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5.14.2012

Among Ash-Heaps and Millionaires


As a little girl, I really wasn't one for playing dress up. It may be surprising, especially since I'm a style blogger, but I don't remember it being my thing (or was it, Mom?). However, I didn't hesitate last weekend, when my friend and fellow blogger Noelani invited me to take part in a photo shoot for mStarr Event Styling and Design - a Great Gatsby themed wedding shoot, no less. Let's just say I made up for lost time in the dress up department.

With a mix of George Michael and French crooners on the iPod, Lani, Michele and I giggled our way through hair and makeup and ooohed and aaahed our way through costuming. The only time we were quiet? When the moment came to indulge in some decadant lavender and honey macaroons. Shot by Boston wedding photographer Kelly Dillon, this was seriously grown-up dress up!

See more of the shoot on Style Me Pretty...








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ON LANI (www.mpchouchou.com): DRESS: Diane von Furstenberg SHOES: (Lani's own) HEADBAND: Untamed Petals
ON THE BOSTON FASHIONISTA: DRESS: Zac Posen SHOES: (my own) vintage Bottega Veneta STOLE: (my own) purchased on vacation in Peru JEWELRY: Bloomingdale's
ON MICHELE (michelemuses.blogspot.com): DRESS: Michael DePaulo SHOES: (Michele's own) SASH: VenusBridal JEWELRY: Bloomingdale's HAIR PIECE: Untamed Petals
EVENT STYLIST + PLANNER: Emily Starr Alfano of mStarr event styling + design (www.mstarreventdesign.com, @emilysstarr on Twitter and www.facebook.com/emilystarr) PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelly Dillon Photography (www.kellydillonphoto.com)  

VENUE: Elm Bank (Mass Horticultural Society) (www.masshort.org) FURNITURE + RENTALS: New England Country Rentals (www.newenglandcountryrentals.com) FLORIST: Tangerine Creations (www.tangerinecreations.com) TENT AND LIGHTING: Jack Falvey Associates (www.jackfalveyassociates.com) RENTALS: Peterson Party Center (www.ppcinc.com) LINENS: Table Toppers of Newton (www.ttnewton.com) FASHION STYLIST AND BRIDE: Noelani Zervas of Mon Petit Chou Chou (www.mpchouchou.com) HAIR STYLING: Missy Pappas of Sylvestre Franc Salon (www.sylvestrefranc.com) MAKEUP ARTIST:  Zoe Markos of zoelovesmakeup.com (www.zoelovesmakeup.com) BRIDESMAIDS: Michele of Michele’s Musings (michelemuses.blogspot.com)  and Kristen of The Boston Fashionista (www.thebostonfashionista.com) CLOTHING:  Bloomingdales (www.bloomingdales.com)  and Michael DePaulo (www.michaeldepaulo.com) BRIDAL SASHES: VenustBridal (www.etsy.com/shop/VenustBridal) HEADBANDS: Untamed Petals (www.untamedpetals.com) WEDDING RINGS: Laura Preshong (www.laurapreshong.com) INVITATION: Toby Dondis Ltd. (www.tobydondis.com) CALLIGRAPHY: Jan Boyd Calligraphy (www.janboyd.com) FRENCH MACARONS: c. crowell fine confections (www.ccrowells.com) FAVORS: Iris Estell lavender honey caramels (www.etsy.com/shop/imestell)

15 comments:

  1. Amazing photos and seems like a great photoshoot!

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  2. Amazing! This is whimsical and classy and gorgeous!

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  3. lovely ladies & what a great theme for a photoshoot!

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  4. What a beautiful shoot! You all look so breath taking! It seems like a dreamy way to spend the day! Very glamorous!
    xo

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  5. You all look amazing! I agree with Kara.. it was very glamorous!

    www.BrillianceOfB.com

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  6. Thank you all! It was seriously like playing dress up - Lani, our stylist, did such a great job organizing the gowns and dresses - we had so many to choose from! The DVF she's wearing is STUNNING.

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  7. YOU'RE BACK!! And looking gorgeous! These photos are all absolutely stunning what a fun project!

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    1. YES! I am! I had to take a blog break (more on that tomorrow) but I will be back posting regularly. I'm thinking posts on Mondays and Thursdays for a bit. What do you think?

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  8. such amazing photos. you guys look absolutely beautiful.

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  9. Gorgeous photos, fantastic styling and I think those macaroons need to make an appearance in my near future!

    Thank you for sharing, what a fun experience :)

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  10. These are gorgeous photos!! Really loved looking at these!

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    1. Thanks, Emily - and I am loving Books & Liquor! I used to work in Harvard Square and was always surprised at what a little pocket of style it was in the city. Great work!

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  11. W-O-W! These turned out beautifully! You all look incredible and the photos are great- you look like you're having so much fun! I really love the dress you're wearing.

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  12. This shoot looked like so much fun!

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  13. Thank you so much for being a part of this- it made for such a fun afternoon with you girls on board. PS- I KNEW that Posen dress was just made for you!!

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