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A Styled Shoot with a Custom Dress in Richmond Virginia | The Katelyn James Workshop Experience

April 21st, 2015

Remember when I posted these sketches a while back?  I finally get to show you the completed dress and the whole shoot!! It was such a fun dress to make, because I had been told from the very beginning that something very special was going to happen during the shoot… scroll through the photos to […]

 

Remember when I posted these sketches a while back?  I finally get to show you the completed dress and the whole shoot!! It was such a fun dress to make, because I had been told from the very beginning that something very special was going to happen during the shoot… scroll through the photos to see!

You’re in for a treat with this styled shoot, Katelyn James sets up incredible styled shoots for the attendees at her Workshop Experience, and this one was no exception.  And I bet you can’t tell that the whole shoot was set up on a driveway in front of a garage door!  And, to top it all off, I got to bring Eaden along.  Styled shoots can be hard because they’re not usually kid friendly, which can make it harder to participate in them as a mom, but this was the exception!  Amanda and I both brought our baby boys along and it was so much fun; we don’t have grass around our house, so watching him crawl around in Katelyn’s yard discovering grass was pretty adorable!

 

Images | Katelyn James

Styling and Florals (did you see the gorgeous pergola?!) | Amanda Veronee

Paper Flowers for the dessert tablescape (I love these!) | Sweet Pear Paper

Hair & Makeup | Emily Hudspeth

Vintage furniture rentals | Paisley and Jade

Custom Dress | Katherine Elizabeth Bridal

The shoot was featured on the Inspired by This blog a few months back, here’s the link!

Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth, Paper Flowers by Sweet Pear Paper Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth

Yes he proposed!!!

Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily Hudspeth Katherine Bignon Custom Dress for the Katelyn James Workshop Experience with a Surprise Proposal, Florals by Amanda Veronee, Furniture by Paisley and Jade, and Makeup by Emily HudspethYou can take a peek at the original inspiration sketches here!

xoxo, Katherine

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Custom Lingerie for a Boudoirathon Styled Shoot at Paisley & Jade Studios in Richmond, Virginia

April 15th, 2015

I wrote a little sneak peek post for this shoot here, a few months back, but now I finally get to show you ALL of the images!  An amazing team of creatives collaborated on this shoot to bring to life Jess & Annmarie of Boudoirathon’s vision for their brand launch styled shoot.  These girls travel […]

 

I wrote a little sneak peek post for this shoot here, a few months back, but now I finally get to show you ALL of the images!  An amazing team of creatives collaborated on this shoot to bring to life Jess & Annmarie of Boudoirathon’s vision for their brand launch styled shoot.  These girls travel around doing gorgeous boudoir photography in the form of a weekend marathon of sessions.  (And, I’m so excited that I get to work with them again this coming weekend and bring along this entire collection of garments for their girls to use during their sessions!)

They asked for pink, feminine, and floral print lingerie for this shoot and I was stunned when they fell in love with almost every single design I sent them.  We ended up with an eleven piece collection for them to use during the styled shoot and everything turned out fabulous!  Friends, I can’t encourage you enough to find friends in the industry to collaborate with, and to grow and learn with.  When you help someone else with their dreams and vision, it leads to lasting relationships that are so incredible.  Find them and dream with them, encourage them, and let yourselves grow together!  I promise you, it’ll be amazing.

Enjoy all the pretty pink and tulle below!

