This spring, I had the opportunity to work with some very talented ladies on a styled shoot in both Lincoln Park and Humboldt Park. Model Izabela Mieszczanska transformed from a romantic garden coquette to a glamorous old hollywood bride with the help of hair stylist, Shelby George Smith, and makeup artist, Dena Miller. Dresses were provided by Chicago designers, Elizabeth Lara and Amanda Archer. Jessica Bennett of Jessica Bennett Photography flew in from Orlando, FL to take these beautiful photos!
This past spring, Pishposhes was featured in two gorgeous styled shoots, the first of which was inspired by a grandmother's wedding dress, modeled by granddaughter and newlywed Suzanne. The headpiece was a first for Pishposhes - a modern take on the tiara. While creating this piece, my thoughts were with the history of Suzanne's grandmother's 1940's gown, as well as the recent royal wedding and Kate Middleton's classic bridal look.
Lovely! The bride's headpiece is available for sale in my Etsy shop here: Juliette Tiara
An excellent team put all of this together:
Session Design and Planning: Tiffany Munster of Soirée Weddings & Events
Hair & Makeup: Briette Madrid of Makeup by Briette
Location: County Line Orchard – Hobart, IN
Photography: Cristina G Photography
Stay tuned for the second styled shoot!
It's been much too long! Wedding season has been filled with tons of sewing and a few photo shoots with very talented photographers and stylists. Images of those shoots are to come in the next few days, but for now, here's a beautiful wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes, as photographed by Benj Haisch!
Kylene is wearing a Pishposhes Lacey Bloom with a 15 inch Birdcage. Lovely!
A+ for coordinating footwear, and check out this guestbook idea:
Kylene handcrafted many of the details for the wedding herself, including their cake topper. I love that she included a miniature version of her veil and headpiece!
For more photos and inspiration, check out this wedding on Green Wedding Shoes!
I just wrapped up a photo shoot for a new line I've been working on, and wanted to share a few pictures with you!
I'm going to be gradually adding pieces to my shop over the next few weeks, so check back for more soon!
Photographed by Rob Greer Photography, Jess's Malibu wedding was featured on style me pretty today. Jess is sporting Veiled Olivia, a feather fascinator and birdcage veil set available in my shop.
I adore this color scheme, and this bridesmaids picture!
Jess and Chris found unique ways to include notes of their personalities in their wedding, like this paper plane launch to celebrate the end of the ceremony.
Jess's bouquet is a lovely collection of her grandmother's vintage brooches and jewelry - she made it herself!
Be sure to check out style me pretty for more details about this wedding and Rob Greer's beautiful photos!
I was pleased to have recently received a thank you note from a bride who donned a Pishposhes' 18 Inch Simple Birdcage Veil at her wedding. Kristen works in the floral industry in Long Island, and also contributes to a website with lots of advice for brides with other local wedding professionals. Marry Me Lovely looks like a great resource for Long Island weddings. Kristen's wedding was featured in Marry Me Lovely's very first post back in June. She wrote about her planning experiences and provided some beautiful pictures!
As I mentioned in a previous post, my own wedding happened just a few weeks ago. Now that I've gone through the wedding planning process myself, I'd love to share some of my experiences with you, and I'll be doing that through a number of posts this winter and spring. First, I'd like to offer some thoughts on choosing a photographer. I had the pleasure of working with Cristina of Cristina G Photography, and her talent speaks for itself. Cristina was kind enough to get a few photos together quite quickly, and she's featured them on her blog.
I can't stress enough how important your photographer is! After all those months of preparation, a wedding only lasts a few hours. To capture those few hours, I'd suggest investing in a good photographer. I've had a superb experience with mine, and that stems from two attributes of Cristina G and her business: she takes gorgeous photos, and has an ability to make you feel comfortable (and beautiful!).
Cristina and I used to work together at a 9-5 that wasn't quite right for either one of us, and we quickly realized that our creative passions had a common thread in weddings and fashion. Since pursuing these full time, we've kept in touch and have worked on a photo shoot together. We share an affinity for vintage style, and that really came through in that first photoshoot. I think that history added something extra to our wedding photos and made my husband and I feel much more at ease while posing.
My situation was unique; most brides don't get the chance to work with their photographer in advance. However, that doesn't mean you have to start from scratch. Start out by considering a boutique photographer with a one or two person team. If you go with a big company, you may not know who's going to be taking your photos until the day of your wedding.
Many wedding photographers have a presence on facebook, which is a great way to access their past work and see what their clients have to say. Take some time to browse through their albums. Aside from the quality of the photos, there's a range of styles that wedding photographers use. Of course you'll want high quality images, but be sure to think about your photographer in terms of the feeling behind their photos. I wanted a photographer who would create artistic images hinting at fashion photography and photojournalism. Cristina G did just that!
Cath's wedding is my second feature from the United Kingdom this week! There, Cath runs Itch Gallery, a friendly and unique art, craft, and design shop that features the work of several artists and makers. I'd love to check it out sometime, if I ever get a chance to make the trip overseas (fingers crossed!).
Cath's photos were taken by Sarah Legge of Sarah Legge Photography, another talented photographer! They were also posted on Rock My Wedding, a blog for UK brides.
For Cath's headpiece, I modified my Bronwyn Headband to have an angled birdcage veil and a brown headband that would disappear into her hair.
Love her dress, especially the green crinoline!
I've spent the past few months preparing for my own wedding, and now, I'm finally done! In the coming weeks, I'll be starting a new series of posts about everything that went in to that planning, in hopes of giving brides-to-be in Chicago and beyond a few tips and d.i.y. ideas for their own wedding days.
Before getting in to all of that, check out this gorgeous wedding from across the Atlantic! Sophie and Jonny's wedding is the first of two UK events I'm featuring this week. I love Sophie's bridal ensemble (accented with Pishposhes' Veiled Alice Fascinator and Veil), as photographed by Marianne Taylor.
I adore these "getting ready" shots. What a pretty room to put on your wedding gown!
There's something about glass jars filled with candy that's so nostalgic for me, even though the "penny candy" shops of my parents' memory went out of business long before I could enjoy them as a child. Sophie and Jonny's has been assembled in such an artful way. Their black and white palette highlights the bold and bright shades of these sweets.
The wedding's 1940's influence feels so natural. I'd hesitate to even call it a theme; it strikes me as simply being an expression of the bride and groom's personal style.
Marianne Taylor has a wonderful blog with lots more pictures and stories about Sophie and Jonny's wedding day. Check out the post here: Marianne Taylor Photography
Back in July, my dear friend Jesikah was married in an intimate ceremony in her parent's backyard in Prescott, Wisconsin. The gorgeous bride wore a custom Pishposhes fascinator that I designed just for her, and her groom, Jon, looked handsome as ever. Jesikah's also one of my favorite artists, and her talent showed through in the handcrafted details of her wedding. Her artwork can be seen at www.jesikahorman.com.
Her parent's home looks amazing! Victorians just seem to be made for weddings like Jesikah and Jon's.
Jesikah hand painted her own invitations! Although it must have been a lot of work, they came out beautifully. Jesikah and I shared a studio while in art school, and these remind me of all the time we spent screen printing there!
Jesikah made her bouquet the morning of the wedding. What else? She also made a veil for the ceremony the night before! I love the way the light is catching her veil in the black and white picture above. Both the veil and bouquet really reflect her personal style, which I love seeing in a wedding.
Stunning! Such a beautiful couple!
I want to thank Anne Ingman of Ingman Photography for the beautiful photos! More photos of Jesikah and Jon's wedding can be found on Anne's blog.
Congratulations to the newlyweds!