metro detroit bride winter/spring 2015

The new issue of Metro Detroit Bride is out now, and as always, putting it together was a labor of love. I styled more shoots than usual this issue, taking on two fashion shoots and a food shoot featuring cake and cheese (but not together - that would be weird). I also curated the registry section, finding homewares that would satisfy mates with completely opposite tastes. All in all, it was tons of fun - I mean, there's a real live penguin on the cover! So cute!

Our cover story, photographed by Jenny Risher, was shot on location at The Detroit Zoo and starred some of the zoo's incredible animals. The concept was to take animal-inspired sayings - for example, "The cat's pajamas" - and apply them to wedding to attire. See below for images from the cover shoot and more highlights from the issue!

Love Birds
Carol Hannah bridal gown. BOSS Hugo Boss suit. Mini Boden flower girl dress.

Ring Bearer
Appaman boys' suit.

The Cat's Pajamas
Neiman Marcus cashmere robe; Natori slip.

Penguin Suit
Giorgio Armani tuxedo.

Go Bananas
Diesel jacket, shirt and jeans.

After Awhile Crocodile
Burberry shirt; Vince sweater; and Hudson jeans. Tory Burch dress.

Butterfly Kisses
Paul Smith jacket; BOSS Hugo Boss shirt; and Vince jeans. RED Valentino dress.

Joe Vaughn shot both of our food stories this issue. The first was an inside look at some truly delicious wedding cake flavor combinations. My absolute favorite was the lemon damson plum from Sweet Heather Anne - so yummy! For our "Something Blue" page, we featured artisan bleu cheeses, perfect for cocktail hour. Styling this one wasn't a problem for me. Ask any of my girlfriends - I'm known for my cheese plates!

Lemon Damson Plum Cake from Sweet Heather Anne.

Gorgonzola, Stilton and Blueberry Cobbler Cheddar.

My favorite shoot from this issue was the gorgeous, dreamy gown story photographed by Cybelle Codish at the Colony Club in downtown Detroit. We featured dresses at all different price points, and they were all so beautiful, from the corseted Truly Zac Posen gown to the pair of heavenly Inbal Dror gowns. So, so beautiful.

Truly Zac Posen

Cristiano Lucci

Sarah Janks slip and overlay

Catherine Deane dress

Isabelle Armstrong gown

Inbal Dror gown

Inbal Dror gown

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