Missy Hitchcock has been featured in her first treasury. Check her out on Etsy in ‘I Do’ by Erin Funnel. <3
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.
Kathy Grate, owner of Divine Occasions, contacted us last year about participating in an event she was coordinating. It’s called the Fresh Bridal Experience, and we had the honor of being the featured designer in the fashion show. It was the first time the gowns in our long dress line were on the runway. Below are the photos from the event taken by Cindy Brown.
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 are thrilled to announce that Knot Couture will be involved in the Fresh Bridal Experience at Ambient + Studio on February 26th 2012! Fresh Bridal Experience is a fantastic alternative to the traditional bridal show! NOT cookie cutter, always modern and fresh; engaged couples and their guests can expect to have an intimate yet fun wedding planning experience! Get your tickets today at www.freshbridalexperience.com!!!
We expect it to be a ‘Divine Occasion’!
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!
Everyone has an opinion on wedding cake, you either love it or hate it. I happen to be against breaking your budget for a pretty cake that will end up left untouched by so many guests. If you happen to be anything like us, then opt for an ‘alternative’ wedding dessert. Why not try a gorgeous tower of Rice Krispies treat goodness?! These cakes are sure to draw attention as well as have your guests wanting seconds. For the official recipe, check out the Rice Krispies website. I ALWAYS use extra butter, because, well….why not?
Here are the steps for creating one of these delicious treats yourself:
Step 1: Melt butter in a large pan.
Step 3: Add the Rice Krispies and mix.
Step 6: Trim, stack your layers and decorate.
For a gourmet spin on this cake, try making it neopolitan style by sprinkling dried cherries or cranberries in one layer (you can even use a berry cereal that’s pink) and using Cocoa Krispies in another, and of course keeping one layer plain. You can even make the whole thing chocolate- YUM! For all you chocoholics: sprinkle 1 cup M&Ms or chocolate chips per 6 cups rice krispies for fun bursts of color and extra chocolate bites. Here are some expertly crafted cakes (not that I am a novice or anything):
By: Nancy Couture (with help from Erin Bohanon )
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: