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Fashion: Wedding Gowns

The gown shoot for this issue of Exquisite Weddings is unlike anything we have ever published before.  Creativity in this group of wedding pro’s was off the charts- and nobody was afraid to think outside the box when it came to bridal style.  A team of 25 plus people stayed for two nights on the Bandy Canyon Ranch property in charming cabins.  And although it felt like summer camp at times- this shoot was certainly a labor of love.

We’re talking corsets made of real flowers, a high low gown with custom lining, layered skirts, veils made of mixed mediums- Amanda Thorne from Thorne Artistry was the brainchild behind each look and we couldn’t be more pleased with the unique fashionable product. Styling this many looks in 100 degree heat on a ranch is definitely a task for proffesionals- we wouldn’t recommend trying it at home.

Sara France  was able to capture these girls in all their glory- and her photography work turned out simply stunning!  If you haven’t seen the gown shoot in the current issue, you can check it out here.

Get those Pinterest boards full of wedding gown inspo and pin away!  We hope you are inspired for your big day and are able to get some great ideas for your debut down the aisle.  Enjoy!

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Venue:  Bandy Canyon Ranch
Photography: Sara France
Styling: Thorne Artistry
Florals:  Leaf it to Lexi
Hair: Hair Ya Go
Makeup: Melissa Rae & Co
Specialty Jewelry:  Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers
Rentals:  Farm Tables & More
Models: Pinkerton Model & Talent Company– Anna Clols, Hannah Flattery, Caroline Gutierrez, Carolyn Stotesberry, and Irina Svistunova, Andy Hnilo and San Diego Model Management– Bri White


  1. Deborah {Wedding Thingz} Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Reply
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