Wedding Fashion Shoot 2012
PHOTOGRAPHY: Carla Ten Eyck Photography
LOCATION: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol, RI.
FASHION: Country Weddings Bridal Boutique, Hingham, MA; The Bridal Garden, East Greenwich, RI; Shoes to Dye For, Natick, MA.
JEWELRY: M.R.T. Jewelers, East Providence, RI; Place Jewelers, Warwick, RI.
HAIR & MAKEUP: Jennie Kay of A Beauty Parlour, Middletown, RI.
FLOWERS: The Tangled Web, Pembroke, MA.
Old World Glamour
Kate is wearing a Nicole Miller gown from Country Weddings Bridal Boutique with a beaded v-neck, lace fluted sheath and daring keyhole back. It’s finished with button detailing and lace trim.
The white cuff-style freshwater pearl bracelet, white South Sea stud-style pearl earrings (12-13 mil.) and graduated-style pearl necklace (13-16 mil.), from M.R.T. Jewelers, are the perfect pairing. The ring, also from M.R.T., is 18 karat white and rose gold with a 3.01 caratcushion-shaped center diamond and 1.94 carats of supporting diamonds. Her hair has sparkling pins by En Vogue from Shoes to Dye For.
Kate has on a satin mermaid-style dress, with delicate chiffon flowers at the neckline and a sweeping train detailed with chiffon flowers. It is by Alfred Sung Bridals and available at The Bridal Garden. The beaded chiffon headband is from Country Weddings Bridal Boutique. Her jewelry, all from M.R.T. Jewelers, includes diamond earrings in white gold and a Chad Allison designed diamond pendant with coordinating cuff-style bracelet and wedding band.
Layla is wearing a classic mermaid-style gown by Casablanca Couture from The Bridal Garden. It has a silk Charmeuse ruched bust and beaded, embroidered applique at the empire waist with lace appliques and buttons on the back bodice. Her jewelry, all from M.R.T. Jewelers includes freshwater pearl earrings in natural Champagne, a custom Champagne-colored freshwater pearl pendant with a 1.46 carat rough diamond, designed by Dave Audette of M.R.T., and a diamond station bracelet with bezel set chocolate-colored diamonds, 3.45 carat total. The ring, in white and rose gold, features a center 3.01 carat cushion-shaped diamond.
Layla’s gown, designed by Alvina Valenta, is from Country Weddings Bridal Boutique. It features Alencon lace over satin-faced taffeta, a soft fluted gown with three tier hem and a tip of the shoulder v-neck and is finished with a satin ribbon and floral detail at the natural waist. Her feather and mesh cage-style headpiece is from The Bridal Garden.
The jewelry, all from M.R.T. Jewelers, includes a show-stopping natural-color 12-millimeter Tahitian pearl ring with 1.75 carat total supporting diamonds. The pave-style diamond earrings feature 2.95 carat total diamonds.
Layla’s dress, from The Bridal Garden, is by Casablanca Bridal. It has soft tulle laid over silky satin with tulle flowers and Swarovski crystals and pearl-beaded trim finished with a rolled hem. The pleated sweetheart bodice is accented with a ruched band. Her shoes, from Shoes to Dye For, are called “Charlize” from Benjamin Adams. On Kate is a dress from Alfred Sung Bridal, also from The Bridal Garden. It’s a soft ballgown style made with tulle and accented with satin flowered petals. The waist features a satin band and satin flowers, with rhinestone detailing to add subtle sparkle. Kate’s lacy shoes, the “Bobbie” from Touch Ups, are custom-dyed a royal blue, and are also from Shoes to Dye For.The elegant estate jewelry, on both girls, is from Place Jewellers.
Layla’s gown is a Jim Hjelm design from Country Weddings Bridal Boutique. The bias ruffle, A-line dress, with a strapless, draped bodice, natural waist accented with floral crystal detail and sweep train, is made of silk chiffon. The M.R.T. Jewelers-designed diamond eternity-style necklace features white and natural pink diamonds, 7.98 carat total, and coordinating diamond earrings with 1.00 carat total white diamonds.
This gown, a Victoria Nicole available at Country Weddings Bridal Boutique, guarantees a dramatic entrance with its silk satin form-fitting trumpet shape, strapless sweetheart neckline and organza ruffle details sprinkled across the skirt and train. Her custom-made wedding set, featuring a 2.35 carat light yellow radiant cut diamond and 3.62 carat wedding band, is from M.R.T. Jewelers as are the pave-style cluster diamond earrings with 1.00 carat total diamonds.
A low-cut back and satin-covered buttons spanning the entire length of the gown offer additional drama.