Utah Bride Blog Summer 2014 Editorial: Styling

We hope your enjoying our summer editorial week and that loads of inspiration is flooding your bridal minds! Thank you for joining us through the week! Today we focus on the styling behind our shoot! Stepping a little out of the box on this one, {we hope it will encourage some of you brides to do so as well} we brought in a stylist with brilliant eclectic style, and we want to introduce you to her!

We first came to know Amanda from Recycled Consign & Design after we reached out to her shortly after a peruse through her fantastic store in Cedar City, Utah. Only a few steps beyond the door we found ourselves smitten with the store design and products. We spent a good few hours exploring every nook & cranny of her eclectic ensemble, and knew that this stylist was one we had to work with one day! That was almost exactly a year to the day before our summer editorial shoot!

While bridal and wedding trends are prevalent in the industry each of you brides have individual style. Like your ideal home environment, your wedding is a expression of who you are and your own style.  Just like one might need to acquire an interior designer to style their home perfectly, it makes sense that a bride might need a wedding stylist to fulfill her dream wedding style. There are amazing and talented sources that deal with this need specifically and there are rental sources for furniture and other wedding staging needs, but a truly custom bride might need to reach a little beyond that and perhaps into the pocket of Amanda Hill, someone who can provide them a specifically styled experience full of custom selected elements.

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Amanda took our vision and desired style along with a color palette and did her thing with it! She set the stage with a few anchor pieces starting with this custom 1960’s curved emerald headboard welded into an eclectic bench, a statement no less! She also hung huge Moroccan lanterns from the rafters in our natural light studio, to anchor the upswing of the whole design. A pedestal table with a glass top set the stage for what could be a more intimate and very custom styled wedding dinner.

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She then built upon those anchor pieces with accessories and custom elements. A collection of vintage gather dinnerware graced the table creating depth with various textures and colors. Candlesticks, hexagon trays, and recycled mini glass vases added layers of delightful style. We especially loved the custom “U & I” lucite lettering, a product line custom designed by Amanda herself and available online and in her store. Perfectly suited to a romance the lettering wrote into the table perfect sense! More to come tomorrow from Amanda when we look at a hanging dessert buffet she styled with Rue De Lis!

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