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THE COVER PHOTO GR A PHY Er ich McVe y C REATI VE DI RE CTION A ND ST YLING Ginny Au ST YL I NG AS SI STANT S Emily Michael s King, Tess C omr ie HAI R AND MA KE UP Kaela Raws on DRE SS L eanne Marshall VEIL Enchanted Atelier

inspiration for

M A R R IAG E M U SI NG S beyond the big day

“ Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years. �

-Simone Signoret Photography by Tenth & Grace

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KATE IGNATOWSKI Fine Art Wedding Photography




28 14 EDITOR’S LET TER An introduction by Tulle Magazine’s Editor in Chief 16 GREEN SPACE One of the most popular colors of the season takes the stage 18 the tulle list A roundup of our favorite brands, products, and locales for your big day 20 TULLE PLANNER What should really be on your bridal registry

22 BRIDAL GLOW Cecilia Wong shares an ideal bridal skincare timeline 24 A FABULOUS WEDDING Designer extraordinaire Amy Osaba on how to create a wedding to remember 26 CHOOSING A PHOTOGRAPHER Expert behind the lens Kayla Barker on what it takes to find the perfect photographer 20

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FLORAL FRENZY Explore the many ways to wear flowers in your hair on your big day


INTO THE GARDEN An old greenhouse and lush gardens make this bridal shoot a dream


SOFT SIMPLICITY Imagine a French loft overlooking the City of Light with blooms galore

78 46 DUNE I DO Soft sand and sweeping tulle at sunset create an ideal setting for this couple 52 BOLD BEAUTY Jewel tones, a majestic venue and vintage accessories bring out the bold in this inspiring shoot 60 BOTANICAL BLISS This engagement session features a French chateau and a couple deep in love





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PARADISE FOUND Bountiful florals and an ethereal gown allow the surrounding Hawaiian landscape to shine


SHANNON AND LANE A sunshine-filled wedding in a picturesque North Carolina setting


SHERILYN AND ALEX This couple documented their love amongst the impressive architecture of Pasadena City Hall


EUGENE AND NATALIA This Moscow wedding takes glitz and glamour to a whole new level


NISHA AND WARREN Copper lanterns, a soft color palette and a tent under the stars are just a few of the highlights of this Philadelphia wedding

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{ slow color


inspired by nature }

w w w. s i l k a n d w i l l o w. c o m

photography // LAUREN KINSEY





46 101 ANDREW AND KIM The breathtaking view of the Santa Monica Mountains set the scene for these college sweethearts

118 ENGLISH CHARM A stately English home, a vintage gown and tranquil gardens are a font of inspiration for classic brides

108 JANNA AND SEAN An outdoor wedding with draped greenery galore, hushed hues and organic elements around every corner


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TULLE Kait ly n Kirby Founder and Editor in Chief Mi chael B enters Editor ial Produc tion Assi stant C ONTRIBU TING PHOTO GR A PHE RS Ashle y Kele me n B onnie S e n Brandon Kidd Chr i stine Clark Er ich Mc Ve y Heathe r Pay ne Je n Huang Ju stin Tear ne y Luna de Mare Max Kolibe rdin Meg an Welke r Taylor & Por te r Te nth & Grace Vicki Graf ton

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a quick note

FROM THE EDITOR “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.”

In this year’s summer/fall issue of Tulle, you will find everything from how to wear flowers in your hair (the simple laurel is one of my favorites) to perfecting your bridal glow to creating a cohesive feel that will pull your event together. Not to mention a wealth of weddings that we’ve hand-picked for you! These two seasons are some of the most beautiful in nature, as well as in the wedding world, so I do hope you’ll savor every inch of inspiration found on these pages.

Founder and Editor in Chief, Tulle Magazine

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Photo g raphy by Hone y Hone y Photo g raphy

This Jenny Han quote seems entirely fitting as we look back upon a magical summer, and yet look forward to all of the magic that the fall season will bring. Weddings this time of year are especially mesmerizing, with all of the best blooms scattered about and softened color palettes allowing for their organic hues to take center stage.

photography // JAKE ANDERSON



1. A green floral print like this by Manolo Blahnik is perfect for a summer wedding ($347, neimanmarcus. com) 2. These emerald hued Giuseppe Zanotti pumps lace up for added flair ($900, farfetch.com) 3. Summer brides will adore these green suede pumps by Nine West ($54.90, nordstrom.com) 4. These leaf printed slingbacksby Dolce & Gabbana emit summer vibes ($945, net-a-porter.com) 5. You will love the bright, bold shade on these LK Bennett suede heels ($124, selfridges.com) 6. Let the dazzle do the talking on these Manolo Blahnik Hangisi flats ($955, nordstrom.com) 7. These neon heels by Sophia Webster will be just the right pop of color under your gown! ($550, nordstrom.com)




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The lush greenery this time of year is idyllic for incorporating into your big day. But that doesn’t mean it has to stop with your florals! These green hued shoes continue the fun on your feet.


