1. {Movie Inspired} Disney Villainess Maleficent Wedding: Dark & Earthy

    First order of business, Happy Memorial Day!! Hopefully your stopping in on your way to an amazing BBQ or perhaps you've munched just a tad too much for the day & need some down time, either way, you're going to be super pleased that you did because baby'O'baby do we have a treat for you!! My favorite Philadelphia crew {Remember the gorgeous softer side of steampunk shoot? Click Here for a refresher} dropped a gem into my inbox just recently & I have been quietly coveting it in the corner in the meantime! Their inspiration this time.... Disney's #1 villaness, Maleficent, specifically Angelina Jolie's upcoming reprisal of her! I adore this shoot for a billion of reasons most of which is the simple fact that they pulled inspiration from such an unlikely source. You know how I love my creativity with an extra side of special! The team provided me with quite a lengthy run down of all the magic that happened, so do be sure to read through how they crafted this phenomenal shoot. Before I send you packing, I'll laundry list my favorite bits! {You know... in the interest of getting you back out to that BBQ!} Gorgeous model {honestly, she could not be MORE perfect for this shoot, oh and PS-SHE did the makeup!!}, love love love the silver to purple ombre dress.... I think I need it in my life, I cant get enough of the Petits Gâteaux {I wish it made better sense for small cakes at weddings, as I do love them so!}, wonderfully earthy dark yet bold styling in the floral & design department and I am dyyyyyyying over those completely trippy & incredibly cool tulips!! Honestly I could seriously go on about the session as whole, but I'll let your eyes do the walking! Much love on this holiday day~ Xo! Jess

  2. Whimsical Rustic Industrial Black & White Wedding Inspired By Five Stripes Tapers

    I love when I get submissions reading along with the curious intricacies that shaped a couple, or even a designer's creative process, what inspired them to decor & fashion greatness. Fun tidbit about today's beautifully styled Black & White wedding, the inspiration came for black & white taper candles via Five Stripes! I completely adore the idea of that and my oh my how gorgeous is the physical manifestation of this candle inspired vision!! Set in a wonderfully industrial environment, a setting of organic whimsy was created featuring a deep wood table & mix matched chairs, a gold rimmed heirloom china collection, suspended umbrellas as a centerpiece and naturally Five Striped candles! Our bride and groom are gorgeously styled to boot with the perfect amount of reserve with a slight vintage nod. This session is wonderfully on trend, modern with a beautiful nod to old, whimsical and sophisticated all in the same breath!

  3. Dark Wood, Bright Colors & Shining Gold In This Colors, Flavors, and Spices of India Styled Shoot

    I have such a big crush on this insanely lovely styled Indian shoot! From the bright elegant colors to the phenomenal clothing all beautifully captured by Brian MacStay Photography! When the team got together to craft this styled shoot, they took cues from the colors and flavors of India, saffron, curry, cardamom and indigo as well as the location for the shoot, one of San Francisco’s most iconic locations, the historic Julia Morgan Ballroom. The Julia Morgan Ballroom is rich in texture and history with its deep Mahogany paneled wood walls, glamorous marble foyer, coffered ceilings and beveled mirrors. Their goal was to highlight the deep, beautiful colors that are so entrenched in Indian culture. Taking the opportunity to play with everything from the jewelry by Reveti Jewelry Inc, to the bright florals. The beautiful beaded dress, which was designed by Swati Couture was custom designed and intricately beaded. Every piece to this well styled shoot is an explosion of color, texture and brilliance!

  4. Pretty In Pink Cool Spring Weather Wedding Featuring Bows & Arrows And Streamer Balloons

    I love how spot on styled shoots can be, even when they dont mean to. Case in point is this truly AH-dorable Pretty In Pink spring fever shoot! The idea is fresh poppy vibrant colors that take you that spring tingle along with some super fun whimsical elements. This sweetheart bride is styled in an adorable short rosette gown from Ivy and Aster, which is paired with a bright pink cardigan & matching thick pink tights! The cardie & tights are two amazing elements that, given the freakish overly cold weather that most of the country is dealing with right now, is incredibly spot on! Spring brides are brides that always run the risk of getting either truly phenomenal weather or weather to snuggle up to! The use of elements like a wrap or cardie, along with thick tights not only transcends a bride into a fun quirky persona, they keep her quite warm too! Spring and even fall weddings often give couples the chance to wear some extra layers, really giving them the chance to pick some statement pieces that really show of their personalities!