On May 4th we did our big stylized wedding shoot for the next issue of the magazine. Luckily, the weather was perfect, the clearance in the parking garage made my wildest dreams come true and everything came up roses! Honestly, this was my first time styling the whole thing and to add some extra pressure, I was also the "bride" AND I insisted on still doing hair and makeup. Lesson learned, don't do that again. While I did do a lot, I certainly didn't do it all and without the other wonderful people involved, it wouldn't have happened.
The process has been the same every issue. First, I choose the theme and then decide what elements that I need to make that happen. There are some things that are consistent and some that change every time, but I keep the overall objective the same. The point of the entire magazine is to show local brides what they can have when it comes to their wedding (If you didn't get a chance to see the first issue I wrote all about it here) so the centerpiece of every issue is a mock wedding that pushes the limits, goes a bit over the top and shows you what can be done but not always what should be done. That being said, the theme this time around was Rock N Roll and the first element that I decided on was the dress. I found inspiration from the one and only, Kat Williams of Rock N Roll Bride, wearing this dress and took it to my trusty girls over at Patterns Optional. I cannot say enough about them, it may speak for itself when I tell you that they have made every dress for the mock wedding for every issue, but seriously, the most talented seamstresses I know (sorry mom).
I'm going to keep the majority of this super secret, because damn it, I love surprises. Overall it was a great day, I was a little stressed but it was well worth it. I can't wait to share the results with you when the magazine comes out this fall, and hopefully some real sneak peeks before that.
Photographer : Lyndi B Photography
Dress: Patterns Optional
Caterer: Fifi's Lunch Box
Bouquet: J Morse Designs