Friday, September 4, 2009

all about bridesmaids! - a photo shoot with utterly engaged

when the girls of the super popular online magazine, utterly engaged, told me this next collaboration would be all about bridesmaids i was SO excited!

because after all...poor bridesmaids...why is it that they always get overlooked in the style department? or, if the dress is actually a killer design, it costs $300 or more? we set out to show that bridesmaids CAN have style and it CAN be inexpensive!

photographer extraordinaire, stephanie williams, worked closely with her dear friends over at ruche to come up with some hip, and affordable, dress options for bridesmaids...steph also got some awesome jewelry and accessories donated for the shoot to show that a simple dress can be jazzed up by a unique hair piece or necklace...or in my case, some floral couture that doesn't fall into the "bouquet" category!

i have decided to break this photo shoot into multiple posts, so check back frequently! in the meantime, i will start off by showcasing this adorable blue and white number (which i am tempted to buy myself!)...


and now for the florals...

white and yellow pom pom daisies finished in a cuff of yellow and white gingham ribbon.




a pomander ball of yellow button mums, finished with a navy ribbon handle...

white china mums tied up with varying lengths of white and yellow grosgrain ribbons...




the last of summer's yellow ranunculas...sigh...




a floral "frame" made up of daisies, accented with a yellow grosgrain ribbon...


a little nosegay of billy balls...




we do this a lot for bridal parties wearing the same dress...give them unique bouquets! it allows for each girl to feel that she has her own personality and flair! just be sure to tie them all together with a color scheme or a texture, so that the look is consistent and not messy...


2 comments:

Alyse Woodward Events said...

That dress is so feminine and chic! What bridesmaid wouldn't want that dress? Gorgeous floral design. The ranunculas and billy balls are my favorite.

Kelly Galvin Robson said...

Carissa, I HAD to blog about this today. These alternative bridesmaid ideas are seriously genius. Thank you for inspiring all of us with these AMAZING images!!! Hope you have a great week!

Kelly
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