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Something Old- Hour February 2018
From left: Maggy London Blue Beau dress, $198, and Juliart vintage cameo handbag, $215, at The Peacock Room, Fisher Building, Detroit; 313-315-3061. Penny Preville diamond necklace, $4,995, and diamond earrings, $3,995, at Tapper’s, West Bloomfield; 248-932-7700; tappers.com. Hey Lady Zou Zou Bisou T-strap heels in Banging Black, $248, at heylady.co. Leather gloves, stylist’s own Matthew Christopher Juniper gown, $3,210, at Bridal Couture, Birmingham; 248-645-0500; bridalcouturemi.com Maritza’s Bridal headpiece, $475, at Blush Couture Bride, Birmingham; 248-839-5870; blushcouturebride.com. Antique rhinestone bridal necklace, $275, at The Peacock Room. Modern Trousseau Gala gown, $4,700, and Sara Gabriel Daphne earrings, $127, at The Gown Shop, Ann Arbor; 734-834-4696; thegownshop.com. Justin Alexander lace gloves, $177, at Piera’s Bridal Couture, Shelby Township; 586-566-7800; pierasbridal.com Justin Alexander ball gown, $2,000, at Piera’s Bridal Couture
Laine Berry Shelby gown, $4,000, and Ian Stuart Bride Nova Scotia veil, $1,298, at Blush Couture Bride. David Tutera Embellish Luna Crystal Ball 2-Row Necklace, $70, at B. Ella Bridal, Plymouth; 734-459-0000; b-ella-bridal.com. Pronovias les Accessoires headpiece, $250, at Piera’s Bridal Couture. Bridesmaid Gown Adrianna Papell dress, $279, and white faux fox wrap, $95, at The Peacock Room. Maria Elena earrings, $475, at Roma Sposa. Satin gloves, stylist’s own. The Peacock Room: Marble walls adorned with Art Deco lamps make the Fisher Building lobby the quintessential locale for bridal party photos. The Peacock Room offers evening wear organized by color to fit your party’s color scheme, and vintage-inspired accessories to boot. 313-315-3061. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Atelier Pronovias Rafia gown, $3,875, and Haute Bride earrings, $260, at L’amour Bridal; Malis Henderson bracelet, $177, at Piera’s Bridal Couture Coffee and Croissants Stella Good Coffee: While fluorescent lighting and the redolence of soft pretzels typify suburban malls, Stella Good Coffee serves artisanal coffee blends and locally sourced pastries in a dimly lit enclave for a tranquil caffeine fix between purchases. 313-664-0400. Call for hours. The City Bakery: Satisfy your appetite at The City Bakery. In addition to its menu of baked goods and flavored hot chocolate, the New York and Japan-based chain offers a catering service, perfect for intimate wedding events. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.- closing times vary.
Naeem Khan gown, $8,490, and Jardin Jewelry earrings, $330, at Roma Sposa. Vintage gloves, stylist’s own
Atelier Pronovias Yadarola gown, price upon request, at Beautiful Bridal with Keasha Rigsby, Detroit; 313-877-9037; beautifulbridalwithkeasha.com. Tapper’s Estate Jewelry Collection 18K Yellow Gold Textured Leaf Clip Earrings, $5,800, at Tapper’s. La Vie Parisienne white seed bead necklace (worn in hair), $70, at The Peacock Room. Bouquet Pot and Box: Allow Pot and Box to design bespoke arrangements for your wedding affair. Or for the DIY-inclined, sign up for one of the sustainable floral company’s botanic workshops for a lesson in plant design. 313-212-1869. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 12 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Jennifer Behr earrings, $1,110, at L’amour Bridal, Farmington Hills; 248-308-2733; lamourbridalmi.com. Yolan Cris Eriste gown, $6,700, at Bisou Bridal Boutique, Birmingham; 248-792-7510; bisoubridalboutique.com. Diamond and 18-karat white gold ring, $5,395, at Tapper’s
Watters Ferrera gown, $4,345, and AA Bridal hair comb, $75, at B. Ella Bridal. Malis Henderson birdcage veil, $95, at Piera’s Bridal Couture. Sara Gabriel Chris bracelet, $257, and Sara Gabriel Alisha earrings, $87, at The Gown Shop Nails Vera Jane: A nod to its history as the Fisher’s original phone booth, Vera Jane is dotted with vintage rotary phones in pastel hues. Stop into the cozy boutique for its romantic line of lingerie or beauty products like nail polish, face masks, candles, and more. 313-875-4588; verajane.com. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Matthew Christopher Lillian gown, $4,360, at Bridal Couture; Jardin Jewelry earrings, $370, at Roma Sposa, Birmingham; 248-723-4300; romasposa.com. David Tutera Embellish Luna Crystal Ball 2-Row Necklace, $70, at B. Ella Bridal, Plymouth; 734-459-0000; b-ella-bridal.com Tailoring William + Bonnie: Whether you’re a bride, bridesmaid, or wedding guest, William + Bonnie Alterations Boutique offers custom tailoring services to help create the perfect fit. Concourse Level Ste. C5, 313-355-0291. Hours: Tues. 12 p.m.-6 p.m.; Weds. 12 p.m.- 7 p.m.; Thurs.- Fri. 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. or by appointment
Hour February 2018
Every February, the issue of Hour is always a bridal one. I absolutely love how this shoot came out! Granted this shoot was crazy. The night before we had a crazy snow storm. I had gone to the Wings game the night before and it took 2 hours to get downtown when it should take about 40-45 minutes. We shot this shoot in the Peacock Room inside the Fisher Building downtown. Because of the snow, I gave myself an hour and a half in the morning since I knew I would be driving just before rush hour.
I was one of the first there. And it took forever just to unload my car. Then we had to carry all the dresses upstairs. The next morning, I woke up feeling like I ran a marathon. Anyway, this shoot went late. We were suppose to be done by 5pm and I didn’t end up leaving until 8 PM. We are never done that late. Usually, we are done by the time we are supposed to be. Mind you, this is the time I was non-stop for a solid 8 days. And this was only the second day!
Now I do want to talk about the dress for the Grand Entrance. Isn’t it gorgeous? I mean look at the beading! It’s also super heavy. I love it!
Then there is the lace train from the dress in Tailor-Made. I’ve worked with so many wedding dresses these past few years and I do love lace.
And did you see the back on the dress for In Detail? Gorgeous!
So this is my last editorial post for awhile since, we didn’t have any shoots in January. I know I have some for Weddings coming up but that issue doesn’t come out until June.