09 September 2011

munaluchi bride editorial shoot: brace yourself

my editorial shoot for munaluchi bride is live on munaluchi's blog, kiss the groom and style me pretty!  folks are often curious as to how this things happen so here's how it went down.  it was a saturday night in june and i was leaving an event at the time warner center...check my phone and see a message from elizabeth messina, one of the most talented wedding and portrait photographers out there.  she writes that she's coming to town to shoot a bridal editorial for munaluchi bride and is checking to see if i'd be interested in designing and styling all the florals.  duh, hell to the yeah, i'm interested!  if you're not familiar with elizabeth's work then GET INTO IT!  she's brilliant, sublime, soulful and her work evokes romance, beauty, emotion, passion and sexy...she knows what she's doing for reals.  and i worked with her on this shoot so i knew she would create magic.

munaluchi bride is a new bridal mag on the scene and they are making power moves!  led by their fearless e-i-c jacqueline nwobu, their team couldn't have been more easy to work with or nicer.  but before we get taken away by this ridiculously gorgeous shoot, i thought you can have a looky-loo at my very mediocre behind the scenes snaps...
it was one of those aggressively hot days and the shoot was outside.  i was constantly bringing the bouquets to mist them and put them back in water...stressful. 
the shoot was entitled sweet romance and as you can see, the images convey just that. 

on set.  staying in water until go time...
damn. some peony and maiden hair fern casualties. 
so happy to share some of these images with you.  it's a 24-page spread so if you want to see more, be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine or order it here.  and my heartfelt thanks to elizabeth messina and jackie nwobu of munaluchi bride...this was a dream come true.  i really, really love my job!

editorial credits:
photography: elizabeth messina 
location: oheka castle
hair adornments: twigs & honey 
gowns {shown here}: claire pettibone, vera wang, bhldn
hair: brian mann 
makeup: dex new york 
floral design: me!
fashion stylist: joy adaeze 
cakes + desserts: palermo’s bakery

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