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Design studio Twigs & Honey has made a name for themselves with their stunning handmade headpieces, veils and accessories. IN THE DETAILS On your wedding day, it’s the gown that expected to draw ooh’s and ahh’s from your guests, but it’s the details that will send your entire look over the top. The latest collection from Twigs & Honey features everything you need to make a lasting impression, from dramatically embellished headpieces to delicate hair pins, luxurious sweeping veils and intricate hair vines. No matter the vibe of your nuptials, you are sure to find a memorable piece from Twigs & Honey that will not just stand out on your wedding day, but one that you will treasure for years to come. —twigsandhoney.com


Candle company Rosy Rings offers an aromatic new gift idea for your bridal party. FOR YOUR BRIDAL PARTY Stuck on what to gift the most important people in your life on your big day? Look no further than Rosy Rings, providing a varied selection of candles and home fragrances. The kitchen candle collection boasts five delicious scents in beautifully packaged glass jars for a long-lasting gift or for a smaller token, the travel tin candles provide numerous options for both prints and scents. Stop stressing about your bridal party gifts, you’ve found it! —rosyrings.com 18 | tullemag. com


THE REGISTRY Creating your wedding registry can feel overwhelming, but when you know exactly what you need, consider it as easy as that first slice of cake!

For mornings

For the home

For entertaining

Chemex Ottomatic Coffee Maker, $349.99; crateandbarrel.com

Nina Tapered Table Lamp, $220; mcgeeandco.com

Dashes Napkins in Soft Tangerine, $48; rebeccaatwood.com

For storage

For breakfast

For memories

Set of Three Serve and Store Bowls, $50; katespade.com

Breville Smart Waffle Pro 4 Slice, $249.99; brevilleusa.com

Wedgwood Infinity Frame, 4 x 6, $60; bloomingdales.com

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BRIDAL SKINCARE Every bride has a timeline for their wedding, a countdown with all of the important tasks mapped out. But don’t forget skincare! We asked Cecilia Wong of Cecilia Wong Skincare to share the best bridal skincare schedule for the optimal glow.

Six months before Evaluate your current skincare routine. My recommended daily regimen for brides includes: cleanser, spray toner, eye cream, facial serum, moisturizer and SPF. Aim to exfoliate with an enzyme-based scrub 2-3 times a week, and alternate between an anti-blemish and hydrating mask 2-3 times a week. If you’re going to try a new brand or product, six months before your big day is the the best time to do it. This way, your skin has time to adjust and you can avoid any negative reactions well before your wedding. This is also the time to start getting monthly facials. I recommend a deep pore cleansing treatment as your first, as it will purify the skin and clear out any blemishes and dull skin. After your initial treatment, alternate monthly between a deep pore cleansing facial and a lifting/toning facial like Microcurrent.

One week before

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deep cleansing facial and any new skincare products this close to your big day.

Two days before Schedule a pure oxygen spray treatment. It’s typically included in an Oxygen Facial and works to rejuvenate and heal the skin, while preventing breakouts and producing a healthy, wedding day glow!

The night before

Apply a hydrating mask and avoid drinking water for an hour before going to bed, as this can cause puffiness upon waking. Tonight it’s important to relax and rest!

Bonus tips

For those with blemish prone skin (especially blackheads), dab a moisturizing clay mask onto your nose and T-zone leave it on overnight leading up to the big day. Spend 2-3 minutes every night massaging the face and tender under eye area. This helps to drain puffiness and promote better circulation. Don’t forget the neck and décolleté! It’s important to moisturize and nourish these areas daily. —ceciliawongskincare.com



A FABULOUS WEDDING Before you get caught up in all of the wedding details, take a step back and breathe! Floral and event designer Amy Osaba is an expert in creating unique and captivating environments for her clients and now shares how to bring that magic to your own big day.

