Monday, March 28, 2011

Color Inspiration: Personal Style Edition

As you all have probably figured out by now, I am a big advocate for making your wedding special and unique.  Choosing your colors in relation to your personal style is a great way to incorporate your individuality into your inspiration.  I've taken eight different personal styles and created color palettes to fit.  Enjoy and let me know in the comments which ones are your favorite and which personal style categories I should include next time!!

Preppy: Nantucket Red, Gray, and Cobalt

 Wedding Dress by Lilly Pulitzer "Lane"

Bridesmaid dresses left to right: Ann Taylor #247710, Priscilla of Boston PB428, J Crew "Erica"

Center photo: Martha Stewart Weddings, side photos: The Knot

Friday, March 18, 2011

Courtney & Miguel: La Dolce Vita Engagement Shoot

I'm not going to lie, I did a little dance when I discovered this engagement shoot by Connecticut/New York-based photographer Natasha Montero in my inbox.  One the things I love most about this job is getting to witness the incredible creativity demonstrated by couples, photographers, and everyone else involved.  This one is no exception, featuring the couple in a Fellini-inspired shoot based on his 1960 film, La Dolce Vita. I love everything about these photos- from the inspiration (you all know how much I love the 1960's!) to the genuine sensuality between the couple, and I'm so thrilled to be able to share it with all of you.  Here is what Natasha had to say:

Courtney and Miguel are planning a 2011 wedding in Connecticut, plus a honeymoon trip to Italy, so we shot an e-session shoot focused around the 1960's Italian film "La Dolce Vita" and it’s most famous scenes. With that being said, their plans may be put on hold for a bit as Miguel is currently stationed with the Army in Afghanistan. With the help of their wedding planner, we thought it would be fun to temporarily bring “Fellini’s Italy” to them for their engagement session while Miguel was home on leave for two weeks. We styled the shoot as mod, retro, and vintage as possible as an ode to the film. Plus, Courtney looks strikingly similar to Anita Ekberg, the films iconic star, which was an awesome coincidence!

We tried to capture the essence of Italy, and the vintage feel of the 60's, even though we happened to be shooting in classical New England. We had Italian pastries, espressos, Italian newspapers, and we even borrowed an old Alpha Romeo convertible! Nothing screams “love” more to us than cannoli, black ray-bans, skinny ties and Italian sports cars!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hello, hello!

Hello, everyone!  I know I have been MIA for the last 3 (THREE?!?!?!) months, but don't worry I will be back with new posts very soon.  


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