Fall 2019 Edition

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from the editor

We consider the personalities and visions of our brides while maintaining the brand's authentic sophisticated edge.

See the latest trends in bridesmaid's dresses.

We feature weddings from all over the U.S.

Need Inspiration? Check out the styled shoots for more wedding inspiration.

Berta Berta Athens Collection www.berta.com

Cover Photo Credit: Justine & Wayne Photography www.justineandwayne.com

Gorgeous Gowns Hand Curated for You.

Elite Picks from the world of design.

By Jocelyn Lane

Elite Picks for the Groom.

Berta Berta Athens Collection www.berta.com

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ANDREA IYAMAH A.I Bridal offers made-to-measure bridal gowns with close attention to detail. We consider the personalities and visions of our brides while maintaining the brand's authentic sophisticated edge.



Featured Artists:

Colleen & Charles New Orleans, Louisiana

Photography by: Arte De Vie www.artedevie.com

VENUE Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Louisiana


Wedding Gown: Rosa Clara Bridesmaid's Dresses: Nordstrom Bridal Shoes: BHLDN Jewelry: Jonathan Seigel

INVITATIONS Gourmet Invitations V Calligraphy


FLORIST Bee's Wedding Design

CAKE DESIGNER Melissa's Fine Pasteries

DESIGN & DECOR Blue Gardenia Events


RENTALS Firefly Ambiance Nuage Designs Perrier Party Rentals Pret a Fete See Hear Pro


Kinfolk Brass Band No Limits


Verde Beauty


Victoria & Edward





Photography By: Nina Bashaw www.ninabashaw.com

Rockwall, TX | Â October 7, 2018

Featured Artists: Event Venue: The Castle at Rockwall Floral Designer: Wild Rose Events & Floral Design Cake Designer: Annie's Culinary Creations Photography: Killingsworth Photography Caterer: Culinary Art Catering Cinematography: Steward's Production


Fun adventurous couple makes a last minute decision to elope in the desert instead of having a big traditional wedding. Shots include photos of the couple with their vintage Mercedes convertible. The styled story has a very free spirited and romantic feeling, with lots of big smiles. Photos are shot by world renowned fashion celebrity and now wedding photographer Jim Jordan.




FEATURED ARTISTS: Wedding Gown Designer: Casablanca Couture Bridal Boutique: Casablanca Bridal Wedding Shoes: Kate Spade Jewelry: Lulus.com Groom's Tuxedo: Calvin Klein Groomsmen Tuxedo: Calvin Klein Floral Designer: Fairbanks Florist Event Planner: Just Marry Photography: Brittany Lee Photography Reception Venue: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Lighting: Our DJ Rocks Uplighting Disc Jockey: Our DJ Rocks

KSENIA & TOM August 14, 2018

Photography: Purity Weddings Event Planner: Special Events Genie Floral Designer: Kreative Hands Wedding Shoes: Aquazzura Cinematography:Â Purity Weddings Caterer: Fresh Food Plan Bartender: Paul from National Bar Staffing

Topanga, CA

San Juan Capistrano, California





Photography: The Studio At Daisy Hill; Floral Designer: eXquisites dEsigns; Event Planner: Pamela Williams Photography; Venue Location: Cator Woolford Gardens; Tuxedo: Simon's Formal Wear; Model: PureDari; Model: Reginald Brown

Cator Woolford Gardens makes for a gorgeous focal point for this floral inspired bridal shoot.


Emerald Green Bridal Shoot

Featured Artists: Photography: Pamela Williams

Invitation Designer: Honey Fox Designs

Floral Design: Xpression Design

Calligrapher: Birdie Lane & Co.

