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Nadja Auermann By Richard Avedon, 1955

One of the most amazing Fashion photoshoots in my opinion, “In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Comfort”, showed supermodel Nadja Auermann posing with skeletons, in outfits designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Issey Miyake, Thierry Mugler, Christian Lacroix, Comme des Garçons, Manolo Blanik, Maison Martin Margiela, Versace. Photos by Richard Avedon, 1955.

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Sue Gallo Designs

We here at Sue Gallo Designs are big lovers of flowers! We live and breath in their beauty and all things pretty. As a fresh floral and event company in Hamilton, On., our passion is to create a beautiful celebrations of love. Our designs are the perfect pairing of garden chic and laid back elegance with a whole lot of fabulousness. We see flowers as a big component to any celebration. Together we collaborate the story of you and carefully craft components that are thoughtfully gathered and stunningly styled. Defining your vision for a singular day to beautifully mark that special moment in your lives to celebrate, relish and remember.

From intimate back yard celebrations to elaborate affairs our services are crafted with each of our couples personal style and unique vision in mind.

We’d love the chance to meet you to discuss this fabulous wedding you are planning and to tell you more about Sue Gallo Designs and how we can bring your vision to fruition.

We can’t wait to meet you and make your celebration remarkable!

Serving Niagara Wine Country, The Greater Hamilton Toronto Area, Muskoka, Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo Areas

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Emma + Cameron’s Oregon Countryside Wedding

Real Weddings

Loving this colorful wedding shot by the talented Oregon photographer Carl from Carl Zoch Photography!

A little bit from the bride, Emma:

We fell in love with the site at Garden Vineyards the very first time we saw it–even in the middle of December in the pouring rain. The old wooden train tressle at the road’s entry was also an incentive to go with the site–it’s just so cool! Our family and friends were coming from all over the country, so we thought Oregon’s countryside would be a special place, and it is just 20 miles from our Portland home.

Emma + Cameron's Oregon Countryside Wedding by Carl Zoch Photography
Emma + Cameron's Oregon Countryside Wedding by Carl Zoch Photography
Emma + Cameron's Oregon Countryside Wedding by Carl Zoch Photography
Emma + Cameron's Oregon Countryside Wedding by Carl Zoch Photography
Emma + Cameron's Oregon Countryside Wedding by Carl Zoch Photography
Emma + Cameron's Oregon Countryside Wedding by Carl Zoch Photography
Emma + Cameron's Oregon Countryside Wedding by Carl Zoch Photography
Emma + Cameron's Oregon Countryside Wedding by Carl Zoch Photography
Emma + Cameron's Oregon Countryside Wedding by Carl Zoch Photography
Emma + Cameron's Oregon Countryside Wedding by Carl Zoch Photography
Emma + Cameron's Oregon Countryside Wedding by Carl Zoch Photography

The ceremony and reception were both held outdoors at the vineyard. The weather was dramatic but magical: on and off rain with bursts of sunshine and even a rainbow. A bagpipe piped us down the isle, a family friend was our officiant, and Cameron and I surprised each other with personal vows. We had a ring pillow made out of my great-great grandmother’s wedding dress, I made custom gold and freshwater pearl necklaces and earrings for my bridesmaids, and there were many other personal touches such as my grandmother’s wedding band and my late sister’s childhood doll necklace tucked into my bouquet that made the day true to us.

The flowers were by Liza Lubell and Heather Hollern of Quince Flowers–very very talented gals! Our wedding cake was made by a friend (my mom’s carrot cake with cream cheese frosting). My dress, Cameron’s suit and the bridesmaids all wore J Crew. I wore a vintage 1930’s headpiece and veil that I found from Paris 1900 in Los Angeles.

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Home Sweet Flowers

Home Sweet Flowers is flowery hearted; there is no doubt that in every creation that is made the recipe consists of love & intuition. Flowers are not merely “pretty”, we believe each stem has the inevitable ability to enhance ones mood, daily life, & wedding day.

HSF always respects a couples budget, without reducing quality. We use locally grown stems and love that “just picked from the garden” whimsical touch. Let us make your wedding glow!

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Kelsey + Jim's Intimate Wedding

Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

Happy Friday everyone!

Kelsey and Jim had an intimate wedding in Chicago for immediate family only. I am loving Kelsey style – her 1950’s vintage wedding dress would make Betsey Johnson jealous!

We live in Chicago and were looking for ways to have a small casual wedding. After doing some research, I discovered the Chicago Cultural Center offers small civil ceremonies on select Saturdays each month. The cultural center is an incredible building which was originally the Chicago public library. Registering immediately for the limited number of ceremonies performed each Saturday was recommended, and we were fortunate to reserve October 3 at 11:15am for our wedding.

Chicago Intimate Casual Wedding
Chicago Intimate Casual Wedding
Chicago Intimate Casual Wedding
Chicago Intimate Casual Wedding
Chicago Intimate Casual Wedding
Chicago Intimate Casual Wedding
Chicago Intimate Casual Wedding
Chicago Intimate Casual Wedding
Chicago Intimate Casual Wedding

The ceremony was short and sweet. Our family was escorted through the doors of large hall and we stepped up to a small platform where a judge performed the civil service. When each couple left the room, the other waiting couples cheered them on.

After the ceremony we spent some time in downtown Chicago taking pictures. Our families met at my sisters’ house on the north side and prepared food and cake. We then met up with them for the afternoon to relax before our wonderful dinner at The Drawing Room that evening.

We are so thankful to our families, and particularly my sister, who was responsible for my hair and makeup, and our delicious cake. She was amazing. Everyone was. We were also so fortunate to have my uncle there to photograph the event. He did an incredible job.

Thanks so much to Lizz for sending this wedding my way and to Kelsey for sharing your wedding day with us! Check out Kelsey’s unique Etsy shop. It’s lovely.

Photography: Gerber Scarpelli Weddings
Headband: Karin Andreasson
Ceremony: Chicago Cultural Center

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