The temptation for me is to leave it there. However, as a professional I am obligated to give my opinion on Camo weddings, right?
It really isn't as bad as I make it sound. I think Camo weddings can be done quite tastefully. Case in point, our latest Bride, Aimee Stalker (now Gibson) of West Terre Haute, Indiana.
I am always a little wary when we receive a request like this. Mainly because it can be overdone so easily. There is this misconception with camouflage that EVERYTHING should be covered in it. I really wish people would listen to Tim Gunn when he says, "Edit."
In my personal opinion, it would be a lot more appropriate to substitute camo for one color out of their palette. It would make the whole event more cohesive.
Aimee did a great job using complimentary tulle pew bows in ivory and light green. The ceremony location was simple and understated letting the camo be the hero without dominating.
So congratulations to Aimee for editing!
Author: Sarah L Marchino
We are officially one year into our adventure as business owners. One of the first questions that is always posed when someone finds out I own my own business is what made you do it? To be honest there were a myriad of reasons that we jumped off the proverbial cliff, but I have to say weddings like the one pictured have to be it.
Jade and Jerry were amazing customers to work with. Their creativity and desire for a wedding with a twist embodied why Kathy and I got into this mess in the first place. I was tired of white wedding gowns. Do not misunderstand me. I love a beautiful, classic, white wedding gown as much as the next person. Once in a while though, it is so much fun to work on something outside of the box.
I spent the early part of my professional career working on the same gowns over and over. Smiling through gritted teeth at these wonderful individuals who were wearing a gown I had seen on literally hundred of other brides became a tad bit disheartening. Every bride I have ever worked with has a huge personality, so why shouldn't the gown, cake, wedding mirror that same personality. Most women have visualized their wedding day a million different times, so why should their one in a million day look like everyone else's? It has always been a source of frustration for me as a professional.
Stepping out of our own comfort box, has allowed Kathy and I to meet some amazing individuals over the past year. I look forward to walking into the shop everyday knowing that it is worth it. The personal and professional freedom has afforded us the opportunity to put a new face on weddings in Terre Haute.
With that said, I salute brides like Jade who are more than willing to step outside the box and have a unique wedding that suits the couples personality. Let's make creativity the new trend in Terre Haute weddings together in the years to come!
This weekend saw the culmination of an event that was truly close to my heart. When we first jumped into being business owners in Terre Haute, Kathy and I definitely had our doubts. To say we didn't would just be an outright lie. For me though, the biggest doubts centered around my ability as a designer much more than the success or failure of the business.
Anyone who knows me is well aware of my obsession with weddings, fashion, and the bridal industry in general. My husband gives me the "look" every time I flip to a bridal show or he finds me re-watching old Project Runway episodes.
That be said, delivering my first custom designed gown after six months of research and labor has to be one of the top ten moments of my life.
The wedding was held at Hawthorne Park in Terre Haute, Indiana. The Labrinth was a beautiful venue, irregardless of the ungodly temperatures. The illustration of the wedding dress was finalized in February, so it was just a matter of finding the right lace to create the look for our Bride.
The bride looked fantastic in purple and black against a forest background. It was a huge honor to have the opportunity to design a gown for this original couple, but to have the opportunity to work on their wedding cake was a lot of fun as well. It isn't often that I get to do something as out of the box as Skulls and a Tattoo on a wedding cake. The hand-painted design on this fondant cake was the best part of the whole thing. Even better than making gum paste roses I might add.
Thankfully, we were able to deliver the enormous thing in one piece on one of the hottest days of the year. I can't wait to see professional photos from this event. And yes, I think we did ok!
Author: Sarah L Marchino