Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Alvina Valenta at TWILIGHT

Due to a slight obsession, {Unique Designs} wanted to create a Twilight wedding invitation, an idea which blossomed into a full concept design and shoot. The intent was not to replicate Bella & Edward’s wedding, which was actually an Anne of Green Gables dress and was filled with white flowers, but to make another wedding style based on the mood and concept of Twilight. To acknowledge Edward’s personality, we chose a dramatic look with bold flowers, strong reds, and splashes of black feathers. To incorporate Bella, we wanted to take a vintage twist which can be seen in the creams, vintage brooches, and antique lace.

Now how did Solutions Bridal play into this fabulous photoshoot? We handpicked the gorgeous Alvina Valenta antique lace gown that "Bella" wore during the shoot! This gown is actually a top favorite among the bridal consultants at the store, so we were thrilled to have it featured in such an amazing concept photo shoot!

A HUGE canvas of one of these images will soon be hanging in our Gainesville store! You'll have to stop by later this month to see which one was chosen. ;)

All of the vendors are coming together on this one! Post comments on this post, Twitter, Facebook, other vendor blogs, the Wedding Chicks blog, basically anywhere you can find the Twilight photos, and you will be entered to win one of four pairs of tickets to see New Moon!!!

Now for the best part...

Who were these amazing Gainesville wedding vendors?!?

Concept & Event Stationery - Unique Designs www.daretobunique.com
Photography - Pure: Photography by Lindsey Tropf www.purebylindsey.com
Concept Designer: Flowers & Tablescape - Event Divas www.theeventdivas.net
Cake - Posh Pastry www.poshpastry.com
Hair - Stephanie & Lonie Carpenter from Mode Salon www.amodesalon.com
Makeup - Sarah Hunter from Mode Salon www.amodesalon.com
Accessories - Kari Roy http://www.kariroy.net/

Female Model - Chanel Bird chanelb17@aol.com
Male Model - Bobby Swan
Wedding Dress - Solutions Bridal
www.solutionsbridal.com {That's us!}
Tux - Tuxedo Junction
Linen Rentals - Celebration’s Catering


Michelle said...

Amazing images, great concept!

Meg said...

I have loved that dress for a long time. It was just slightly out of the budget for my wedding! :)

Top 10 Advice on finding the DRESS!

  • Number One Rule: Be open minded! What you think reminds you of your grandmother's dress on the hanger, may in fact be the dress of your dreams.
  • Bring someone that knows your style better than their own. I'm sure the groom doesn't want to see you in something that your bestfriend would wear on her wedding day
  • DON'T PURCHASE YOUR DRESS ONLINE! You miss out on the whole experience.
  • Don't worry what the groom will think. If he loves you, he will love what you pick.
  • Have fun! Remember that you have been dreaming of this day since you were five. Don't let the decision put a cloud over your head
  • If you hate the little bow on the dress, ask the consultant if you can order it without.it. Chances are you can. Keep in mind (contrary to what the magazines always say) there might be a charge for it. It won't lower the cost of the dress.
  • Price vs. Love: If you love the dress, GO FOR IT! Don't settle for less on what your wearing for your big day. You can always take some of the budget from the centerpieces and so on. No one will know and we won't tell.
  • Research designers online and make a scrap book of styles that you like. Do keep in mind, that it may all change when you start trying on.
  • Save the group shopping for the mall. This should be a personal experience that you should only share with one or two.
  • When you find it, you find it. Don't second guess yourself or you will pick your second favorite.