BEHIND THE SCENES WITH CAMILLA CHRISTINE

December 18, 2014

While perusing through NY Bridal Week this Fall, we had the opportunity to meet so many fabulous bridal vendors and now friends. Today we will be introducing you to Joanna and Jennifer, who are behind Camilla Christine Bridal Jewelry and Accessories.

Where did your idea to design bridal jewelry and accessories come from?
It all started after our own weddings in 2010 and 2011. We worked together for many years at the same company as buyers, one day while at work we were discussing how difficult it was to find accessories for our own weddings. Being in the fashion industry we knew where we could buy trims, fabrics and components to create our styles. Joanna and I shared a very similar elaborate aesthetic so it sounded fun to start a small online business together creating unique accessories that we would have wanted to wear. Initially we didn’t really have a game plan, we just started buying components that spoke to us and creating pieces at the dining room table; this is where Camilla Christine was born.

How would you describe your style?
The Camilla Christine is an ultra-feminine, fashion-forward bride with a love for whimsical ornate details. She is not afraid of a pop of color or a dramatic eye catching piece.

Where do you get inspiration for the items you design?
That is a hard one, it is almost better to ask where don’t we get our inspiration from! We usually start off with high end runways to identify any new emerging trends. From there it can be anything; a magazine- anything from Vogue to Architectural digest, vintage jewelry, a movie, social media and many times the best inspiration comes from our brides themselves. Other times it Is just a small component we come across that completely speaks to us and we can instantly envision what it is to become. We don’t like to limit ourselves which can sometimes be a problem.

What is one of the most fun pieces you have created?
Probably our new Freida Necklace! When we were getting ready for our big photo shoot a couple months ago we felt like we were missing at least one stand out piece and decided to add another style to the line last minute. The initial inspiration came from a circa 1950’s Mariam Haskell gorgeous multi-strand collar necklace with much drama. We gathered up all the components that spoke to us and over five long nights began creating this over the top shoulder necklace. The morning of the photo shoot it still wasn’t done so we just kept working at it for another couple hours while shooting, it was one of our last amazing shots! During our NYC International Bridal Week Show debut in October this wound up being our best seller, which was the ultimate reward.

What is one piece of advice you would give a bride looking to accessorize for her big day?
Go with your gut and stay true to your style!

What do you love most about what you do?
There is nothing better than when we receive a Thank You message and photo from a happy bride, it makes it all worth it! Plus we get to work with pretty stuff all day, so we cannot complain about that!

Camilla Christine

Camilla Christine

Camilla Christine

Camilla Christine

Camilla Christine

MARSALA

December 16, 2014

After much anticipation, Pantone announced Marsala as the 2015 Color of the Year. These deep tones and lush features of this earthy red are the perfect touch for a romantic Wedding.

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ELLIE AND JAKE’S B’NAI MITZVAH

December 11, 2014

We’re back with all of the fun details that went into Ellie and Jake’s APP themed celebration. We had an absolute blast coming up with each and every element for this B’nai Mitzvah.

Ellie and Jake’s love for technology and APPs is where this event started. With fun puns on different APPs throughout the party, this theme came to life. We partnered with Keep Interacting to take this theme to the next level. iPad centerpieces ready for guest interaction were the focal point and centerpiece of each table. Design Foundry created many tech themed elements around this APP design, from our iPad escort card to the ‘APP’solut bar, light up dance floor, ‘APP’le pie station and candy crush counter. Neon teal and green, hints of silver and tons of customized details dressed up the Park Hyatt and made for a wonderful and interactive celebration with E+J’s family and friends.

Join us and celebrate with #APPsolutelyE&J!

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Venue: Park Hyatt

Photographer: Steve Canning

Decor: Design Foundry

Lighting: John Farr

Entertainment: Washington Talent

Videographer: Suburban Video

iPads: Keep Interacting

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