metro detroit bride summer/fall 2013

The dreamy cover, photographed by Jenny Risher and styled by Stephanie Potts. Floral styling by Cindy Hicks for Scarlet Poppy Events. Ivy & Aster "Posey" gown, The Gown Shop. Forevermark diamond
engagement ring, Greenstone’s.

It's finally here! My first full issue as editor of Metro Detroit Bride! I am so proud of how this issue turned out - from the cover to Something Blue, everything turned out absolutely gorgeous. I have always loved working on wedding and bridal editorials, and thanks to the amazing team on this book - art director Jessica Decker, associate art director Megan DeKok, and all our talented contributors - Metro Detroit Bride is a labor of love particularly close to my heart. Here are some of the highlights from the issue:
A Fine Vintage
I had such an amazing time on this shoot. It was so much time to go back in time to find bridal style inspiration across the decades. The styling, props, photography, and model all combined perfectly to capture the essence of each era, from the Roaring '20s to the Swingin' '60s. My absolute favorite look from this shoot is the 1990s look - so clean, so chic, so minimal, and that eye makeup!

Photographs by Joe Vaughn. Styling by Rebecca Voigt. Prop styling by Stephanie Potts.
Makeup by Gjysta Nuculaj. Hair by Leza Nuculaj.

Lazaro gown, Macy's Bridal Salon. Vintage feather headpiece, B. Ella Bridal. Tiffany pearl necklaces, Tiffany & Co. Krypell diamond ring, Tapper's. Vintage fan, Chi-Chi and The Greek Vintage. 

Catherine Deane "Ortensia" gown, BHLDN. Paul Maki diamond ring, Tapper's. Maria Elena hair comb, Roma Sposa. Vintage chair, Vogue Vintage.

Ines di Santo "Zaneta" gown and "Blair" bolero, Roma Sposa. Sara Gabriel "Hannah" veil, The Gown Shop. Tiffany pearl necklace (worn as bracelet), Tiffany & Co. Vintage gloves, Vogue Vintage.

Kirribilla "Rosanna" dress, The Gown Shop. Bel Aire hair bow, B. Ella Bridal. Tiffany diamond engagement ring, Tiffany & Co. Charlotte Olympia "Birthday Libra" shoes, Neiman Marcus. "Swan" chair, Chi-Chi and
The Greek Vintage.

Vintage dress, slip and turquoise necklace, Chi-Chi and The Greek Vintage. Chanel sandals and Stephen Dweck necklace, Neiman Marcus. Murmure "May Day Halo" floral crown, BHLDN.

Lazaro gown, Macy's Bridal Salon. Maria Elena rosary, Roma Sposa. Lanvin bracelet, Tender. Tiffany bangles, Tiffany & Co. Vintage pearl necklaces and bracelets, Vogue Vintage.

Manuel Mota gown, B. Ella Bridal. Tapper's "Rock Her World" diamond earrings, Tapper's.

Monique Lhuillier "Keepsake" gown and Oscar de la Renta necklace, Roma Sposa. Tiffany diamond
engagement ring, Tiffany & Co.

Perfect Pairs
Pulling together the color combinations for this nail polish shoot was so fun. So many great colors!

Essie "Cabi-O-Lait" and Orly "Luxe" half moon manicure by Leda Berry for Todd's Room. "Ophelia" dress, Free People. Vintage Fostoria champagne coupe, Hugh.

Photography by Joe Vaughn. From Top: Deborah Lippman "Sugar Daddy" and "Modern Love." Julep "Julia" and "Charlotte." Zoya "Trixie" and Revlon "Jaded." Chanel "Alchimie" and Essie "Blanc."

Something Blue
When I got the lookbook for the Tiffany leather collection and saw this picnic basket, I swooned. We had to feature it! Doesn't this look like a fabulous way to spend a romantic summer afternoon?

Photography by Justin Maconochie. Styling by Rebecca Voigt. Tiffany Central Park Picnic Basket, Tiffany & Co. Nanette Lepore dress, Stephen Dweck ring, BOSS Hugo Boss jacket and shirt, 7 For All Mankind jeans, Diane von Furstenberg sandals, PUMA Alexander McQueen sneakers, Mackenzie-Childs green blanket, and Missoni striped blankets, all at Neiman Marcus.

There is so much beautiful content in this issue, too much to share in one blog post, so brides, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy at your local bookstore! You can also view the entire issue online here!

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