Sunday, July 24, 2011
I met my bride Kelley three years ago at a Pasadena Magazine photo shoot which was featuring some of my Collection. Kelley fell in love with the feathered chiffon ball gown that was being shot and knew that when she was to be a bride that this was the gown she wanted. So, a few years later, she and her mom, Ludie, came in for her first appointment and upon trying on the gown, her mom agreed that this was Kelley's gown. After discussing the gown and her style, I made some design changes and created a more flowing bodice to compliment the soft feathered gown. In addition, Ludie also had me design her attire for Kelley's special day, which made her so happy that she now wants me to dress her for all of her special events.
Everything about Kelley's wedding was local, as her wedding took place at husband Rob's family home which is also right here in Pasadena. Additionally, Kelley utilized the talented services of Event Planner Heather Ham, whom I have had the pleasure of working with in the past. The beautiful setting, light of the day, and joy of the event were perfectly captured by Memories by Michael.
Thank you Kelley & Ludie, my two new dear friends...and a big heart felt congratulations to Kelley & Rob!
Sunday, July 17, 2011
These latest photos come from the recent shoot that was styled by Kelly Oshiro and beautifully photographed by Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Artes Photographie. This shoot was also recently featured on greenweddingshoes.com . Both of these gowns are from one of my earlier Collections and my inspiration at the time was "vintage Hollywood modern". The first gown is a lightly hand beaded silk chiffon with a very organic flow. The second gown is satin with a open lace back and lace applique along the very sexy neckline. Both gowns are still available at the Salon.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Event Designer Kelly Oshiro, whom I work with quite frequently, contacted me a while back to see if I would be interested in another one of her photo shoots. Of course I said yes, as I know that her image and design essence really showcase my gowns beautifully. Photographer Kirsten Ellis, of Beaux Arts Photographie, has a great eye for composition and lighting and always makes my gowns come to life as well. This shoot was picked up by brides.com, but these images are the extras of one of my favorite gowns that were edited and not shown, so I wanted to share them with you now...enjoy.