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Gown Series : Southern Belle

Though I’m somewhat grown up, I still like to play dress up. This time we turned the already beautiful Nicole into a lovely, southern belle. Of course I couldn’t have done any of this with out my trustee right-hand woman, Steph. It was quite the fun shoot, filled with good laughs, creepy voices, and a scare of being stranded. Good times.

* Now to meet the hatter behind the madness, Steph. She is wicked good at what she does and oh so fun to hang with.

She even watches for cars so I don’t get hit while in the middle of the road. What a pal.

Belinda Berglof - These are just fabulous. I am in love with the styling!!!

Jackie P - you all are an amazing team! I like how you play dress up :)

Izzy - I love the souther bell/ranch idea! What a beautiful ranch and setting!!! The contrast of the cowgirl shirt and wedding dress is fun!!!! I could totally see tons of young cute southern bells copying this style. It’s really cute! Great job girls! Beautiful pics Ciara! Hair and makeup is awesome! I love it all!

Izzy - *southern* sorry for typos

Andr - You are SO creative! The outfit combination is original and fun! I also love your location! I grew up two houses down from there and used to visit the horses and watch them ride. It’s a beautiful location! Way to be!

Party Palette: Lagoon + Cherry | The Sweetest Occasion - [...] Robin Thom. left. House Beautiful. right. Ciara Richardson via Steph.} Party Palette: Blush, Peach + Watermelon Party Palette: Pumpkin, Navy + Magenta [...]

Hannah - Where did you ever find that skirt. I want it for my wedding..

robyn - man i love this!! gorgeous! and so stinking creative!

Pra se inspirar: Noiva western « - [...] ver mais? Clica aqui. Like this:LikeBe the first to like this [...]

Southern Inspiration: Bows | Something Southern - [...] begging ya’ll to check out the rest of this inspiration shoot at Ciara Richardson’s blog for lots of Southern goodness. Ciara [...]

Amber - I die….this is simply gorgeous!!!! I would feel so beautful in this setting. SSSooooooo talented.

Oh where can I find the flannel shirt?

Naomi - This is beautiful!

Brenda's Wedding Blog - This is beyond stunning – I love the plaid with the wedding skirt. So beautiful

Kristen {Savvy Deets Bridal} - This is a gorgeous shoot! So rustic and uber charming! The bride is adorable! Love combining the flannel with the tulle skirt!

tami - Love this look so country chic! xoxo

Pass on Pashiminas: Alternative Cover-Ups for Your Big Day | Occasions Magazine - [...] I don’t think I would call myself a “hipster” but I am definitely a plaid lover! In the fall and winter months, I have been known to rock a plaid button down quite often. I love plaid! I especially love how this bride paired a plaid shirt with her dress, totally unconventional but it totally looks amazing! (via Ciara Richardson Photography) [...]

Becky S. - Gorgeous images! I love to flannel/tulle combo! Do you know anything about the skirt- I have been looking for a skirt like this for a long time!!!

Hair Trend: Braids « - [...] 1 Photo by Simply Bloom Photography via *** 2 Via *** 3 Paper + Lace Photography 4 Photo by Simply Bloom Photography via *** 5 Found via *** 6 Tinywater [...]

Bridal Skirts? » Sparkliatti - [...] Photo Credit: Ciara Richardson [...]

We’re Feeling: Touches of Tartan | Beautiful Blooms - [...] 2. L.A.M.B. 3. J Fold etched plaid leather card case 4. Ralph Lauren holiday votive set  5.Ciara Richardson Photography 6. Masters of None plaid cufflinks 7. arrangement by Beautiful Blooms, photographed by Marie [...]

Holiday Wedding Inspiration » my simple details - [...] Weddings, Wreath image by Courtney Apple Photography, Flannel bride from Ciara Richardson, Walnut Place Cards by Martha Stewart Weddings/3rd row: Eggnog image from The Brides Cafe, Pearl [...]

Mood Board No. 35: Sweet Cherry Pie | Limn & Lovely | Daily Loveliness for Every Bride - [...] Mood Board No. 35: Sweet Cherry PieBy Lauren on December 14, 2011 in All Posts FB.Event.subscribe('edge.create', function(response) { _gaq.push(['_trackEvent','SocialSharing','Facebook - like button',unescape(String(response).replace(/+/g, " "))]); }); Plaid, red and white checkers, and sweet cherries are a trio made in casual country wedding heaven. We think so, at least! What do you all think about the plaid top with the full-skirted wedding gown? We’d definitely do it for the reception! Check out the enitre photoshoot by Ciara Richardson here. [...]

