Our Lovely bride Ashta has such unique style and flair that we just couldn’t keep her photos to ourselves! We love how her big white bow, gold hoops, and bright red lips punch up her Sarah Seven shortie with ease. We’ll leave it to Ashta to share the inspiration that helped bring her out-of-this-world vision to life and spill all the details on her look!
The most important thing for me was to look like myself, which was difficult since I have a tomboy style in my everyday dress. Think sneakers, skinny jeans, ribbed tanks, cardigans and I tend to put the focus on oversize earrings and scarves. So once I started researching in bride magazines and blogs, I knew I wanted to concentrate on the overall look and not the dress. I spent more money on the accessories than on the dress. The theme of the wedding was Brooklyn, so I wanted to look modern, artsy, and fun. I knew I didn’t want to look sweet and demure, so bright red lips and nails were just the perfect pop!
For the dress, I really wanted something simple and sexy – almost a blank canvas for accessorizing and to showcase the shoes. I didn’t want to spend a great deal of money on a white dress so fancy I couldn’t dye it an awesome color and re-wear it again, which I am planning on doing (Dove Grey? AMAZING!) Sarah Seven was the perfect choice and being a fashion designer I love to support small independent fashion labels and small bridal boutiques like Lovely.
The earrings were the first part of the outfit that I picked when I started planning for the wedding. I had my earrings made at a jewelry store in downtown Brooklyn. I love fun “urban” jewelry and even wore my “BUCKETS” necklace and chains, that I wear everyday, during the reception. I wore my black diamond engagement ring on my right hand and had a triple ring stack for my wedding bands designed by a jeweler friend.
I wanted something that was fun and whimsical…I originally feel in love with the red patent Valentino D’orsay but I didn’t love the $800 price tag. I loved the look of the bow on the front and the bold, sexy red color. As time passed, I realized that I already owned the perfect shoes: Melissa by Vivienne Westwood. My birthday is on Valentine’s day so I always purchase accessories with hearts on them, and on a whim a year ago I purchased these shoes and had only worn them once since….PERFECT!
I also had to get a few photos in of my sneakers that I changed into midway through the reception. I knew sneakers were going to part of day and they just fit so perfectly for the overall look. My Jeremy Scott Adidas are my favorite sneakers – so dope and so me, and everyone got a kick out of it.
I fell in LOVE with a Philip Treacy veil, but again, I just could not imagine spending $600 on one headpiece. I really wanted something striking when I walked down the aisle, so I figured if I could not buy I had to make it! My mom and I used references that I found online to construct an awesome tulle veil, which was PERFECT! I also purchased a bow from Ban.do to wear during the reception, which was also fun, over-the-top, and had a definite 80′s Madonna “Like A Virgin” vibe that I loved.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Angelica Glass
DRESS: Sarah Seven from Lovely
VEIL: Made by the bride & her mom
RECEPTION HEAD PIECE: Ban.do
RINGS: Anna Sheffield
EARRINGS: Downtown Brooklyn’s Finest, Nu Castle Jewelers
SHOES: Melissa by Vivienne Westwood