We just got office copies of the new issue of Mpls.St.Paul Weddings magazine. While it is currently making its way to newsstands and bridal boutiques around the Twin Cities, I just can't wait to show you all some of what we have in store. Here is a video of the fashion shoot at Mill City Museum.
The process of pulling together a massive shoot like this started early April with a trip out to New York City for the bridal market. It was there that I saw many of the dresses featured on the pages of our new issue. The cover dress, by Carolina Herrera, was one of the last dresses I saw, but I knew instantly that I had to have it for the cover. The elegant mermaid train, nipped-in bodice, and portrait neckline felt original yet elegant and totally wearable. It was this dress (as well as the other six featured in the package) that inspired the rest of the shoot.
With such an original cast of gowns, we knew we needed a location that would offer numerous unique settings. Our awesome art director, Zoe Marin, suggested we take a look at the Mill City Museum as the various ruins would offer many different backdrops for all of our dresses.
And then when we saw all of the gorgeous pale red and brown tones of the museum's brick walls, I knew instantly that I wanted a model with light auburn hair. Our fresh-faced choice, Kate O., not only had the hair, but as a dancer, she also had the natural poise and grace to pull off the wide range of gown styles.
When it came to accessories, I wanted to feature pieces that were as peerless as the gowns and location. Sourced from Max's, Andrea's Vintage Bridal, and Che Bella, each piece was either artisan made or one-of-a-kind vintage.
But all the right clothing, a perfect model, and a beautiful location are nothing without a wonderful photographer. William Clark really captured the all of the rarities on film in a beautiful way.
Please pick up an issue and let us know what you think!