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!
Recently, Knot Couture was contacted by Stylist Kori Smith to do a collaborative photo shoot featuring Knot Couture’s Spring 2011 collection, and we are excited to finally be able to share some of the photos from the shoot! The following photos were taken by Valerie A Smith, Photographic Artist and owner of Wild Side Portraits.
Every week Creative Loafing posts up a ‘happenings’ section featuring local events here in Atlanta. The Fashion-A-Bull Holiday Party was featured this Thursday and mentions the details of the event, including the Knot Couture fashion show! For more details about this event as well as behind the scenes photos, be sure to visit us on Facebook! Also, tonights event sure looks interesting…day-after party anyone?
Our goal at Knot Couture is to provide our brides with alternative options for wedding gowns that are both elegant and modern, but easily customized. Simply adding accessories or changing hem lengths and sash colors will provide our clients with a broader variety of choices. This way, a bride can visually determine whether or not a KC gown will be the perfect choice to ‘showcase’ her personality on that special day- and still have the option of wearing the dress for years to come if she chooses.
Three of Knot Couture’s previously released gowns were modeled at the Portfolio Photo Shootout event last Sunday, many with variations in styling from the original photos that are featured currently in our Bridal tab. These styling variations dramatically alter the look of the gowns as well as the feel of the photographs taken. Several of the dresses in the Spring 2011 collection can be customized to suit the personality of any bride to be. You can see two styling options for ‘Crystal Dawn’ in the photos below, as well as two for ‘Chastity Rose’. (Click photos to enlarge) Feel free to comment, as we love to hear what our readers think.
*Knot Couture will be exploring more styling variations at the “Fashion-A-Bull” Benefit on December 16th.