Monday, January 10, 2011

Our shoot featured on the cover of Gala Weddings Magazine!

Of course, my passion is fashion!  When I entered into the bridal industry from the retail fashion world nearly 10 years ago, a whole new amazing aspect of fashion came alive to me.  I have been working with an incredible team for a little over a year styling shoots in some of the most amazing locations in the world.  One such shoot took place last year, right here in Connecticut at the historic and elegant Mayflower Inn in Washington, Connecticut.  The Mayflower is such an incredible hidden gem and a STUNNING location for a wedding!- Not to mention a perfect venue for a quaint honeymoon getaway or a fabulous bachelorette weekend at their world renowned spa!

Since our team began collaborating together, we dreamed of the day that we see our work come alive in print.  And today is the day!  We are thrilled that Gala weddings has created an 11 page spread of our romantic winter wonderland shoot at the Mayflower!

In the always poetic words on Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events, following was the inspiration for this shoot. "We were inspired by winter, the color blue, toile, and interesting textures like birch, evergreen, yarn, and vintage paper. Tony created several amazing bouquets– one of which has been a steady contender for my all time favorite bouquet. Ever. And it’s featured! Beth created a preppy look that my heart continues to lust after– gorgeous dress, cardigan, sparkly belt, layered pearls. Yum! Posh Paperie sent me a box of THE MOST gorgeous creations– paper pinwheels made of vintage music sheets, die cut “lace” paper embellishments, menu’s that open with a surprise hidden inside, and the prettiest invitation you ever did see (also featured!). Lovely Lollies delivered delicious dessert table that we styled– filled with peppermint patties, homemade marshmallows, candy can sticks, french macrons, and SO much more."

I am so honored to have worked with the incredible team that created this beautiful shoot:

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck and her team– Sara Code-Krawl , Rebecca Hales , and Greg Lewis
Hair & Makeup: Dana Bartone & Co.
Fashion & Accessory Styling: Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore
Floral Design: Datura: A Modern Garden
Paper: Posh Paperie
Confections: Lovely Lollies
Shoot Styling & Table scape: Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events and her dynamite team– Diana, Amanda and Ashley.

 Our team compiled two beautiful and inspiration stories, one of which you can see in the new issue of Gala Weddings - Look for it at Big Y!  Purchase this magazine even if you are not planning a winter wedding.  The fashion, flowers, table scape and scrumptious treats will be sure to inspire you!

 Click here to see the behind-the-scenes post from 2009 with stories behind some of the images featured in the magazine. Carla also posted her perspective this morning on her blog,  and Tony is sharing his gorgeous bouquet work with you on his blog today from the shoot.
There are so many incredible images that did not make it into this issue, so be on the look out for them on our blog and website in the coming weeks! A big thank you to Gala Weddings for featuring our work and to our incredible team for inspiring me and never ceasing to amaze me with your endless talents!
xoxo, TWD

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