Alice in Whimsyland

My good friend Christina from Simply Modern Weddings asked me to take part in a fun Alice in Wonderland inspired photoshoot a few weeks ago.

Here’s the thing– my role in  the shoot didn’t involve a single real live flower.  Instead, she asked me to provide some accessories to adorn our gorgeous model Lauren.  Seriously though, isn’t she stunning?  She could rock a burlap sack and still look luminous.

Imagine my joy at waking up this morning, running down my google reader as usual, and seeing these images by Kim Le Photography on Style Me Pretty! I guess today is “Alice” day, because they are featuring THREE different and totally unique “Alice in Wonderland”  shoots.

To check out the SMP post, click here.

Here are some of the accessories I created for the shoot:

We tucked 4 of my white cymbidium clips into Lauren’s tresses.  Each petal is hand-cut, singed with a flame to add texture, and beaded with glass pearls.

Double White Cymbidiums

I formed each of these dahlias from different sari fabrics, added a cluster of pearls, and long frayed strands of fabric dangling down.


The sash is quite special, with hand beaded silver leaves and a vintage brooch.

Braided Dahlia Crown and Glitz and Glam Sash

Below, a funky take on Alice’s standard black bow, with a huge rosette center and “veil” of feathers.  The belt features two sparkly snakes joined by a jewel encrusted heart.  A little quirky, but sure to look rad on an offbeat bride out there!

Black Bow Comb and  Shimmer Snakes in Love Belt (both coming soon to etsy)

And here are some of the adorable details from the shoot, all of which I had nothing to do with!  It was honestly kind of fun coming in with just my tiny part of the puzzle, and watching on the sidelines as other professionals put something amazing together.  And you can imagine how much I loved the color scheme based on my website colors, right?

Thank you to all the stellar vendors who let me tag along that day!

Event Coordination and Design: Simply Modern Weddings / Photography: Kim Le Photography / Floral Design: Flowers by Helen / Invitations and Paper Goods: Darla Marie Designs / Floral Belts and Hair Accessories: The Treasured Petal Boutique / Hair and Makeup: All Made Up / French Macrons: Layer Cake Bakery / Cupcakes: Sugar | Tart Desserterie / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Linens: Wildflower Linens and Fusion Linens / Fashion: Jinny’s Bridal and Forever 21/ Model: Lauren

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7 Responses to “Alice in Whimsyland”

  1. Rachel (heart of light) Says:

    It all looks amazing, Kris!

  2. christina Says:

    krissy thank you so much for being a part of the shoot! your accessories provided the perfect look for our alice. you also provided so much more than your beautiful collection…and for all that i am beyond grateful! love ya!

  3. Joe Branca Says:

    great job!!!

    loving the model’s facial expressions in some of the shots… like a slightly discombobulated doll. and how the pink dahlia head piece frames the face. that model reminds me of Teri Garr from back in the day (in a good way!)

    look its my first post on your blog ; )

    j

  4. christina Says:

    aww…joe so sweet posting on the blog! i agree with you, that pink headpiece is so stunning! (i secretly want to wear it just because!)

  5. kim Says:

    hi kris!

    i saw the smp post and thought of you when i saw the headpiece… but didn’t realize that it was actually yours until i saw your blog! great job! i’m looking foward to seeing more of your beautiful creations 🙂

    (i liked joe’s post, too!)

  6. Joe Branca Says:

    Krissy – Teri Garr played the pretty German assistant in Young Frankenstein –

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