Friday, November 5, 2010

Offbeat bride fashion shoot!

I have some new photos to share from our last offbeat bride fashion photo shoot! It was such a fun shoot since we were going for variations in style. We had wonderful models and the makeup and hair team were wonderful so the entire shoot was such a joy to do. Christy was excited to do some bold colors for the makeup and Brenda teased up some pretty funky hair dos!  The shoot was held at a wonderful location called Three Sister's Sanctuary  which was such an inspiration so it was not hard to get the best out of everyone! Stay tuned for more information on that! There are more treats to be had!

The point of the shoot as always was to create some offbeat looks that you can transform to suit your own personal style or to inspire your very own different look. Nothing about any of these brides or their attire says ordinary and that is what we were going for. The added bonus with all these outfits is that they are all part of our bridal gown rental collection and were used to suit different brides so that they all get their own individual look. Of course there is also the wonderful bonus of a much more reasonable price tag as well as the fact that we get to give brides opportunities to recycle once worn gowns in various ways and then to pass them on to those that come after them. Either way it is a win-win!
Take a look and see what you think. See if you can find your inner offbeat bride!


Models: Megan Labonte and Mary Tarpey
Makeup: Christy Lavalee of Makeup artistry by Christy
Hair: Brenda Nadolny
Photographer: Dominic Chavez
Location: Three Sister's Sanctuary
Gowns: Xharisma Bridal Rentals by Creative Wedding Solutions
Accessories: Kkira Creations on Etsy
Fashion Stylist: Mauryn Kkira  (Creative Wedding Solutions)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Indoor Wild Flower Wedding Shoot!

I have a treat for offbeat brides on a budget! We recently had a fun indoor offbeat bridal budget shoot inspired by a wild flower garden. Most people think that when they use flowers at their wedding they have to  look a certain way and they have to spend a lot to get a great look. One way to achieve a great floral look and theme without spending a lot is to use a wild flower theme.
We took a few wild flowers and brought some wild color to the setup using various containers to hold them and bring more character into the room.

The room was gorgeous to begin with which is always a helpful bit when you are looking to save money, so it was not that hard to bring it to life. For the offbeat bride that inspired this shoot, color was essential so we used every opportunity to add more color in to the room  with the table settings, linens, chairs, all the way to the menus and tableware.

We also wanted to keep the natural feel of an outdoor garden which can be hard to do when you don't have a huge budget to cover the whole space with flowers, so instead we took advantage of the wooden feel and look in the space and used it to create and facilitate the feeling of nature and the woods. The containers were inspired by the same goal and everything in the shoot revolved around color in the flowers and linens, nature represented by the dark wood in the room, and the containers in which the flowers were placed and voila. We had a colorful blend of nature indoors, with a wonderful marriage of colors and textures and ambiance. The ultimate flower in the room was the bride in her orange gown with pink, and purple tulle as well as a blue tulle shawl, and the ultimate nature embodiment was the groom in his dark suit and his tall and lovely frame. 

Photography: Dominic Chavez and George Yurahen
Event Rentals: Rentals Unlimited
Location: Longwood Events Clubhouse
Concept and Design: Creative Wedding Solutions
Stationery Design : Creative Wedding Solutions
Flowers: Carolyn Kegler
Makeup: Christy Lavalee
Hair: Nancy Brown
Fashion stylist: Mauryn Kkira (Creative Wedding Solutions)
Bridal Gown: Xharisma Bridal Rentals (Creative Wedding Solutions)
Bridal Hat: Kkira Creations