Wednesday, February 15

Featured / Utterly Engaged

I was delighted to see today that the editorial images from the Chaviano Couture lookbook shoot were published in the recent issue of Utterly Engaged Magazine. The images begin on page 74 and run to page 93. I think my favorite from the spread is on page 90 and 91. The drama of the dress and the veil (yards and yards of tulle!) was so unbelievable in person, I'm thrilled it translated to print. What's your favorite?

Photography: Harwell Photography / Florals: Amy Osaba / Calligraphy: MMInk / Hair: Shornell McNeal / Makeup: Mara Zal / Model: Alex Lahey

Tuesday, February 14

Hello, I love you.

Won't you tell me your name?

Hey, Sweet Potato! I feel you rolling around in my belly. According to my baby book, you can hear me, so will you cut your mama some slack and just tell me what you want to be called for the rest of your life? I'm sure I'm not the only expectant parent that agonizes over naming their baby. Choosing a name for your child is a big deal! Parker and I have researched and made lists and compared notes and we still can't seem to settle on a moniker for our little one.

We do find out on Monday if we are having a he-baby or a she-baby, so hopefully that will help, and I'm trying to stay positive! I've actually had dreams (nightmares?) where I go into labor and we haven't chosen a name. Not even so much as narrowed it down! I think I need a hobby. Am I alone in the world or did anyone else out there have issues/discussions/need therapy over naming their child?

Featured / Southern Weddings Blog

I was so happy for my dear friend Annette to have her new collection sneak peeked on the Southern Weddings blog yesterday. It was such an honor to style her 2012 lookbook and I'm amazed at the thought and detail that went into this collection, at once structured and etheral. In additon to the pretty dresses and accessories shown here, Chaviano Couture provides custom work as well. Who wouldn't want a one of a kind gown? Check out the promo for the 2012 collection and learn more about Chaviano Couture.

Images: Harwell Photography