Posts Tagged ‘Bountiful’

10. JUN, 2011

Photo by~Andrea Hanks Photography

Finding the perfect headpiece can be a bit of a challenge for many brides.  If you want something specific or custom Modest Couture by Elizabeth is just what you need.  They have a variety of looks, colors & designs.   The best part is that she can design a custom headpiece just for you.  Here is a sample of what they have to offer.

Bridal Headpieces

Written By~Modest Couture by Elizabeth

I love creating custom bridal headpieces! It is such a pleasure to personally work with each bride to create all of the veils, hats, birdcage veils, and fascinators.  It is so much fun to brainstorm with each of you to come up with the perfect piece for your big day!

Some of my different headpiece types include:  Birdcage veils, blushers, long traditional veils, pillbox hats, fabric flower fascinators, feather fascinators, headbands and the new “Kate Middleton” hat.

Photo by~Magnifique Photography

Feather fascinators have really come into their own as of late.  A feather fascinator is a great way to top off your outfit perfectly for your big day or for any special occasion.  Feather fascinators can be made from a variety of feathers including marabou or ostrich.  They can be put on a comb or a clip.  Because all my fascinators are completely custom made for each bride or bridesmaid, you can choose the size, colors, types of feathers and the adornments included.  They can be worn individually or with a birdcage veil depending on the look you are trying to achieve.

Photo by~Creativ Productions

Pill box hats are one of my specialties.  These are a classic look from the 1960’s that many brides are opting for because they are so unique.  There are very few who actually make pillbox hats anymore.  I love them!  They can be done in a variety of ways to customize them to complement your wedding gown.

Photo by~Modest Couture by Elizabeth

One of my newer hats is the “Kate Middleton” style of hat.  It is a small tear-drop shaped hat worn high on the head, usually adorned with lace, Russian veiling and a few strategically placed feathers, and sometimes a piece of bling.  Kate Middleton and other London socialites wear these frequently.  They are such a fun way to add romance and fun to a wedding.

Headbands can be any width you choose, from very narrow to wide.  They can include veiling, flowers, beads, bling or anything you or I can imagine.  These look especially great on brides with ultra-short hair!  Flower girls love them too!

Photo by~Jon Woodbury Photography

Birdcage veils can be made in almost any length, shape and size.  I like to make them separately so they can be used with hats, flowers, feathers or headbands!  They are such a fun accessory!

Photo by~Andrea Hanks Photography


Photo by~Jon Woodbury Photography

Photo by~ Andrea Hanks Photography

Photo by~ Jon Woodbury Photography

Photo by~ Creativ Productions

Be sure to visit Modest Couture by Elizabeth’s website here & you if you have questions you may contact her by email at:



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Photos By: Andrea Hanks Photography


Colorful & sweet is just what this wedding is. Creating the perfect vintage wedding isn’t easy but this couple seemed to know how to create it & making it their own as well.

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One of my weddings is featured on Utah Bride Blog today. Hurray! Check it out here!

Posted on May 19, 2010 by Audrey

This wedding came to us via Andrea Hanks Photography and not only is it superbly themed, styled, and carried out …. Andrea shared it with us from beginning to end!





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{the party!}





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{bride & groom = jen & ed}


{what jen learned} Weddings are best with a theme. I find it unfortunate that that most people think luau or princess when it comes to themes. There are great themes that could be as simple as your favorite foods. I know that our carnival theme was followed in everything. From the decorations to the invite it was all carnival. But I also kept in mind that I was planning a wedding not an 8 year olds birthday party. There is a way to class up almost everything. We had a lot of people who came to the wedding just to see what it was about. We had so many people say that the invitation was just so intriguing….they had to come.

{how she came up with the theme} It is all about the dress. I knew exactly how I wanted my dress. I wanted big and colorful and that is what I got. I also knew I wanted a casual atmosphere where people could come and have a good time. And, of course, I wanted unique. It all just came together from there. I love carnivals…especially pictures of vintage carnivals with the pennants and striped tents. I just started making a list and the carnival theme was born. But really, it really did revolve around the dress.

{her fav part} I have two favorites. I loved the flower girls. Their dresses just came together so great. I really played up the fact that nothing really had to match and that I had such fun little girls. I also loved the food. Although I did not even have a bite of anything I just loved the feel. So many people milled around the cotton candy and popcorn. And the hot dog cart was a huge hit!

Photography credit: Andrea Hanks Photography

cake & cupcakes: aubrey bennion

Food/catering: Brown Brothers Catering

Dresses: Riva Juarez

Flower girl dresses: shabby apple

Headbands & veil: Anne Michelle Neil

Make up & Hair: Ashlee Winegar & Chani Chapman

Reception Location: Wheeler Farm Activity Barn

Florist: Willow & Wildflowers







9 Responses to featured wedding {a carnival}

  1. OMGOSH check out all that candy! I love it!!!! The bride’s dress is very cool. Something you don’t see everyday. Uniquely awesome!!!!

  2. So amazing! Those detail shots are to die for! Such an awesome job! I love the whole wedding. The marry go round shots are genius!

  3. Vicki says:

    What a fun wedding!!! So many well thought out details. Love it when a couple thinks outside the box. Well done!!! Great pics and nice flowers too!

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  5. I Love Andrea!! She is the COOLEST! Love this shoot!

  6. These are AWESOME! I love the theme idea!! LOVE the detail shots! And LOVE the dress!! Great pictures, and great idea!

  7. Nobody shoots the details like Andrea. I love this wedding!

  8. ellesbelles says:

    That Jen is so overloaded with creativity… great taste!… so much fun to see the photos. Congrats to the very happy couple!


Justin and Joni

January 20, 2010

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Tim and Melissa

December 16, 2009

walkUntitled-1laughslaughkissdancecakebubbles This is just a brief sampling of photos from Melissa and Tim's wedding in August. To see more great photos from their wedding check out my Photography Facebook page. Melissa and Tim were a lot of fun to photograph and had me laughing the entire day. Their family was awesome too. It was a day filled with energy. The marriage took place in the Bountiful Temple with the reception at Atrium Weddings at the Western Garden Center in Sandy. Weddings like this make me really, really, like what I do. Thanks Dean and Clark Family.