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​Stylist Mallory Joyce tells us, “This bridal portrait session was inspired by the above words from William Butler Yeats’s “Cap and Bells” and the golden light of dusk that warms the Blue Ridge Mountains​ at end of day.” Very special thanks to her talents, her team, and photographer Elisa Bricker for sharing such beautiful images with us. For the word lovers among us, we’ll let Yeats take it away from here.

Wedding Blog Yeats Inspired Bridal Session
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Wedding Blog Yeats Inspired Bridal Session
Wedding Blog Yeats Inspired Bridal Session
Wedding Blog Yeats Inspired Bridal Session
Wedding Blog Yeats Inspired Bridal Session
Wedding Blog Yeats Inspired Bridal Session
Wedding Blog Yeats Inspired Bridal Session
Wedding Blog Yeats Inspired Bridal Session

She laid them upon her bosom,
Under a cloud of her hair,
And her red lips sang them a love-song
Till stars grew out of the air.

She opened her door and her window,
And the heart and the soul came through,
To her right hand came the red one,
To her left hand came the blue.

They set up a noise like crickets,
A chattering wise and sweet,
And her hair was a folded flower
And the quiet of love in her feet.

– William Butler Yeats, “Cap and Bells”

Wedding Blog Yeats Inspired Bridal Session
Wedding Blog Yeats Inspired Bridal Session
Wedding Blog Yeats Inspired Bridal Session
Wedding Blog Yeats Inspired Bridal Session
Wedding Blog Yeats Inspired Bridal Session
Wedding Blog Yeats Inspired Bridal Session
Wedding Blog Yeats Inspired Bridal Session
Wedding Blog Yeats Inspired Bridal Session

Vendors: Photography: Elisa Bricker // Creative Direction, Styling, and Floral Design: Mallory Joyce // Hair & Makeup: Avenue 42 // Paper: Julie Song Ink // Gowns: Gossamer Vintage // Jewelry: Kira Kira // Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic

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We have a super fun Facebook giveaway for you brides-to-be today! La Gartier makes custom, handmade garters that feature hand picked fabrics, vintage jewelry, Swarovski crystal rhinestones and hand sewn initials. Each one is incredibly unique and a total statement! Around here you know how much we love the idea of an heirloom, so even though your bridesmaids and your new husband will get to see your garter, we think it’s so sweet to have something really lovely that you get to keep and pass down one day!

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To be entered for the giveaway, all you need to do is comment on this Facebook post and pick your favorite wedding garter: The Aurora, The Lori, The Evelyn or The Joy. ! You can comment on our instagram as well, for an extra entry! The winner (must be a U.S. resident) will be chosen at random and will be announced via Facebook on September 23rd, so you have until midnight on Monday, September 22 to enter.

Wedding Blog Wedding Garter Giveaway by La Gartier

 

Wedding Blog Wedding Garter Giveaway by La Gartier

Wedding Blog Wedding Garter Giveaway by La Gartier

 

Last spring, I had the chance to work on a project for El Encanto Hotel in Santa Barbara, alongside a super fabulous talented team: Jen Huang, 1011 Makeup and Anna Le Pley Taylor. One of the elements we worked on styling was a surprise birthday party, which we are so excited to share with you today! More to come from this super fun collaboration!

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Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Photography: Jen Huang // Styling: Summer Watkins // Hair and Makeup: 1011 Makeup // Flowers: Anna Le Pley Taylor

“At my own engagement party a year ago, I asked my stylist to do a bow bun. I love bows; I love buns. So the “bow” bun was clearly my up-do of choice!” says photographer, Jen Huang. We decided to combing our love for Jen, and bow buns, and share this tutorial with you, shot by Jen! There are many different versions online, so we can’t take credit for the idea, but here’s how to do it:

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Wedding Blog BOW BUN TUTORIAL

1. Curl your hair for volume and have plenty of hairspray at the ready

Wedding Blog BOW BUN TUTORIAL

Wedding Blog BOW BUN TUTORIAL

Wedding Blog BOW BUN TUTORIAL

2. Pull your hair up into a pony tail, but when you’re pulling your hair through the loop the last time, only pull it through halfway, leaving a little tail

Wedding Blog BOW BUN TUTORIAL

3. Split the ponytail “poof” in half and loop the “tail” over the split to create the “center” of the bow

Wedding Blog BOW BUN TUTORIAL

Wedding Blog BOW BUN TUTORIAL

4. Secure with bobbies or hair spray and spread the two sides of the bow for maximum effect. Thanks to the beautiful Brie for modeling in Costa Rica.

(What’s that? You wanted to see Jen’s gorgeous engagement party and her own bow bun? We thought so. Head here!)

Vendors: Photography: Jen Huang // Model: Brie // Shot on Fuji 160S and processed/scanned by RichardPhotoLab

The absolute romance of our newest Grey Collective discovery–January Rose Bridal–is likely to take your breath away. We are utterly smitten with their line of veils and exquisite accessories for the bride–so much so that we’ve insisted they giveaway something to one lucky reader! But first, we’ll need to tempt you with a few images of their finery, thanks to Desi Baytan Photography and florals by Oak & The Owl with gowns by Leanne Marshall.

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway
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Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

In order to enter, all you need to do is like our facebook page and comment on or share today’s giveaway post. We’ll randomly select an entrant who will have their choice of one of the three items shown below: the Crystal and Lace Knots Bridal Headpiece, the Lace and Silk Flower Headband, or the Birdcage Veil with Hand Beaded Lace.

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

Photography: Desi Baytan Photography // Floral Design: Oak & The Owl // Gowns:  Leanne Marshall // Sponsored by January Rose Bridal