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I often tell my brides to keep their minds open when it comes to their wedding dress. You can be drawn to a certain style (pinning dozens of similar images on Pinterest) only to find that the silhouette isn't flattering on your body type. Alternately, the style you liked may look nice, but another, unforeseen style looks amazing on you.
To all my clients present and future, Please do as I say, not as I do.
I too had a certain dress in mind. I had pinned dozens upon dozens of the same idea of dress over the years. It was a cross between Grace Kelly meets Katherine Middleton with a little Father of the Bride (both original and remake) in the mix. Long lace sleeves, full satin skirt with train, cathedral veil, and a fun architectural element like an oversized bow.
I did try on some other styles to weigh my options (there was a matte gold skirted number in there at one point, much to my mother's horror), but nothing seemed to beat the original inspiration I had been drawn to for so many years.
Here was the problem. This dress? Couldn't find it. The funny thing about wedding dress shopping is that it's really fun, until it's not. The champagne toasts and gasps at each style quickly turn to "does this one look a little like what you're going for??"
I kept coming across long lace sleeves with tulle skirts or satin skirts with beading and rhinestones.
Enter Alexis from La Belle Salon. I had found her because they were the only shop to carry Pronovias, a designer I really loved. Though it was great to see the line in person, still none of the pieces were "quite right" (sensing a trend with me yet?) She listened to my woes and saved the day with an idea - What if we took elements of other dresses and separates to build the dress I was dreaming of?
She set to work, the sweetheart top of this dress sewn to a box pleat satin skirt, lace sleeves over the strapless top... but remove the sash first...
A belt and bow were added just the day before the wedding.
I can hardly believe it came together like it did.
I didn't set out to create a custom dress, but I'm lucky to have found the right person to help me bring my vision to life.
Thank you Alexis! I'll always be indebted to you and your creativity!
www.carinavanson.com/single-post/2017/09/13/Our-Wedding-Part-2-My-DressCarina Van Son Shares more on her Blog
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A Northwoods Wedding, a blog filled with gorgeous real weddings and styled portraits, is a modern wedding resource devoted to inspiring your wedding style and connecting with extraordinary vendors! Thank you for including us:-) #xoxo
Location | Private Residence, Washington
Photographer | Jaimie J. Video + Photo
Makeup Artist | Anne Timss Makeup Artist
Event Designer | Bixby + Pine
Event Planner | Bixby + Pine
Floral Designer | Bixby and Pine
DIY or Handmade Goods Designer | HoneySilks & Company
Dress Store | La Belle Salon Bridal
Dress Designer | Pronovias
Cinema and Video | Ridgewood Films
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As the cherry blossom trees begin to bloom, and the tree buds make their first appearances, we are feeling especially inspired by this gorgeous Spring wedding inspiration shoot from Blue Rose Photography. The color palette of this editorial is perfectly harmonized with the combination of Spring pink and deep mauve. Both light and airy, and dark and moody, we are loving the depth that these tones have brought to this design. This team has created something fresh and unique and we're in love with it all!
From photographer Brittany Marshall: "This spring inspiration shoot showcases 3 different gorgeous gowns form La Belle Salon in Seattle, WA. Each one perfect for a different bride yet all three work perfectly for a spring wedding. We used mauves and pinks in muted tones for a romantic and feminine look. Tied in some modern elements with ghost chairs and slate textures. As the photographer I was also inspired by all the beautiful blooms around us from magnolia trees, to cherry blossoms and rhododendron bushes."
Thank you so much for featuring our beautiful Julie Vino Couture dresses at the Woodmark Hotel! We were so excited to be part of such a talented team:-)
Open House Photos: https://bluerosepictures.smugmug.com/Woodmark-Tasting-Event/n-6MKjS9/
SnapBar photos: https://thesnapbar.com/events/woodmark-april-tasting-event
Vendors: (with website links and IG handles)
Venue: Woodmark Hotel @woodmarkhotel
Photography: Blue Rose Photography @bluerosepictures
Planning/Design/Styling Board: Simply by Tamara Nicole @simplytamaranicole
Hair & Makeup: Yessie Libby @yessielibby
Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio @honeycrumbcakes
Flowers: Fena Flowers @fena_flowers
Video: Peak Digital Cinema @peakdigitalcinema
Calligraphy: Mint Afternoon @mint_afternoon
Lighting: Crimson Haze Event Lighting @crimson_haze_lighting
DJ: Integral DJs @integraldjs
Rentals: CORT Party Rental @cortpartyrental
Linens: BBJ Linen @bbjlinen
Espresso Cart: Espresso Elegance @espressoelegance
Photo Booth: The SnapBar @thesnapbar
Bar Rental: Happy Hour Designer Bar Rentals @happyhourbarrentals
Dresses/Earrings/Crown/Veil: from La Belle Salon Bridal @labellesalonbridal
Runner/Styling Fabric: Gather Design Company @gatherdesigncompany
Cement Candle Holders: Encave Studio @encavestudio
Model: Amrine White @amrine.lindslay with SMG @smgmodels
Styling Special Feature "Authentic, Amazing & #AllYou" from the new Autumn 2017 edition of Modern Wedding magazine, which includes some selected images from both SPANISH BRIDAL shoot and BOHO GLAM shoot by Simply Tamara Nicole.
We are so incredibly honored and proud to be part of your wedding dress story!. This Blog is dedicated to you, our #lsbride :-) Everything here is written by our bride's for #bridestobe.