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Celia Grace 2015 Line Shoot, Eco-Friendly Dresses

Welcome to a New Year!  Anything can happen :)

As an appropriate first post of this Illustrious New Year, let us take a look at some of the flowers we created for this years’ line of Eco-friendly, Fair-Trade dresses from Celia Grace…

Marcie from Celia Grace contacted us after attending a friends’ wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown, Ct where we had done the flowers. She loved them so much, she asked us to provide some elements for their 2015 line of Wedding Dresses- and we jumped at the chance!

She explained that all of their dresses are handmade, using techniques that have been handed down for generations.  These dresses are created in Cambodia using heirloom hand woven silks, exquisite beading and details- did I mention the hand-tatted lace? They look and feel great, I couldn’t get over the ones I saw at the second line shoot up close.

Honestly, it had never occurred to me to consider the Fair-Trade concept applied to wedding gowns, my first reaction was “What?” but as she explained to me the value of knowing where the materials come from and who is doing the work for fair wages, it all made sense!

Check out their website to see the upcoming Trunk Shows, and try on a fair-trade gown!

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Handtied Bouquet with many textures, garden roses, cymbidium orchids, scabiosa pods and ranunculus to name a few

One fine September morning found us driving a few bouquets to Brooklyn for some City shots- I have to say, it was a perfect day, a perfect drive and I even found perfect parking! How rare is that!?!

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Handtied bouquet of David Austin Garden roses, maiden hair fern and orchids- loose and natural in style

We met one of Celia Graces designers, Alix Kivlin.  She had been our contact for this shoot and was terrific to work with- in a great mood, lively, beautiful and had also managed to secure the perfect parking for her mobile truck of photo shoot props and paraphernalia.

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Hand-tied bouquet of mixed garden roses, orchids and maiden hair fern- detail shot

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I Love this blush lace bridal gown with this mixed bouquet of garden roses, ranunculus, nigella and lisianthus, to name a few of the flowers used- and what about those shoes?

Here is a list of all the vendors who participated in the shoot:

Photographer: Andrea Hanks Photography
Flowers: Green Dahlia Florist
Makeup & Hair: Reiva Cruze
Stylist: Robin Laks
Dresses: Celia Grace Fair Trade Wedding Dress
Accessories: Hushed Commotion
Accessories: http://www.sparklesm.com/

One last shot of the girls, I love how the wind is playing with the flowers.

Eco-Friendly wedding gowns by Celia Grace hit the streets of New York

Eco-Friendly wedding gowns by Celia Grace hit the streets of New York

After the City Shoot with Alix, we found ourselves bringing some flowers up to Massachusetts for round 2 with Marcie… Photos below

Line Shoot for 2015, Eco-friendly gowns by Celia Grace

Line Shoot for 2015, Eco-friendly gowns by Celia Grace, Love the hand done details!

Interesting bouquet of roses, hypericum, phalaenopsis orchids, green trick and echinacea

Interesting bouquet of roses, hypericum, phalaenopsis orchids, amaranthus, green trick. echinacea, scabiosa pods and fresh mint

fun bouquet of optic grass, phalaenopsis  orchids and roses

fun bouquet of optic grass, phalaenopsis orchids, campanula, seeded eucalyptus and roses with trailing ribbons

Bridal bouquet of Quicksand roses, phalaenopsis orchids, silver brunia, scabiosa pods

Bridal bouquet of Quicksand roses, peach ranunculus. phalaenopsis orchids, silver brunia, scabiosa pods and “naked” seeded eucalyptus

Joshua Sugiyama is an incredibly detail oriented photographer who is great with light, composition and colors :) couldn’t have been happier to meet him! Did I mention how attractive he is? I half expected to see him on the other side of the lens!

Incredibly beautiful hand-made blush lace fair-trade gown by Celia Grace, with flowers by Green Dahlia

Incredibly beautiful hand-made blush lace fair-trade gown by Celia Grace, with flowers by Green Dahlia

Dramatic photography by Joshua Sugiyama Photography and make-up by Karrie Welch

Dramatic photography by Joshua Sugiyama Photography and make-up by Karrie Welch

I would like to take this moment to say, Karrie Welch had the utmost BEST smelling Hair Spray product I have ever come across. It actually smelled fantastic. Not at all what one expects from hair spray! If you are looking for any makeup artistry for weddings or other special events, she’s your best bet! Karrie even has her own line of skin friendly mineral based makeup- Fortunate Face Minerals.  She is based in Massachusetts, and available for travel.

I love this shot! Make up Artist: Karrie Welch flowers by Green Dahlia

I love this shot, not to mention, that dress!   Make up Artist: Karrie Welch flowers by Green Dahlia

Gorgeous warm lighting in this shot, Florals by Green Dahlia

Gorgeous warm lighting in this shot, Florals by Green Dahlia

And the Vendor Line-Up for the Massachusetts shoot:

Photographer: Sugiyama Photography / JS Photo
Flowers: Green Dahlia Florist
Dresses: Celia Grace Fair Trade Wedding Dress
Hair & Makeup: Karrie Welch Makeup Artist
Accessories: Hushed Commotion
Accessories: http://www.sparklesm.com/

Nicole & Travis Featured in Bliss Celebrations Magazine

Our second feature in Bliss Celebrations Magazine is the wedding of Nicole and Travis at the New Haven Lawn Club, one of the most beautiful venues in Çonnecticut. I love that the two weddings Bliss chose to feature were so wildly different. While Sophie and Mike‘s wedding was a contemporary fairy tale, Nicole and Mike’s was classic, elegant and traditional in style. Nicole was so lovely, we were honored to create the perfect bouquet of hydrangea, peony, anemone, lisianthus and dusty miller to complement her personality.

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For her maids, we designed these bright bouquets of peony, garden roses, lisianthus and scabiosa pods to accent their navy gowns.

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The Lawn Club’s classic Art Deco style was the inspiration for these spring centerpieces, which consisted of several styles of mercury glass vessels complemented with vintage glassware featuring delphinium, roses, cymbidium orchids, snapdragons, lisianthus, Queen Anne’s lace, callas and scabiosa pods in pale blues, peaches, oranges and pinks.

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To see Nicole and Travis’ gorgeous wedding film, click here.

Credit Reel:

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Venue: New Haven Lawn Club
Jewelry: The White Dress by the Shore
Hair and Makeup: Dana Bartone and Company
Videography: Jim Altieri’s Vintage Cinema