A Modern Vintage Styled Shoot

Antiques, exposed brick and raw, natural beauty were the inspiration for my Modern Vintage Shoot. Lace dresses and fluffy tulle skirts were the perfect pairing and gowns came pouring in from Kleinfeld Bridal, Concord Wedding Center, Matthew Christopher and Kimberly Pixton Couture.

The City Club, a local venue here in Concord, NC was the first stop in our photo shoot. The approximate capacity is around 600-1000 and this venue is simply beautiful. I am a huge fan of exposed brick, and this venue was simply stunning.

Items shown in the City Club Images are as follows:
-Allure Bridals “9051
(This dress can be found locally at Concord Wedding Center)
-Tuxedo from Jim’s Formal Wear at Concord Wedding Center
-Bouquet by Linda Gibson
-Lighted backdrop by Concord Wedding Center
-Jewelry borrowed from Pixton Couture
Pnina Tornai “32933053” (Can be found only at Kleinfeld Bridal)
Pixton Couture “Cymbeline”
-Cake by Sweet Boutique Bakery
Claire Pettibone “Alchemy” (Gown provided by Kleinfeld Bridal)
Pixton Couture “Demoiselle”
-Table Design by Linda Gibson
-Design & Decor by Concord Wedding Center
Matthew Christopher “Juliet”

The next location we shot at was an old warehouse. It’s chippy paint and exposed brick were a charming touch that was so perfectly contrasted with the gowns.

Items shown in the Warehouse Images are as follows:
Pixton Couture “Marianne”
Pixton Couture “Demoiselle”
-Jewelry provided by Pixton Couture

The Depot is a “pickers paradise” when it comes to all things antique, old, and shabby chic- a perfect setting for my shoot. I found a diamond in the rough when deciding to set one of the locations at The Depot at Gibson Mill.

Items shown in the Depot at Gibson Mill Images are as follows:
Maggie Sottero “Sonata” (Gown courtesy of Kleinfeld Bridal)
Pixton Couture “Ballantyne”
Amanda Wakeley “Cleopatra” (Gown Courtesy of Kleinfeld Bridal)
-Cake by Sweet Boutique Bakery

Thank You

10 Swimsuits Perfect for Your Honeymoon!

Honeymoon Swimwear by Pixton is set to launch this fall with drop dead gorgeous swimsuits. Kim’s inspiration? “It’s just so hard to find a white swimsuit appropriate for a honeymoon.” You can find a simple white suit adorned with crystals aptly named “Crystal Bouquet” or for the more funky girl, the Racy Lacy suit. Either way, these suits are very well made, proudly in the USA.

Designer: Kimberly Pixton
Makeup: Kimm McLean
Hair stylist: Tricia West
Model: Courtney Spencer, Malayka Viney, Victoria Vesce
Photographer: Marcos Aspiazu
Assistant photographer:Ryan Glynn

A Modern Vintage Styled Shoot: EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW!

My shoot just wrapped around 4:30pm and I can’t tell you how much hard work and dedication it took to pull this off! I had a wonderful team of people that helped me make this shoot incredible!




The theme: Modern Vintage

Locations: City Club in Concord NC, The Depot at Gibson Mill and an old Warehouse!

Photographer: Ken Thomas Photography

Head Stylist: Blair Scroggs

Hair & Make Up: Allie Brown

Baker: Sweet Boutique Bakery

Designers: Allure Bridals, Pixton Bridal Couture, Pnina Tornai, Matthew Christopher, Claire Pettibone, Maggie Sottero, Amanda Wakeley

Bridal Salons: Concord Wedding Center, Kleinfeld Bridal, Pixton Couture, Matthew Christopher Bridal

Models: Kendra Koloff, Brandon Murr, Malayka Viney, Elizabeth Warren

A very special thanks to: Kiki Zhang, Kristina Drye, Paige Kern, Jo Callahan, Maureen Sullivan, Shannon Sullivan, Rachel Cooper, Debbie Cooper, MY AMAZING MOTHER & GRANDMOTHER!

Ralph & Russo Creates a DROP DEAD GORGEOUS gown!

For brides, finding the perfect dress is on the top of the to-do list! Ralph & Russo Have nailed it. This gown took almost a year to complete and over 3900 hours to hand embroider. Covered in over 40 different beads and 25 different types of crystal, this gown is a STUNN-ER! The under layers of the gown appear to look like Chantilly lace but are actually hand printed metallic effect to reduce weight in the gown.

The most amazing thing about getting a Ralph & Russo gown- they only make ONE gown per bride, per country. If you want one of their gowns, get on the waiting list now!

For now, check out the stunning gown!

All images are from the Vogue.com blog!