Bridal Style

by Audrey
08.30.16

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This post is brimming with cutie details inspired by Kate Spade and a hair tutorial for a lovely braided updo.  Here’s a little info from the photographer about their design process.

Kate Spade is known for being fun, colorful, and stylish, but we wanted to pull away from her more typical structured, modern style and add that whimsical feel with a free flowing bouquet, loose-messy hair, silk ribbons in the wind, etc. Additional inspiration came heritage, vintage furniture and historical houses–we were so lucky to be able to shoot at the North Star House designed by Julia Morgan.  In the spirit of shopping local, all the flowers were grown and styled by Little Boy Flowers. Of course being a girly girl, our bride had to show off three of her favorite pairs of heels throughout the day.  When it’s your wedding, you can do what you want!

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Braided Updo Hair Tutorial

It’s the age old question: hair up or hair down? Well, why not both?! This style has the comfort and relaxed edge of wearing your hair down while still maintaining the elegance of an updo. And the best part–It only looks more lovely while it loosens as you dance the night away.

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1. Using a 1″ curling iron, curl hair.

2. Leaving the sides alone, tease just the center of the crown from the front to about 1/3 of the way back down the center of the head. Two to three layers of teasing ought to do it!

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3. Gathering the center section of the crown that you just teased, smooth the top over and twist. Secure with a bobby pin (or two!). You can hide the pin within the twist.
4. Now take a section of the hair from the left side, twist, and wrap over your secured center twist. Secure with a pin.
5. Repeat step 4 on the right side. Secure again remembering to hide the pins in the twist so you can’t see them.
6. Next divide the remaining hair into three sections with the largest being the middle section. Gather that large center section of hair in the middle. We are about to wrap it.

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7. Take the left section and twist it over the middle section as before, but this time instead of securing it with a pin, twist it back underneath the middle section. Do the same with the right section so that both ends meet back underneath the middle section to create a ponytail.
8. With each twist wrapped around the pony, you’ll need to secure it. Use a small hair tie to connect the ends of the twists. The ends will easily hide within the curls of the ponytail.

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9. Style the front of your hair how you like, tendrils, swept bangs, anything.

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10. Finish with hairspray.

Photographer: Lydia Photography | Venue: The North Star House | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Taylor Kane Events | Hair + Makeup: Polish and Pout | Flowers & Decor: Little Boy Flowers | Invitations & Stationery: Elizabeth Mae Creative | Cake Baker: Vintage Blossom Cakes | Rentals: Roots Reclaimed

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by Audrey
06.29.16

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Sorry for the brief hiatus, we were vacationing in Hawaii, and it was every bit as breathtaking as these images would imply.  The serene turquoise waters splash against rocks and sands a multitude of hues from talc soft white to rich lava black.  It’s a magical place for a destination wedding with it’s year-round idyllic temps and picturesque backdrops.  Need to get married closer to home?  Completely understandable, but consider a fabulous honeymoon to Hawaii, and bring your dress along for some after wedding bridal portraits.  Doing bridal portraits after the wedding is even more fun, as it’s not as important to keep your dress pristine.  So if a hem should dip in the salt water or snag on the rocks, no problem.  Images like these are way more fun than a preserved gown.

NOTE: unless you already live on the islands, leave your four legged friends at home.  Hawaii has super strict rules and quarantine for our animal friends so they can be sure to keep their beautiful isles rabies free.  But this local pup is adorable in a festive floral collar.

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Photographer: Studio 3511 Photography | Location: Sandy Beach, Oahu, Hawaii | Cake Baker: A Cake Life | Bride’s Dress: Baci | Floral Designer: Designs by Hemmingway | Invitations & Stationery: Emily Rose Ink | Ribbon + Linens: Silk & Willow | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Bride’s Dress: WYLDR

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5 Fun Bridal Styles

by Audrey on 06.06.16

in Bridal Style

by Audrey
06.06.16

Presenting a collection of fun ideas to reflect any bride’s style from photographer, Sally Gupton and Makeup by Erin Alice.

Boho Bride

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Classic Bride

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Hollywood Glam Bride

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Retro Bride

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Whimsical Bride

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Photographer: Sally Gupton Photography | Reception Venue: Graylyn Estate | Makeup Artist: Makeup by Erin Alice | Flowers & Decor: Sherwood Flower Shop | Bridal Salon: English’s Bridal Boutique | Bride’s Jewelry: Francesca’s | Invitations & Stationery: Extras by Alaina | Hairstylist: Johnna McClive | Catering: Camino’s Bakery

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Modern Portraits with a Pop of Color

This bridal session is modern and clean with a pop of color. The beautiful Ed Lycan Conservatory is an ideal backdrop with its clean lines, amazing plant life, and incredible light. For a change of scenery, a willow tree in the park, and then off to the Paseo District in Oklahoma City; a quirky little area that is filled with so […]

Why You Should Have a Bridal Session

Taking advantage of a bridal portrait session with your photographer before the wedding is a great idea on so many levels.  First, you end up with gorgeous portraits, obvi.  But even more important, you get another opportunity to work with your photographer on what you like best.  Your photographer will also gain insight into your […]