Of Silk and Willow…

One of our most recent brides was in love the idea of a clean, simple, and classic aesthetic for her wedding. Working with a girl whose vision was so clear was soothing. But also in that clarity is the absolute need for perfection. The dress she chose from one of our Collections was beautiful and just what she had envisioned. The custom maxi skirts we designed for her bridesmaids were clean, soft, and flattering (and could totally be worn again! Wink!) One detail we lingered on for some time was what kind of sash to pair with her gown. We were on the hunt for ribbons and sashes to complete the look and may have found one of the most beautiful places on the planet, Silk and Willow.

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Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, Shellie Pomeroy has created a gorgeous line of silk ribbons and sashes using plant-based dyes which she sources from India, domestically, and locally. All of her imported dyes are fair trade and sustainably sourced and she even makes her ribbon spools from the fast-growing renewable Acacia tree. Not to mention all the materials she uses are biodegradable, reusable, and recyclable. (Three qualities we love and appreciate from any small business!)

Of her inspiration and materials, Pomeroy says, “I am drawn to silk for it’s durability, softness, and drape. The tactile experience of silk is alluring, and the colors it radiates are breathtaking. Each of my ribbons is made with the intention of love and longevity, an heirloom piece that can be re-used for years.”

Please discover more at their website, Silk and Willow, and fall in love with the richness and natural beauty of her products like we did.

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All images from http://www.silkandwillow.com

Ghinda: Interview

Uploaded recently on Wedding Market’s video channel, this clip shares a little bit about designer Jennifer Kessler’s background and design aesthetic! The footage is from CMH Fashion Week.

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A big thanks to : Benjamin of Derk’s Works Photography, Kelli of BeautiMarked by Kelli, and Juliet of Maya’s Curls, as well as Morgan, Erin, and Jenny for their beauty, energy, and spirit at the photoshoot. 

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Ashley and Alexandria’s!

This weekend we are bringing our gorgeous gowns to Michigan! We are visiting the beautiful boutique Ashley and Alexandria’s!!! This glamorous bridal salon offers brides the most beautiful gown selection coupled with the most memorable gown shopping experience.
Ashley and Alexandria’s is celebrating their 7th anniversary this month!! We are so honored to be a part of their celebration.
We love that they are dedicated to their brides! Everything from service to selection is thoughtfully planned so every bride walking through their doors will feel special!
As the owner, Vinnie has created a beautiful, caring, passionate environment symbolized in the name of her boutique! (Ashley and Alexandria are her two daughters)
We are so excited to be visiting this amazing place for the weekend! Make sure to check out Ashley and Alexandria’s website to make an appointment to try on our gorgeous gowns!!!
http://ashleyandalexandriasbridal.com/

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Lovely Lavender

As soon as we spoke to Laurel from Lavender Bridal Salon we fell in love with their vision. They are completely focused on building an amazing relationship with every bride who walks through their doors. They are deidicated to making the Lavender experience as beautiful and unforgettable as your big day!

What we love the most about Lavender is their genuine warmth and hospitality. They LOVE what they do, and they do it perfectly! Each member of their team gets what it feels like to be a bride, and they will make sure you feel like the princess you are 🙂

Ghinda is honored to be trunk showing at Lavender Bridal Salon! We will be visiting this lovely boutique on June 14th and 15th! We will be debuting both of our collections and offering every bride a 10% trunk show discount!!!
Take a peek at their website to make an appointment to come see us!
http://www.lavenderbridalsalon.com/Home.aspx

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20’s Everything!

So, we are in LOVE with the 20’s…

The entire era, the feel, the makeup, the clothes, the opulence, the everything:) Along with the rest of the world…we are obsessed with Downton Abby, and now we are just as obsessed with The Great Gatsby…if you haven’t seen either…you MUST!!!!!

I got together with one of the best photographers in the city a few months ago and picked her incredibly talented brain about a hoot inspired by Downton and the 20’s era…..Jennifer Schaaf Osbeck came up with an amazing narrative like aesthetic and we went from there.

Jennifer Schaaf Osbeck is the woman behing JoJo Photography and Film. Take a peek at her site and you will see why she is one of the most sought after photographers. http://jojophotoandfilm.com/

Her photos have an unmistakable quality and precision to them. She knows how to create a picture…if that makes sense?! She has the ability to take a photo whose image will stay in your mind for a very long time.

What I personally love about shooting with Jen is her incredible direction. She takes a shoot and makes it a living breathing story!!!!  Her images tell a creative, delicate, and moving story unlike any you will see. We were so honored to work with her on a collaborative shoot!!!

Here are a few sneek peaks 🙂 More to come on accessories, flowers, and the hair and make up team!!! We want to thank our lovely models Eileah Ohning and Bekah Winske.

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So just when we thought things couldn’t be more amazing…..Jamie from White Truffle Studio went ahead and blew our minds!!!!!

We participated in her look book shoot yesterday….and WOW!!!!

I’ll let you see:)

Here are some sneakypeekys from our Instagram during the shoot yesterday!!!!

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Check out this AMAZING new collection at http://www.whitetrufflestudio.com/

More photos to come!!!!

Models: Rachel and Erin

Accessories: White Truffle Studio

Hair and Makeup: Sarah from Virtue Salon

Gowns: by Ghinda

Its All in the Hair!

Big curls, braided textures, and gorgeous waves are the three most important parts of looking your most carefree beautiful! Melanie at Virtue Salon does all of this and…..she does it all VEGAN!!!

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Our model’s hair looked gloriously tousled through out the entire shoot! Being a part of the getting ready process with Melanie, Sarah, and Teake   at Virtue Salon was AMAZING!!! The salon is so welcoming and unique. You will find hand held mirrors from the 20’s, old perm machines, and these incredible classic beehive dryers!!! Loungey birghtly colored couches and coffee waits for you to relax and enjoy your Virtue experience. The atmoshphere at Virtue is so warm, bright, and happy, each person there is ready to welcome anyone and everyone!!

Not only does Virtue Salon know how to decorate, they know how to make you look stunning!!!

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Dewy skin, and perfectly done makeup complimented our bohemian bride look!

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As a bride, you want to look your most beautiful, natural self on your dream day!! You want the love of your life to see you, and you want stunning photos:) the team at Virtue will create a gorgeous look for your day that will complement who you truly are, and give you that brilliant sparkle that is so gorgeous in all of your wedding day photos!

 

Check out Melanie’s amazing salon here http://www.virtuevegansalon.com/ to get to know the Virtue Salon team…you are gauranteed to feel relaxed, welcome, and BEAUTIFUL!!!

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A big thank you to everyone involved!!!

Gorgeousness at White Truffle Studio!!!
Hair and Makeup–Virtue Vegan Salon
Accessories–White Truffle Studio
Photography–Stephanie Tucker Barnes
Flowers–EcoFlora Designs
Models–Amy Crandall and Jenny Powell
Gowns–by Ghinda
Locations–Virtue Vegan Salon, Jeni’s Ice Cream, White Truffle Studio
For the I Do–an Artisan Wedding Event