Who says romance is dead? "Handsome" and "beautiful" are still words we use to describe the love of our life and while the age of technology has somewhat diminished the tangible, a handwritten love-letter can still send tingles up and own our spine as we read it. This bride's lace gown, long veil and well-appointed jewels pair perfectly with her groom's navy-blue tux. This couple is sure to enjoy their wedding day style well into 50 years of marriage... because romance is always classic.
PHOTOGRAPHER: KATY TREFRY PHOTOGRAPHY | PHOTO EDITING: ARTMEAS PHOTOGRAPHY | HAIR & MAKEUP: SHELBI HARMESSHELBI HARMES | GOWNS & BRIDAL NECKLACE: COCOA COUTURE | GROOMS ATTIRE: CENTRAL PA TUXEDO | FLORAL DESIGN: PETALS WITH STYLE | JEWELRY: KOSER JEWELRS |
Amanda and CJ's wedding was absolutely phenomenal. They took their guests back in time to The Great Gatsby; a bold and lavish mid 20's theme wedding filled with accents of gold, glitter and poetry. Amanda and Cj showcased their love for the theater in every detail of their dream wedding and reception, they even had a yellow daisy wedding cake... Their wedding and reception were at the Free Library of Philadelphia on a beautiful April afternoon with all their family, friends and loved ones in attendance to witness the beautiful couple say 'I DO' forever and ever. Ashley Gerrity Photography from Philadelphia, PA captured this wedding perfectly! This wedding will take you back in time.
In terms of style and design, winter weddings tend to be elegant and sophisticated, but don't be afraid to play with cute, cozy details so the cold doesn't reach your guests. For the bride, we love pairing boots, faux fur or even a leather jacket with your gown to keep warm and add some fun to your look. For the groom, a velvet jacket lends itself to a classic English look (think James Bond) and a tailored coat for outdoor portraits is the perfect finishing touch. Since a groom's style is extremely important for a complementing the bride, Central PA Tuxedo offers tailored suits, which are a fantastic investment for the groom.
The gowns in this feature are from Lilla's Bridal Boutique and as you'll see, layers are key for the winter brides! In order to stay warm as needed, consider different looks throughout your day. Lace jackets over a strapless gown provide an extra layer for you that enhances your overall look but is removable. So, for the ceremony, consider that style with your hair down, under a mantilla veil and pair that with classic, nude makeup. For the reception, remove your lace jacket, put your hair up and add more dramatic makeup. This will free you to warm yourself by dancing the night away!
PHOTOGRAPHY | KATY TREFRY PHOTOGRAPHY | GOWNS: LILLA'S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE | TUXEDO & ACCESSORIES: CENTRAL PA TUXEDO | JEWELRY: WARREN JEWELERS | HAIR & MAKEUP: SHELBI HARMES | FLORAL DESIGN: BLOOMS BY VICKERY | CAKE: HOUSE OF CLARENDON | LOCATION: LAUXMONT FARMS |
Your wedding gown is the most memorable fashion statement you will ever make. Before you make your first appointment, take time to consider which silhouettes and necklines will best convey your style and flatter your figure. Each gown different and unique to flatter every figure and bride.
Mermaid: If you have an hourglass figure, this is the style for you! The fit contours to the body from the chest to the knee area and dramatically flares out. However, it's a bit restrictive for dancing the night away.
Goddess: The updated version of empire styling is perfect for more casual affairs (a beach wedding, perhaps), as the preferred fabric - chiffon- flows from under the bustling to provide an ethereal look. This style is a good choice for tall, slender to petite brides.
Trumpet: You might call this style a marriage of mermaid and A-Line, as it hugs the torso and then flows outward at mid-thigh, (making it less restrictive than the Mermaid.) It's a perfect style for those with hourglass figures.
Ball Gown: Cinderella defines this fairy-tale look that begins with a fitted bodice/waistline and end with a full skirt. Crinolines provide the signature pouf. The style complements newly every shape; the only exception is the petite bride, whose stature may be overwhelmed by the full skirt.
Sheath: The clean lines of this classic shape lend themselves to weddings of every style. It's the finishing touches (lace, sling, rushing etc.) that makes it traditional, formal, retro or modern. It's a good choice for tall, slender or petite brides.
A-Line: The "A" says it all- the gown follows the shape of the torso and the gracefull angles out at the waist. While this shape is perceived to complement any figure, it's especially good for petite (the unbroken) lines can make a woman appear tall and full figured (hips become less noticeable) brides.
PHOTOGRAPHER: KATY TREFRY PHOTOGRAPHY | SET DESIGN: B. KOHR DESIGNS | MAKEUP: FLAWLESS FACADE | HAIR: SHELBI HARMES | LOCATION: LAUXMONT FARMS | GOWNS: LILLA'S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE & RENAISSANCE BRIDAL | FOWERS: LAURA OF LAUXMONT |
There's a saying that goes- "All that Glitters is Not Gold." and though it may not be gold it's still absolutely splendid.
This styled shoot captured by Joe Kelly Photo captures the very essence of luxury and enchantment, almost like something out of a fairy princess Disney movie. The bridal gown covered in crystals, gold and lots of bling that makes a bride shine even brighter on her dream day! The groom in a more classic, bold look that screams old Hollywood Hero, or James Bond about to save the day and sweep his love off her feet. This shoot is something of an Old Hollywood movie, and we absolutely love every element of it.
PHOTOGRAPHER: JOE KELLY PHOTO | LOCATION: LANCASTER MARRIOTT HOTEL | GOWNS AND ACCESSORIES: RENAISSANCE BRIDAL | HAIR AND MAKEUP: SABRINA PODOLAK | JEWELRY: FINCH JEWELERS | GROOM'S ATTIRE: HANOVER CLOHTING COMPANY |