Bakery: She Bakes It Designer Cakes

Model: Lindsey Carr

Venue: Lula's Drake Pastor's Study

Equipment Rentals: Crisp Event Rentals

BERTA As Italy’s capital, Rome is sprawling with influential art and culture on display. It isthe perfect backdrop for our new BERTA PRIVÉE No 2 collection. The beautiful city of Rome exudes romance, magic, and culture in its most classical form. Whetherit’s the amazing scents lingering on the streets or the elegance of the architecture that capture your heart, it is no wonder that Rome inspired such a majestic collection. PRIVÉE No 2 is the next step of this phenomenal new line from BERTA. Classic and famous BERTA silhouettes, combined with many vintage and timeless materials, resulting in a collection that has an extensive variety and can appeal to any bride who looks for a standout look, while still keeping touch with a traditional and classic feel. Whether it be in the delicate lace detailing, floral appliques, or hints of sequin –this collection offers a more traditional take which draws inspiration from the first BERTA collections. PRIVÉE No 2 has all it takes to become front and center in the hearts of many new brides from all over the world.

Style 20-P0-11 Privee No. 2 Collection

Style 20-P0-1 Privee No. 2 Collection

Style 20-P0-2 Privee No. 2 Collection


BERTA PRIVÉE No 2 collection


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ALAN HANNAH The focus is on timeless elegance and the evolution of cut. I wanted two looks which could be thought of as oppositional but in fact have worked to create a lovely harmony. There are sculptural structured dresses in Mikado and satin which have a geometric simplicity with beautiful corsetry and boning. When this ethos is translated to softer fabrics like crepe and tulle the theme is seamlessbut the softer fabrics move the collection to a subtly different place with the structure intact but softened by layering and fluidity which gives a real breadth to the collection.

Lucy Moonshadow 2020 Collection

Lexi Moonshadow 2020 Collection

Roswell Spring 2020 Collection

Emory Spring 2020 Collection

Orwell Dress Collection 2019


Austen Dress Collection 2019

The serene romance of the past and cutting-edge sophistication of the contemporary are intertwined in the Anne Barge Spring 2020 collection. Inspired by the brand’s Southern roots, this season’s concise collection of gowns are infused with a fresh modern vibe putting a spin on old world charm. Gowns are carefully crafted with Mikado scuba fabric, fine lace, crepe, and bustier details that elevate traditional bridalwear to make a modern statement. Romantic re-embroidered lace gowns bloom with off-the-shoulder floral brocade capes and coats. Clean contemporary silhouettes sculpt the female body for the most figure flattering fits. Dramatic corset bodices, mermaid skirts, and princess tulle with lace appliqués add an ultra-femme touch, while intricate seaming adds a layer of depth and luxury. The dreamy details of the Spring 2020 designs pay tribute to Anne Barge’s signature aesthetic while simultaneously celebrating the present-day bride.


Cumberland Spring 2020 Collection

Maeve Spring 2020 Collection Style 88049


Jade Spring 2020 Collection

LIHI HOD The new collection perfectly balances between timeless classics and contemporary designs, with beautiful gowns made of silk, tulle embroidery with delicate lace and three-dimensional flower decorations. Each gown is a spectacular work of art, the perfect choice for brides who wish to celebrate springtime on their unforgettable day.


DaVinci Top & Oliver Dress The Painter Collection

Emin Top & Houghton Skirt The Painter Collection

HALFPENNY LONDON The Painter collection by Halfpenny London celebrates the intrigue of the subject, the passion of the artist and the beauty of the finished masterpiece in equal measure. Inspired by the art of La Belle Époque, the collection is overflowing with sumptuous fabrics and exquisite detailing. Using fabrics as her muse, designer Kate Halfpenny has approached this season with the playfulness, freedom, and expert skill of an artisan, indulging her passion for textiles by designing and creating unique embroideries in-house. The graphic lines which have become Halfpenny London’s signature are softened with feminine trim. Creamy embroidery peeks from the seams of pockets and pleated tulle plunges into a deep V-back. With each piece named after one of Kate’s favorite artists, the Painter collection is a distinctly modern edit of gowns and separates which will captivate and compliment brides who desire to stand out with stylish and sophisticated design.

