On Monday October 21, 2013, Sun*Kissed Designs participated in the Red Carpet Bridal Tour Howard County! The Red Carpet Bridal Tour is a 4 venue experience where brides-to-be visit 4 different event locations where vendors are present to provide services, demonstrations, tastings and shows, to help them plan their wedding. The Gathering Place, an event venue located in Clarksville, MD, was the 3rd stop on the tour where Sun*Kissed Designs shared the runway with custom menswear designer Christopher Schafer Clothier! Brides-to-be were treated to a runway experience where all of the fashions displayed were couture designs. Below are images from the runway! For the remaining runway images, visit the Facebook Page for Sun*Kissed Designs. For more information about The Red Carpet Bridal Tour visit www.redcarpetbridaltours.com. Beautiful hair and make-up designs for each model were created by Bridal Beauty Associates, and all of the images from the bridal tour were provided by L.A. Birdie Photography!
Gowns and Accessories~ Sun*Kissed Designs
It is official! The photo shoot conceptualized by Ashley Stubbs of d Kin Photography, featuring the "Loved" Wedding Gown by Sun*Kissed Designs, has been published!
On October 23, 2013, Hey Wedding Lady published the photo shoot as "Blushing Beauty Bridal Portraits by D Kin Photography". The author gives a picturesque description of the photo shoot and even includes her favorite element...the mini horse, Peanut! (You must check out the full photo shoot album on the Facebook Page! The cuteness of a mini horse is not to be missed! :) )
Hey Wedding Lady is an amazing publication that showcases real weddings, styled photo shoots and provides readers with inspiration boards and countless visual tools to plan their big day! The author is a California native that shares and displays her inspiration nationwide.
Check out the article here!!! Hey Wedding Lady
Recently, Sun*Kissed Designs collaborated with d Kin Photography, as part of the creative vision of photographer Ashley Stubbs, for a photo shoot! The photo shoot took place at Crow Farm and Vineyard in Kennedyville, MD and featured the floral design of Intrigue Design and Decor, make-up artistry by Behind the Compact and Joy Bowman as the beautiful model.
"Loved" Wedding Gown is a sneak peak of the new Coastal Collection by Sun*Kissed Designs! It is a peach chiffon and rayon dress that features a completely hand beaded strap with individual seed beads and alternating pink, blush and dusty rose tulle and organza hand beaded flowers that overflow from the second strap, throughout the chiffon bodice. The skirt base is a flowing rayon that has alternating cathedral pick-ups and gathers. "Loved" was designed with the sunset in mind! As a wedding gown that breaks through traditional design concepts and colors, it was created to accent an outdoor scene, while remaining inviting and classic. When partnered with the beautiful location of Crow Farm and Vineyard, the cascading details of the floral bouquet by Intrigue Design and Decor, the flawless artistry of Behind the Scenes, the effortless beauty of Joy Bowman and the incomparable vision and technique of dKin Photography, it is no wonder that the photo shoot left many blushing with fascination!
Here is the synopsis of the photo shoot by photographer Ashley Stubbs of dKin Photography.
"I wanted to assemble a shoot where we used local artists and contributors to showcase our work. The styled shoot revolved around a handmade dress from Sun*Kissed Designs. The design was custom made, which uses a peach chiffon bodice and peach rayon skirt. There are alternating cathedral gatherings throughout the skirt. The bodice features handmade tulle and organza flowers and florets that creep up one of the straps. The flowers are centered with beautiful hand beaded pistils and stamens. The other strap is adorned with beads that were hand sewn into the dress.
Behind the Compact did both hair and makeup for our shoot. Sara wanted to incorporate the model's ombre hair coloring into her design. She meticulously hid every bobby pin, too! Also, the makeup was flawless. She was able to give the illusion of airbrush makeup, but with no airbrush at all!
Crow Farm is a locally owned and operated farm that raises angus beef. The farm is also a vineyard that boasts award-winning wine! Crow Farm is home to a bed and breakfast. It will encompass over 10 acres of grapes, which can make several bottles of wine :)!
Intrigue Design and Decor assembled a gorgeous arrangement of roses and orchids. It literally was breathtakingly beautiful.
Joy Bowman was our model for the session. I have worked with Joy on previous shoots, and she has been one of the most gracious models I have ever met. She takes direction and criticism incredibly well. I look forward to seeing BIG things from her."
Check out images from the photo shoot below and the entire album on the Facebook Page for Sun*Kissed Designs.
Winter weddings are beautiful!! The snow and colder temperatures are truly inspiring. Whether it is through icicles or snow topped roofs, snow is a beautiful way to romanticize a scene!
If you are planning a wedding during the winter months or in a colder destination, there are great ways to accessorize that will leave you looking breathtaking and timeless and will keep you warm!
Faux fur, tweed, velvet, wool, leather and suede are all amazing and versatile fabrics. These textiles are perfect for winter weather and can all remain lovely when used in a neutral palette!
