It's a beautiful time to be a bride! Now, more than ever, brides have so many options when creating the perfect look for their big day. Sometimes I think the bride who wants to be ultra unique gets over looked though. When you pick up a bridal magazine or browse through a bridal show - the same type of bride is represented. I don't think that's fair. So when I was asked to work with some of the areas best bridal vendors, I jumped at the opportunity to represent the brides that are often forgotten. I'm talking about the bride that doesn't want diamonds but opts for one-of-a-kind hand made jewelry instead; the bride that wants to mix and match items off the rack; the bride who wants her flowers imperfectly perfect; the bride that does not check the box "traditional" when answering bridal surveys.
This series shows how you can take two tops and two skirts and create various contrasting looks. Oh and we had to throw in a dress with a mini cape (it's removable FYI) because it's amazing. All of the pieces are from Canadian designer Lis Simon. The only place in our area where you can see and try on these stunners and more from Lis Simon is at Bucci's Bridal in Pewaukee.
You will also see hand made jewelry by Milwaukee's own Shayna in this series. The meticulousness of her work can only be fully appreciated in person. They are statement pieces that every bride looking for something unseen in the bridal mags and shows will fall in love with.
The flowers in this series make my heart sing. They are beautiful and moody and confident and in control. A perfect match for any bride wanting more control over her wedding day look. Jackie at Feisty Flowers exceeded my expectations.
Our hair and makeup team consisted of Milwaukee favorites Kelly Schubel of Lustrous Beauty and Amy of Hair by Smash. Both make brides hair and makeup experience stress free and intimate by coming to you on the day of your wedding.
The dream team was rounded out by the beautiful and ever talented Kara Mueller as our model, Claire Napper as my stylist and #1 go-to, and Kristen Tucker as my assistant.
I truly hope you enjoy this as much as I do because it was a screaming reminder of who I photograph weddings for. And for you ultra unique brides out there - I see you and I hear you!
Photographer: avenue81 photography @avenue81photo
Photo Assistant: Kristen Tucker @krismtux
Model: Kara Mueller @karajeanm
Stylist: Claire Napper @cenapper
Hair: Hair by Smash @hairbysmash
Makeup: Lustrous Beauty Studio @kelly.schubel_mua
Salon: Bucci’s Bridal @buccisbridal
Bridal Designer: Lis Simon @lissimonbridal
Jewelry: Shayna @shaynajewelry
Flowers: Feisty Flowers @feistyflowers