We recently had the honor of seeing an editorial shoot we contributed to earlier this year featured on the wedding blog, Burnett’s Boards. In this post we’re sharing a few of our personal favorite shots by Red October Photography from this cool, modern D.C. bridal shoot with gold and navy blue elements.
We especially love the way Tiffany of Simply Breathe Events chose to style the jewelry from our collection into a few different looks for the bridal model – and that amazing cake created by Evan of Sweets by E! Check out the full gallery, and let us know in the comments which part is your favorite.
Fellow contributing vendors:
Photography: Red October Photography
Planning & Styling: Simply Breathe Events
Venue: River Farm
Hair Styling: Jewel HD
Makeup: Blend DC
Bride’s attire: Fabulous Frocks of DC
Groom’s attire: Lapel
Florals: Flower Bud Florals
Cake: Sweets By E
Rentals: DC Rental
Calligraphy: Allison Dee Calligraphy
One of the great joys I’ve had since founding J’Adorn Designs in 2012 has been the opportunity to reconnect with old friends right before one of the biggest days of their lives. This was the case with Kimberly – a friend of mine from high school with whom I’d only kept in touch via social media since our graduation. Interestingly enough, the groom also graduated high school with us (although they didn’t begin dating until after college), so designing this bridesmaids’ jewelry suite had an especially personal element for me as a designer.
Kimberly’s family lived in France for a good portion of her childhood, an experience that clearly had an influence on her sense of style and elegant taste. While the bride opted to wear heirloom pieces on her wedding day, she commissioned me to design a varied but coordinated suite of custom jewelry for her bridesmaids. It was my great pleasure to create these special pieces for the women who stood beside her.
Many congratulations to Kimberly and Jesse! May the life you build together be just as beautiful as your wedding day.
Photos by Samantha Jay Photography
As you may have seen on our social media pages, an important part of our local community was recently devastated by flash floods as a result of torrential rain and thunderstorms. Historic Ellicott City is a place where J’Adorn Designs has had gallery shows, photo shoots, meetings with clients, and countless personal experiences. Seeing it literally swept away in a matter of hours left us dumbfounded and heartbroken. The city is strong, though, and it has already begun to band together to begin the long process of recovery.
We are pleased to announce that this weekend we will be participating in a festival hosted by Gogo Guru, the Main Street yoga studio where our owner Alison Jefferies practices. We’ll be selling jewelry from our collection with 50% of proceeds to be donated to the Ellicott City recovery efforts. The festival will take place at Rockburn Park in Elkridge from 9:00-1:00pm this Sunday, August 15th, and will offer yoga classes, live music, food, a silent auction, a kids’ tent, massage chairs, and other local vendors, including J’Adorn Designs. Full details are available here.
If you can’t make it to the event, you can still purchase jewelry from our online shop all weekend long and 50% of proceeds will be donated to the cause. Whatever your availability this weekend, please join us in supporting this vibrant local community that has given us so much!
Our latest styled editorial shoot features an unexpected palette of deep, bright colors with metallic and geometric details. It’s got us swooning in a big way!
Inspired by the night sky and the lovers who gaze upon it, this shoot is aptly titled, “Written in the Stars.” Enjoy this gallery of our favorite images, then click on over to the feature on Style Me Pretty to see which images their editors liked best!
Huge thanks to these talented vendors who helped bring this vision to life:
Photography: Rebekah Emily Photography
Styling: Lily and Oak Events
Venue: Rixey Manor
Bride and Groom’s Attire: Amanda’s Touch Bridal
Florist: Lark Floral
Cake: Eloise’s Pastries
Invitation Suite, Signage, and Globes: Wouldn’t It Be Lovely
Himmeli (geometric decor): Handmade Sam Made
Car: Camelot Classic Cars
Hair and Makeup: Bobby Pins and Blush
Backdrop, Table Runner, and Guest Sign: Sarah Kate Couture
Hair Comb: J’Adorn Designs
Catering: A La Carte Catering and Design
Linens & Table Settings: Beggar’s Banquet Rentals
Happy Friday, friends! Today we’re thrilled to share our favorite shots from an opulent and romantic editorial we collaborated on with Bekah Kay Photography and Dear Sweetheart Events, which was featured on United With Love last week.
Bekah was the mastermind behind the vision for this shoot, and she gleaned her inspiration from a play by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Here’s the specific excerpt from the play that inspired Bekah to design a shoot that honored “the riches of love and marriage:”
“ELEANOR: We can’t all of us be as pretty as thou art–
… Come, here is a golden chain I will give thee if thou wilt lead me to thy mother.
GEOFFREY: No–no gold. Mother says gold spoils all. Love is the only gold.”
The jewelry featured in this editorial includes our Cherish Bracelet and Filigree Bracelet in Burgundy & Pink, available in our shop.
Many thanks to the fantastic vendors we had the joy of working with on this shoot!
Photography: Bekah Kay Creative
Styling & Floral Design: Dear Sweetheart Events
Venue: Antrim 1844
Rentals: Vintage Affairs
Bakery: Sorby Sweets
Stationery: Twila & Co