Thursday, October 21, 2010

Shoes, gorgeous shoes!!!

I have made a decision. Today is 'Gorgeous shoes day'! It's been a while since I blogged about shoes and since they are a fun topic for me, I thought I would do it again. I went looking for inspiration and while these are really expensive and impossible for the regular person to buy, I thought they would still be a fun way to inspire your offbeat bridal style. So take a look and see what comes up for you. Remember the point is not to go out and get the same exact pair, and the point is not even to feel bad that you can't get these exact ones, it is to inspire you to think of how you might be able to use a certain look to create your own. Think color, design, texture, medium and see what perfect fit you are led to.  I hope you enjoy it!
There will be more shoes to come in  the future! I have something really cool in the works for all you offbeat and funky brides out there, who want something fun and unique so stay tuned, and in the meantime, check these out!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Dita Von Teese inspired bride in white!

This shoot was inspired by Dita Von Teese who I love. She is a wonderful combination of the strong modern and independent woman with a unique fashion sense, and the old style feminine siren!
Dita Von Teese is one of the sexiest women in America, so I wanted to try a bridal photo shoot with the fashion modeled after her personal style, while giving it my own twist. I thought it would be fun to see what it might look like if the burlesque queen herself was a bride in white. Not a likely scenario as she got married in a gorgeous purple gown that was a bit reminiscent of Carey Bradshaw’s wedding gown in the ‘Sex in the City’ movie. Hey, a girl can dream!
 I especially love that this look is a combination of various looks. It is both modern and vintage; it is elegant and classic in some ways, but sexy and offbeat in others. It is perfect for a bride that wants to have a combination of all of these things and still wants to achieve it in a no-fuss kind of way. For details on how to achieve the no fuss look, check out the details at our website on the articles page! In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts here! Enjoy!

Model: Leah Santello
Make up: Christy Lavalee (Makeup Artistry by Christy)
Hair: Nancy Brown
Stylist: Mauryn Kkira (Creative Wedding Solutions)
Gown: Xharisma Bridal Rental Collection (Creative Wedding Solutions)
Fascinator/ Hat: Mauryn Kkira (Kkira Creations on Etsy)
Photographer: Dominic Chavez

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Funky Wedding Cakes

Hi All,
It 's fall and it is the time of year where couples start the wedding cycle all over again! As a huge number of couples will be making the commitment to continue their lives together as couples, they will also soon start thinking about weddings and how they would like theirs' to reflect them.
Obviously, you know that I am all about offbeat couples so I thought I would share some interesting cake ideas I found while trying to translate the offbeat theme to the cake!  In addition to being cakes, they are true works of art, with so much character and beauty. It is clear that the amount of creativity involved is pretty great! Check them out and see if they inspire you to consider something maybe even wackier for your own wedding...assuming of course that there even will be a cake!