Category Archives: Jewelry

Jan 21, 2018

bennett-collage

Photos by Corbin Gurkin

Each bride has their own wedding day style, and it’s not just reflected in their dresses, but also in their choice of shoes and accessories. Here is our roundup of some of our favorite bridal day baubles.

2014_annie_davis_0455

Photo by Corbin Gurkin

I love seeing old and significant pieces mixed with something new… Heirloom jewelry pieces and handkerchiefs are often top picks of our brides.

shoes-collage

(1) Photo by Liz Banfield; (2,3) photos by Adrienne Page

If there is ever a time to wear white bows it’s on your wedding day… Shoes by Christian Louboutin, Miu Miu, and Kate Spade.

bratton-shoes

Photo by Liz Banfield

These dazzlers by Chrisitian Louboutin are a perfect marriage of style and comfort with wedge heels!

flat-shoes-collage

photos by Perry Vaile and Elizabeth Messina

And, for the taller bride, flats have come such a long way to becoming sought after… Like these by Jimmy Choo and Chanel.

jacoby-collage

photos by Liz Banfield

edwards-collage

Photos by Liz Banfield

Both of these brides were fortunate enough to be able to wear something on their wedding day, once worn by other marrying women in their families…

1.21.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
Accessories, Bridal, Bridal Style, Fashion, Jewelry, Shopping, Uncategorized, Weddings | 1 Comment
Jan 21, 2018

Charleston Weddings Cover

There are tons of fabulous features in the new Charleston Weddings Magazine, so if you haven’t gotten your copy yet, you should!  This was a fun little concept collaboration with LulaKate about dressing bridesmaids.  Accessories are everything and can transform the level of formality for an outfit. I love the thought of if you are sticking to something a bit more traditional for the attire having some fun with patterned shoes or bags.

Thursday Style

1.21.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
Accessories, Bridal Style, Charleston, Dresses, Fashion, Jewelry, Press, Shopping, Weddings | Comments >>
Jan 21, 2018

Mrs Box by Jose Villaphoto by Jose Villa

Fellow Southerner, Cookbook Author, and food stylist extraordinaire Libbie Summers has been teaching us to live a Food Inspired Life for years and I loved getting to meet her in person at a recent party hosted by Better Homes and Gardens. Then, I got a peek of a photo shoot she did for the Mrs. Box where she styled edible jewelry presented in the lovely velvet pieces, and I just had to share.

Mrs. Box by Libbie Summers and Chia Chong Photography

Chia Chong shot the pieces for Libbie and their food styling blog Salted & Styled which includes accompanying recipes. See below for one of my favorite recipes from the piece.

Mrs. Box by Libbie Summers and Chia Chong Photography

Mrs Box by Libbie Summers and Chia Chong Photography Mrs Box by Libbie Summers and Chia Chong Photography Mrs Box by Libbie Summers and Chia Chong Photography Mrs Box by Libbie Summers and Chia Chong Photography

Mrs Box and Libbie Summers by Chia Chong Photography

Crisp and Easy Strawberry Goat Cheese Tart- substitute Raspberries if inclined
(makes three 5-inch tarts)

Ingredients:
1 prepared pie dough for a single crust pie
Bench flour
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 ounces goat cheese
zest of one small lemon
1/4 cup apple jelly, divided
sliced strawberries (I used 12, but it can vary depending on the size of your strawberries)
Mint for garnish, optional

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a half sheet tray (large baking sheet) with parchment paper and set aside.

Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface until very thin. Cut out 3 (6-inch) rounds. I use a 6-inch salad plate and draw around it with a knife cutting out the three circles. Note: the dough will shrink up as it bakes. Place the rounds on the baking sheet and pierce with a fork in a few places. Bake until golden brown and crisp (about 20 to 25 minutes). Allow to cool.

In a medium mixing bowl, stir together lemon zest, ricotta cheese, goat cheese, and 1 tablespoon grape jelly until smooth. Divide the mixture among the 3 baked crusts and spread almost but not quite to the edge. Top each decoratively with the sliced strawberries. Heat the remaining apple jelly in the microwave just until melted (you may need to add a little water). Brush mixture lightly over the tarts. Garnish with mint if desired. Break into pieces with a sharp knife and serve. Messy and delicious!

1.21.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
Art, Flowers, Food and Drink, Jewelry, Recipes | Comments >>