March 21, 2012

Elie Saab is one of my favorite wedding dress designers… and also one of my red carpet favorites! His 2012 bridal collection is simply stunning. From Ardelia’s mermaid silhouette with the gorgeous sheer overlay to Belisama’s flowered bodice and the amazing structured skirt… these dresses are full of drama, yet wearable for any bride! Which one would you wear?

Elie Saab Bridal Collection 2012Pin

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Elie Saab Bridal Collection 2012Pin

Elie Saab Bridal Collection 2012Pin

Elie Saab Bridal Collection 2012Pin

Elie Saab Bridal Collection 2012Pin

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March 17, 2012

Happy Saturday and Happy Saint Patricks Day!!! Wishing everyone safety in their celebrations. Happy Wedding Day to Troy & Kasey Navarro! I can’t wait to see all your details come together!!!

BHLDN wedding dress image from Koto BolofoPin

{image courtesy of Koto Bolofo for BHLDN}

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Just in case you missed any of our fantastic posts this week, here they are:

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February 14, 2012

“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine…” Solomon 6:3

My Beloved Stylized Wedding Inspiration ShootPin

My Beloved Stylized Wedding Inspiration ShootPin

My Beloved Stylized Wedding Inspiration ShootPin

My Beloved Stylized Wedding Inspiration ShootPin

My Beloved Stylized Wedding Inspiration ShootPin

My Beloved Stylized Wedding Inspiration ShootPin

My Beloved Stylized Wedding Inspiration ShootPin

My Beloved Stylized Wedding Inspiration ShootPin

My Beloved Stylized Wedding Inspiration ShootPin

My Beloved Stylized Wedding Inspiration ShootPin

My Beloved Stylized Wedding Inspiration ShootPin

My Beloved Stylized Wedding Inspiration ShootPin

My Beloved Stylized Wedding Inspiration ShootPin

My Beloved Stylized Wedding Inspiration ShootPin

My Beloved Stylized Wedding Inspiration ShootPin

Mr + Mrs Hainlen were married in the summer of 2011… and she wanted a reason to get back into their wedding gear. All I could think was ‘valentines is coming… what if we could do something for the blog!’ They were totally on board, I’m sure Jaymi was a little more excited than Will, and they were pretty much up for anything. Talking to them I was instantly inspired by Will’s dark grey suit and decided to pair it with deep reds. Loving the look of high fashion adds, I wanted to keep the overall ‘props’ simple – so we focused on flowers and lighting. Jaymi and I pinned images back and forth for about a week, getting super excited about the overall theme for the shoot – you can check out our board {here}. It ended up being a long but fantastic day and I couldn’t be more excited about the images that came from all our work! Make sure to keep scrolling down and check out part one!

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Here is a fun behind the scenes short from our amazing shoot!

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{shoot credits} Photography: Mike Carreiro of Studio Eleven // Art Director and Video Short by: Jen | Something Turquoise // Hair Stylist: Jen Carreiro {that’s right, me, this month I am celebrating 10 years as a hair stylist!} // Florist: Floral Design By Jacqueline Ahne // Makeup: Abril Lizette Beauty // Assistant: Emily Dahlen // Wedding dress: Enzoani, Shoes: Aldo, Bolero Jacket: Rachel Roy, Silver Bracelets and Feather Hair Piece: Forever 21, Red Bracelets: made by Jen // Suit: Zara, Shirt: Matix, Tie: Calvin Klein // Shoot location: St Francis Church field and Abalone Cove, Palos Verdes, CA.

