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Ok, so this post really isn’t about a Dazzling Dress, per se, but it’s certainly something that can make your dress more dazzling…bridal hats, fascinators and headbands from Louise Green Millinery!
This super chic designer first caught both my attention and that of editor/publisher Wendy Sipple when we worked across the street from her unassuming studio in Los Angeles.
I got the opportunity to peek inside when I covered hats for the Kentucky Derby and knew Louise would be the perfect resource. The milliner has been creating vintage looking chapeaus for stylish women and celebrities since 1987. Using different colors, fabrics, textures and all kinds glamorous details, British-born Louise’s handmade creations make hats, fascinators and headbands en vogue again…even for our darling brides.
And, we love Louise’s designs from her bridal line so much that they graciously allowed us to borrow several for our cover model contest photo shoot this past September. You can see more of them in our cover model layout in our current Winter/Spring 2011 issue of Real Weddings Magazine!
In the meantime, here is a sampling off lovely looks that would make wonderful additions to a bridal ensemble with a romantic flair:
Soft Green Headband (pictured at top of blog entry): This rose headband with netting gives the ultimate antique look.
Ivory Headband: Evoke a silent screen siren with this headband accented with feathers and a ribbon rose.
Black and Ivory Headband: A stylish feather and ribbon rose headband for you two-tone gals.
Silver Headband: This shimmering silver flower is sure to turn heads.
Ivory Headband #2: Two flowers is sometimes better than one!
Wired Floppy in Alabaster and Soft Green: Fill to the brim with this stylish look with a soft green ribbon and velvet wired edge.
Rider, winter white: Make an impression with this rider in velour finished felt, silk velvet cabbage rose and veiling. We are HUGE fans of this hat here at Real Weddings! It’s actually on the cover of our just released Winter 2011 cover!
For more on Louise and her beautiful hats, fascinators and headbands, visit her at louisegreen.com.
Blog Post by Always a Bridesmaid Columnist Darren Elms.
Hat photos courtesy of Louise Green. Real Weddings cover photo by Andrea’s Images Photography.
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That’s right folks, the Winter/Spring 2011 issue of Real Weddings Magazine arrives at our offices tomorrow, but we’re just too excited to keep a lid on the news any longer!
On the Winter 2011 Cover of Real Weddings Magazine: On Shelbie: dress from Miosa Bride, hat from Louise Green Millinery, flowers by Visual Impact Design.
Congratulations to Sacramento area real bride, Shelbie Brassfield, for being chosen as our cover model winner!
Shelbie, along with her other real bride cover model finalists, Terra Galvez and Elizabeth Burdick, were chosen from hundreds of entries in our cover model contest. We’re thrilled to have her grace the cover of our Winter 2011 issue!
Back in September, we put these girls through their paces at an all day photo shoot at the beautiful Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort. Featuring local gowns, local floral designers, local hair and make-up teams and the utterly fantastic local photographer Andrea Price from Andrea’s Images Photography, our cover model photo shoot truly was exhilarating! Frankly almost too exhilarating because all of the photos were so fantastic, it was hard to narrow it down to the ones we’d feature in the magazine, and then ultimately, which ones we’d feature on the covers.
We’ll share the Spring 2011 cover — which will feature all three of our cover model finalists — with you soon along with more photos from the shoot. But for now, you’ll just have to be satisfied with these images of our beautiful cover model finalists Shelbie, Elizabeth and Terra!
On Shelbie (left): dress from Miosa Bride, necklace by Erica Koesler available at Advantage Bridal, flowers by Amore Flowers by Katie. On Elizabeth (middle): dress from Miosa Bride, necklace by Tiffany & Co., flowers by Visual Impact Design. On Terra (right): dress from Dreamnette Bridal, necklace and earrings by Tiffany & Co., flowers by Amore Flowers by Katie.
On Terra (left): dress from The Bridal Box. On Elizabeth (middle): dress from Dreamnette Bridal, earrings by Adorn Me. On Shelbie (right): dress from The Bridal Box.
On Terra (left): dress from Miosa Bride, flowers by Visual Impact Design. On Elizabeth (middle): dress from Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo, flowers by Blooms by Martha Andrews, necklace and earrings by Tiffany & Co.. On Shelbie (right): dress from Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo, flowers by Ambience Floral Design.
And I would be completely remiss if I didn’t take this opportunity to thank not only our cover model finalists and my amazing Real Weddings Team who helped to produce this piece (Aimee, Sheree, Desiree, Gloria, Nicole, Leah and Megan), but also all of the incredibly gracious and talented vendors who participated in this shoot. Photo shoots are not easy and it takes a boatload of resources to pull them off, and we are incredibly grateful to all of the vendors who helped us with this feature!
Photographed on location at:
50 Trimont Lane, Truckee
Andrea’s Images Photography
with special thanks to Beth Baugher
Dresses provided by:
Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo
The Bridal Box
Accessories provided by:
Louise Green Millinery
888-321-HATS (4287), louisegreen.com
Stella & Dot
Tiffany & Co.
Hair and Make-up for Terra by:
Jenifer Haupt and Arrvada
Image Provocateur and VIP-CAT Academy
Hair and Make-up for Elizabeth by:
Fay Linson, Hair
Eva Molina, Make-up
Dynamic Images Salon & Day Spa
Hair and Make-up for Shelbie by:
Samantha Garcia and Jennifer Gouge
Nevaeh Boutique, Spa & Salon
Flowers provided by:
Ambience Floral Design
Amore Flowers by Katie
Blooms by Martha Andrews
Visual Impact Design
Slippers provided by:
Collars and Leashes for the French Bulldogs provided:
Additional Accessories for the French Bulldogs provided by:
The Doggie Bag
We’ll explain the French Bulldogs, too, soon — you’ll see them in the magazine…gorgeous little Frenchies — Penny and Deegan! You’ll die when you see them…so cute and great little models, too!
Blog Post by Editor/Publisher Wendy Sipple.