The White Gown's Blog » Blog Archive » Warm Winter Inspiration! - [...] the top: Venue Oh One Fine Day, Plaid inspiration: Ciara Richardson Photography, Clutch: BHLDN, Winter scene: Donna Geissler Etsy, Gown: Enzoani Gloria, Red Bridesmaid Dress: Jim [...]

Winter Wedding Fashion Ideas | Heart Love Weddings - [...] via Ciara Richardson Photography [...]

Lydia - What a fun idea! Beautiful!

A Rustic Winter Christmas Wedding Inspiration Board | Heart Love Weddings - [...] 1: Bride with Plaid Shirt via Ciara Richardson Photography | Sparkly Ring via Benj Haisch Photography |Red Shoes via Project [...]

Theme Thursday: Cozy Plaid Inspired Wedding | Oh, What Love Studios - [...] From: Seasonal Love on Tumblr  5. Ring From: Erie Basin 6. Photo By: Sea Studio  7. Photo From: Ciara Richardson 8. Photo From: Pinterest 9. Photo From: Martha Stewart Weddings  10. Garter from BHLDN 11.Photo [...]

Wedding Dress Flannel | Bride Ideas - [...] never thought we’d see a flannel wedding dress. But talented photographer Ciara Richardson has proven us wrong in a big [...]

stephanie mcbride - love it. love the flannel.
why not?!
great team effort all the way around… bride, photographer, make-up artist. well done!

Lisa R - Amazing! Both the shoot and the dress! Kudos!

Angelika - Hi there!

Great work!! Love the outfit. I included it in one of my posts. Come have a look

Mad About Plaid Weddings - [...] plaid wedding dress for last. The images are by Ciara Richardson, take a look at the rest of the amazing photo shoot here. Who would have ever thought plaid and tulle could look so beautiful [...]

Emily @ I Love Farm Weddings - This session is stunning!!! I am in love with her outfit. I shared a couple of these fabulous images on my blog here…


Jessica Lake - Where can I find that skirt? I MUST HAVE! :-) LOVE LOVE LOVE!xx

ciara - thanks ;) it was constructed from an old prom dress.

Emily Heizer Photography - I have had this pinned on my Pinterest board for FOREVER and always wondered where it came from! The source I pinned it from originated off a dead tumblr account- ugh!

I am SO GLAD I finally found you and can give you the proper credit! YAY! I updated my links, so I hope others will too!

This is so beautiful and from the image I had, I had no idea that was just a t-shirt/flannel she is wearing on top! It looked like a legit bolero! It’s so beautiful, I love it!

Franciska - Where can I purchase this dress or something similar to it? I would love it for my own wedding! Thanks you!

Bethany - I absolutely LOVE her hair!! Could you PLEASE tell me how you did it, I want this up do for my own wedding! I would be forever grateful!

Stacy - I am obsessed with the updo for the southern belle shoot! Would you be able to give me the contact information for who did it? I would love to do the same thing for my hair for my wedding this October. Thanks!

ciara - Stacy, I have linked to the hairstylist in my post.

Erin - I first saw a picture of this before I was engaged and I loved it (so did my now fiance). He doesn’t know it but I’m planning to copy (or try to) this look for our winter wedding in Colorado!

Novias con camisa | - [...] Imágenes de izquierda a derecha y de arriba a abajo/Images: Ellie Grover vía Green Wedding Shoes, Kina Wicks vía Ruffle Blog, Ashley Forrette vía Ruffle Blog, Aaron Snow Photography vía Style Me Pretty, Brides, Ciara Richardson. [...]

Kayla - I have fallen in LOVE with that skirt. Where did you find the prom dress that is that beautiful!?

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year! | Flat Broke Bride - [...] made me drop the whole summer wedding idea when I saw it. You can see the whole styled shoot here! I want to see more plaid brides in the future! I need to live vicariously through you [...]

Chelsey - Where can i get a skirt like this? I absolutely LOVE it!!

Wrap Me Up in Flannel: Fall Wedding Inspiration | Stockroom Vintage - [...] clockwise from top: Green Wedding Shoes // Once Wed // Ciara Richardson // Design*Sponge // Autumn [...]

Kerry - The full ball skirt with the large satin bow does in deed look amazing and I only wish that we could of seen Nicole with the upper part of the gown. One can close their eyes and see a tight fitted bodice with a sweetheart neckline and satin puff sleeves! ball Gowns or ball skirts scream romance, maybe that’s why 80% of romance novels have beautiful women wearing them! What shocked me the most was the ones the wrote in asking for where they too could have such a wonder garment! We live in a world where it’s not the MODERN WOMEN thing to do, to look feminine. Thank you ladies for reassuring me some of you still see elegance isn’t totally removed from this world!

Lovely Links For October 19th « Wed in Vancouver - [...] Photo by Ciara Richardson [...]

