Vintage Love Session by the Sea

Emilia Jane recently commissioned Ozzy Garcia to do a love session for them while they were visiting South Beach. It’s always a pleasure featuring a couple with such great taste and classic style. I love how the images turned out, and couldn’t resist sharing the full story on Once Wed.

Photography: Ozzy Garcia  | Hair and Makeup: Carolyn Jones

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10.17.13 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Messy French Twist Tutorial

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Here are a few frames of Martha and the process of her messy French Twist to inspire your next event from Irrelephant. Keep your french twist modern by letting the imperfections fall and letting your natural texture take its course. The key to this look is the texture. Having silky clean hair is not going to do you any favors for this. Make sure the hair has grit but still has movement. I had such a hard time narrowing down a favorite, I’m including the finished hairstyle look on a dark and lighter background. Enjoy!

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Instructions

1. Start by prepping the hair with Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. Spray generously and quickly blow dry in cold setting and dry with fingers. We added Bumble and Bumble Dry Spun Finish to the mix to add that airy feel to the ends.

2. Take your comb and start teasing the crown section. Add a little bit of tease to the sides and lightly tease the ends as well.

3. With your fingers, lightly “comb” all the hair back as if you’re about to do a mid pony.

4. Follow through to the ends and start rolling the ends to the direction you want the twist in. We rolled to the left.

5. Keep rolling until you reach the head, this is also the part where you can “poof” out the crown a bit and loosen it up.

6. Now that you have the shape you want, go a head and pin the twist to the rest of the hair. *Pin the bobby’s as if you’re crocheting through the hair so you don’t flatten the twist. Lock it down by spraying.

Photography and Tutorial: Irrelephant

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10.15.13 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

Intimate Santorini Wedding

How incredible is the brides wedding dress? I don’t usually find myself drawn to dresses with sheer backs, but the draping on this Carla Zampatti dress is absolutely breathtaking.  I love it paired with her delicate hairpiece and sparkly wedding heels. To see more details from this wedding, check out the original feature on The Lane.

Photography: Image Haus Weddings | Wedding Dress: Carla Zampatti

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10.14.13 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Mid Century Elegant Wedding Ideas

Anyone who has even been to Oregon knows the sheer beauty that is found everywhere. Portland is a beautiful city with an amazing history, and its incredible architecture stands testament. I fell in love with the Manor House and Estate Gardens at Lewis & Clark College; it’s stone stairways, carved fountains, and of course the incredible views of beautiful Mt. Hood in the background.

With this editorial, I aimed to capture that impeccable elegance of turn of the century Portland. Invitations addressed in gold calligraphy on soft cotton paper. A bride in her grandmothers diamonds, walking barefoot by candle light through her families gardens. The intimate dinner table set at the foot of a carved stone fountain. A couple walking together up the stairs after dinner, sipping on champagne before they slip into their honeymoon suite.

Design, Concept and Styling:  Joy de Vivre Event Design Boutique | Photography: Erich McVey | Location: Lewis & Clark College | Vintage Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals | Hair & Makeup:  Brooke Morse | Florals: Kae and Ales | Stationary: Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls | Dress: Nearly Newlywed | Tux: Mr Formals | Female Model: Thalia Kell | Male Model: John Beck

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10.11.13 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog