing how brides decide to style my pieces for their wedding day. Laura knocked it out of the park pairing my Mae belt with this stunning Vera Wang gown from CS retailer, l’atelier couture bridal.

Laura is just glowing and a girl after my own heart in her fancy stole (and let’s talk about her groom: beyond dapper). I am always so grateful when a bride chooses a CS piece and allows me to be such a tiny, but significant part of her big day.

All images courtesy of Photogen Inc.

Monday

FEATURED / CAMP MAKERY

If you’ve been following along on my Instagram, you’ve seen all of the shenanigans my – I mean Porter’s – elf, Cotton, has been getting into this Christmas season. The lovely ladies at Camp Makery graciously asked me to write a little guest feature on Elf on the Shelf.  Head over to Get Your Elf On with me and check out the full post here.

A super special thanks to Hollie Lytle - counselor at Camp Makery, rockstar photographer, designer and friend – for the featurette.

Best,

Wednesday

CATCHING UP / CATCHING FIRE

I feel like this year is just flying by, like warp speed style. I’ve been working so hard on purposefully shaping the future of my business – and oh, yeah! - trying to be an awesome mama to my baby boy, who’s, um,  not so much a baby anymore. Blogging has been pushed to the back of the priority list. Speaking of business, it’s starting to boom and that’s always an exciting thing. I’ve been dreaming up new pieces that I think truly capture the spirit of what I’m trying to create for my brides: that raw, beautiful feeling of love – handcrafted. You’ll be seeing a lot of handwired and gemstone goodness as well as an exciting project soon.

Recently, it was such a pleasure to work on a crazy gorgeous shoot with some of my favorite vendors. Here’s a little sneak peek of me doing the styling thing. Y’all can even see a smidge of one of my favorite pieces – Fiona - in all of her pearl and gold glory on stunning model, Vivian. I can’t wait to share more – from this shoot as well as the continued evolution of this brand and site – in the near future. In the meantime, I’ll try to check in more frequently and keep y’all up-to-date.

Best,

 

Photography / Kelly Sauer 

Gowns / Chaviano Couture

Florals / Amy Osaba

Wednesday

YAY FOR GINA ZEIDLER + GIVEAWAY

Hooray! Gina Zeidler’s brand new brand and site launched today! There are not enough words to describe what this awesome lady means to me. She rocks in the best way and her photography is ah-may-zing. Seriously. Please take time out of your day to bask in her talent and while you’re at it, head on over to her blog to enter her fabulous giveaway (I will fight you for the J.Crew gift card). I’m thrilled to be participating and can’t wait to ship off this whimsical mermaid comb to it’s new owner. Created from shell the color of the sea, adventurine, pearl and tiger’s eye, she’s a beaut! Your beachy waves will be forever grateful!

 

XOXO,

Tuesday

FEATURED / SNIPPET & INK

I’m thrilled to have a few of my styled shots from the lovely Chaviano Couture 2013 lookbook featured on Snippet & Ink! You can also see a sneak peek of my new Eva (shown above) and Isla belts, exclusively designed for her new collection. I love all of the tulle and lace and handpainted fabric (!) featured throughout the collection and it’s available in darling little boutiques and direct from the designer now. I don’t have enough wonderful things to say about Annette and Chaviano Couture! It’s rare to have a designer create a gown made to each bride’s specific measurements and be completely willing to customize as well. She’s a peach! Not to mention 20% of the proceeds from each gown go to various charities around the world. The 2013 collection will benefit little girls orphaned in Haiti.

See the full gallery from Snippet & Ink here!

Gowns + Designer / Chaviano Couture; Stylist + Florals / Carlee Sizemore; Photographer / Melissa Schollaert; Hair + Makeup / Medalyn Salon; Model / Kacie Boguskie; Handpainted Fabric / Momental Designs

This little monkey was his Mama’s Assistant for the day! He was very helpful with the dress clips (eating them, of course) and flirted with all of the ladies.

XOXO,