Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Real Wedding, Green Olive Bridesmaid Dress

 The Bridesmaids wore The Ruffle Collar Dress style in green olive to Sara's summer wedding at Lutsen Resort in Minnesota, with Lake Superior as the backdrop!  This wedding was featured on The Knot, photos are by JaneCane Photography




Friday, June 5, 2015

I'm Back!

I have been away from my blog but I have a very good reason. 3 months ago I had a baby boy! Even though I went back to work a week after he was born I was too exhausted to do much else like updating websites and staying active with social media. It's been challenging being a working mom of a toddler and a newborn but I think we have gotten into the swing of things now.  I'm very excited to share all the real weddings and photo shoots I've been saving and will be posting those up over the next few weeks. So please check back and thank you!

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.