Shame on me, I know. I feel like it's been just a few days since I blogged last- and boy was I wrong! Being busy definitely is a good thing, but I am excited to start sharing some more wedding content! I figured what better way to do so then with some gorgeous pictures from Aqua Luxury Suites!
Beautiful photos compliments of Sarah Yates from Birds of a Feather.
For anyone who reads this blog, you will notice two things: 1. This blog is written from the East Coast, and 2. Almost all the weddings featured on this blog are from the West Coast. (See some of my favorites here, here, here, and yes- here).
California weddings always seem to have that charming, classic feel that I absolutely love. This wedding is of course- no exception. So what's left to do? Bring the California vibe to us- the East Coast!
I loved this interview on the JLM Couture blog Aisle Style and needed to share! Her describing words on her collections are so inspiring and are like a breath of fresh air. Hope you all enjoy!
Q: This (inspiration) wall is pretty amazing. What else inspires you when your designing?
Hayley: From a theoretical standpoint, enthusiasm, creative magnetism, and desire to express an aesthetic that would hook, line, and sink the utmost fun, fresh, and feminine of brides are my biggest motivators. From an artistic standpoint however, I keep it simple: love, life, and the freedom to charm.
Q: How would you describe your gowns and the type of bride who would love them?
The Hayley Paige collection is an opportunity to embrace the uber sweet and edgy spectrums of femininity.I fully embrace my fetish for sweet texture. I love unexpected pairings of point d’esprit, hand-appliqued lace, and sheer elements of temptation. Unexpected, yet alluring juxtapositions such as soft and strong, twinkle and matte, and modern and organic are my go-to details. I strive to be known for my execution in balancing fanciful with polished.
The Hayley Paige bride is fresh and a little quirky, but cultured with a confident and charming sense of self. She is drawn to feminine silhouettes, with hints of allurement and sweet surprises. Charisma is key in executing a dress that emits each bride’s gorgeous personality and enthusiasm. One of my favorite reviews thus far mentioned how my “zest” in character garners an engaging stylishness and distinctive sound bite.
Q: If you weren’t a JLM Couture wedding gown designer, what would you be?
Hayley: A reconstructive surgeon. I paired my studies in design at Cornell University with premed. I am particularly attracted to the creative parallels between art and science.
Q: Words to live by:
Hayley: Love, laughter, and happily ever after.
There was no better way for me to come to blogging after a near month hiatus, than with this wedding. It was just too good.
Beth Helmstetter is a genius. Plain and simple. Her work is amazing, always. I know there are over 30 images in this post, but there are more to see here. I was so overwhelmed (in the greatest way possible) with all the gorgeous details that were so perfectly placed in this wedding. Wouldn't you agree?
Picture perfect (literally) photography by Steve Steinhardt