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Maeve Spring 2020 Collection


Style 88049

EISEN-STEIN Eisen-Stein's Spring 2020 bridal collection exudes opulence. Fairytale worthy gowns combine intricate hand-made beading, lacework and crystal embellishments with modern silhouettes. Princess dresses with custom designed tulle and silk organza guarantee brides their special moment, while details like pant suits, plunging necklines, bustiers, and sheer elements provide a sensual and dramatic touch. Inspired by the romantic spirit and streets of Paris, the capsule collection, “LOVE� introduces seven new gowns in a dreamy spring color pallet. The feminine, fanciful gowns of Spring 2020 convey a magical collection fit for the bride who wants the ultimate fairytale wedding.

Salina Egò Collection

Sciato Egò Collection

Siro Egò Collection

VALENTINI SPOSE Inspired by the diverse culture and street style of New York City, the Valentini Spose Spring 2020 collection delivers an eclectic mix of gowns in various styles and silhouettes. There is something here for every bride, from princess gowns and mermaid skirts to structured separates and bohemian flare. Construction is impeccable with fitted bodices and voluminous skirts crafted in the finest French and Chantilly lace. No detail is spared, with gowns embroidered in modern geometric lace, 3D appliqués dancing across the body, and handmade floral embellishments. For an even grander statement, Valentini offers gowns adorned in Swarovski pearls and crystals, adding an ultra-femme touch. The collection as a whole is a nod to the modern wedding. Designed for the sophisticated bride, Valentini Spose’s Spring 2020 designs are nothing short of romantic and elegant.



Dulce By Watters Collection


Shepard By Watters Collection

BY WATTERS Inspired by sunny days by the seaside of the Cote D’Azur, our latest clean-lined online collection is made for the bride who has a zest for living (it up) every moment.



Reine Gown Lover of Mine Collection

Ines Gown Lover of Mine Collection

ALEXANDRA GRECCO Alexandra Grecco designs balance modern elements with effortless style and this collection is no exception. The collection strays from tradition, while featuring high-quality fabrics and intricate hand-embroidery sourced from around the world and produced in the heart of New York City's Garment District.

Natalia Flying Down to Rio Collection

Patience Flying Down to Rio Collection


MIAMIA The MiaMia collection has been created for the modern bride with a strong emphasis on elegant a line and slim silhouettes allied with a beautiful array of unusual and distinctive laces and embellishments.

Raven Curve Couture Collection

Renzo Curve Couture Collection

ANNE BARGE As a luxury bridal and evening wear design house, Anne Barge aims to inspire women daily. We design pieces for every size and shape, allowing women to feel beautiful in their own skin when wearing our brand. We are extremely proud of this year’s price and size inclusive initiatives and how the curve industry has changed attitudes amongst brides and retailers alike.

The Amara Gown

The Elle Gown

SHANNON MICHAEL Proud to Announce that Shannon Michael owner of Shannon Michael Style has launched her own affordable bridal gown line called Shannon Michael Couture. After over 15 years in the wedding industry, Shannon has expanded into Bridal Gowns. www.shannonmichaelstyle.com


The Linley Gown

The Charolette Gown

The Shea Gown

The Claire Gown

The Amelia Gown

The Audrey Gown

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1 BRABBU Maya ArmChair www.brabbu.com 2 Hublot Big Band Sapphire Tourbillon. www.hublot.com 3 Rachel Simpson. The Zadie Sandal simply oozes with old school Hollywood glamour. www.rachelsimpsonshoes.co.uk 4 PullCast Tiffany Quartz cabinet hardware. www.pullcast.eu 5 PullCast. Kesya Door Pull from the Earth Collection. www.pullcast.eu


6 Rachel Simpson Quartez Glitter Clutch Bag. www.www.rachelsimpsonshoes.co.uk 7 Jennifer Chamandi Rolando twotone metallic leather sandals. www.net-a-porter.com 8

