Black Diamond Body Piercing is a full service professional body piercing shop with a to die for selection of high-end body jewelry.
The owner Georgina Williamson has been professionally piercing in West Hartford since 1997. She opened her own shop in 2008 with the goal to present body piercing and body jewelery as a main couture focus. She felt body piercing was locally underrepresented in the industry and treated as more of an afterthought in tattoo shops.
Black Diamond will be selling an amazing selection of body jewelry for the brides and grooms at Fusion Union on March 22nd. Make sure to TAKE A LOOK AT THE BLING!
Black Diamond Body Piercing
149 Park Road
West Hartford, Connecticut 06119
The Day of the Dead shoot was inspired by Jewel Photo owner Julie Turner's travels to Mexico. She fell in love with all the beautiful colors and wanted to bring the experience into her world of wedding arts.
She joined forces with Mexican makeup artist Veronica Nunes of Makeup by V who specializes in Dia De Los Muertos makeup. Working with someone who knew history and culture was perfect match!
The perfect wedding dress was from her favorite bridal shop The Wedding Dress in Portland and the owner Shelly Bailey fashioned the dress with a long black veil and and black velvet belt. So perfect! The Groom's outfit was less complex, but still smart in style. Especially the Bow Tie.
Jewel found the bridesmaids dress immediately while out and about at Jewel's favorite vintage store Never Say Goodbye in Middletown.
The set design came from items in the Jewel Photo Studio and vintage treasures from Never Say Goodbye. Fancy Nancy Designs pulled everything together to create the set design in total. Delectable cupcakes from Nora Cupcake Co. ended up bringing all the vibrant colors together. And they tasted super yummy!
My review of some favorite Lovesick vendors is very overdue, but better late than never! So much awesomeness that I took10min to stand on the balcony and take it all in. Tons of amazing everything and here are a bunch that I totally was digging... keep scrolling down :)
All rental bookings, food, beverage, and rental service are provided by the Museum's preferred award-winning caterer Jordan Caterers of Cheshire. For Museum site visits and booking contact Karen Weil at (860) 229-0257, ext. 209 or Karen.Weil@jordancaterers.com
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert & Madonna performing "Same Love" at The Grammy's 2014
Did you miss the EPIC performance from Macklemore, Mary Lambert & Madonna of "Same Love" while Queen Latifah officiated more than 30 same-sex and straight weddings at the Grammys?
Welcome to MISFIT-WEDDINGS "Love with Attitude. Behavior with Heart". A blog that's focused on unique, creative, edgy, weird, and wonderfully different weddings (Real and Styled), venues, vendors, personalities and much more.
The blog will heavily concentrate on Connecticut with little sprinkles of Boston, New York and anywhere else the Misfit-Heart desires!
For those not familiar with the word "MISFIT" the definition is "a person whose behavior or attitude sets them apart from others...". I believe there are so many types of wonderful Misfits in the universe - mind, body, blood, heart, and/or soul! Here's a bunch of MISFITS I adore (only to name a few or six...) --->
Who's behind MISFIT-WEDDINGS you ask?? Hi, my name is Amylu ¸♥ ¸•*•I'm a Gemini and left handed. Sometimes a bad speller and still do math on my fingers. I love music, movies, launguages, books, works of art (all types of media) and colors (even though I mostly wear black). I'm be a big dork, snort when I laugh and love DIY projects. Oh ya, and I'm a natural Misfit at heart!
For over 15yrs I've been producing and promoting events in the underworlds of New York City, parts of Europe, and other U.S. cities. I grew up in East and West Hartford, Connecticut and have lived in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Madrid, Spain. I moved back to Connecticut and started working with all sorts of clientele on various events including weddings. Fast forward 2yrs......I met some awesome Misfit-minded people gettin' hitched, taking photos for "modern" weddings, producing underground events in raw spaces, sellin', bakin', and buying cool stuff, creating indie works of art, and just plain thinkin'" Misfit" thoughts. Soooooo before my brain busted open I decided to put it all in one place!
......................... Completely original idea? Nope. Do I care? Nah!.......................
I'm an avid reader and big fan of many misfit-ish wedding blogs, websites, events and personalities like Rock n' Roll Bride (U.K.), Offbeat Bride (U.S.), Marry Me Ink (U.K.), The Lovesick Expo (U.S.), Rebel Belle Weddings (U.S.), Rustic Wedding Chic (U.S.), and Stone Fox Bride (U.S.). There's tons more, but these are ones I usually read daily ;-)
In addition to DIY art projects I love DIY event projects so I teamed up with some of those Misfit-minded people I've met in Connecticut to produce Fusion Union - Not Your Mother's Wedding Expo! Can you guess what it is?? Check out the website link and teaser video below. I'll blog about it more later ;-)
CHECK BACK LATER for more misfit-WEDDING action
August 2013 - Heather and David tied the knot at the Grand Oak Villa; a charming Italian venue in Oakville, Connecticut. Their "Misfit-Wedding" --> "We did keep the old school tattoo theme throughout in small amounts. Our inspiration was just a spin off of our personal style, we didnt want anything to over the top. We wanted to feel comfortable and keep it a little bit traditional. Pretty much every thing in our wedding was hand made." says Heather.
Favors : I bought up candles and cheap match boxes - decorated them myself. Flowers: Bought the flowers wholesale, which was a gift from my god mother & my grandpa that lives next door to my parents in CT had grown massive amount of flowers for me to use as well!
Signs: reception and ceremony signs were hand painted to look like tattoo banners with sparrows by a family friend. Ring pillow : handmade by me - chose a funky skull print Guest book: This was actually a poster sized watercolor something a little different than your typical book, done by an amazing friend and tattoo artist BJ Giacco.
They hired DJ E-Bomb (Swanky Panky, Brunchabilly, Ultra Radio's "Hard Drive Live") from New Haven, CT..."we wanted someone who loved our music and wasn't going to bore us to death also we didn't want a fist pumping club either HAH! We mixed it up from Frank Sinatra to Against Me." stated Heather.
"They loved it . its exactly what they expected from me!" said Heather when we asked what the initial response from family and friends of hers and David's wedding style.
Cake of cupcakes? " They went for a rad cake by Modern Pastry Shop in Hartford, CT. Heather always envisioned a cake for her wedding and she really liked that her design would work well on it.
"It was a blast. The whole month of august was wedding , wedding, wedding. I wanted it to be fun and relaxing - no stress" - Mrs Heather Slason [ SEE MORE PICTURES @ ALLEBACH PHOTOGRAPHY ]
Love with Attitude. Behavior with Heart.
This blog highly focuses on unique, creative, edgy, weird, and wonderfully different weddings (Real and Styled), venues, vendors, personalities and much more. Heavily concentrating on Connecticut weddings with little sprinkles of Boston, New York and anywhere else the Misfit-Heart desires!
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