Wraps, shrugs and jackets are all great accessories that can be made using winter weight fabrics and in the colors that will match and/or compliment your wedding gown and bridal colors! Each creates a different styled look and feel for your wedding and a fun way to include something old, new, borrowed or blue!
This image is property of Sun*Kissed Designs and Kathleen Hertel Photography.
Happy August Sale-abration!!!
During the month of August, you enjoyed amazing new sales and discounts each week. As the summer comes to a close, Sun*Kissed Designs is offering the last deal of the summer season. Check out the highlighted sale and a few accessories pictures below!
Sun*Kissed Designs is now offering a selection of the hand beaded, handmade accessories through the website!! Visit www.sunkissedbridal.com and click the Sun*Kissed Designs Veil Accessories Boutique and the Sun*Kissed Designs Hair and Body Accessories Boutique tabs under the "more" section to purchase veils, hair accessories and shrugs, collars and shawls! These accessories are also great for any special occasion! For custom orders and to make customized requests for current products, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before you place your order in case an invoice needs to be generated!
In honor of the end of summer, from now until September 5th, 2012 at midnight (Eastern Standard Time) Receive 20% off of any gown purchase and 50% off of custom designed accessory orders!(Because both the Gown orders and the Custom Accessories Orders are custom creations, please email email@example.com your requests so that an invoice can be generated.) Shop away!!
This is a great time to get your wedding gown and/or bridal party gowns or a gift for someone special or for yourself! Each piece is made to order, so please allow 2-5 business days to create and process your accessories order. Gown orders will require fittings and the actual design and creation of your gown. Please email for further details and more information. Rush item creation and Rush Delivery are both offered, visit the "Policies" tab on the website for more information.
**If you would like something custom and need some ideas, I invite you to schedule a free consultation where I can show you each gown, veil and accessory that I offer and you can discuss with me your budget, and your vision for your wedding! This would be a great time to go over any custom design ideas, beading color changes or any thing else you can think of! My office is conveniently located at 41 State Circle Suite 5 in Historic Annapolis, MD 21401. It is open by appointment only to ensure that each client has undisturbed time to view the gowns. Or if more convenient, I can come to you, bringing the gowns or accessories your are interested and the photo albums of additional products! You can schedule a consultation through email at firstname.lastname@example.org , on my website at www.sunkissedbridal.com or over the phone at (443) 803-2757.
Also check out detailed pictures of the gowns and veils on my Facebook Page Sun*Kissed Designs. Throughout each month I write about inspiration for your big day! Everything from, accessories, decor, and bridal colors and so much more!! This blog can be found on my website at the tab marked Bridal Style Inspiration!!
This image is property of Sun*Kissed Designs and Brittani Gattis Photography.
This past Sunday August 26, 2012, Sun*Kissed Designs attended the T Rose International Bridal Show at the Double Tree By Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, Va! It was an amazing experience with great highlights, giveaways, blushing brides and amazing vendors!
The show started with excitement as brides-to-be were invited to take a tour of the top level ballrooms where they could enjoy a great view of the Potomac. This was followed by vendor interactions and hourly giveaways, including a hand beaded veil by Sun*Kissed Designs and a $200.00 gift certificate from Sun*Kissed Designs! A fashion show by another amazing vendor showed great gown options!
Candy bar! Cupcakes! Wedding Cake samples!! What more can I say! Make-up by Traci Rosales and hair and make-up by Circe Aveda Salon and Spa provided beautiful tutorials as well as provided hair and make-up for the models for the fashion show.
Some of the vendors that Sun*Kissed Designs loves were also in attendance as well! Peggy Jay Jewelry makes stunning jewelry and jeweled shoes and accessories! Weddings By Sandy is a spectacular wedding officiant and Mimi's Mocha Treats makes delicious cupcakes!
New vendors that are quickly becoming favorites are Sweet Creations Cakes, Circe Salon, Brittani Gattis Photography and many more! Enjoy a few of the pictures below and for the entire photo album and the official T Rose International Bridal Show photo album of the event visit the Facebook Page for Sun*Kissed Designs!
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A beautiful woman requested a custom made evening gown from Sun*Kissed Designs for an event she would be attending!! This gown was custom created (and named after her!!) for an event in which Steve Harvey and Michael Baisden were in attendance! Here is a picture of the lovely gown! And below a picture of my client in her lovely gown! (The photographer at the event loved her in the gown so much he requested to keep other posed photos of her for his studio!)
For more detail shots of the gown visit the Facebook Page at Sun*Kissed Designs.
My name is Chantél Francina and I design and create hand beaded wedding gowns, bridal accessories and special occasion gowns and accessories!! I started designing clothes 15 years ago and am completely self taught. I have designed and created just about everything, but have fallen in love with creating bridal and special occasionwear!
Photos used under Creative Commons from Scarleth White, bochalla