8 Rachel Simpson Zara ankle boot in mauve. www.rachelsimpsonshoes.co.uk



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9 Luxxu. McQueen Pendant Lamp. www.luxxu.net 10 Audenza. Round Ochre Velvet Mirror. www.audenza.com 11 Olive & Fig Creative. Wedding Invitations. Photograpy by Kat Wooten Studios. oliveandfigcreativ.wixsite.com/oliveandfig 12 Kimberly McDonald Geode Cufflinks set in 18k Rose Gold. www.Kimberlymcdonald.com 13 BRABBU. Como Arm Chair. www.brabbu.com 14 BRABBU. Koi Side Table. www.brabbu.com 15 Rug'Society. The Royalis Rug. www.covethouse.eu 16 Rug'Society. The Nยบ5 Pillow. www.covethouse.eu





By Jocelyn Lane



wedding Tuxedos

So you’ve narrowed down your wedding suit options to a tuxedo— now what? First of all, let us congratulate you on this momentous decision. Out of all the options and colors out there you’ve opted for a tuxedo and that is just amazing. James Bond would be proud. And so are we. Secondly, it’s time to get down to business. Tuxedos, while far superior to any old suit, are also more complex. There’s a lot that goes into pulling off a tuxedo and we’re here to make sure you do it right. THE OCCASION First, for those of you who may not have made your decision yet, is defining the proper occasion to wear a tuxedo. Tuxes are more formal than suits, meaning that the event you wear a tuxedo to is going to be formal and the dress the bride will wear will be formal. Overall, it’s just a big prom. Just kidding. But sincerely, yes, tuxedo’s are the go-to menswear for a black-tie event. You get the chance to wear an outfit that you may only wear that one time in your life. This is a big deal. Want to be ultra classy, but black’s not your color (which is pretty much impossible)? Not to worry. A tuxedo doesn’t have to be black. In fact, we are absolutely positive you have seen

a white tuxedo jacket before. It’s up there with black for one of the classiest looks around. Other than that, you can also easily find tuxedos in blues and grays. THE STAPLES Your tuxedo jacket will be slightly different than your average suit jacket. The biggest difference is satin. The buttons of your tuxedo jacket will be covered with satin and you will also have a fancy satin lapel that comes in one of three styles—notch, peak, and shawl. Notch and peak lapels are found on suits as well as tuxedos, but those nice shawl lapels are particular to tuxes. Notch lapels are a great go-to when you’re not sure which lapel style to go with. It’s perfectly classic and simple. Peak lapels are a little step up, for a slightly more formal look. They are elegant and elongating. Shawl lapels are more rounded and nostalgic, but still a polished choice. Your tuxedo pant will also be different. A satin stripe will be down the sides of your tuxedo pants. Tux pants do not have belt loops and you, therefore, should not, under any circumstance, wear a belt with a tuxedo. Occasionally, these pants will come with an adjustable waist, but if you need extra support, grab a pair of

suspenders. Your tux pants may also include a rubbery strip in the waist to ensure that your shirt does not slip from its crisp tuck. Your tuxedo shirt will often have pleats down the front, marking it above a standard dress shirt. It may also have a wingtip collar for wearing bowties and places for cufflinks and shirt studs. THE BELLS AND WHISTLES As we said, tuxes are more complicated than your average suit, being twice as formal, after all. Here’s a comprehensive list of all the extra things you need to make sure you have when putting together your tuxedo ensemble. Patent leather shoes: Glossy shoes are only be worn with tuxedos and never with suits. However, matte shoes can be worn in place of glossy with a tux, if you prefer. Cufflinks: Cufflinks, in either a simple or personalized design, go on the cuffs of your tuxedo shirt. First through the hole in the outer part of your cuff and then through the hole between the two buttons on the other side. Shirt studs: Studs are the little black buttons you see paired with a tuxedo. Your tux shirt will have

regular buttons and you will need to add these to your shirt for that extra bit of polish. There will be five studs for your shirt and they will be inserted into the secondary hole above each regular button, starting at the second button of your shirt. You will use the studs, rather than the buttons, to fasten your shirt. Bow tie: A bow tie, rather than a long tie, should be worn with a tuxedo and, more often than not, it will be black. Make sure your bow tie is adjusted properly so that it is it sitting upright and not sagging. Pocket square: Pocket squares are not a necessity, but they help add another level of polish to your ensemble. With a tuxedo, your pocket square will often be white. Suspenders: As we mentioned in the section above, belts should never be worn with tuxedos and suspenders should be worn instead if you need something else holding up your pants. Vest or cummerbund: Either a vest or a cummerbund can be worn with a tuxedo, with the cummerbund being the more traditional option. Cummerbunds should be worn with the pleats facing up. Your tuxedo vest will have an adjustable strap in the back to make sure it is snug, but not too tight. Your vest should be smooth to create a clean silhouette underneath your jacket.