Stick to a cohesive vision Sites such as Pinterest are wonderful resources for brides-to-be looking for inspiration, but these sites often leave our clients feeling overwhelmed with a plethora of ideas, as if they’ve ventured down a “rabbit hole” of wedding inspiration filled with too many varying ideas, looks, etc. I always encourage my clients to “pin” images they are drawn to— not necessarily things related to weddings, but rather colors, textures, décor. Anything that inspires them or they feel is a direct reflection of their personal style! From there, I encourage them to “edit, edit, edit.” Take your board full of pins and narrow them down to about eight images that truly reflect what you want your event to say, feel and project. This editing process takes an “all over the place” vision and transforms it into a succinct, cohesive vision that is easier to weave throughout all the details of your event.

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portant to you? Is it the food, the flowers, the paper goods? Whatever their primary concern is, we focus on that and build around it. If you love flowers, every inch of your ceremony and reception do not have to be covered in flowers. Pick a few areas to make a big impact! I love constructing “rests” within an event— quiet moments that allow the eye to breathe and appreciate the artistry and movement found in the design. Like a piece of music, there are swells, dips and rests in what we desig. This helps to create an event and work of art that is emotionally moving and ultimately has more impact.

Your wedding should reflect you This past March, we executed a wedding for an Atlanta couple big in the restaurant scene. They were an elegant couple with impeccable taste, but they also love music and throwing amazing parties! For their wedding, they wanted to reflect their personalities through an epic dance party and we pulled out all the stops. The bride and groom wanted to make a

huge entrance into the reception to their favorite song, “Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay, my team and I passed out light-up wristbands that, along with a spotlight, lit up right as the couple walked onto the dance floor. We also passed out wigs, blow-up mics, and neon bracelets. It was epic! What I loved most about this moment was that it was a genuine reflection of the couple: fun, show-stopping, and fabulous! —amyosaba.com

Photography: Meghan Kay Sadler



WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER One of the most important decisions you will make for your wedding is the photographer. Your wedding photos will last for a lifetime, so we’ve asked expert shutterbug Kayla Barker to share how to go about finding the right one.

To see more of Kayla’s work, find her on Instagram @ kaylabarkerphoto and on kaylabarker.com. Image by Sarah Goss.

Determine your style

Do the research

When you start looking at wedding photos, there will probably be a certain style you are drawn to. Maybe it is soft and pastel film photos or maybe it is darker, epic photographs or journalistic, emotion-filled images. Decide on what you are drawn to and start searching for photographers with photographs and portfolios that speak to you. Envision yourself in their photographs and make sure it is a style you will love not just in five years, but in fifty years as well.

It is so important to research your photographer. How long have they been shooting? Have they shot at venues similar to yours? Have they been published or awarded by top wedding blogs? Do they have reviews from past brides you can read? Ask to see a full wedding at a venue similar to yours. While some photographers may have beautiful curated websites or Instagram accounts, they may not have experience shooting real weddings at certain types of locations. Seeing a full wedding gallery will show you what you can expect from them.

Get to know them Your wedding photographer is someone that you will be spending a lot of time with before and on your wedding day. Make sure that you click with their personality and would enjoy having them there to document and celebrate your occasion. Your wedding photographer wants to become your friend and hopefully continue documenting your family even after the wedding, so make sure you not only love their photographs, but also them as a person. 26 | tullemag. com

Ditch the budget Wedding websites and other people will tell you what you should pay for your wedding photography. Throw that number out the window! The cost of wedding photography can vary based on location and years of experience. Besides your wonderful marriage, your wedding photography will be the one thing that remains from the wedding day. Wedding photography is an investment into

your family heritage and having amazing photographs that document your day are priceless. So save up some extra cash, because with wedding photography, you truly do get what you pay for.

Go with your heart While looking at photographers, there will probably be one that really speaks to your soul. Trust your instincts and go with your heart. Don’t compromise based on price. You don’t want to wish later that you had hired the photographer you really wanted instead. Your wedding photography is priceless and is one of the most important decisions you will make for your wedding day. —kaylabarker.com

FLORAL frenzy There’s just something so whimsical about wearing fresh blooms in your hair. Whether you dream of wearing a lush fairy-tale crown or just a classic wreath, here are a few beautiful ways to complete your up-do with flowers.

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Modern Simplicity

A floral ring of only hellebores is both simple and striking.

