Three gorgeous models, two creative photographers and a talented wedding planner: What more could a fashion stylist wish for?  (Other than being able to work with such a fun team on a bridal photo shoot every day!)

As a stylist, I am constantly looking for ways to incorporate the latest fashion trends into everyday life. So this shoot was an opportunity to ask: Does a wedding have to be traditional? Why can’t it be fashion forward?

Can the runway inspire a walk down the aisle?

The Salty Peanut Photography

The Salty Peanut Photography

From the first moment Jenny from Lavender Hill Weddings + Events began describing her vision for our modern bridal shoot, I started picturing these fabulous Lionette earrings on our bride. The traditional “something blue” is given a bit of an edge with opal spikes. These sculptural beauties can go from casual to dressy in so many ways, a bride will want to wear them over and over again, not just look at them fondly in her jewelry armoire.

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Mandie Haberman from Red Gecko Studio captured every detail of the day in an amazing and artistic manner.

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Bobbi Petersen of The Salty Peanut Photography has a gift for preserving each moment with a beautifully romantic touch.

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Instead of incorporating the traditional pearl or rhinestone necklace, I opted for a bare neck with this strapless gown from Marah’s Elegant Bridal. Rather than a necklace, I chose a statement earring by Lionette and a bold cuff bracelet by Stella and Dot by Katie Cappozzo. This reflects what we’ve been seeing on the runway and the red carpet.

The Salty Peanut Photography

The Salty Peanut Photography

This bridesmaid dress from Marah’s Elegant Bridal features the metallic trend we’ve been seeing. Every bridesmaid rolls her eyes when she hears how she will be able to “shorten the dress and wear it again.” This is a dress she will actually WANT to wear again, no tailoring required.

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The jewel-tone shoes and bangles from Boston Store feature the same hues as we saw at the Joanna Mastroianni Fall 2013 runway show. And the Lionette Eiffel earrings perfectly complete the bejeweled look.

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Sleek modern ponytails by Brideheads and smoky eyes by Jade Jacobson are reminiscent of the Fall 2013 Alessia Prekop show.

The Salty Peanut Photography

The Salty Peanut Photography

Who can forget our handsome groom in a Nedrebo’s tux with a modern slim silhouette? The black fitted tux and shirt shows the monochromatic look we have been seeing both on the runway and the red carpet. Bonus points for adding bold socks for a pop of color that even Brad Goreski would approve of.

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The tablescape was perfection, encompassing the jewel theme with the linens from Event Essentials; beautiful Flora Designs by Jamae; and menu from Sugar Pear Design.

The Salty Peanut Photography

The Salty Peanut Photography

Even our wedding cake was stylishly accessorized for the occasion. Our beautiful cake from The Rolling Pin Bake Shop had necklace-like jewels cascading down the side… the perfect combination of creativity and yummy-ness.  Not a single detail was missed by Jenny, including the jewel-tone lights on the water feature at Steenbock’s on Orchard.

The Salty Peanut Photography

The Salty Peanut Photography

Your wedding is a day that should reflect who you are as a couple. Be true to yourself, so you can look back on the happy event with no regrets. (Photos from my own wedding scream “1996!” but I will forever look back on it fondly!) If you’re a stylish, modern bride, the runway can inspire not just what you’ll be wearing… but your entire day, from flowers to cake.

Ready to make your own wedding day vision come to life? Contact our team – – we’d love to help you create your perfect wedding day.

Click here to see Bobbi’s perspective from this shoot

Click here to read Jenny’s take on the day

Click here to see what things looked like through Mandie’s camera

Our Models:
Bride: Brittinia DiMattia: you can contact Brittinia for modeling here: Britnuggit@gmail.com /www.greenmartini.com/dibrittinia
Groom: George Staruch: you can contact George for modeling here: gstratch@gmail.com
Bridesmaid: Caroline Kreul: you can contact Caroline for modeling here: cakreul@wisc.edu

 

2 replies
  1. Nick says:

    Your product line is exquisite and your models compliment it very well, nicely done, my hat is off to you!!

    • Lisa Barry says:

      Thank you Nick for your kind words! We will be doing a vintage wedding shoot mid-May so look for my blog post at the end of May. The same models and one additional as well as the Lionette jewelry carried by Barry Chic will be featured.

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