Archive for the ‘Wedding Photography’ Category

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Summer Wedding?

July 14, 2012

Looking for that perfect Summer wedding gown? Select a fabulous, elegant, glamorous gown and celebrate your day! Here are some of our top picks for the season!

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Coralicious!

July 4, 2012

Having a Summer wedding or cocktail party and need some color and design inspiration?

Enjoy our selection of accessories, cocktail dresses, wedding gowns, flowers, heels, bags and bikinis.

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The Ultimate Bridal Showcase New York City

March 24, 2012

Please join us today for a bridal fashion show at The Hotel Pennsylvania, 40 7th Ave, NY, NY on Saturday, March 24th @ 4pm. Sponsored by WBLS radio and the Circle of Sisters! The fashion show will be produced by our friends at Her Game 2 productions and will feature
Seychelles Dresses Private Label Couture Collection.
For more information, call us 203-824-4305.

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Elegance makes beautiful second time brides

October 20, 2011

Worried about what you should wear down the aisle for the second time? What color can you wear? Is white still appropriate? Black is slimming, red is celebratory and pastels are civilized. What about attendants? It can all be very confusing.


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We offer the following advice for second time brides:
· Choose a simple, elegant or sophisticated look. For morning weddings you may wear a semi-formal or informal dress from ankle to floor length or even a suit. For afternoon to evening, a sheath with a jacket or a floor length gown is most appropriate.
· Two-piece A great option is an elegant two-piece ensemble. These styles are incredibly flattering and elegant and may be worn again as separates to formal events.
· Color Subtle shades of pink, blue, yellow and lilac are trendy among bridal designers and are deemed perfect for second time brides. Choose a color palette with tones flattering to your skin and personality.
· Veils You may wear a chin length veil if you desire, since this is your day and you should wear what makes you feel beautiful. Longer veils and trains are traditionally reserved for first time brides.
· White Yes, you may wear a white dress, although many second brides prefer ivory for a more flattering look. But white dresses are no longer forbidden, Just avoid princess and traditional bridal gowns because you may have outgrown that look.
· Sleeker gowns in fabrics like silk crepe and silk twill are a sophisticated and beautiful options. However, your fabric choices may depend on the season or the climate where you are getting married.
For outdoor summertime or tropical weddings, choose fabrics such as sheer chiffons or organza. In colder climates satin, silk faille or silk shantung are good choices.
Remember, it’s your day! You can go all out for wedding number two! The key is to be true to your personal style, wear something you find comfortable and suits the type of ceremony you have chosen. Above all, wear what makes you look and feel beautiful.

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Wedding Makeup and Photography Tips

June 20, 2011

Our guest blogger this month is Angelica Criscuolo of Angelica Criscuolo Photography. She’s offering our readers some tips and insights into wedding photography. Her first blog will be on “Makeup tips for wedding photography”.


How important is makeup for your wedding photographs? Not wearing any makeup can leave you looking pale and washed out. Remember ladies, you are wearing a white or ivory dress and your husband to be is wearing a dark suit. Your dress will reflect light (even under the sun and without using flash) so once that flash goes off, more light will hit your face since it will bounce from your dress. The unnatural nature of flashes leaves a person looking overexposed and pale. If you have a darker complexion, that doesn’t mean you’ll be OK. A darker complexion absorbs light more easily, which still leaves the face looking “flat” if it is not highlighted properly using the proper makeup technique. Even in natural light, the camera will not be perfect. So it will still need help from you to make sure your memories of one of the most important days of your life is captured to perfection. You’ll usually hear a photographer tell their brides to wear a bit more makeup because it does get picked up better in photographs. If you have an experienced makeup artist, they should know how to avoid a heavy makeup look and create a natural look and ensure that you’ll be a beautiful bride on your wedding day.
I always advise my clients to go to their favorite make-up counters at MAC, Sephora, Saks, Macy’s or Bloomingdales and test their primers, foundation, lipsticks and eye shadows. Your makeup artist can also recommend a few products that you can test and you can bring the products to your trial. Once you have your trial, have a friend take a picture of you under natural light and then with a flash. This way you can tell if you need your eyes to pop more, or need more or less blush, etc. Your makeup person can adjust as needed to ensure that you look your best.


-Angelica Criscuolo
Angelica Criscuolo Photography

***Special Tip***
When I shoot weddings I always remind clients to remember to have facial blotters and lipstick or lip gloss with you the day of the wedding. Have your maid of honor or a friend carry it for quick access if needed.