Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and we couldn’t be happier to be a sponsor of this year’s Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tour. Come out this weekend to walk amongst some of Atlanta’s famous “eternal residents”, hear their stories and see a few special pieces from Blue Eyed Yonder’s collection. These tours are very special since it’s the only time the gates stay open after dark. The cemetery is so peaceful at night and holds so many wonderful stories and also a fantastic view of the city.
Happy weekend y’all!
I (along with some of Atlanta’s best wedding vendors) traveled to Sea Island to style and produce three different shoots for the workshop. Each day was different – new colors, new props, new dresses, new locations. These images were from Day 3 of the workshop – The Gilded Wedding. Ginny Branch did a phenomenal job of creating the most inspiring mood boards for each of the vendors to pull inspiration from. She orchestrated and styled each of the different shoots – it’s like pure magic watching her work. I’m so flattered to have been a part of this dream team.
On the final day of shooting, all of the workshop attendees were surprised to find out the 24-foot farm table spread was created especially for them – complete with red velvet cake and champagne for a Southern send-off!
For more lovely images and to check out some beautiful shots captured by some workshop attendees, visit Martha Stewart Weddings The Bride’s Guide.
Photography: Elizabeth Messina // Prop and Fashion Styling: Ginny Branch // Floral Designs: Amy Osaba // Vintage Rentals and Set Design: Krista Janos // Printed Collateral: Wiley Valentine // Hair and Makeup: Erin Skipley & Claudia Mejerle // Calligraphy: Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls // Custom Spoons: Monkeys Always Look // Champagne: Cupcake Vineyards
And if you’re coveting the fashions, here’s the scoop, on who wore what in the last image above, clockwise from the upper left: Ivy & Aster dress and bolero, Claire Pettibone floral clip; Jessica Fontaine dress,Chelsea Rose Bridal bolero, Construct Jewelry necklace; Billy Reid suit, shirt, and bowtie; Sarah Seven dress; Myra Callan dress, Claire Pettibone headpiece; Claire Pettibone gown, robe, and cap; Carol Hannah Whitfield dress, Twigs & Honey hairpiece.
“Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.” – Samuel Johnson
So, you’ve been seeing all the teasers for the awesome CAMP schedule – lots of classes, workshops and retreats – I promise, it’s totally worth the wait!
We’ll be announcing our schedule and launching the CAMP website this week! Like CAMP’s Facebook page to get updates.
Photo by the talented Ali Harper
Every girl dreams of her perfect dress – the one she slips on that makes her smile, makes her cry, makes her whole heart glow. I’m a believer that every bride deserves to indulge the boutique dress shop experience. It’s so much sweeter and intimate, a far cry from the loud hustle and bustle of a huge bridal shop.
If you’re a bride looking for that perfect gown or just really dig fashion – you should totally make time to swing by the Carol Hannah trunk show this Saturday at The Sentimentalist in Atlanta. Meet Project Runway’s very own Carol Hannah, try on beautiful gowns with Gabi and munch on homemade blueberry scones made by Gabi’s mom, Krista.
Hope to see you there!
Each year as school draws to an end, you can feel a buzz in the air. When the days are longer, the nights are warmer and the sweet smell of jasmine fills the air – it’s time for CAMP!
Leaving home and hitting the road to adventure — shacking up in cabins, soaking in all the fresh air — learning something new and meeting friends that’ll last a lifetime.
CAMP – Creating Art Meaning Purpose, was started in 2012 by Ginny Branch, Erica Loesing, Amy Osaba, Max LeBlanc, and Maria Taylor with the dream of building a creative community and nurturing the talents of artists and innovators, particularly those in the realm of stylists, photographers, floral designers, calligraphers, designers, artists and bloggers. This year I am happy to join the team as we create CAMP Classes and Workshops. We’ve got a schedule in the works that will blow your socks off!
So grab your canteen and bug spray, it’s going to be one unforgettable summer!
Logo Design: Erica Loesing/Photos: Amber Fouts