09 November 2011

Wedding: Martina & Julian

More than a year ago, Martina and Julian came over to see me. A wonderful couple that I was more than excited to have this year as they not only look great together but seem to have found the perfect match in each other. Time just flew by and there I was on a spring day capturing their wedding. I was greeting by this wonderful elegant gown made by Charles and Ron, styled with a pair of Dune bridal shoes.

I adored the kids in this wedding. The pageboy had this huge smile on his face all day and the girls are just a kind of their own. They danced the night away... next to young and old keeping the party going.

The beautiful bride

The Girls

I love fun bridal party pictures

One of my favorite moments during a wedding - father and daughter 

The handsome groom

Mgarr Parish church

We had a short stop over before the reception to take some couple pictures. I always emphasize that this time is not only for taking photos but also for the couple to have their private moment together - to simply soak in the day and each other before they are surrounded by hundreds of excited guests.

At the Grand Ballroom Golden Sands Hotel

Martina's girls were simply amazing, very attentive, supportive all day long and making sure the party gets started

I can only say....

....BIG BAND BROTHERS!!! They rock!

04 November 2011

IDO Cover: 1930's Art Deco

For the November issue our team created a wonderful set up that reminds of the 1930's art deco era. The perfect backdrop was provided by the Phoenicia Hotel in Valletta with it's old school glamour.

An old gramophone and antique red velvet chair supplied by ANTIQUE MEMORIES in Zabbar.

Our model VICTORIA SCHEMBRI wonderfully interpreted the theme of old glamour

ELAINE ZARB from ELEGANT IMPRESSIONS is our amazing set stylist. She brought the whole theme to life.

The gorgeous parisian dress and accessories were provided by fabulous MARQUITA of WEDDING BELLS, Valletta. She styled the model look.

This impressive floral set-up was done by JOSEPH BALDACCHINO of FLOWER ARTS. Elaine and him worked perfectly together to create this opulent sweet heart table.

Black & gold, opulence and glamour - created by Elaine Zarb

The bouquet - a masterpiece by Joseph Baldacchino

This elegant make-up was done by GABY NAUDI of Ghargur

For the overall 1930's look ALISON CHETCUTI of Scissors Tango, Mosta created these finger waves

We thank everyone involved, all suppliers and the management of the Phoenicia Hotel.