Sweet Romance…

I'm so excited that our Fall/Winter 2011 issue is on newsstands today.  In this issue we had the chance to do an amazing bridal editorial shoot at Oheka Castle photographed by Elizabeth Messina, a humble artist with exponential talent.  Her photos are not just pretty, but they always seem to evoke some sort of emotion.  The shoot was done on the picturesque grounds of Oheka Castle and included accessories from Twigs and Honey, gowns from BHLDN, Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier & Claire Pettibone just to name a few, dessert from Palermo's Bakery and romantic poetry by our own Chioma Obii-Obioha. The entire shoot was truly "Sweetly Romantic."  The editorial spread is 24 pages long...there were so many unbelievable photos.  Here's a taste...



Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Hair adornment: Twigs & Honey / Hair: Mann Nance / Makeup: Dex NY /Stylist: Joy Adaeze /Photo: Elizabeth Messina / Location: Oheka Castle 



Gown: Claire Pettibone / Hair adornment: Twigs & Honey / cupcakes: Palermo's Bakery / Suit: Hugo Boss-Kleinfeld Men's / Earrings: Tejani /Hair: Hair: Mann Nance / Makeup: Dex NY /Stylist: Joy Adaeze /Photo: Elizabeth Messina / Location: Oheka Castle

I absolutely love this shot...


Passionate, fiery, blazing relentlessly 
That they say is love 
But what about the softness, the gentleness 
The joy I feel when I’m with you 
The innocence, the purity 
The peace I have when I’m around you 
You make me tender 
You make me better
You make me sweet
You lift me higher  
You draw me into a kaleidoscope of colors  
From deep ebony to the brightest ivory 
My skin glistens in the light of your embrace
Take me away and make me yours  
Ever thine, ever mine
Ever yours, ever mine
{by chioma obii-obioha @lovenwords}

 The current issue is on newsstands at your local Target stores and some Barnes & Noble locations.  You can also purchase a copy online with free shipping. Head over to Elizabeth's website  and Style Me Pretty to see more from this gorgeous shoot.

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