Tulle Skirts from Alexandra Grecco

We recently got to work closely with Alexandra Grecco on the Erich McVey workshop, and we’re so excited that she’s about to launch a Bridal line! We’ll have some stunning images of her new gowns next week, so check back in a few days. In the meantime, we wanted to share some of her other designs, like these sweet tulle skirts. We love these ethereal and lightweight skirts and think they’re perfect for engagement shoots, rehearsal dinners, or bridal parties. The skirt is surprisingly versatile and can be dressed up or down, with flats or heels, a simple cami or lace top, so you’ll most definitely want to wear it again and again.  All of Alexandra Grecco’s pieces are made in the USA (the tulle on these skirts are made in the USA too!) in NYC’s garment district.  Each of the skirts are made with 6 layers of tulle, layered to create a flattering a-line shape complete with a 100% silk waistband.

Right now it’s easy to order these for yourself or your favorite ladies with 25% off for the next two weeks using promo code LOVESTORY. The skirts are primarily available in the 30″ tea length with a few colors available in a shorter 24″ length as well.  The soft color palate of colors like blush, seafoam, ivory and dusty blue, are lovely on their own, but work so well together that they can be easily mixed and matched for your bridal party.

Custom lengths and colors can be requested by emailing info@alexandragrecco.com too!

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07.12.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Whelve & Arcadian

On the second day we took the workshop attendees to a secluded beach near Elk for a late afternoon shoot featuring two bridal looks. Our first model Sierra personified Whelve (v.) to bury something deep; to hide. The exquisite details for this look included a stunning gown by Houghton NYC with a unique pod ring, gold leafing in her hair and gold shadow under the eye with a wild bouquet by Sarah Winward. Our second model Khloe embodied angelic purity with her word Arcadian (adj.) idyllically innocent; simple and untroubled by fear or worry. The unique Rubicon gown and three gold armbands were her only accessories, focusing more on her placement within the environment.

Joining these two models together at the end of the shoot was a lovely contrast of strength and fragility.

Erich McVey: Erich McVey | Design & Styling: Ginny Au | Hair & Makeup: Mimi and Taylor | Floral Design: Sarah Winward | Paper and calligraphy: Meghan Kay Sadler | Photo lab: PhotoVision | Table linens & rentals: 12th Table | Venue: Cuffeys Cove Ranch | Whelve Gown: Houghton NYC | Arcadian Gown: Rubicon | Whelve Earrings: Melissa Joy Manning | Whelve Ring: Lauren Passenti  | Arcadian Arm Bracelets: Museglass 

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07.11.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas Blog

Brontide

Brontide (n.) the low rumble of distant thunder. Covey’s Cove had a overgrown forrest path on their estate and I knew it was the perfect environment for an editorial shoot inspired by strength & conviction. Our model Sierra was dressed in a stunning Houghton NYC gown and Mimi & Taylor did an exquisite job of conveying the mood with makeup and hair. Sarah Winward draped one small vine around Sierra’s arm and shoulder as a way of connecting her to the surroundings.

Erich McVey: Erich McVey | Design & Styling: Ginny Au | Hair & Makeup: Mimi and Taylor | Floral Design: Sarah Winward | Paper and calligraphy: Meghan Kay Sadler | Photo lab: PhotoVision | Table linens & rentals: 12th Table | Venue: Cuffeys Cove Ranch | Dress: Houghton NYC | Earrings: Melissa Joy Manning

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07.10.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas Blog

Cicatrize

Cicatrize (v.) to find healing by the process of forming scars. Erich & I loved the idea of a boudoir shoot that complimented the mood and energy of the 150 year old house at Covey’s Cove Ranch. I chose Cicatrize as the inspiration word because I found beauty in the strength and vulnerability of its meaning. Erich captured that mood perfectly. By asking our model to shield or turn away from the camera we focused on the movements and placement of her body. It was an amazing exercise for the attendees to understand how expressive and subtle the body can be.

Erich McVey: Erich McVey Design & Styling: Ginny Au | Hair & Makeup: Mimi and Taylor | Floral Design: Sarah Winward | Paper and Calligraphy: Meghan Kay Sadler | Photo lab: PhotoVision | Table linens & rentals: 12th Table | Venue: Cuffeys Cove Ranch | Lingere: Gosssamer Vintage

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07.09.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas Blog