During quarantine, one of the bright spots in my days was going for long walks in nature. Sometimes that was just in my neighborhood, discovering a lawn full of wildflowers planted by an ambitious neighbor, or every now and then taking a rare escape to actual wilderness away from it all. Although I wasn't walking through lavender fields at Blue Barn Lavender Farm, this shoot featuring Desert Rose is a good reminder that sometimes all you have to do, is look to the natural world to find hope that a new chapter will bloom from the soil.Almost all of my brides have outdoor weddings. My designs incorporating botanical themes attract those nature loving brides, and it's a beautiful reciprocity we have with each other. Desert Rose is one of those gowns where it's almost mandatory it be worn outside! Carry a bit of nature with a fabulous bouquet like the one from Willow Garden Floral. With the gown's rose and sage embroidered tulle peeking underneath whimsical French embroidery, this bohemian dream longs to wander barefoot through fields of flowers...and that wish came true thanks to H&L Lovely Creations & the rest of these wonderful creatives who collaborated on this styled shoot! The layers of Desert Rose have their own story to tell, captured beautifully by Lovely Light Imagery. French embroidered tulle with trailing vines and blossoms is made for light breezes, twirling under the stars, and sunset walks like this one. The gown has a lightness and ease that every bride should have on her wedding day. And of course if a bit more modesty is desired, we can easily add another layer of chiffon or silk charmeuse to the skirt, or even raise that pretty neckline! The intricate floral motifs express the essence of nature in a way that is timeless and true.
Confidently sheer and plunging, Desert Rose captures the hearts of those brides wanting something unique and utterly romantic. We never know what the future holds, so now more than ever is the time to embrace your true sense of style on your wedding day.As our world changes and we go through these challenges together, I will continue to find hope in the little things, which are really the big things. I believe we can all look to a future with greater understanding, compassion, and empathy, and find beauty to inspire and change us for the better.
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Dress: Desert Rose by Claire Pettibone