Jacket buttoned when standing and unbuttoned when sitting. When buttoned, your top button should always be buttoned and your bottom button should remain unbuttoned. If you’re not wearing cufflinks, you will clasp the buttons on your cuff. Your shirt sleeve should hit your wrist right at the beginning of your hand. If your sleeve it too long, use the outermost button to close your cuff. Other companies will provide you with four shirt studs, instead of five. We include the extra for the button directly above your waist, in case you decide not to wear a cummerbund or vest. Cummerbunds should be worn with the pleats facing up, as they were originally used to catch crumbs that fell during a meal. Make sure you fasten your shirt cuffs, with either a button or a cufflink, before putting on your jacket. The bottom button of your vest should be left unbuttoned!

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1 Dries Van Noten Plaid Silk Jacquard Necktie. www.barneys.com

2 Kimberly McDonald Lion Head Cufflinks with diamond eyes set in Rose Gold. www.kimberlymcdonald.com

3 Harry Winston Project Z12 concentric, modern timepiece. www.harrywinston.com 4 Garrett Leight Pier Sunglasses. www.barneys.com


5 Hugo Boss Card holder in Italian leather with metal money clip. www.hugoboss.com 8

6 Hugo Boss Oxford shoes with monogram embossing. www.hugoboss.com 7 Hugo Boss Tie Clip. www.hugoboss.com 8 Gucci. Gucci Guilty Absolute. www.gucci.com


JoshuaTree National Park

Traci Edwards Photography, LLC.

By: Amanda Beauguez

National Park wedding celebrations are certainly on the rise, and it’s not hard to see why. The scenery, the nature, and the adventure are all the perfect elements to throw into a wedding mix. Just looking at photos online of couples getting married in one is exciting enough. In fact, you’d be hard pressed not to find adventurous couples sharing pictures of their trip experiences in the nature and wilderness? For the outdoorsy couple, a park wedding just makes sense.There is also one significant advantage to park and outdoor weddings: the cost for doing them is fairly inexpensive. In fact, many online sources confirm that getting married in a park over a more traditional space is one of the simplest and budget-friendly ways to go about wedding ceremony. However, there is one thing to keep in mind: to get married in a park, you will have to obtain a permit, and that comes with a fee. The fees vary from park to park, and you have to apply for the permit well in advance (typically up to a year). Some parks even charge a by-thehour fee for the day of the event as well, and all of these fees tend to be non-refundable. Nonetheless, the average cost for all fees included run about $200.00, so in the long run, it’s great for your wallet to consider a park wedding.

And for those considering hosting their big day in a National Park, let’s take a look at the top picks:· First on the list is Joshua Tree National Park located in California. Joshua Tree National is where two deserts meet and house a variety of plants and animals. Dark night skies and gorgeous geologic features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness. Joshua Tree is an amazing location to have wedding or engagement photosl To top it off, there’s only a onetime permit fee of $120 to book your spot.

Resort is just down the road from the park. With only a fee of $100 for the permit, Glacier National Park promises a view and scenery you will never forget.

When one thinks of national parks, the first place that comes to mind is California. True to its reputation, Yosemite National Park is another favorite for newlyweds. They also offer a chapel on site, and is praised for its natural settings. Only downside is that besides the permit fee of $150, you have to book at least a year in advance, and can be charged up to $50 an hour on your big day. Finally, we have Glacier National Park located in Montana. Secluded in the mountains, and surrounded by trees, Glacier National Park is a beautiful private setting for a wedding ceremony and reception. For those looking to take honeymoons nearby, Great Northern

Preserve Studios

Yosemite National Park

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