Darren&Rachael are originally from Scotland. After living a couple of years in Singapore, their love for Asia, and ultimately Bali, led them to choosing Uluwatu as their perfect destination for their wedding. After visiting Bali in 2013, they fell in love with this beautiful island instantly. Bali is named “The Island of the Gods” and it is easy to understand why: a tropical oasis, filled with culture and beauty. However, beauty is not only skin deep with Bali – it is engrained within: the Balinese people mirror the external beauty with their kindness, generosity and smiles.
You can see more of this wedding on Style Me Pretty here.
Designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman debuted their F/W 018 Bridal Collection for Marchesa and Marchesa Notte at New York Bridal Fashion Week last Thursday. The line, which is inspired by Marchesa brides through the years, features light textures, dripping florals and romantic drapery. “We were looking at the notion of transformation – the idea that a woman might not want just one look at their wedding and they don’t have time to change. So think of a short skirt getting an overskirt that wraps around to create a gown or a sleeves that come off” said Craig.
Chris&Dub both are from Louisiana, and had invited their closest family and friends (it was an intimate 40-guests’ wedding) for their wedding celebration in Rome, Italy. They are one of the sweetest couple I ever had the pleasure to work with. The wedding ceremony was held in a stunning ancient library, which was the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony with a male touch. The wedding happening in the late Fall in Rome, light was limited, but touches of ochre and gold, came to enlighten this beautiful day.
New York Bridal Fashion Week is in full swing, and I’m bringing you in exclusivity my images of Rime Arodaky Runway Show, last Wednesday in Greenwich Village. Quoting Brides Magazine: “Rime Arodaky’s Fall 2018 collection are the wedding dresses for cool girls. Inspired by the free spirit in the rock and roll age full of risk-taking women and rule-breakers, this season Rime Arodaky has produced a beautiful collection of intricate lace and beading as a homage to cool-girl tattoos, light-as-air flowing crepe skirts, billowing sleeves and oversized frills designed to swish and swirl as the bride walks down the aisle”.
Amazon Crush. A jungle breeze sweeps through the air, as the Elie Saab SS18 collection celebrates nature’s botanic masterpiece: the Amazon. Like a living, breathing forest in motion, the collection boasts a coming together of light, fluid-like materials, all layered in perfect unison. The bright color palette of warm yellow, hibiscus red, waterfall blue, orchid pink and shades of white bursts into life amidst the deep jungle green canvas that surrounds them.
When Hylah – from Hylah White Special Events – contacted me to realize her portrait session in Paris, I asked her what she expected from her session, and was instantly seduced by her vision. Hylah was in France to attend the ‘Flutter Your Heart Tour’, hosted by Flutter Magazine, and she was on a very busy schedule. That’s how we decided to have a very early morning session, as the City was still empty of tourists and workers. We met in front of the Eiffel Tower for some no-miss shots, before walking around Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame, and end with a well deserved café and some croissants in a typical Parisian café.
You can view more of this session on Hylah’s blog here.
The Four Seasons Hotel in Florence, Tuscany, is the background for this whimsical wedding planned and designed by Sarah Haywood, with amazing florals by Vincenzo Dascanio. The bride and groom being celebrities, we will respect their privacy here. But I couldn’t but share some of the designs and backdrops of this wonderful day, including a live music performance by John Legend, and the party being led by Martin Solveig. Oh and yes, that one time when the bride wore a Chanel Couture dress!
What’s better than to tie the knot in a private Villa with a sea view on the French Riviera? Stunning Cap d’Antibes was the background for the dreamy wedding of Titi&Jimi, a sweet Nigerian couple living in London. The day was perfectly planned by Lavender&Rose, with exquisite floral design by Miss Rose by Perrine. Titi’s Reem Acra’s dress remains one of my favorite of last year, and what to say about the jewelry! Everything turned out perfectly and the day ended with the funkiest father/daughter dance! What a day to remember!