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Elizabeth Messina

A Ceremony Covered in White Garden Roses

Photo: Elizabeth Messina // Design: Sharon SacksPhoto: Elizabeth Messina // Design: Sharon Sacks
Garden roses were the perfect romantic addition to the aisle and huppah of this outdoor wedding set in the hills of Santa Barbara. The lush white flowers, simple decor, and all-white palette were stunningly simple and created romantic ambiance without distracting from the gorgeous surroundings. I love that it's the perfect balance between nature and... read more

Trend Alert! Blush Wedding Dresses

Photo: Elizabeth Messina // Featured: The Knot BlogPhoto: Elizabeth Messina // Featured: The Knot Blog
So you may not be daring enough to wear a black wedding dress -- but designers are creating incredibly stunning, traditional wedding dress designs in more than just white and ivory that appeal to more than just the offbeat bride. Enter the blush wedding gown. It's dreamy, feminine, delicate and undeniably bridal. The Vera Wang... read more

A Pretty Bridal Portrait

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Trust me on this one: A great bridal portrait is a must-have for your wedding album. And this photo, shot by the talented Elizabeth Messina for our Winter 2012 issue of The Knot Magazine captures a dream-like quality any girl would love to have in her album. Need more ideas for your bridal portrait? read more

Cloche Veils With Gatsby Glamour (Trend Alert!)

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I can't wait to see all of the over-the-top Art Deco-inspired fashion from the new Great Gatsby film opening this spring. Ready to channel your inner Daisy Buchanan with accessories inspired by the glamorous 1920s? Try a cloche veil. These delicate lacy veil alternatives add an unexpected feminine touch to even the simplest sheath wedding... read more

A Fresh Flower Wedding Crown

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Elizabeth Messina never ceases to surprise and delight us with her incredibly romantic wedding photos. And this one so beautifully captures the fresh flower wreath trend we're seeing all over the wedspiration world. Want to create your own flower crown to pair with your veil? Check out our step-by-step DIY flower crown... read more

A Romantic Shoe Shot

Shoe ShotPhoto: Elizabeth Messina
You'll be photographed from head to toe on your wedding day, literally, and Elizabeth Messina makes sure that no accessory is left unturned with a soft and romantic shoe shot. After meticulously picking the perfect footwear to pair with your gorgeous wedding gown, you'll want to get a shot of your... read more

Inspiration of the Day: A Colored Gown

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A bold red gown takes an equally bold woman to wear it. Elizabeth Messina captures that attitude without losing site of bridal romance through these provocative photos. With simple makeup and accessories, the dress is allowed to shine. > Follow Elizabeth @KisstheGroom > Would you wear a colored dress... read more

Inspiration of the Day: Boudoir Photography

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This Valentine's Day Elizabeth Messina inspires us to turn up the heat with beautiful boudoir photography. Whether you want to create a treasured wedding day gift for your guy or for a later anniversary, these classic photographs emanate  with inner, as well as outer beauty. Baring skin doesn't have to be tawdry,... read more

Close-Up Beauty Shots

BeautyPhotos: Elizabeth Messina
You're going to spend tons of time and energy picking out the perfect hair and make-up combo for your big day, so you'll want to make sure to capture all your hard work perfectly for your wedding album. Looking great on your day is a combination of both your make-up artist and your photographer. Renowned... read more

A High-Fashion Inspired Bridal Portrait

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Elizabeth Messina put a spin on the traditional bridal portraits by having the bride play model in these soft and sultry photographs. We could easily see this bride on the cover any fashion magazine as the photo captures the bride's gentle and relaxed beauty. One key tip to looking your best in your... read more
No matter where you wed, first impressions are essential. A personalized entryway will make your site more welcoming and help guests feel at home almost immediately. If you're having an outdoor wedding, hang leis of orchids or sun-catching glass ornaments on the surrounding trees. For a ballroom, have your florist create an escort card table arrangement with plenty of height so it's the first thing guests see. A rustic affair calls for tons of lanterns lining the pathways.  
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