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Dress: (Jayma) from Augusta Jones.

They say everything is bigger in Texas, but I didn’t know everything also came in two’s.  My first Austin bride Emma came to Randy to the Rescue for me to help her choose ONE gown that could be styled TWO completely differently ways.  For their wedding, Emma and her fiancé were planning two ceremonies; the first was to be a conservative church wedding in Houston and the second a more casual affair in Austin.  In addition, Emma desired to include her family’s Irish heritage by using accents of the family tartan.

After trying a few gowns, Emma stepped into a lace sweetheart trumpet gown from Augusta Jones that she felt was “made for her”, But she was concerned it wouldn’t be versatile enough for both looks.  By adding a matching lace long sleeved lace shrug for the Houston ceremony, it gave Emma the conservative, classic look she desired for the church ceremony.  To further distinguish each look I explained would accessorize the casual look with a belt of three-dimensional flowers attached by using a fabric ribbon in her family’s tartan.

Not telling Emma we were planning to reveal BOTH her looks on the aisle of style, Lindsay began by styling Emma’s hair into long flowing curls which were then concealed under a conservative bun and secured with crystal hair jewelry.  During the reveal we transformed Emma from her first look to her second during her big reveal.  With both looks receiving approval from family and Emma, she left ready for BOTH of her wedding days!

Look 1


For Emma’s more traditional ceremony, I added a matching long sleeved shrug also from Augusta Jones.



Cathedral length, lace edged veil from Toni Federici was used for the traditional ceremony.



After curling the hair for Emma’s second look, Lindsay concealed the curls under a top bun secured with crystal flower hair jewelry from Malis Henderson.



Long earrings (Nyla) by Thomas Knoell accentuated Emma’s beautiful neck.



The colors of the flowers in the bouquet paid homage to Emma’s family tartan colors.



My sketch for Emma’s Bridal Blueprint for her first look.

Look 2


For Emma’s second look, the same Augusta Jones gown was worn without the shrug and we let her hair down and full. The result was a fun, sexy look.



Lindsay chose a Maria Elena’s feather and crystal flower headpiece for Emma’s second look.



The addition of a 3-dimentianal floral belt gave the gown a fun element.



The use of a fabric ribbon in the family’s tartan pattern added new drama to the gown and also paid homage to Emma’s family heritage.



Tartan, a family brooch, and kilt pin were added to her bouquet.



To view the complete collection of gowns by Augusta Jones, go to www.augustajones.com .

More accessories and jewelry from Maria Elena can be found at www.mariaelena.com.

Visit www.headpieces.com to view more accessories and veils from Toni Federici.

 Malis Henderson accessories and veils can be seen at www.mhtiaras.com.

 For more jewelry from Thomas Knoell, visit his website at www.thomasknoell.com.























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