Monday, December 14, 2009

I Dream of India


I seriously need a minute to take in the array of color found at my friend C's wedding. She and her fiance "V" chose to hold a traditional ceremony at V's family home in Vishakhapatnam, India.

"It was pretty wild. I didn't really get much say in anything. I had about 10 of [my husband's] female relatives just putting stuff on me and telling me what to do. They were all very sweet. It was quite an experience. The earrings were so heavy they made my ears bleed... Our pic even got put in the newspaper here. xo"

I think it's absolutely stunning.

"Making of the Bride" ceremony. Beautiful C in her first of her 4 sarees of the weekend. After this ceremony, she wasn't supposed to see V or be seen outside of the home. Same went for V but his "Making of the Groom" ceremony was held at his parent's home.

Day of the wedding, C's mehndi (decorative henna for the wedding) took three meticulous hours of work.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Carolee's Classic, Vintage Wedding

I stumbled upon Carolee's wedding photos a few weeks ago and I absolutely fell in love. Not only are they a gorgeous couple, but the thought and creativity put into every detail of her wedding day look is noteworthy.

Carolee successfully broke out of the Utah bride mold with her classic, 1950's style tea dress. She designed it herself, and it was made by a good friend. She effortlessly accomplishes the difficult task of a modest dress that is different from all the others.

Lovely, bright, autumn flowers, and an entirely unique venue for her reception (on the UVU campus).

The birdcage veil was also a collaborative effort between Carolee and her seamstress friend.

Congratulations Carolee! It was lovely meeting you.

Photography by Christine Olson
Carolee is also a brilliant photographer. Check out her work here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Shoulder Length

Pretty shoulder-length veils. I think the key is minimal gathering, and a little longer than the shoulder, more like to the shoulder blades.

Yes, I posted this image yesterday. But I love the fill light and the bride's creamy skin. The veil is beautiful.

The Bride's Face

What a moment!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sugar and Spice

Pretty Veils

A few lovely photographs for an ordinary Tuesday.

I absolutely love the length of this veil. I think every girl should consider a shoulder-length. Its becoming my favorite.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Feathers and Fancy

New photos, new pieces, new everything. Unfortunate Alice has gotten a much-deserved shove in the right direction. Check it out.

(Doesn't she look like she belongs on the sartorialist?)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Boquet Inspiration

How gorgeous is this birch bark basket? (say that 5x fast!)
There's a great DIY tutorial here.

I think it would look splendid in the hands of your bridesmaids.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pretty Invitations

I absolutely adore these pretty invitations - all from 100 Layer Cake.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Featured in ReadyMade Magazine

I made a few ring books several months ago. I thought they were smart, quaint, and quite pretty. I listed them, and they both sold within days to wonderfully unique brides who appreciate detail (and literature).

I received an email today that this ring book was featured in the ReadyMade blog. Lindsey's wedding was featured as a simple wedding that is centered around family and each other. Lindsey says, "I knew right off the bat there would be no tuxedos involved. I really wanted the feeling to be sophisticated, yet casual. Both Todd and I are pretty laid back, and I think we wanted the wedding to reflect that." If you don't know ReadyMade, you live in a box. It is a hip design magazine centered around DIY and urban living. Its a big deal. Seriously.

In the article, they chose to show my book as "the perfect etsy find"! Quite flattering, I must say.

The books will be back in shop. I promise. Thanks to Emily for finding this particular beauty at Weller's Books in Salt Lake City.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I will be showing at Tom and Lucy's Art Boutique on November 19th - 21st. I've been browsing through their vendors, and I'm very excited to be among them. The vendors are very talented, and the items for sale are unique and tasteful. I'm very impressed with what I have seen so far, and I can't wait for the show. I'll definitely be doing a bunch of my holiday shopping.

I'll be taking headbands from Craft Lake City, as well as some new designs. Baby button clips will be there also. I'll take pictures to post!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Anne Michelle Heirlooms Fall/Winter Line

Thanks to Chris Blackburn I have incredible photos of my fall/winter bridal line. I'm so excited to start putting these items in the etsy shop. Above is the waltz-length drop veil.

Full birdcage veil with an ivory feather fascinator. The brooch in the center is vintage.

Shoulder-length drop veil.

3 pieces here: a white flower comb, hydrangea hairpin, and the iris hairpin.

Art Deco hair piece with a vintage brooch. This piece is one of a kind.

Feather flower fascinator with a vintage rhinestone center. Perfect for a winter wedding! It looks like a giant snowflake.

Another feather flower. This one has more dimension and 3 long eyelash feathers.

Feather flower with vintage rhinestone brooch center. This one is one of a kind.

Another feather flower with vintage rhinestone brooch center. Also one of a kind.

Feather fascinator with a vintage brooch.

This is one of my favorite pieces. It can be worn with the feathers up as well.

Giselle. A dreamy, wintery peony with maribou feathers.

A black birdcage veil with feather fascinator.

The full style birdcage veil.

Thanks again to Chris and Tracey! This project has turned out beyond amazing.

P.S. Out of respect for Chris' work, please do not re-post these photos without issuing proper credit.