Saturday, November 17, 2012

LOVE THIS! Buffalo NY Wedding Styled: Made to Marry

SO thrilled to share the photos from this bridal photo shoot!  Our birdcage veil was featured and we think it looks absolutely gorgeous on the bride!  Birdcage veils are so versatile; they can be worn with short bridal gowns, sheath styles, or even ballgowns.

Event Planning & Design: PEAR / Venue: Room Buffalo / Cake & Cupcakes: Firefly Cupcakes / Floral Design: Buffalo Wedding Florist, a wedding division of Plant Place & Flower Basket / Bride & Bridesmaids Dresses: Made by Anatomy / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: personal / Paper Goods: Nicole Scanlon Designs / Hair: Shannon Lach / Makeup: Nikki Post, Corto’s Salon and Spa / Hair Pieces: Shannon Lach and Rice Rafferty Couture Accessories / Jewelry: Bliss Designs / Fabric / Linens & Table Setting Rentals: Hank Parker / Bride Model: Alyssa Menickelly / Bridesmaids Models: Olivia Bitetti, Alisha Janicki, Lindsay Carroll, Katie Costello / Groom Model: Adam Rath / Groomsmen Models: Joe Vu, Jim Leising, Jared Syms, Sean Mapp / Photography: Tiff Photography

Friday, November 16, 2012

Special Day Keepsake Bouquet

A bouquet keepsake filled with special treasures - feathers, handmade peony flowers, silk flowers, lace and rhinestones. Why only enjoy your bouquet for one day when you can enjoy this one for years to come?!  Place bouquet in a vase and use as a centerpiece after your wedding or party.  Great for parties, anniversaries, or birthdays.

- Colors:  shades of ivory, white, beige, and pale pink

- handle wrapped with ribbon

- Materials: white feathers, gold beads, tulle, organza flowers, and antique pins

- ivory ribbon wrapped around stems with decorative pearl pins

- each flower is hand wired on posable stem - each flower is individually wired, so you can adjust arrangement as desired

- special keepsakes can be added for a personal touch

- 9 inch diameter bouquet

*we can custom design a bouquet to coordinate with your theme or colors - just send us a message with ideas

Pictured above: Dress by Anatomy
Bouquet: Rice Rafferty Couture Accessories

Saturday, November 10, 2012

More behind the scenes of New Buffalo Bride Shoot

We just did a photo shoot last weekend with City Lights Photography, made by anatomy, The Makeup Parlour - Stephanie Signorelli, Elizabeth Dugan Freelance Hairstylist and Makeup Artist, Get Dressed Men's Wear & our accessories (Rice Rafferty Couture Accessories)!!  We're so looking forward to seeing pics from the New Buffalo Bride Photo Shoot.  Below are some of my favorite looks from behind the scenes!  I love every single wedding hairstyle!

Strong teamwork yielded great result!!!

The Mod Bow Birdcage Veil

Lately I've been inspired by all things 60s.  I've been researching a lot about the Kennedy's and Marilyn Monroe.  Our new veil provides simple elegance for the modern bride. Ivory mod bow sits on top of millinery netting blusher creating a soft and romantic touch.

* Wear as blusher for ceremony and simply push back the front and pin with bobby pins to make it a fun pouf for your reception

* millinery netting blusher (measuring about 7 inches)

* Made in USA

All designs are handmade; each item is unique wearable art. The inspiration for this piece was old hollywood - flappers, vintage, elegance, glamor.

***Please contact us if you would like a custom veil. *** Allow 2 weeks to make

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Friday, November 9, 2012

How to Get Started Planning Your Wedding

Wedding planning can be SO overwhelming.  I'm very visual, so I created mood boards and collected images that inspired me.  I recommend not looking around too much (that's what I did and I would get frustrated with too many choices).  Stick with your gut and try to look at your wedding in retrospect.  I would regret it if I didn't include _______ in my wedding.  I attached a mood board that I used for my Spring wedding.  I designed the wedding invitation and chose flowers that would coordinate with the white, ivory, pink, green, and gray color palette.  You can add in other colors here and there as well.  When weddings have a color scheme that consists of ONLY two colors it reminds me of school mascots (my mom pointed this out to me and that's all I can think of when I see it now).  Good luck on your wedding planning journey.  Check back for more inspiration!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hurricanes, Art Shows, and Photo Shoots, OH MY!

"If you want something done ask a busy person."  I guess the saying is true!

What an action packed week.  We lost electricity a week ago due to Hurricane Sandy.  Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was effected by the storm.  I tried to use my nervous energy towards something productive during the storm, so I started making boutineers, veils, and floral elements for a bouquet.  I went to my mom's art opening friday night at the C.G. Jung Center in Buffalo and we had a buffalo bridal photo shoot on Sunday with City Lights Photography, Made by Anatomy, Elizabeth Dugan Hairstyling and The Makeup Parlour.  I've been so busy, but it has been a good busy!  It was a delight to work with such talented women yesterday.  I can't wait to see the photos from the shoot!  Below I have some pics of my mom's art show and behind the scenes pics of the photo shoot.

 Here are some of Carol Ann Rice Rafferty's pieces from her latest solo exhibition.  The theme of the show was healing.

 We made a romantic ivory fabric flower feather bouquet, fabric lace boutineers, and a large flower adornment.  We were inspired by the array of styles for new brides who want a unique look.  We designed juliet cap veils, headbands, adornments, and birdcage veils. 

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