(Image by Elizabeth Messina)
I first fell in love with the designs of Portland native Holly Stalder when I saw the custom made bridal shrug she created for the wedding of Kristen* from Bliss* Video Productions. It was made of lace from Kristen*’s great, great grandmother and couldn’t have been more stunning! (You can see images from the whole wedding on Elizabeth Messina’s fabulous blog, Kiss the Groom! Love it!) Holly’s designs combine femininity and edginess to the greatest effect- they are light and ethereal but totally modern and fashion-forward at the same time. My favorite! Visit her website and Etsy shop to see current collections of ruffled wedding and bridesmaid’s dresses, and bridal shrugs to-die-for! I might just need to order one for every day wear!