Styling as you know is a passion of mine, and I could not leave San Juan without some amazing images capturing the true essenses of the Ever After Bride.
My selection of gowns featured in this shoot are from the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2011 Collection. Accessories in the shoot are by Oscar de la Renta and Maria Elena Headpeices. All of the elements were perfect for the on location shoot in the islands, editorialized for the Carribean or destination bride!
The feeling was glamourous and romantic. Each gown represents a different bride. From looks paired with a fabulous Oscar de la Renta organza whipped hat, to statements peices of Swarovski crystal accessories; cuffs, earrings and headpeices put the finishing touches on the bride. Organic elements were translated from various elements of the gowns; from the hand sewn guipure lace belt, to the luxurious fabrics of the gowns. Delicate pearl embroidered chantilly lace, supple silk faille, re-embroidered tulle, basketweave silk gazar were all elements that played into the feeling of this shoot. Looks for the fashion forward bride marrying in the Caribbean was brought to life at the La Concha Beach Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Photographer David Medina from San Juan, Puerto Rico shot the images seen. He captures the editorial essences of the Ever After Bride. Hair and make-up was provided by Gilberto Gonzalez and Miguel Angel Marrero from the Vanella Salon.