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CONTENTS FROM THE SUMMER 2011 ISSUE
Cover photo by RaidenShine Photography
The cover bride for Summer 2011 issue is Amanda (Menard) Giroux
The Summer 2011 ISSUE - - OUR LARGEST ISSUE YET! Weighing in with 116 pages of information, resources, beautiful photography and extensive vendor lists, Vermont Bride Magazine is the guide to bridal events for this 2011 Wedding Season. Look for a copy available throughout the state of Vermont.
Colors that you like to look at should be part of your physical space, table cloths, napkins, flowers, candles.
Photo by Polis Photography.
Weddings are about two people committing to each other for a lifetime.
They bring family, friends, and favorite or special places together to celebrate their commitment and create a lasting memory. Care is given to the food, music, flowers, passages read to commemorate faith, and the pledge given to each other. Often caterers, musicians, florists, photographers, leaders of faith, and wedding planners are consulted to be sure that each component contributes to the moment and the memory.
One of the most overlooked aspects of the planning is consulting an Image Consultant to help select the most flattering cuts and styles for the Bride before shopping for that perfect wedding dress.
Photo by RaidenShine Photography
A two hour Body You Live In consultation ensures that the bride understands her best lines and styles, and most importantly, why.
It enables her to browse quickly through hundreds of dresses for that perfect one, and know it as soon as she sees it. A small investment in an image consultation, to launch a lifetime of dressing well, is a gift all brides should give themselves as soon as they say “Yes!”
Working with an Image Consultant before you select a dress, or colors for your attendants, ensures that you will have the most flattering colors and styles for the friends who mean the most to you. You must consider their skin tone, eyes, hair, face shape, body shape, and personality so that they shine with you for eternity through your photographic memories.
Many brides give gifts to their attendants to mark the memory and the bride’s special day.
Give a gift to your cherished friends, friends who will make that wedding memory with you, of a two hour image consultation that will transform their lives and have them thanking you every time they get dressed.
The bride’s mother and the mother of the groom are often left to search out their own dresses. Encourage them to take the time to work with an Image Consultant, preferably one with apparel design experience, who can help them discover the colors and lines that flatter them and compliment the wedding party. When you help to dress the people who support you that day in their most flattering looks, and the looks all work together, you make it possible for your photographer to create beautiful, enduring, visual images that all will be proud to display.
These are some of the elements to consider when selecting apparel for your wedding, both the your dress, and those of your family and wedding party.
Photo by Polis Photography.
Colors that you like to look at should be part of your physical space, table cloths, napkins, flowers, candles. Colors that like your attendants, mother, mother-in-law-to-be… colors that look good on them and flow together… should be considered for their wedding day apparel. Ask for a full color photo of each attendant so that you can look at them side by side while you are considering colors for their dresses.
If you go for the rainbow or flower garden approach to your wedding party with each attendant choosing her own dress color, do not assume that they understand which colors flatter them. Take their photos to a professional Image Consultant for advice. Then suggest several colors that will flatter for them to choose from. Consider also the time of year and colors that will be readily available in ready-to wear dresses or fabrics, when having dresses custom made.
Variety of body shapes and sizes that make up your wedding party, should never be overlooked. Remember, horizontal lines, including necklines, sleeve edges, waistlines, and hemlines can widen, while vertical lines, or diagonal lines closer to the vertical, will heighten and narrow a physique. A simple shift in design from a strapless or minimal sweetheart neckline to a v neck, or an asymmetrical one shoulder look can make all the difference in flattering all of your attendants and not just some of them.
Life style of the family and friends as well as the venue of the event should have a significant impact on your choice of wedding party styles. An outdoor wedding in a field overlooking the mountains or a lake will call for very different styles for both men and women than a city church wedding.
Time of day will also impact the styles you will want to consider.
Remember, you are painting a picture to remember for a lifetime. You are creating the basis for a photographic memory of your start in life together.
Weddings are memorable for the anticipation and planning ahead of time, and for the photographs you have after the event. During your wedding, people, places, and happenings will blur. You will find that they happen so very fast for those in the starring roles that you will need your photos and videos to re-live and hold onto the memories and rich emotions of your day.
Susan Lackey is a professional image consultant, with 40 years in apparel design, helping women discover their best look. With a Studio in Essex Junction, VT, Sue’s favorite consult is her 2 -3 hour Body You Live In, which helps people, men and women, discover the balance to their body and wardrobe. With a career spanning catering, academics, sales, home décor, women’s apparel, design and tailoring, Sue brings a broad brush to help you focus on your most appropriate image for your wedding and your life.
SueLackey1026 [at] comcast.net