Understated Elegance by Katie May ♥
In another exclusive Confetti Daydreams Wedding Blog collaboration with the amazing Katie May and photographer, Abbi Cooley, of Images by Abbi, I’m so excited to bring you a long, lusty look at the breathtaking Barcelona gown. Shot at the Long Beach Museum of Art, California, and featuring a pretty sweet pair of Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps, today’s styled session is all about understated elegance.
Wearing a classically beautiful lace-edged Amy B cathedral veil which is coming soon to Katie May, model Ursula Diaz of Honor Beauty shows us how comfortably the Barcelona gown fits, flattering her feminine silhouette. To complement her look while keeping the theme of understated elegance in mind, Beauty by Melina styled Ursula’s locks into sleek, light waves, opting for a neutral make-up palette with just a pop of color on the lip.
The final touches were provided by Jacquie Aiche whose delicious assortment of diamond studded, gold and gemstone cuffs, worn alongside a lovely pink ear jacket, made a subtle, but certainly striking statement.
Katie May’s Backless Barcelona Wedding Dress
Katie May’s Backless Wedding Dress
“For this look, we wanted to style our Barcelona gown in a posh and refined way, while still incorporating the beach element. Shooting at a location that looked over the water gave us the light and warmth that a beach setting provides; however, the venue provided lush greens and brick that added more dimension and texture, allowing the gown to really pop.
Our goal was to create a stunning and cohesive look in which each element was thought through and blended seamlessly together. We were originally inspired by the rich colors of the flowers in the bouquet. That coloring inspired the color we chose for the lip, and the jewel tones and golden hues that we selected for the jewelry. The Jacquie Aiche jewelry we picked out for this look does not overwhelm the gown, but still adds an element of style. Lastly, we picked the Amy B veil to pair with the gown. We love how the drama of the veil contrasts with the sleek sophistication of the Barcelona – a perfect pairing, if you ask us!”
♥ ♥ ♥ CREDITS ♥ ♥ ♥Another big thanks goes out to Emily, Katie May and the team of exquisite vendors that collaborated on this sultry seaside editorial!
Backless Wedding Dress: Barcelona Gown by Katie May // Photographer: Abbi Cooley, Images by Abbi // Location: Long Beach Museum of Art – Long Beach, CA // Model: Ursula Diaz of Honor Beauty // Veil: Amy B Veil (coming soon to Katie May) // Hair: Beauty by Melina // Jewelry: Jacquie Aiche // Shoes: Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pumps
If you missed last week’s wedding dress spotlight take a look at Katie May’s Backless Beach Wedding Dress here. It’s oh-so-boholicious!