Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bridal 2014 Photo Shoot, Part 2

Bridal 2014 photo shoot continued, all dresses can be found on my website or etsy shop.
Hair and Makeup: Kashka MUA
Photography and Dress Designer: Amanda Archer Collection

 Rose Dot Gown, dotted tulle with rosette waist detail

Enchanted Forest Gown, ivory cotton voile with macramé lace and scalloped cap sleeves

 Golden Afternoon Dress with illusion neckline, gold and cream embroidered tulle and silk

 Princess Bride Gown, silk dupioni with blush and heirloom ivory lace

Secret Garden Gown, fit to flare embroidered tulle over silk satin

Monday, May 19, 2014

Bridal 2014 Photo Shoot, Part 1 of 2

So happy the weather is finally getting nice enough to have an outdoor photo shoot!  Here are some of my favorites from part 1 of my 2 part bridal shoot!
Hair and Makeup: Kashka MUA
Photography and Dress Designer: Amanda Archer Collection

  Aster Gown, ivory floral eyelet

 Fairy Tale Gown, lace tiered, sweetheart with lace straps

 Tea and Flowers Dress, tea length Chantilly lace and silk

 Florence Dress, cotton ivory eyelet knee length dress with sleeves

Navy Pier Dress, strapless navy floral eyelet

Friday, May 16, 2014

Elephants and Flowers

Last month we visited the botanical gardens in Chicago and thankfully the spring flowers are in full bloom, really beautiful gardens! After such a long winter this was what we needed to see. It was so refreshing walking through such a gorgeous display of beauty, definitely can't wait to return.  Lulu wore this grey Elephant dress I made for her in cotton with an eyelet trim, we paired the dress with an aqua color cardigan and some striped grey and white leggings.  

 After the Botanical Gardens we strolled over to the zoo and saw the Giraffes!

Friday, May 9, 2014

1st Birthday Hawaiian Luau

Last month Lulu had a Hawaiian inspired luau for her 1st birthday!  I made this green eyelet dress with fabric flowers to go along with the theme. We made a birthday carrot cake with tropical flower decor and topped it off with a custom hula girl cake topper from SweetiePieCakeTopper on Etsy!

 Grandma came to visit for the birthday weekend celebration and of course we had to get a few family photos.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Real Wedding: Candy Dot Tulle Gown

 I absolutely adore these photos from bride Amy's October 2013 wedding. The ceremony actually took place on this bridge pictured here! The bride wore the Candy Dot gown in ivory dot tulle and silk from my collection.  Photography is by Columbus, Ohio based Open Image Studio.  Amy and her mom came to visit me at my Chicago studio back in June, they were so sweet and wonderful to work with!  I received this wonderful note from the bride after her wedding, this really melted my heart along with these gorgeous photos:  Hi Amanda, I absolutely loved my dress and I cannot imagine wearing anything more perfect for me that day! You will always be a special part of my life story. Thank you so much!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Real Wedding: A Love Story Dress

 Bride Cori wore the Love Story dress in ivory cotton and lace to her September 2013 wedding!  I love the mix of purple heels and cardigan with the knee length wedding dress to give the wedding a more non-traditional, personal feel. Photography is by Scranton, Pennsylvania based Two Sticks Studio.