Everyday, I fall head over heals in love with a new wedding photographer.
Married couples: take cue from this gorgeous husband and wife, Kellie and Chris Walters.
Five years ago, when they first said “I do,” a dreamy photo shoot could not be worked into their budget.
However, after seeing the phenomenal work of Anna Cunningham of Sweet Hope Photography, they decided to revisit their special day and have no regrets.
Their vintage/country inspired photo shoot (reddux) looked like an absolute blast and could not have turned out more lovely!
It included horses, dogs, hydrangeas, lace, vintage cameras, butterflies, lamps, a tractor and more…
No captions necessary- SWOON AWAY!
I was completely charmed by this vintage bohemian styled wedding shoot I received from J and J Photography.
What blew me away was the fact that these Midsummer’s Night Dream like photos were taken in the one and only New York City.
This was nothing like the typical urban wedding submission I come to expect from the city that never sleeps.
The unique venue, One if By Land, Two if by Sea, was once an eighteenth century carriage house and home to former Vice President Aaron Burr.
It is easy to understand why it has been called New York’s most romantic restaurant (reportedly hosting 24 proposals per week).
How beautiful are those outdoor gardens?
Nothing says vintage romance like a Claire Pettibone wedding dress (from Gabriella New York Bridal Salon) styled with jewelry by Untamed Petals. I adore both of the bride’s hair styles and the delicate Sara Gabriel adornments.
The talented team of vendors, coordinated by NoLimit Events LLC, took cues from the antique surroundings to put together an enchanting scene that takes you back in time.
I’m swooning over the lovely floral arrangements created by Deborah Hunter of Worship Luxury Inc.
She used umbrella ferns as accents everywhere to bring the greenery of the gardens inside (genius).
Thank you to the wonderful team of vendors for sharing this delightful NYC photo shoot.
The new BHLDN line not only carries bridal gowns. The shop includes bohemian chic boleros, eclectic shoes, hairpieces, jewelry and even bridesmaid dresses that you can’t find everywhere!
For part two of this post, here is a preview of some of these new items:
- Hinted Phlox necklace- $245
- Sinuous Silk Bracelet (from Emily and Ashley)- $290
- Izmir Necklace- $850
- Winged Duo Belt- $90
- Pave Teardrop Earrings (from Lee Angel)- $180
- Serpentine Belt- $400
- Agave peep toe shoes- $350
- Festooned Shoe Clips- $80
- On-A-Wing Heels- $480
Now a peak at some stand-out bridesmaid’s dresses, boleros, and hair adornments from BHLDN
- Savoy Dress in Navy- $220
- Indigo Mist dress- $400 (very hippie-chic)
- Willow Dress- $260 (ready to accessorize)
- Floating Peony headband- $60
- Beauregard Headband- $550
- Dewed Vines Hairpin- $140
- Vapor Cardigan- $240
- Primrose Bolero- $220
- Adorned Bolero- $180
There’s plenty more unconventional items in the new shop, so check out what’s in store at www.BHLDN.com
Finally, the highly anticipated new bridal line by the Anthropologie design team, BHLDN, has made its debut!
The web shop includes select wedding gowns, bridesmaid’s dresses, shoes, jewelry and accessories.
For part one of this post series, meet the new wedding dresses:
- Ribbon Silked Gown- $1,600
- Cascading Goddess Gown- $1,600
- Trumpeted Pavot Gown- $4,000
- Floral Artwork Dress- $1,800
- Burnished Organza Gown- $1,400
- Tulle Era Dress- $2,600
- Ethereal Monarch Gown- $3,200
- Tiered Tulip Gown- $2,400
- Sweeping Taffeta Ballgown- $1,600
Three more unusual bridal gown options from BHLDN
What do you think of the new wedding dress line?
I have not been abandoning you!
Bridal fashion week kicked off this past Saturday in NYC, revealing the newest designer wedding dress collections of 2011
Pictured above: the fabulous Randy Fenoli, Fashion Director of Kleinfeld Bridal, perusing gowns. You know his stylish eye would not miss bridal fashion week!
Per usual, I am completely consumed by all the trends and details that have graced the runway thus far and I can’t wait to see the rest. Expect a complete Wed Savvy wrap up and favorite dress report next week:)
Until then, I can’t stop myself from sharing some of the gorgeous and innovative styles on the catwalk. There are too many standouts so I might have to give some worthy designers separate posts to break it all down.
- Many more short style dresses
- Light and airy, “ballerina” gowns still rule the runway with their beautiful flow and movement.
- More attractive and unique non-strapless options
- Lots of butter and creamy colored dress hues which compliment many skin tones.
- Lovely Layers, ruffles, pleating and draping in softer (not as heavy) materials
Eye candy to follow….
As statement jewelry continues to frequent the bridal runway and often makes an appearance in today’s designer wedding dress ads.
Above ads: Amsale, Rivini, and Lazaro
While brides may love the look, it’s extremely rare to find a woman that embraces it on her wedding day.
Ladies, prepare to be inspired. These real brides prove that being bold is brilliant!
Pictured above: Kristin Vining Photography, Tec Petaj photo, Angela Miller Boutique blog, Wedding Obsession, My Sweet and Saucy
Thank you to beautiful and super-chic brides above!