The Kyanite gown is a classic because she is the epitome of relaxed but elevated casual glamour. For beach weddings, this silk jersey (read: comfy stretch!) knit picks up just the perfect amount of subtle sheen from the sunshine and flows and moves with you over the sand just the way you want. A low, open back with a dramatic draped cowl make her the best friend of a laid back, bohemian bride looking to make a statement!
Oh, Kyanite, you natural beauty you. This gown is as easy breezy as they come. With its dramatic cowl back and ivory silk jersey softness, it's hard to imagine a dress better suited to a ceremony celebrated wandering the wilderness. This inspiration shoot was designed by East Made Event Company and photographed by Michael and Carina Photography. The film photography captured these nudes and naturals against the richest greens so beautifully. And how 'bout that insane wild and free bouquet?!?
Dress: Kyanite | Photography: Michael and Carina Photography | Event Design + Styling: East Made Event Company | Floral Design: Sweet Root Village | Cake: Incredible Edibles | Ring: Susie Saltzman | Hair + Makeup: Emily Artistry | Venue: The Mill At Fine Creek | Calligraphy + Paper Goods: Corsivo Calligraphy | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Rentals: White Glove Rentals| Table Runners + Ribbons: Adorn Company
Happily Yours, CH
This seaside shoot evokes fascinating narrative possibilities. We are not sure if we prefer imagining this bride as a sea sprite or a castaway. What we are sure of is that our Kyanite dress is choice in this beautifully marooned wedding atmosphere. With the easy jersey fabric and gorgeous draped cowl back this gown looks, and moves, like the waves. We wouldn't mind being shipwrecked here...maybe just for the weekend.
Ronni and Pete met while attending Virginia Tech where they were both working towards their Bachelors of Architecture. When they discovered 1000 Old Locke Lane, after relocating to Richmond, there was no question about where they would get married. The house was designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra. It sits on Locke Island overlooking the James River and truly is a hidden mid-century modern architectural landmark. Because the majority of Neutra’s life’s work exists on the west coast, this property was an amazing discovery for two architecture lovers. Ronni and Pete brought in lots of bright flowers and some mod lounge furniture and let the space do the rest. Ronni was a vision in our Kyanite dress. We think it’s easy jersey and dramatic cowl back made it the perfect dress for this laid-back, mod fête!
With origins in ancient Egyptian culture, our journey takes us from the mysticism of the sacred scarab to the magic and wonder of the study of alchemy. Through gold detailing, geode inspired embellishment, and relaxed but powerful silhouettes the 2015 Carol Hannah collection celebrates feminine strength and mystery.
The team over at Karma Flowers perfectly captured our vision with the decor, incorporating mercury glass, mixed metallics, and a beautiful collection of geodes.
First comes the runway, then comes the party! Mint Catering created our signature ginger fizz champagne cocktail, which we'll be sharing the recipe for here shortly as well!
A thousand thank you's to our talented friend Matthew Ree for capturing these behind the scenes moments!