Friday, March 6, 2015

Mignonette Garden Party!

Mignonette Bridal and Lil Epic Events are pleased to present the second annual Spring Down the Aisle Garden Party, bringing a lineup of Chicago’s most innovative wedding vendors together for a lighthearted event that welcomes all couples. Guests will be invited to sample delicious treats from Sweet Nouveau and Katherine Anne Confections, enjoy handcrafted signature drinks, make a whimsical memory with Travelling Photo Booth, try on glittering wedding bands from Caramel Studios, channel their inner starlet with sparkling headpieces from DBC, and preview the newest gowns from Chicago designer Amanda Archer!  Brides-to-be can even get glammed up with free mini-makeovers and have their picture taken!  A limited number of tickets will be available to the general public through EventBrite and can be purchased here

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lace Dresses for Bridesmaid or Special Occasion

 I'm so loving my new collection of bridesmaid and cocktail special occasion dresses from my latest  bridal shoot!  I have an obsession for lace and am always on the lookout for new colors and especially love cotton blend lace because they are so much softer and comfortable to wear. All of these dresses come fully lined in 100% cotton for comfort and can be mixed and match between styles and colors.

All dress designs and photography is by Amanda Archer Collection and can be found on my website, Etsy shop or in person at my Chicago design studio.

Model: Jennie Carroll
Hair and Makeup: Kasha Rodig
 Above is the Rosebud Dress in beige cotton lace with a v-neck front and flutter scalloped sleeves
 The Vintage Romance Dress in black cotton lace with a draped waist, flutter sleeves and deep v-neck back.  I love this style because it's so flattering on many body types and a little black dress comes in handy for so many occasions.

 Dream a Little Dream Dress in blush cotton lace and guipure lace collar, this is a new version of my classic lace collar cotton dress. I love the combination of the two lace textures and colors.

 Introducing a full length bridesmaid dress option in lace! The Sweetheart Gown in mauve cotton lace can be made in knee length as well and made with any of the other lace colors I have in this collection.

The Blossom Gown in navy cotton lace. This would make such a fun and classic full length bridesmaid dress, mother of the bride or groom as well as attending a black tie wedding or special occasion. With the scalloped flutter sleeves and fitted bodice, this dress can also be made in a knee length version.

 The Gardenia Dress in a Teal Turquoise cotton blend lace, this dress is classic with the relaxed fitted bodice and scalloped hem, this dress works great for special occasion, wedding or bridesmaid but can also be dresses down with a cardigan and boots for a cute work or date alternative.

 The Ruffle Collar dress is not lace but has been one of my top bridesmaid dress styles over the past few year so I had to include it in this photo shoot in one of my favorite new shades: Soft Teal Blue, solid cotton.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Real Wedding, Olive Bridesmaid Dresses

This bridal party is absolutely adorable!  I'm so excited to share these photos from Katy's August 2014 wedding, photography is by Minnesota based Vanessa Raquel. The bride requested a custom color Olive for her bridal party.  The dresses are made in the Ruffle Collar Dress style, the groomsmen's neckties were also made in the matching dark olive color and the adorable flower girls wore the Rosebud style in a custom ivory lace and dark olive combo.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Bridal Inspiration Photo Shoot

 Checkout these gorgeous photos from Wojo Image!  This is from a bridal wedding inspiration shoot in a Chicago loft, the model is wearing the Candy Rose Dot Tulle Gown from my bridal collection! More photos and details here.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy New Year!

Introducing my latest Flower Girl dress design: SugarPlum Fairy modeled here by my own personal Flower Girl! This ivory lace dress has a 3 tiered skirt and bow tie sash shown in apple green but can be customized in any color upon request.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy new year!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

An Enchanted Wedding, United Kingdom

 Bride Lucie ordered the Guipure lace Wildflower Wedding Gown all the way from the UK!  I was so happy to hear this gown would be perfect for her forest wedding.  The lovely photography is by Liverpool based Katy Mutch.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Chicago Wedding, Tea and Flowers Dress

 I'm so happy to receive these photos from bride Katie from her July 2014 wedding in Chicago!  Both the bride and her sister met with me to create the wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses, they were a joy to work with.  The bride picked the Tea and Flowers design made in white eyelet cotton and the bridal party picked the cornflower blue color Pleated Collar design. Photo's by TK Photography.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Wedding in Wonderland Tea Party

 I absolutely adore these photos from the Wonderland Tea Party event held at Mignonette Bridal last month in Chicago! Photography is by Wojo Image, for more on this event go here. The Golden Afternoon Tea length dress and the Ivory Eyelet Gown can both be found on my site or at Mignonette Bridal. Veil and sash is by Plume and Lace