Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Elsah & Brady

Like Alice in Wonderland, I'm late.................. I'm late!!!! Don't ask-- -it is what it is! :)

On a somewhat chilly and very damp day the week before last, Elsah and Brady were married. Bobbi had the opportunity to shoot the wedding with Coby and Diane from CMAX Photography, it was great all the way around! The happy couple were married and celebrated at the World's Fair Pavillion in Forest Park. Note a couple of shots that show Coby and Diane in action.

It was lots of fun------- please see the slideshow HERE!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sunny Day for a Great Wedding!

Today we'll be celebrating along with Lisa and Jason and couldn't be happier about it---- woo hoo! Lisa's wonderful family are St. Louisan's but the couple currently lives in New York. It is going to be a warm one here, bright and sunny!

Even if you aren't dancing at a wedding in the immediate future, have an absolutely fabulous weekend!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bridal Fashion Fall 2009

It's been a little while since bridal market wrapped for Fall 2009 and I have to tell you that it has been difficult if not impossible to select favorites. The collections were gorgeous, breathtaking, inspiring and wonderful. Bridal couture gets better and better. One of the things I loved was the continuing asymetric influence, done in understated and elegant ways. As a seamstress I appreciate the small details that make the gown itself as well. This season is the confluence of structured details and floating almost architectural bits.

I had to chose some favorites and wanted to see what you thought as well!

Always, Always, Always a favorite--- Monique L'hullier. I look forward to every collection with great anticipation as she mixes the traditional and fresh in such a way that every gown is not only breathtaking but quietly inventive.

Asymetric in the bodice shaping as well as the skirt and the embellishments and beading are spectacular. The quiet satin ribbon at the waist makes this gown near perfection!

Also from L'hullier (above) is this frothy and amazing weding gown. Frothy and elegant. The movement is lovely the details incredible.

Love these gowns from Rivini, (below)

More of that incredible and delicate tulle skirting---- delicious! The gown above reminds me of what Cindarella would wear at a 2009 wedding to the Prince. So yummy.

Also from Rivini the gown above. The shaping is absolute elegance- traditional yet so fresh and today. The details on the gown are just perfect, absolutely stunning!

From LianCarlo is this deceptively simple stunner. The mermaid shaping continues to be popular and the dhape of this gown reflects that with a bit of a twist. Don't you love the pink crystal beading on the bodice?

Of course you can't begin to have an intelligent conversation about bridal couture without including something delish from Vera Wang. The gown below was just one in a line up of stuffing creations. Doesn't it look absolutely weightless?
And for the moment, I'll stop with the gown above--- also Vera Wang. Frothy, gorgeous, stunning! The use of the raw edged organza layers worked to perfect advantage-- love it!

All of us here at BBP are looking forward to a wedding season that will undoubtedly focus on many gorgeous brides and their gowns. Stay tuned!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sarah & Jon

On a beautiful sunshiny St. Louis day we are thrilled to be able to make a beautiful sunshiny announcement! :) Happy welcomes to Sarah and Jon, we are so pleased that the two of you are new members of the BBP Wedding Family! It goes without saying that we are looking forward to getting to know you better -- and of course your wedding day!

Now get out there and enjoy some of this lovely spring weather before it turns to chilly rain.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The BBP Bride.... 2035

No doubt about it, the absolutely beautiful Miss Lily will be a BBP Bride in 2035! She is indeed Sugar & Spice and all things nice, her personality is as engaging as can be, what a doll!

Her mama is former bride Lindsey, one of our favorite people along with her Gramma Mary--- so how could we not just love Lily right off the bat?

As a reminder our family portrait sessions for Spring 2009 have only a few openings and we would love to make sure that your special people are photographed with "Images from the Heart..."

