Today's Q&A features Amy Marella, owner/founder of The Hidden Garden, a floral-design company based in Los Angeles, CA. Founded in 1999, The Hidden Garden specializes in décor for weddings and special events, and is well-known for incorporating untraditional textures and elements into beautiful, classic arrangements. We're excited to learn a bit more about Amy through our EC Q&A, followed by a few images from just a few of the amazing weddings on which she's worked. How old were you when you began your profession as a florist? 27 years old What’s the most eccentric request you have ever received from a bride? A cat pillow! She wanted her cat to sit under the chuppa to watch them get married (it makes me think “cat lady”)! We also had a bride ask us to use “filtered water” to fill her vases so she wouldn’t see the “bubbles & particles” from tap ... Read More »
A classic updo is a stunning wedding hairstyle that can run the gamut from sleek and chic to elaborate and elegant. Embellish the look even further by incorporating flowers, jewels or other wedding hair accessories. Take a look at some of our featured brides from real weddings for examples of how this lovely style can enhance your bridal ensemble. Yitzhak Dalal PhotographerImage Singuliere PhotographerSimone and Martin PhotographerTim Otto PhotographerMelissa Mermin | Love Stories PhotographyNancy Cohn and Lauren Ross PhotographerImages By Berit PhotographerYitzhak Dalal Photographer Jay Lawrence Goldman PhotographerJay Lawrence Goldman Photographer Opening photograph by Simone and Martin Photography Read More »
Today's Editor's Circle spotlight features wedding dress designer, Claire Pettibone. Claire’s dresses have been described as feminine, romantic, and enchanting. She is inspired by vintage fabrics and fashion history, but keeps her designs modern by playing with shades of champagne and blush in addition to the traditional white, and by featuring embellishments such as embroidery, silk flowers, crystals, and antique lace. Her flagship salon is located in Los Angeles but her dresses are sold throughout the country. Enjoy getting to know Claire a little better through our Q&A and photographs of a few of her bridal gowns. How old were you when you began your profession? I began sketching bridal gowns when I was 5 years old! What’s the most outrageous request you have ever received from a bride? A client wanted a particular wine served at all of her fittings… it happened to be from Australia, and not distributed in ... Read More »
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