1. The Little Princess Inspired Ethereal Dream Bridal Styled Shoot

    Everyday, in all forms of fashion magazines, we are confronted with editorial spreads. Typically these spreads serve as a window into the vision & minds of their creators, showcasing a detailed story that they are tying to tell. Bridal versions of editorial spreads tend to have a heightened allure to them, playing on our every romantic fantasy & notion we have about weddings. Allison Kortokrax of Korto Photography utilized that very thing, inspired by bringing herself back to her time as little girl sitting in her room, dreaming of her wedding day. Drawing further inspiration from such classic literary works as Through The Looking Glass and The Little Princess, the idea for the shoot was born. Allison turned to the stunning gowns of Alice Padrul Bridal Couture to dress her creation, while Anjelica Santillan & Jamie Sterle were at the helm styling the bride's stunning make-up & pin worthy hair. For those that recall the first movie version of The Little Princess (1939) starring Shirley Temple, you might recall, both due to the styling at the time, as well as the film quality, a certain creamy ethereal dreaminess to the cinematography. Allison, along with Alice Padrul....

  2. A Touch of Africa In Today’s Stunning Color Filled Styled Wedding Shoot

    "I wanted to create something vibrant in the middle of a very natural location. I was inspired by the headpieces, the colors, the involvement of the bridal party, the jewels, the gown changes and the natural elements that made this wedding different than any I had ever seen before. So, I teamed up with Aaron Haslinger Photography, Richardson's Florist, Rusty Love Vintage Rentals, Preston's Stationery, Robert Ashtin Salon and Second Nature by Meg Browning to create an editorial style shoot that brought the latest tribal trends in fashion to the wedding scene. The team was great. The models were awesome! And, the results were daring and fresh. While this shoot is definitely an exaggerated take on a fashion trend, I think REAL weddings can be inspired by it's fun color scheme, amazing stationery, and willingness to take risks in pulling fashion trends into bridal."

  3. Inspired Dream Worthy Beach Bedroom Engagement Session On Soft Hawaiian Sands

    Soft warm wind, gentle velvet sand, a slight nod to the old. When Tiffany and Kim joined forces with What a Day! Photography in Hawaii, they collaborated their engagement session into what became dreamy vintage filled moments. Creating a loose outdoor beachy bedroom environment, a world of inspired dream state took flight. Utilizing flowing fabrics which caught in the window, now vintage cameras, old books & so much more. Enjoy the captivating Friday eye candy my friends, Aloha!

  4. How Sweet It Is Indeed! A Styled Candy Themed Wedding Gives Wonka A Run For His Money

    Oh my dear friends, its only Monday and we are off to a wonderfully sweet start!! Candy as a wedding theme is not exactly a new idea, however, time & again, its the execution that separates the doers from the triers. What on earth am I on about right? Ideas are great in theory, but if the taste level isnt there, the creative execution & most importantly design savvy, the simplest of ideas, do not pan out as expected. LivingSimplicity, along with some other stellar British Columbia vendors came together to create a world of vintage rustic charm providing the perfect background for a Wonka worthy Candy Theme. Utilizing a gorgeous old school floral pattern, the plates along with the distressed wood tables offer up a place for the candy dream to take flight creating whimsy at every turn. Rock candy, reinvented cotton candy, cupcakes, giant rainbow swirl lollipops, taffy, and so much more playfully join together in harmony. Vintage books & their pages are used to create a familiar design aesthetic not only on the tablescape but in the bunting as well which frames the dessert table. Pops of lace & pearl serve to soften up the rustic wood tables, giving a light feminine touch to the overall feel. Dynamic florals in strong technicolor hues provide powerful bursts of color in the form of garden roses, peonies, billy balls and my own personal OMG is that....Meringue in the bouquet?! Absolutely brilliant! I love love love the act of incorporating sweets into the arrangements themselves in a lovely complementary way! With this shoot as a styled guide, I hope to see a surge of many more stunningly sweet affairs!