Romantic Cluster

If you want to wear flowers and show off a lovely low updo as well, consider a small hair comb. Composed of pistachio leaves and Sahara spray garden roses.

Delicate Blooms

White brodea is delicate and romantic, weave its florets through your up-do.

Tropical Crown

A big, statement hair wreath for an editorial look, featuring a bright yellow tree peony, kumquats on the branch and variegated greens.

Natural Vine

Just one strand of smilax vine creates this natural circlet. Smilax is a great option for an outdoor wedding as it will last even through hot weather.

Floral Masterpiece

This lush, gorgeous crown is made of silk flowers! If you’re looking for big and bold, but worried about flowers wilting through the day, consider a handmade silk piece that looks remarkably real and lasts a lifetime.

One-sided Spray

An asymmetrical nod to greenery with a touch of floral from the flowering spirea.

Herbal Wreath

Eucalyptus foliage is hardy and fragrant. Let it fill your day with relaxing herbal aromatherapy.

PHOTOGRAPHY Jen Huang WRITING AND CONCEPT Jen Huang and Sierra Steifman FLORAL DESIGN Poppies and Posies HAIR AND MAKEUP Facetime Beauty MODEL Jenette Nelligan SILK CAMI J.Crew TULLE SKIRT Skylar Belle FILM PROCESSING Richard Photo Lab SILK FLOWERS Afloral.com




Into the Garden The sensations of summer surround this tranquil garden scene, inspired by the soft pink hues of a late sunset. The Inn at Perry Cabin gardens in Saint Michael’s served as a wonderful setting where you can easily fall in love with the greenhouse and natural, but lush greenery.

PHOTOGRAPHY Bonnie Sen FILM LAB Richard Photo Lab CREATIVE DIRECTION AND FLORIST Porter & Ives, Beth Trenti MAKEUP Real Doll Makeup HAIR Styled by Anna Fazio DRESS Carol Hannah CALLIGRAPHY Poppy and Scooter VENUE The Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond

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Soft Simplicity Returning to the simplicity of space allowed the highlights of this styled shoot to take on a new vibrancy— exposed to fresh air, free from distraction and clutter. The gowns shine, the florals drip with volume and the aura of French minimalism with intentionality is apparent.

PHOTOGRAPHY Ashley Kelemen STYLING Emily Scott MAKEUP AND HAIR Melissa Hoffman FLORALS Michelle Lywood GOWNS LOHO Bride HEADPIECE LOHO Bride SPACE Breather SF LINGERIE Negative Underwear ROBE Stone Cold Fox JEWELRY Vintage

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Something Old,Something New WWW.TRUMPETANDHORN.COM


Dune I Do Sweeping tulle leaves a trail in the soft sand of this summer inspired shoot. Bright, natural florals make a statement against a white-washed background of sunshine, pastel clouds and rolling hills.

PHOTOGRAPHY Tenth & Grace DESIGN AND FLORALS Hint of Chic DESIGN AND FLORALS Chloe + Mint MAKEUP 805 Makeup HAIR Laura, The Harlot Salon SHOES Bella Belle Shoes GOWN AND VEIL Carol Hannah CALLIGRAPHY Seniman Calligraphy JEWELRY Susie Saltzman GROOM’S ATTIRE Friar Tux RIBBON AND SILK Silk & Willow

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Bold Beauty Delicate tulle, jewel tones and vintage accessories only heighten the bold beauty of this inspiring editorial. A neutral tablescape and gold flatware set the scene for a memorable event in the stunning manor venue.


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Botanical Bliss Imagine documenting your love under towering trees, strolling beside beautifully-manicured hedges and exploring a centuriesold greenhouse, hand in hand. This couple did just that at the ethereal Château de Bouthonvilliers in France and every fleeting moment succeeds in building the romance.

PHOTOGRAPHY Vicki Grafton VENUE Chateau de Bouthonvilliers, France STYLING AND CREATIVE DIRECTION Ginny Au HAIR AND MAKEUP Chiali Meng Artistry FLORALS Amy Merrick WORKSHOP The Artist Holiday hosted by Jen Huang and Kurt Boomer

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HORN & vintage engagement rings TRUMPET

www.trumpetandhorn.com photo by taylor & porter

Paradise Found The picturesque landscape of Hawaii provides the backdrop for this bridal shoot incorporating lush, organic florals, windswept hair and a sheer embroidered gown.

