Shay Cochrane Photography

December 14, 2009

Item of the week: Fun veils and headpieces!

Filed under: Bridal, Item of the Week! — shaycochrane @ 9:45 pm

I photographed a beautiful wedding yesterday where the bride wore a fun floral and netting headpiece designed by her own sister!  This gave me the idea for this weeks “Item of the week!”  More and more bride’s are opting for a non-traditional alternative to the classic veil.  The veil then becomes a great way to showcase your own unique style as well as pulling in other design and color elements from your wedding decor! This is a great way to personalize your look when you have opted for a more traditional styled gown.  Headpieces can be made with anything from florals to feathers and many options can be found on Etsy (and who doesn’t want one more excuse to be on Etsy!)

Here is the head piece worn by Lizzy at yesterday’s wedding in Spring Hill. (More images to come soon!)

And here are are a few other ideas to get you started…

{Above image composite featured on Green Wedding Shoes, photography by California based photographer Meghan Aileen , floral design, bridal bouquet, amazing custom handmade feather headpiece, setting florals by
Alison Franchi, of Le Petit Gardenia. Beautiful hair and makeup design by Mariah Nicole and styled by Emily Basa Besa:}

{Above image composite featured on Elizabeth Ann Designs. Images top row L-R: Birdcage veil from Style Me Pretty;  photo by Leigh Miller, headpiece by SweetsnloKate Triano, headpiece by Unveiled Bridal Designs;
Images bottom row L-R:  Headpiece by Boring Sydney, photo by Jennifer Behr, hat by Emily-London, birdcage veil via Style Me Pretty; Image centre: Portobello}

And finally…check out these gorgeous headpieces from Etsy designer Austie!


December 7, 2009

Fun item of the week: Adorable Cake Toppers!

Filed under: Item of the Week! — shaycochrane @ 8:32 pm

These unbelievably cute cake toppers are handmade by  Lauren Alane. According to her site, “(These) cake toppers are on-of-a-kind, and are custom made to include the special details of your wedding.” I mean how cute are they?! These would even be adorable sitting around your house after the wedding or given as gifts!  I must say I also love the way they were photographed.  The little ones with the ipod are just ridiculous! You can find Lauren’s felt toppers and other adorable little felt woodland creatures (as well as pricing and other info)

I could not resist putting this little guy on here as well. Too cute! (Also by Lauren)

These adorable and customizable little toppers are handmade by RedLightStudio and can be tailored to your color scheme & style!

For the minimalist…try these distressed little birdies from Little Vale!

Ok…so maybe you are seeing a trend here…I think at the moment I am just obsessed with all bird related wedding items!  Maybe these cakes with inspire you do do something different with your wedding cake!

Top photo from Tanja Lippert, bottom cake by Masse’s Pastries photo by Lisa Lefkowitz

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