February 13, 2012

“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine…” Solomon 6:3

my beloved - stylized wedding shoot - Something TurquoisePin

my beloved - stylized wedding shoot - Something TurquoisePin

my beloved - stylized wedding shoot - Something TurquoisePin

my beloved - stylized wedding shoot - Something TurquoisePin

my beloved - stylized wedding shoot - Something TurquoisePin

my beloved - stylized wedding shoot - Something TurquoisePin

my beloved - stylized wedding shoot - Something TurquoisePin

my beloved - stylized wedding shoot - Something TurquoisePin

my beloved - stylized wedding shoot - Something TurquoisePin

my beloved - stylized wedding shoot - Something TurquoisePin

my beloved - stylized wedding shoot - Something TurquoisePin

my beloved - stylized wedding shoot - Something TurquoisePin

my beloved - stylized wedding shoot - Something TurquoisePin

my beloved - stylized wedding shoot - Something TurquoisePin

my beloved - stylized wedding shoot - Something TurquoisePin

my beloved - stylized wedding shoot - Something TurquoisePin

my beloved - stylized wedding shoot - Something TurquoisePin

Mr + Mrs Hainlen were married in the summer of 2011… and she wanted a reason to get back into their wedding gear. All I could think was ‘valentines is coming… what if we could do something for the blog!’ They were totally on board, I’m sure Jaymi was a little more excited than Will, and they were pretty much up for anything. Talking to them I was instantly inspired by Will’s dark grey suit and decided to pair it with deep reds. Loving the look of high fashion adds, I wanted to keep the overall ‘props’ simple – so we focused on flowers and lighting. Jaymi and I pinned images back and forth for about a week, getting super excited about the overall theme for the shoot – you can check out our board {here}. It ended up being a long but fantastic day and I couldn’t be more excited about the images that came from all our work! Make sure to stop by tomorrow for part two!

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This shoot wouldn’t have been possible without the talents of our amazing florist Jacki, our superb make-up artist Abril, and Mike’s adorable assistant Emily. A huge thank you to Will and Jaymi, seriously terrific job modeling – you were absolute delights to work with! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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{shoot credits} Photography: Mike Carreiro of Studio Eleven // Art Director: Jen | Something Turquoise // Hair Stylist: Jen Carreiro {that’s right, me, this month I am celebrating 10 years as a hair stylist!} // Florist: Floral Design By Jacqueline Ahne // Makeup: Abril Lizette Beauty // Assistant: Emily Dahlen // Wedding dress: Enzoani, Shoes: Aldo, Silver Bracelets: Forever 21, Red Bracelets: made by Jen // Suit: Zara, Shirt: Matix, Tie: Calvin Klein // Shoot location: St Francis Church feild, Palos Verdes, CA. // Confetti: Pink Poodles of Paris // Love lollipop: Whole Foods

January 16, 2012

Happy Monday everyone! Oohhh… do I have some beautiful inspiration for you today! A romantic bridal fashion shoot centered around BHLDN’s beautiful gowns, set to the history of Houston’s speak easy era + a behind the scenes video short!

BHLDN speak easy stylized shoot by Christa ElycePin

BHLDN speak easy stylized shoot by Christa ElycePin

BHLDN speak easy stylized shoot by Christa ElycePin

BHLDN speak easy stylized shoot by Christa ElycePin

BHLDN speak easy stylized shoot by Christa ElycePin

BHLDN speak easy stylized shoot by Christa ElycePin

BHLDN speak easy stylized shoot by Christa ElycePin

BHLDN speak easy stylized shoot by Christa ElycePin

BHLDN speak easy stylized shoot by Christa ElycePin

BHLDN speak easy stylized shoot by Christa ElycePin

BHLDN speak easy stylized shoot by Christa ElycePin

Here is a behind the scenes look at this romantic shoot…

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{event credits} Photography: Christa Elyce Photography + Laurie Perez Photography // Gowns + Shoes: BHLDN // Event Planner:  Two Be Wed // Stylist: Douglas Glover // Set Design: Tamara Menges Design + Recollection Vintage Rentals + Hughes Hangar // Jewelery: Past Era Jewelery // Hair + Makeup: Thalio Beckham + Jennifer Aronson + Sarah Tucker // Stationary: Dressy Designs // Cinematography: Arbor Blvd Films+ 713 Studios