Friday, January 28, 2011

BHLDN ~ Anthropologie does weddings

So excited I don't know what to do with myself. "Hello? Over here?" are probably the words Wolfgang will be directing at me on Valentine's Day as I spend hours pouring over the BHLDN website on their release date. I was never that little girl who'd wear a white tshirt on her head and pretend to be a bride...but from what I've seen so far, I just might start doing it now (pretty sure I have a white Anthro tee somewhere....)

They currently have their website rotating gorgeous detail shots of sparkly things and soft raw edged fabrics, which will cruelly taunt me in the weeks to come. So...please join me in my torment and take a look. You can sign up for more information about when the site goes live.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

colour themes ~ peacock!

colour theme ~ peacock

colour theme ~ peacock by kitty maer weddings
click on the image to see the individual items

Saturday, January 22, 2011

let it snow!

All this snow has me dreaming of winter wonderland weddings...with, yes, a photo session outside.

Just throw on a faux-fur stole or fluffy shawl over your dress and some Wellies (with warm socks) under it and you're all ready to go!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Helen + Rob's wedding {Kitty}

Really happy to share more of Helen & Rob's photos from their wedding at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA.

The very talented Jim Minics accompanied me as my second shooter for the day.

I loved Helen's dress...looks like snow drifts.

Helen & Robert have been together for a long time and Robert is a photographer himself, so they were very at ease in front of the camera. It started out as a rainy day, but the weather held out for us to get plenty of photos. I really love the light after a good rain, too.

The receiving line was worked into the cocktail hour - champagne with strawberries were served to guests while they waited to congratulate H&R and their families.

Check out the action shot Jim got of Rob's daughter (who was Helen's maid of honor) catching the bouquet!

Out of town weddings always provide new adventures - new locations to shoot, new challenges, fresh inspiration, and meeting new people who very often I'm meeting face-to-face for the first time on the day of! This was no exception and we had a wonderful time sharing the day with Helen & Rob! Thanks, guys!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Bridesmaids' Dresses under $175 ~ outdoor weddings

Garden weddings = gorgeous. Possibilities for dresses = endless. Forget official "bridesmaids" dresses, forgo the big bridal chain stores (is it rude of me to name the one that comes to mind?) in search of dresses that are A) pretty, B) flattering to your b'maids, C) have a chance of ever being worn again, and D) affordable. So unless you're going for a formal aesthetic, try looking elsewhere for cute summer dresses. The over all look will be more personal and unique, your girls will be comfortable, and chances are, the dress won't disappear into the back of their closets never to be seen again.

Here's a selection of summer dresses from Anthropologie, all but one under $175. As I've said before, I'm fond of doing fashion math. Wear a $75 dress once, you paid $75 for that one wear. Pay $175 for a dress and wear it 5 times, you paid $35 each wear (which to me is the better value!)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Something Blue

something blue ~ aqua

{click on the photo for info on the individual items}
something blue ~ aqua by kitty maer weddings

I discovered Polyvore during my holiday break...and hence found a new obsession. If you haven't heard of it, it's a site where you can create inspiration boards using images you've found on the web. The great thing about it is that it keeps the source links from all the images, so you'll never have to wonder who sold those shoes or what those flowers are called...just go to the sidebar and click on the individual item. You can search the images that have already been added to Polyvore by keywords, colour, and even price bracket, so if you see an ivory fur stole you love on the site, but it costs more than your car, you can search for a similar one within your budget.

Inspiration boards are great for pulling all the little details together and Polyvore makes it really easy. (Although there are certain sites that will not allow clipping to Polyvore, such as Ebay and Etsy, sadly...two of my favorite venues for finding unique items.) To collect images you've found online you'll have to download their app which sits on your browser's toolbar. From there, anytime you see a dress or necklace you like, you can just click the Polyvore app and then click the photo on the site.

Have fun...and don't play on Polyvore before your favorite show or if you have somewhere you need to just might not make it. ;)

Anyway, now that I have an easy way to present all my little findings, I'll probably be posting them a lot more ('coz this is what I do when I'm "taking a break.") Often the items on the board have a really high sticker price. But they're there for inspiration. So remember you can most likely find something quite similar within your budget.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011