Last summer, we were contacted to feature our gowns in a styled photo shoot coordinated by Raven, former intern from LeahandMark.com. It was vintage carnival themed. Check out the beautiful collection of photos in the gallery below. To inquire more about this dress, shoot us an email at email@example.com or hit us up on Etsy.
Meet Samantha and Steve, the first couple to be dressed head to toe in custom Knot Couture on their wedding day. The couple was married on November 6th, 2011 in the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, GA. This offbeat duo knew they wanted spectacular to wear on their special day, so they sought us out to create their dream attire.
Samantha knew immediately she wanted to wear the Luly Yang monarch butterfly dress, but few can afford such a lavish gown. So, we replicated it with a few changes. Her black satin gown was hand painted with a monarch butterfly wing pattern, the skirt panels were shaped like wings, and the white spots were embellished with Swarovski crystal elements. Her birdcage veil was also a KC creation, with a flock of hand painted feathers made to look like butterflies. To order one of these beautiful veils, visit our Etsy shop. To top off the KC ensemble she also wore one of our Skull Cameo Garters.
Steve wanted a gold tuxedo, but not just ANY gold tuxedo; this WWF fan wanted the tuxedo worn by wrestler ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage when he married Miss Elizabeth in the ring in an on-air wedding at SummerSlam 1991. His entire outfit was replicated, from the feathered cowboy hat down to the painted gold diamond tights. We even took on the tricky task of recreating his crazy sunglasses! Check out some photos taken by Donny Cotten of the happy couple below on their wedding day.
Anyone who has met the design team of Knot Couture, knows how we work. Many of our big projects are group efforts, and we have, in the process, been able to meet so many talented individuals. The artists we have collaborated with have spent hours and hours helping us with hair and makeup, photography, graphic design and modeling.
The most recent collaborated effort resulted in the most amazing photo shoot yet. It took place at Paris on Ponce, mainly in Le Maison Rouge- the most glorious event space we have ever seen! With our past success, we were fortunate enough to have vendors ask us to take part in it, such as Melissa from Alternative Boukay and Sara from Dixie Pin-Up. Our hair stylists, Susan and Whitney have been with us since day one, and Rachel (one of our past models) stepped in to do makeup. Tress Ritter, who does all the photography for our website and Etsy pages took care of all the photography. But this time, we had one MAJOR difference, and that was the addition of Chris Bartelski from The Reason.
The Reason is a husband and wife photography team based in Atlanta, contacted us about doing a promotional video for our long dress line. The result is this truly spectacular video that shows the world what it is Erin Bohanon and Nancy Couture REALLY do. And we must say, we are FLOORED. Completely.
To everyone we have worked with, everyone who has showed us their support and loved and shared our links and spread the word: this is for you. You are the reason we love our jobs. Most especially, to Chris and Hector, who filmed and edited this wonderful video that we have the honor to unveil to the world.
Credits: Dresses: Knot Couture www.myknotcouture.com
Hair Pieces: Dixie Pin-Up www.dixiepinup.com
Bouquets: AlternativeBoukay www.alternativeboukay.com
Hair: Whitney Huffman and Susan Osborne
Make up: Rachel Rackliffe
Models: Christina, Suzu, Dianne, and Tori
Location: Paris on Ponce, Le Maison Rouge www.parisonponce.com
Photography: Tress Ritter www.tressritter.com
Video: Chris Bartelski and Hector Arocho www.thereasonilove.com
We would like to proudly introduce Knot Couture’s MUAH and friend, Susan Osborne. Susan has been working her hair and make up magic dating back to our very first photo shoot. She has been a large part of the behind the scenes for just about every photo shoot and fashion show we have had. We have thrown her many curve balls such as locations with no running water and electricity – you would never be able to tell from how amazing she made our models look! Below are some photos of Susan in action.