PHOTOGRAPHY Christine Clark Photography FLORALS Passion Roots MAKEUP Lena Hanson HAIR Marissa Pastrana MODEL Eva Blacker

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CREATIVE PHOTO GIFTS - IN A SNAP! Pinhole Press is your online boutique for beautifully simple photo gifts. From save-the-date cards and party decor to framed prints and photo books, just choose your product, drag and drop your pictures and you’re done! Let this be the year for simple, creative gifts.


Sherilyn & Alex

This California couple celebrated their engagement in striking style amongst the stunning architecture of Pasadena City Hall and the wooded scenery of the surrounding San Gabriel Mountains.

PHOTOGRAPHY Luna de Mare VENUE Pasadena City Hall, San Gabriel Mountains HAIR AND MAKEUP Sherilyn Yi GOWN Zara FLORALS Rekindle, Julia Kim FILM LAB Photovision Prints

Shannon & Lane

The colors of summer dance through this beautiful outdoor ceremony on a perfectly sunshine-filled North Carolina day. Amidst bountiful blooms and elegant touches, this couple’s love truly shines.

PHOTOGRAPHY Heather Payne FLORALS Abany Bauer STATIONERY Brown Linen VENUE Old Edwards Inn & Spa HAIRPIECE Twigs & Honey GOWN Tatyana Merenyuk BRIDE’S SHOES Chinese Laundry HAIR AND MAKEUP Old Edwards Inn & Spa BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES Paper Crown JEWELRY Coralia Leets FLOWERGIRL DRESSES Autoalive Leets LINENS La Tavola CATERING AND CAKE Old Edwards Inn & Spa 78 | tullemag. com

Eugene & Natalia

This enchanting couple takes the glamour of one’s wedding day to another level. From the glittering gown to the flowing veil to the classic tuxedo and vintage car, you will find yourself transported into this bridal fantasy.


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Nisha & Warren

An outdoor wedding boasting fresh blooms, copper lanterns, a soft color palette and a tent under the stars creates the perfect atmosphere for romance in the summer.

PHOTOGRAPHY Justin Tearney VENUE Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia DRESS Carol Hannah SHOES BHLDN EARRINGS BHLDN FLORALS Love ‘N Fresh Flowers HAIR Abbey Dernoga, Lather Salon MAKEUP Deanna Does RENTALS Ocean Tents OFFICIANT Jason Mitchell CATERING Diverse Catering BRIDESMAIDS GIFTS BHLDN

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Andrew & Kim

According to the planner, this wedding was all about the breathtaking view of the Santa Monica Mountains, craft beer tasting bar, boba milk tea station and one of the sweetest couples with hearts full of adventure.

PHOTOGRAPHY Brandon Kidd Photography VENUE Malibu Rocky Oaks WEDDING PLANNER CCL Weddings & Events HAIR AND MAKEUP Theresa Huang FLORALS Green Leaf Design BAR Liquid Catering CATERING Hungry Bear Catering CAKE M Cakes OFFICIANT Cyrus Hung RENTALS Town & Country RENTALS Found Vintage Rentals

Janna & Sean

Every detail was accounted for in these beautiful outdoor I Do’s, from the elegant florals to the creative seating chart. You will find inspiration galore as you browse through this fairytale day.

PHOTOGRAPHY Megan Welker VENUE Annabel Estate, Santa Rosa California EVENT DESIGN AND PLANNING Beijos Events FLORALS Natasha Kolenko DRESS BHLDN HAIRPIECE J.Crew SHOES Loeffler Randall HAIR AND MAKEUP The Hair and Makeup Company GROOM’S SUIT J.Crew PAPER GOODS Meghann Miniello CATERING The Girl and the Fig CAKE Sugar Studio Bay Area RENTALS Encore Events, Frances Lane, Letter & Grain, Pieces by Violet

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English Charm

Transport yourself to this stately English home, surrounded by tranquil greenery, bright white florals and a stunning lace gown with a nod to a bygone era.

PHOTOGRAPHY Taylor & Porter VENUE Boconnoc House and Estate, Lostwithiel, Cornwall EVENT STYLING Amber Persia FILM LAB Richard Photo Lab DRESS Rue de Seine via The White Gallery FLORALS Forage & Fleur STATIONERY Artcadia HAIR AND MAKEUP Ella Butler GROOM’S ATTIRE ASOS ANTIQUE JEWELRY Little Jems MODELS Gingersnap RIBBONS Froufrou Chic VEIL SIBO Designs

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