Wedding originally featured in the January 2017 issue of The Knot Texas
Sara Donaldson Photography | Final Stages Coordinator: Caroline Events | Makeup: Carolyn Logan, Jentry Kelley | Hair: Ann Gunter | Wedding Gown: Allure Bridals via Lulu’s Bridal | Custom Bolero: Lulu’s Bridal | Veil: Edward Berger | Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin via Neiman Marcus | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Getting Ready Dresses: Mi Golondrina | Bowtie and Cummerbund: Robert Talbott purchased at John L. Ashe | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Culwell and Son | Floral: Rusty Glenn, Enchanted Florist DFW | Napkin Linens: Bumblebee Linens, Monogrammed by Marsha Henshaw | Blue Demask Linen: Rusty Glenn Designs | Invitation and Paper: Needle in a Haystack | Calligraphy: Pat Leith, Michael Celedon | Rings: Cartier Wedding Rings, Haltom’s Jewelers, Family Heirloom | Ceremony Location: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Fort Worth | Reception: Private Estate | Band: Drywater | Video: When It Clicks | Custom Bar Coaster: Gracious Bridal
Takeaway Ideas: pale blue wedding color tone, grapefruit signature drink, flowers in hair, white dinner jackets, custom cufflinks, mix-matched bridesmaid dresses, custom monogrammed linen napkin, mixed gold and silver detail elements
Oh how I enjoy a beautiful outdoor wedding… These two had the most perfect day together!
Photography: Sara Donaldson | Planning: Kendra Parsley, Precisely as Planned | Venue: Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork | Floral: Blushington Blooms | Wedding Dress: Watters from Warren Barron Bridal | Hair: Isha Meshaal | Makeup: Kari Shuler | Groom’s attire: Suit Supply | Paper Goods: HH Design House | Ceremony Music: Eneti Strings | Reception Music: Intensity Entertainment | Lighting and Rentals: Grand Events and Party Rental | Departure: Ashley’s Transportation
I had not seen artistic perfection until seeing a Samuelle Couture custom gown up close and personal. Sam’s gowns have an almost majestic quality. Each and every inch is perfectly soft, beautifully feminine, and hand sewn with care. Dresses simply do not typically have the graceful movement and fluidity that these have… Pair these couture gowns with the genius of Liv Hart and brides instantly have an effortless beauty that is rarely achieved.
Liv Hart and I went to dinner in NYC during Bridal Fashion Week, and like a giddy teenager, I asked if I could wear one of her handmade headpieces to dinner. *Gasp.* Liv let me wander around New York City wearing her coveted halo crown, and for a few memorable hours… I felt like a princess.
Here are some favorite moments from New York Bridal Fashion Week, featuring the latest pieces from Liv Hart and Samuelle Couture.
See more imagery of the Liv Hart and Samuelle Couture NYBFW showcase on the Wedding Sparrow blog!
Sara Donaldson | photography
Samuelle Couture | custom, hand-laced wedding gowns
Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart | beautiful handmade headpieces, veils and accessories
Sharon Becker | makeup and hair, New York City
Wilhelmina Models NYC | Annabelle
Photography: Sara Donaldson | Event Planning: Emily Clarke Events | Floral: Todd Events | Ceremony: University Christian Church Fort Worth | Reception: Omni Fort Worth | Wedding Gown: Galia Lahav | Calligraphy: Nicole Black Calligraphy | Cakes: Fancy Cakes by Lauren | Video: Candlelight Films | Makeup: Adina Wright | Hair: Mauricio Gutierrez | Band: Jordan Kahn Band | Lighting: Beyond LD. | Linens: La Tavola
Simply put, Naeem Khan is pure genius.
The new Isabel Zapardiez 2017 collection combines the cosmopolitan look of strong, heavy fabric with light-as-a-feather silk chiffons. I loved seeing the use of feathers, both in the head pieces and also the bodice design work. The show was perfectly moody with subtle hints of royalty.
The 2017 Marco & María fashion show at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week was a personal favorite. Muted tones of rose, sepia and ivory were paired with sheer feminine fabrics and intricate shoulder details. The models appeared almost painterly as they floated down the runway. See more of my images over at Wedding Sparrow.
The Isabel Sanchis 2017 collection combines rich colors and geometric origami-like shapes with nature and floral elements. Capturing the meticulously hand-embroidered details as models powerfully commanded the catwalk was a thrill.
The Galia Lahav Haute Couture 2017 collection combines high fashion with serenity. Here are some of my favorites, shot at the 2016 Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week for Wedding Sparrow. The show hinted at nature and provided an inspiring visual of earth tones and vintage lace.
While in Barcelona for the Bridal Fashion Week 2016 for Wedding Sparrow, wedding planner extraordinaire Kerrin Wiesener (of Hochzeitskonzept), art connoisseur Lauren J. Brown and I had the honor of staying at Grand Hotel Central. The three of us spent an afternoon enjoying the rooftop view, playing in couture gowns and veils by Saint Isabel Bridal and Melinda Rose Design. Grand Hotel Central is also a quick walk to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona (a must if you are in town), so we couldn’t help but combine Picasso’s striped shirt with wedding couture. Why not? The perfect location and amenities of this boutique hotel have me daydreaming of more Barcelona adventures with my muses … hopefully soon.