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New Looks: Decoupage Details • Lace

May 21st, 2013 – Comment

Lace is one of my favorite fabrics. There are so many varieties and techniques used to create this intricate textile, but I prefer the old ways. Many of the mills that I work with are in their 4th, 5th, and in one case, 9th generation of family owned businesses! Some of the lace patterns in my collection were designed and drafted in the 1760’s. I feel the history behind these gorgeous fabrics makes lace such a special choice for a wedding dress. That sense of the past, and artisan craftsmanship being handed down through the generations is rare in our disposable world, and it gives me hope that there are still people doing this work, and brides that appreciate it.

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New Looks: Decoupage Details • Floral

May 16th, 2013 – Comment

I’ve never had the time to scrapbook or craft much, but I love looking at hand made decorative objects, and obviously, my creative energies all go into creating my own “crafting” of wedding dresses! This season, inspiration struck while looking at some Victorian decoupage. From the French word “to cut” this art of assembling and layering paper cutouts (often from floral greeting cards, wallpaper, and such) is still quite popular. As I was working with the layers of lace, appliques, vintage ribbons and hand-made flowers, I loved this idea of layering and almost creating a “collage” with my materials. My daughter saw me working on the Charlotte belt, and couldn’t resist helping out! Maybe I will have a future assistant!

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New Looks: Alma

March 19th, 2013 – Comment

Alma, from the Latin, meaning soul, spirit, heart. Guipure lace framing her neckline and trailing down her sheer illusion back…Alma has stolen a few hearts already! A lovely blend of elegance, romance, and natural beauty, the organic ivory floral motif flutters with touches of champagne.

Love this feature from Style Unveiled, we can’t wait for some of our first real brides to wear Alma in this summer’s weddings so we can see more!

Please view both parts of this beautiful Emerald & Gold feature here and here.  Lovely!

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Delicate lace with touches of champagne…we’ll toast to that!
See the full story at Style Unveiled
Photographer: Mike Larson Estate Photography
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New Looks: Sparrow Gown shot by Elizabeth Messina

February 3rd, 2012 – 3 Comments

Head over to Green Wedding Shoes for more beautiful pictures from the ever talented Elizabeth Messina!

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New Looks: Butterfly of the Week is “Kimono”

April 5th, 2010 – Comment

It’s time for Butterfly of the Week… drumroll…

KIMONO

When I look at KIMONO, I see an Asian carnival of happy, vivid blossoms.
What do YOU see?

Tell us over at our new Butterflies Facebook Fan Page! and the most inspired entry will win a little piece of art, a Butterfly thong…so you’ll have no excuse not to Get Your Butterfly ON!

(Please keep entries under 250 words.)

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