Creating a Modern Love Story for the Romantic Bride


photographed by elizabeth messina

“Starting with an air of romance and adding a dash of whimsy, Ivy & Aster delivers a novel spin on traditional wedding attire.  Delicate silk fabrics are fashioned in modern, refined silhouettes, giving the perfect mix of ethereal and wearable.  The darling is in the details…Ivy & Aster love a chiffon flower, rows of ruffles, a velvety swiss dot, essentially anything that is one part sweet and one part sass.  Accessories borrow from vintage nostalgia, give a nod to current fashion trends, and were designed to help you style out a unique and personalized look for your wedding day.  Most importantly, it is all designed from the heart.”

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i was lucky enough to photograph this lovely new wedding gown line…i love these dresses so much i wanna get married again…now only if my husband will get on board….ivy & aster dresses are available at the LOVELY BRIDE in new york & in 22 stores across the country (happy shopping ladies)…this photographic story was made possible by the creative help of these talented people….

Location: the Ukranian Institute NYC (www.ukrainianinstitute.org)
Styling: Jacqueline Weppner, Merci New York (www.mercinewyork.com)
Hair: Elina Pinkhasov, Signature Styles Salon (http://www.signaturestylessalon.com/)
Makeup: Jacqi Kotran, Facetime Beauty Concierge (http://www.facetimebeauty.com/)

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“The best and most beautiful things in the
world cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.”

-Helen Keller

IVY & ASTER

a little more sweetness...

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  1. Dec 01-2010 , 01:03AM
    stunning Elizabeth... Just stunning.
  2. Dec 01-2010 , 01:23AM
    Okay !! That is ridiculously beautiful !!! I die !!! Love Love Love !!!!!!!! xx Frog Princess xx
  3. Dec 01-2010 , 03:07AM
    that was beyond magnificent. per usual.
  4. Dec 01-2010 , 08:22AM
    Girl, you have got some serious talent!!! Looooove everything you do!
  5. Dec 01-2010 , 08:31AM
    i love it!! and the story makes it all the more precious! thank you for making that!
  6. Dec 01-2010 , 09:13AM
    Beautiful!!! I love the whole story...and want those glittery shoes!
  7. Dec 01-2010 , 09:15AM
    too too lovely! Amazing!
  8. Dec 01-2010 , 09:18AM
    This is amazing! Gorgeous dresses!
  9. Dec 01-2010 , 11:39AM
    What an incredible feature to complement an incredible web site :D
  10. Dec 01-2010 , 03:11PM
    ...like a dream. you are beautiful.
  11. Dec 01-2010 , 05:35PM
    oh my...I'm in love with IVY & ASTER...
  12. jane:
    Dec 02-2010 , 12:01AM
    where are the glittery shoes from??? must know thanks!!!
  13. Dec 02-2010 , 01:25PM
    stunningly beautiful!
  14. sherri kardell:
    Dec 02-2010 , 03:12PM
    Stunning work...Bravo!