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.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Amanda Archer Bridal 2014 Dress Collection

Photos from my 2014 wedding dress collection are up!  This collection was a continuation of my philosophy to create vintage inspired dresses with a modern twist and a pinch of whimsy, easy and comfortable to wear using natural fabrics like cotton and silk and using vintage inspired laces and trims. I've included side seam pockets in as many dresses as possible since I happen to be a big fan of pockets in general!  To find out more info and shop my collection visit me by appointment only at my Chicago studio or visit my Website or Etsy shop

All dresses and veils by Amanda Archer
Makeup and hair by CALM Skin Care
Modeled by Ulyana Tretyak
Photography by A. Parks Life
'Candy Dot Rosette' gown in ivory dot tulle with small rosette waist band detail
 'Candy Dot' gown in ivory dot tulle, sweetheart strapless style (without the waist detail)
 'Rose Dot' gown in ivory dot tulle with large rosette waist band detail
 'Morning Daisy' gown in ivory eyelet cotton wedding dress with pink sash (pockets)
 'Morning Daisy' gown in ivory cotton eyelet with a sweetheart strapless neckline (pockets)
'Daisy Chain' eyelet dress in ivory cotton with little eyelet scalloped cap sleeve (pockets)
 'Golden Afternoon' tea length strapless dress in silk and ivory and gold embroidered sequin
 Back view of the 'Enchanted Forest' gown
'Enchanted Forest' gown in ivory voile, lace illusion neckline and scalloped lace cap sleeves (pockets)
 'Navy Pier' dress in navy blue eyelet with scalloped hem and strapless, sweetheart neckline (pockets)
'Navy Pier' bridesmaid dress with pockets
 'Princess Bride' Gown in ivory silk dupioni and heirloom lace sweetheart, strapless bodice with blush backing (pockets)
 'Ruffle Collar' dress in blue teal cotton, scoop neck ruffle trim (pockets)
 'Tea and Flowers' ivory Chantilly lace and silk tea length dress with flutter, scalloped cap sleeves
'English Rose' tuxedo dress in cream, blush and beige color combo, lace skirt with scalloped hemline and rose shaped shell buttons
'Blushing Bride' lace gown in nude blush color with racerback (optional), little cap sleeves, lace and pearl appliqué scoop neckline trim

'Fairy Tale' lace and cotton gown shown in white with lace tiered skirt and strapless bodice