Recently, Susan got engaged and we jumped at the chance of asking her to write a guest blog for us to show the world her wedding planning tips and ideas, and to share her wedding story. Without further adieu here is Susan:
Where do you start? A relationship always comes from a series of weird and awkward events that always seem to end up right where things are intended to be in life. You meet your soul mate at a Halloween party, as he is dressed up like Robert Smith from the Cure and you can’t help but think, who is this guy and where does he get his eyeliner? Well, the hair was all Aqua Net and eyeliner was pure Maybelline but there was something really…just real about this guy. Little did I know, I would fall in love with that big hair and kohl lined eyes. It would take a few years and a few awkward exchanges, a loves gone bad, a few parties gone good, but I got my man.
September 20, 2011, Matt (aka Robert Smith) sent me a camera phone picture of a cross stitch piece that was proudly displayed in a home he was working in that day. It read… Grow Old With Me, The Best Is Yet To Be. Well, I thought it was the sweetest, but thought nothing more of it. Later that night, sitting on his lap after the lovely meal he made, I could tell something was on his mind. I asked “ What’s wrong?” and he responded “ I feel anxious”. Me being me, my mind went to a million and one different horrible scenarios in five seconds. Five very long seconds. “Why do you feel anxious?” I asked. “It’s what’s in my pocket.” He reached to his pocket and pulled from it a beautiful vintage engagement ring and asked me to marry him! I said yes!
Thank you Susan! What a love story! Susan will continue to blog about her wedding plans up until her wedding day 2/22/2012. We postponed Susan’s first blog a bit so we could sneak in photos of her engagement shoot, and man we are glad we did! Take a look below at how cute they are together!
On December 13, 2011 we had our long dress photo shoot at Paris on Ponce. We will be releasing 6 new long dresses and 2 new couture dresses in the near future. We are still waiting to see most of the photos, but for now we have to settle for these teaser photos taken by Gudrun Stone, hair pieces by Dixie Pinup, felt/bead bouquets by Alternative BouKay:
Earlier this year, Nancy and Erin were hard at work in their studio conceptualizing and designing for their collection of full length wedding gowns. Sylvia Hagar of Syltastic Photography happened to catch the designers on such a day, and captured some images of the duo in the beginning stages of development. To see the complete feature and for additional photos please visit her blog.
Sylvia is not a new name with Knot Couture. You may remember Sylvia from our blog feature on her photography back in February. She also jumped on the other side of the camera and modeled one of our short dresses, Roxy Thrasher.
At the time Sylvia took the following photos of Erin and Nancy designing, there was some discussion about carrying over a couple of the short dresses from the first collection by creating long dress versions of them. The designers were photographed draping long skirt ideas on Roxy Thrasher. This concept may still be coming up, you will just have to keep your eyes peeled.
It is always lovely to be recognized by an equally talented peer for having raw talent. It makes our designers very giddy.
A few weeks ago, Nicolette Valdespino (manager of Paris on Ponce) approached us about an opportunity to sponsor a commercial they were shooting for Atlanta & Co., a local show featuring Atlanta Businesses. Of course we jumped with excitement at the opportunity! Paris on Ponce is, after all, a wonderland of all kinds of amazing things and they are located right in the heart of Midtown. They have everything from 18th century antiques and home decor to new designer furniture. They also have an event space called Le Maison Rouge. Kitty Von Lixon, the first of 8 new dresses in our collection, will be shown in a wedding scene in Le Maison Rouge.
We called up our amazing photographer, Tress Ritter, and asked her to take some behind-the-scenes photos of the extra’s and camera crew in action. If these photos don’t make you want to go to Paris on Ponce, then just wait until the commercial airs on channel 11 on October 20, 2011 at 11:00AM! Videographer Jason Maris follows Baudelaire (the mascot pug) as he gives you a personal tour with Christine Pullara, (the shows host) throughout this magical place! Tress also took some photos of Kitty in PoP’s vendor space, where local artisans and collectors can display and sell their work:
To see more of Tress’s photos, visit her Facebook page!
You all know that we make fabulous dresses, but don’t forget about the little personal details that make your wedding YOU. Accessories are a great way to spruce up your dress, add color, and personal touches that make your wedding look unique to your personal tastes. We offer everything from hair pieces to garter belts – and we can also make anything custom. Also, don’t forget about the men!! We can make custom ties, bow ties, hankies, and much more.
Check out our ETSY page to see current accessories.