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all of our friends and clients who celebrate! We send blessings and bunnies! :)

St. Louis is known for it's Pork Steak. If you don't know it, think ribs and chops and t bones all kind of rolled into one. A nice sticky bbq sauce on the grill, some cole slaw and potato salad, some baked beans come from this kitchen. Coming to join the table are some home baked rolls and deviled eggs!

It is Easter in any form, and a day to remember egg hunts from years past, nights up late making all sorts of Easter finery, and to be grateful for the present.

Happy Easter!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Mr. Austin

We are just flat out blessed and then some, and we know it! It's always such a fabulous perk and a glorious blessing to be able to photograph our former brides and grooms as their families grow. Mr. Austin (above) was such a happy case!

Austin is the first child, the handsome son, of Kate and Matt. It seems like just yesterday that we were all watching them dance at the Starlight Ballroom at the Chase and their happy toasts of Dom! And yet, here is their wonderfully cute and personable little baby boy!

Welcome Austin, you are just the sweetest thing! We are looking forward to watching you grow and documenting the milestones with "Images from the Heart..."

Thursday, April 09, 2009

BBP Family Welcome to Kendra & Doug!

Well of course we are excited to welcome Kendra and & Doug to the family at BBP! It is going to be lots of fun to work with them as we approach their big day and we're all looking forward to it!

So, welcome to you both!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

That of which we are GLAD

The car above? Nell's! EEEEEEEK!!!! She was on her way to work yesterday andwas hit head on by a milk delivery truck going through a red light. We were terrified to say the least! Thankfully she walked away, and seems just fine with the exception of being a little sore. (fingers crossed)

We are extremely grateful--- what a blessing. As Nell herself says, there were angels looking out for her!

As always------ life is fragile------ be your best at every moment!!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Cara & Jason

I can't believe how busy we are around BBP------ it's crazy (and wonderful!) Must be spring fever or something!

Cara & Jason's wedding last weekend was just wonderful, what a HAPPY bride and groom! You know, sometimes the bride and/or groom get so caught up in the festivities of the day or family politics or something that they just don't relax and have a good time---- it is sad, but it happens! Not Cara and Jason, they were positively giddy and glowing all day long!

I have to share one of my personal favorites---- as you know I knit and always ask the bride of the hour to pose with my project du jour. All of "my" brides are always so sweet and generous but Mrs. Cara really rocked the sticks! :)

If you would like to see the slideshow of images from Cara & Jason's special day, click HERE!

Monday, April 06, 2009

BBP Real Wedding of the Week!

You know we love us our St. Louis Bride Magazine (what's not to love, right?) We are very pleased to be the Real Wedding of the Week on their blog feature! Mrs. Sarah and Mr. Tim, there with their happy and smiling selves! It was a gorgeous wedding and they are fabulous people, it is nice to see their beautiful photos on the blog for everyone to enjoy!

The St. Louis Bride Magazine website has a new look plus the launch of the blog several weeks ago--- love it! You will find all sorts of helpful information on the site with more to come.

Coming on the BBP blog this week:
  • new wedding family to welcome
  • slideshow from the weekend's wedding
  • and more dish!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Time for Cara and Jason

The weather in St. Louis today couldn't be sweeter----- almost 70 with blue skies! So much is happening in town with the women's Final Four and opening day for the Cards------ a zillion people in town and high energy everywhere! With much colder and less springy weather on the way everyone will be out and about enjoying this great day!

Today we will be part of the long awaited celebration of Cara & Jason's wedding and are looking forward to spending time with the happy couple, their friends and family. Great photos to come from this very special day!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Thanks to The Knot!

Well, well, well! We're so pleased to have been chosen "The Knot Best of Weddings 2008/2009 Pick"!!!

It is our second year in a row being chosen and as we said last year, what really makes us smile is the fact that the picks are chosen by brides. We don't advertise in The Knot so it is sweeter still!

Thanks to those that voted, and to those that will! We never get tired of saying that we have the best clients in the whole world and it is very humbling and gratifying to know that we're part of a mutual admiration society!