Angela - I absolutely love this photo shoot! I’ve been searching for a similar bow and can’t find a thing! Any advice on where to find/buy/how to make that amazing sash/bow would be greatly appreciated!!! It’s an April wedding or i’d definitely be rocking the flannel – love the twist!

Lovely Links For November 2nd « Wed in Vancouver - [...] Photo by Braedon Photography [...]

Lovely Links For November 9th « Wed in Vancouver - [...] Photo by Sandor Welsh [...]

MIDORI is Mad for Winter Plaid! | Midori Ribbon Bridal Blog - [...] For a rustic fall or winter wedding, add a few touches of plaid to a table setting or wedding dress to create a down-home twist on a traditional affair. How unique and sweetly southern is that bride in her plaid shirt with full skirt?! (DIY gingerbread and plaid table setting from Snippet & Ink; Classy Southern Belle shoot by Ciara Richardson.) [...]

vicki - I absolutely adore this, where can I purchase this skirt and flannel top for my wedding??? Is there a website? I have been
searching for any info on this dress on the web forever and only
get the photographers name.

Samantha - I have to know where did you find the plaid top or is it connected to the dress? I am getting married in the fall and I really want this dress! Who is the designer?

Jocelyn - Love this. Can anyone suggest a place to purchase a similar (or same) skirt?
Otherwise, can you tell me how many layers (and what kind) of fabric gave it that perfect bulk.

Rustic Wedding Fashion | Heart Love Weddings - [...] via Ciara Richardson [...]

In Love with … Plaid @ Elegant Impressions – Weddings in Malta and Gozo - [...] (clockwise): bouquet | dress | menu | shirt | [...]

Plaid for winter weddings - [...] One:; Image Two:; Image Three:; Image Four:; Image Five:; Image [...]

Maxi Skirts for the Modern Bride The Bride Link - [...]  Images: Ciara Richardson Photography / Jesslaine Elise Photography [...]

Bridal Skirts? » Sparkliatti - […] Photo Credit: Ciara Richardson […]

Danae - Looking for the skirt or a pattern for the skirt. Getting married and would love to do one similar if possible. Thank you.

ashley - Omg!!!! This dress is sooo perfect. I want this dress for my wedding fall of 2014!!! Can I find this in bridal shops?

Tiffany - Is the skirt tulle or something else? I love this so much, can’t get it out of my head!! Amazing work!

***Fall Plaid {Inspiration} | Lea Ann Belter Blog - […] 1. english net bridal gown, 2. bouquet, 3. chocolate wedding cake, 4. plaid and grey groom, 5. romantic braided up-do, 6. plaid and patent leather heel, 7. flower girl, 8. candle lit tablescape, 9. plaid […]

Samantha - I have fell in LOVE with this style! please tell me where I can get this dress!!

Inspiration Board: A Simple Christmas | Belle & ChicBelle & Chic - […] Rebecca Hansen via Snippet & Ink (3), Amy Merrick (4),  Lisa Warninger via Frolic! (5), Ciara Richardson […]

winter wedding plaid bride flannel full tulle skirt | Storyboard Wedding - […] found the original source, I found the entire shoot and it is all kinds of amazing!  Photographer Ciara Richardson teamed up with hair & makeup gal Hair & Makeup by Steph, to create as they call it, a […]

Linda - I just saw some of these photos from Storyboard wedding’s blog post and had to come and see the rest of the beautiful shots. They are all very lovely. Thanks for sharing.

A Rustic Winter Christmas Wedding Inspiration Board - […] 1: Bride with Plaid Shirt via Ciara Richardson Photography | Sparkly Ring via Benj Haisch Photography |Red Shoes via Project […]

The Wedding Skirt - Stephanie Dawn Photography - […] It was this post that got me thinking about wearing a wedding skirt, instead of a wedding dress. Oh the possibilities! The freedom of movement, the endless combinations, the ability to PEE without 3 bridesmaids holding my dress up! […]

Kathleen - beautiful shoot. Any chance of finding that wedding Skirt/Dress?

Michelle - My friend saw the picture of the skirt and wants it for bridesmaids dresses for her wedding. Any idea where the skirt is from so I can get her the info? Thanks!

Southern Inspiration: Bows | SOMETHING SOUTHERN - […] begging ya’ll to check out the rest of this inspiration shoot at Ciara Richardson’s blog for lots of Southern […]

megan - Where do I find this gown? I am absolutely in love with it!

Megan - Where can I buy this or something similar? Either that or how did you make this?

Tre - Wow! What a beautiful shoot!

15 Braided Wedding Hairstyles The Bride Link - […] Hair by Hair and Makeup by Steph | Photography by Ciara Richardson via her blog […]

reagan - Where can I find this dress???

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