Last December I had the pleasure of visiting Jennifer Behr‘s studio in Williamsburg, and absolutely fell in love with her line of neon veils…right then and there I was determined to show how a modern bride could use them for her own wedding. Neon is a wonderful accent to stark white and makes for a great pop against a neutral base. I teamed up with photographer Jenny Ebert of 1. art beauty life and Jackie Weppner of Merci New York to help style the shoot (since I’m a photoshoot newbie In this post we’ll focus on how to work neon into your wardrobe, and later this afternoon, how to work it into your decor. Enjoy!
[bouquet by Blossom & Branch, short dress by Ivy and Aster from Lovely, necklace from Roarke NYC, headband from Jennifer Behr, pink trim from M&J Trim used as belt, rings from Alissia MT, shoes by Badgley Mischka and dyed by stylist, (Look 2) dress by Ivy & Aster from Lovely, neckace & bracelets from Kate Spade, headpiece by Jennifer Behr, green trim from M&J Trim used as belt, rings from Alissia MT, shoes by Badgley Mischka and dyed by stylist, earrings bought off a street vendor and painted with nailpolish, balloon by Geronimo Balloon Troopers]
Above: 1 dress, 2 looks….changing the necklace makes a huge difference right? It’s all about your comfort level…you can go with a subtle pop or go full on color blast!
Cheap trick tip: Adding pops of neon doesn’t have to be expensive! Sometimes all it takes is a spray can, fabric dye, paint or even nailpolish. Those earrings you see above? I bought them from a street vendor and painted them with some fluorescent yellow nail polish! You can do the same thing with necklaces or other pieces of jewelry too..
[dress by Ivy & Aster from Lovely, necklace & bracelets from Kate Spade, headpieces by Jennifer Behr, green trim from M&J Trim used as belt, rings from Alissia MT, nailpolish is Rare by Illamasqua from Sephora]
Cheap trick: You can buy simple trim from a fabric or ribbon store to add a bit of color to your dress….for this shoot, fluorescent ribbon was used as dress sashes and bracelets!
[dress by Ulla-Maija from Gabriella Bridal Salon, pink necklace by Adia Kibur from Shopbop, bracelets by Roarke NYC, balloon by Geronimo Balloon Troopers, orange necklace from Elva Fields, bobbypins from JCrew]
Dont want to commit to a lot of color all at once? A pop of pink lipstick, a bright chunky necklace, or even some colorful bobby pins could give your outfit just the punch it needs.
Photography: 1. art beauty life (assisted by Michael Troy)
Concept: Vané Broussard
Fashion styling: Merci New York (assisted by Stephanie and Amélie)
Florals: Blossom & Branch
Makeup & hair: Face Time Beauty
Veils: Jennifer Behr
Dresses & jewelry: as listed
Model: Thomi from DBG Model Management
Balloons: Geronimo Balloons
Location: iCi in Fort Greene
1. art beauty life, Merci New York, and Blossom & Branch are vendors of Brooklyn Bride’s preferred vendor listings.