xoxo, Katherine

Boudoirathon Styled Shoot at Paisley and Jade, Styling and Florals by Dear Sweetheart Events Katherine Bignon Custom Lingerie Illustrations for a Boudoirathon Styled Shoot at Paisley and Jade with Styling and Florals by Dear Sweetheart Events Katherine Bignon Custom Lingerie Illustrations for a Boudoirathon Styled Shoot at Paisley and Jade with Styling and Florals by Dear Sweetheart Events Katherine Bignon Custom Lingerie Illustrations for a Boudoirathon Styled Shoot at Paisley and Jade with Styling and Florals by Dear Sweetheart Events Katherine Bignon Custom Lingerie Floral Bralette and Tulle Skirt for a Boudoirathon Styled Shoot at Paisley and Jade with Styling and Florals by Dear Sweetheart Events Boudoirathon Styled Shoot at Paisley and Jade, Styling and Florals by Dear Sweetheart Events Katherine Bignon Custom Lingerie Floral Bralette and Tulle Skirt for a Boudoirathon Styled Shoot at Paisley and Jade with Styling and Florals by Dear Sweetheart Events Katherine Bignon Custom Lingerie Floral Bralette and Tulle Skirt for a Boudoirathon Styled Shoot at Paisley and Jade with Styling and Florals by Dear Sweetheart Events Katherine Bignon Custom Lingerie Floral Bralette and Tulle Skirt for a Boudoirathon Styled Shoot at Paisley and Jade with Styling and Florals by Dear Sweetheart Events Katherine Bignon Custom Lingerie Floral Bralette and Tulle Skirt for a Boudoirathon Styled Shoot at Paisley and Jade with Styling and Florals by Dear Sweetheart Events Katherine Bignon Custom Lingerie Floral Bralette and Tulle Skirt for a Boudoirathon Styled Shoot at Paisley and Jade with Styling and Florals by Dear Sweetheart Events Katherine Bignon Custom Lingerie Floral Bralette and Tulle Skirt for a Boudoirathon Styled Shoot at Paisley and Jade with Styling and Florals by Dear Sweetheart Events Katherine Bignon Custom Lingerie Floral Bralette and Tulle Skirt for a Boudoirathon Styled Shoot at Paisley and Jade with Styling and Florals by Dear Sweetheart Events Katherine Bignon 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Kat of Dear Sweetheart Events did all of the florals and styling for the day (gorgeous right?!), and the shoot was located at the amazing Paisley and Jade studios in Richmond, VA.  And, we were all so excited when we found out the shoot was picked up for publication on the 100 Layer Cake blog!!

Photography | Boudoirathon

Styling & Florals | Dear Sweetheart Events

Studio | Paisley & Jade

Calligraphy | The Taylor Type

Gold Foil Prints | B is for Bonnie Design

Hair | Brianna B Adams

Makeup | NB Makeup 

Lingerie | Katherine Elizabeth Bridal

 

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Styled Shoot Sneak Peek

April 9th, 2015

Last September, I flew down to Georgia to spend three days at a conference that I had no idea would be as life changing as it was.  I kissed my kids goodbye and got on the plane with a lacy white dress safely zipped into a garment bag for a styled shoot at the conference […]

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Last September, I flew down to Georgia to spend three days at a conference that I had no idea would be as life changing as it was.  I kissed my kids goodbye and got on the plane with a lacy white dress safely zipped into a garment bag for a styled shoot at the conference that I had reached out to the planners of on a whim, asking if I could participate.  The friendships that I made there are life long relationships that continue to inspire me and encourage me, and I cannot wait to head back down south this coming fall.  I met Katie there, she’s a Navy wife who had flown out from San Diego for the conference and she had just launched the Vows and Valor military wedding blog.  I was so happy to be able to meet up with her again when we spent a few days in San Diego last fall for a conference Guillaume was speaking at, and then I got a text from her a few weeks back asking if I might have a dress available… Vows and Valor was about to do their first styled shoot for the blog and they were looking for a blush wedding dress to complement the groom’s dress whites.  And thus began a hectic but oh-so-much-fun collaboration to get a dress out to San Diego almost immediately.  I love this girl, and I love everything about the blog and vision she’s running, so it was such a pleasure to participate.  Here’s a few sneak peeks of what I worked on, the full post is coming in May! (yay!!!)

A Blush Silk Wedding Dress with Ivory Lace by Katherine Bignon for a Vows and Valor Styled Shoot

For those of you who are new to this creative industry, just starting out and trying to find a way to get your name out there, don’t be afraid of participating in styled shoots!  Put a list together of your favorite established brands, the people in our industry who inspire you and who you would dream of working with, and then reach out to them, don’t be afraid!  Ask if they have any upcoming shoots that you can participate in.  If you’re a stationary designer, reach out to a wedding photographer you love and ask if they’re doing any styled shoots that you could create an invitation suite for.  If you’re a florist, a calligrapher, a cake designer, (anything really!), reach out to that planner, photographer, etc. that you love and who inspires you and ask if you can participate!  Maybe it won’t work out the first time around, but you’ll never know if you don’t reach out and take the first step to ask.  We work in an industry full of amazing woman with amazing hearts who would love to collaborate and dream with you, so don’t hesitate on whether you should send that email or not, just do!

