Bridal market: Oscar de la Renta

Going to an Oscar de la Renta show is like visiting a fabulous dream of couture…full of frothy dresses mixed with sophisticated silhouettes.  I had the distinct pleasure of getting to hang out backstage and shoot some Vine videos (one of which I share below, you can see more under #oscarbridal)…it was amazing how calm everyone was back there….I was expecting total chaos!  But hey, it IS Oscar afterall.

[images from WeddingWire and me, Vine video by me]

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Bridal market: Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013

What an honor to get to be at the Oscar de la Renta runway show!  The dresses were an interesting mix of total classic silhouettes mixed with the modern, then a nod thrown in to the film Black Swan.

I thought all the different bouquets used for the show were quite interesting, especially the flowering branch.  Maybe not very practical, but definitely different!  And check out the blue nail polish…its by Oscar!

Want to see more pics?  Head over to our Facebook page for more dresses and scenes from the show.

[images from Jillian Bisinger Photography]

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Real wedding: Jami + Andrew

rehearsal dinner in mexico

Remember Jami & Andrew’s adorable engagement party book?  Well these 2 crazy kids finally got hitched, and we’ve got the pictures to prove it!  From the gorgeous rehearsal dinner above, to the stylish wedding below, Jami gives all the details from their destination wedding to Mexico!

modern wedding invitation

Andrew and I went down a few days earlier to prepare the gift bags, (Andrew made cutting boards for each guest room!, I made polaroid postcards, we put together our playlist, wrote welcome notes to each guest.) I have to say, i’d recommend the “pre-moon” to everyone! By the time everyone got down to Mexico, we were relaxed and calm and had spent quality time together. Of course a wedding pulls you in so many directions, and since we had those earlier days to be alone and get a lot done, we could really give our family and friends that made the journey, all of our attention. From the very beginning, my vision was always to be relaxing by the pool and the beach with my family and friends on the morning of my wedding, not running around in chaos. The weather was gorgeous, and that is exactly what i did.

The weather report said rain all weekend, and although i said i wasnt going to worry about the weather, the night before everyone was arriving, i was seriously bumming. But it was amazing. As people started arriving, the clouds broke, and they stayed away for the entire weekend. As people were heading to the airport on Sunday morning, no joke, the rain came down in sheets. Andrew and I stayed behind for 2 days, and it was a complete downpour. I was so happy to see the rain then!!

It really was the weekend of a lifetime. We feel so lucky.

destination wedding in mexico

destination wedding in mexico

destination wedding in mexico


Photography: Karen Mordechai and Allan Zepeda
Video: Julian Pozzi of Redwell Productions and Andre Costantini of Silly Dancing
Location: Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Ceremony: Jami’s brother was the officiant, and 3 of her living grandparents, all around 90 years old made the journey.
Dress: Vera Wang
Shoes: Oscar de la Renta
Hair Accessories: Sara Gabriel
Flowers: Vanessa Jaimes
Make up: by my mom!
Suit: Calvin Klein Collection, Custom shirt from Against Nature, NYC
Invitation illustration: Alessandra Olanow
Letterpress: Tim Chapman of Press New York
Invitation: Julie Crosson

[images from Karen Mordechai + Allan Zepeda]

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