I have admired Chelsea's contributions to the wedding world as a wedding photographer extraordinaire, boudoir portraitist, and styled shoot maestro, so I was thrilled to learn that Chelsea would be starting her own regional wedding blog. I can think of no other person with more enthusiasm for the perfect detail as well as a complete passion for the area where she lives. Since I share her adoration of both weddings and the coast, I was honored when she asked me to create one of my blog's signature styled looks to commemorate the launch of Tidewater and Tulle!
Mia-Caroline Dress by Rebecca Schoneveld / Coco Earrings by Jewelmint / Adrianne's Chunky Abstract Light Blue Bracelet from Fantasy Jewelry Box / Blue by Betsey Johnson "Gown" Sandal in Silver Metallic from Nordstrom / Anya Hindmarch Murano Satin Clutch
Since the Tidewater area is right at the mouth of the Chesapeake where the bay runs into the Atlantic, and is steeped in Colonial history, I wanted to subtly bring the unique themes of that region, while still making this a traditional and wearable modern bridal style. The earrings are meant to represent a ornate abstraction of a wave or tidal bore, and the bracelet reminds me of sea glass with a modern take. The pale blue satin clutch, the lace details of the dress bodice, and the silver sandals are more classic references with a hint of Colonial finery.
Donna Morgan Blakely Bridesmaid Dress from Weddington Way / Nautilus Shell Earring from Banana Republic / Anna & Ava Starlet Necklace at Dillard's / Lilly Pulitzer Summer Chic Clutch from Rent the Runway / Nyah Sandals by Ralph Lauren at Macy's
Whether your heart is by the sea or tied to the Colonial traditions (or a mix of both!), I hope these style ideas have given you some ideas for your own Hampton Roads area wedding. Congratulations to Chelsea and the Tidewater and Tulle team on your launch!