xoxo, Katherine

A Blush Silk Wedding Dress with Ivory Lace by Katherine Bignon for a Vows and Valor Styled Shoot

A Blush Silk Wedding Dress with Ivory Lace by Katherine Bignon for a Vows and Valor Styled Shoot

 

 

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Bohemian Romance, A Styled Shoot in Rome, Georgia

November 11th, 2014

Earlier this Fall I had the pleasure of attending the annual Pursuit 31 conference down in Rome, Georgia.  It was full of photographers and really, all kinds of amazing artists, and while it was amazingly faith centered and a break away from the busyness and stress of work, they offered incredible breakout sessions that were […]

 

Earlier this Fall I had the pleasure of attending the annual Pursuit 31 conference down in Rome, Georgia.  It was full of photographers and really, all kinds of amazing artists, and while it was amazingly faith centered and a break away from the busyness and stress of work, they offered incredible breakout sessions that were professionally based, and centered on the various industry concentrations the attendees specialize in.  So, when I found out a few months prior to the conference that they were planning a styled shoot for photographer training, I got in touch with some of the ladies planning it and offered to design a dress for the shoot!  The theme was bohemian and romantic, and they were envisioning bright colors, a teepee, and a floral headband!  What could be more fun?!  So I sent off a few sketches, we decided on our favorite and the journey towards creating their dress began!!  We worked with a model that I didn’t actually meet until I handed her the dress the day of the shoot, (usually I have a couple fittings with my brides, this was the first time I delivered something with no fittings) and the dress fit PERFECTLY!!  It was so much fun working with the girls doing the shoots, and listening to Katelyn and Mary teach the attendees all their little secrets!  The model was gorgeous and it was incredibly beautiful watching the smile on her husband’s face every time he looked at her and seeing how much he loves her!

So here’s a few pictures from some of the amazing photographers involved in the shoot, I’m so excited about all the wonderful ladies I met and the incredible friendships that came out of this shoot, and from the whole conference.  There’s just something so sweet about the beautiful collaborations that happen with the wonderful people in this industry!  It was an amazing time away, I hope you enjoy the beautiful images and are inspired as much as I was!

xoxo

K

p.s. I’ll be selling the dress as a sample a little later on, let me know if you know anyone who’s interested!

2014-11-10_0052 I LOVE working with brides on custom gowns, and the process always starts with a sketch suite, so here’s a peek at some of the sketches I sent down to the ladies planning the shoot, as we worked towards finding the perfect gown for the shoot!

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These gorgeous images are thanks to Justin & Mary Marantz, incredibly talented New England & destination wedding photographers, and one of the photographers leading the teaching during the styled shoot.

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These beautiful images below are thanks to Rachel May Photography, an amazing Virginia and destination wedding photographer, and a sweet new friend!

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And one of my favorites by the talented Ashley, of V.A. Photography!

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(That gorgeous shot of the floral crown up top is also from her!)

Didn’t the photographers do an incredible job!  It was so much fun watching them teach, and learn, and be part of this amazing community, and I’m thrilled I got to be involved!!

 

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Tulle Ballgown Custom Wedding Dress Inspiration

October 13th, 2014

We’re bundled up in sweaters and thick tights up here in New York City, the cold has finally arrived and it’s lovely!  We spent the day apple picking upstate yesterday and the leaves were gorgeous!  The drive through the Hudson River Valley is one of my absolute favorites!  I tried to cozy up with some […]

 

We’re bundled up in sweaters and thick tights up here in New York City, the cold has finally arrived and it’s lovely!  We spent the day apple picking upstate yesterday and the leaves were gorgeous!  The drive through the Hudson River Valley is one of my absolute favorites!  I tried to cozy up with some tea this morning, only to discover we were out of milk…  (I love black tea with milk, and honestly can’t drink it any other way!)

So, on this lovely fall morning, I thought I’d share a little bit of wedding inspiration that I just put together for a friend.  Think winter, white, tulle, fluffy flowers…  One of these dresses is for an upcoming styled shoot, but I can’t tell you which yet!

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I hope you’re enjoying thick sweaters and hot mugs filled with your favorite fall drink as much as I am!

xoxo

p.s. some of our apple orchard favorites!

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