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Caroline Kohler passionately creates romantic wedding gowns for the modern bride.  After working very hard for her 2016 Bridal Collection its all finally come into fruition.  This collection is a a well mixed blend of soft hues, lots of tulle, pretty textures and there’s even a little bit of black for the more daring bride!  Alongside some amazingly talented Philadelphia weddings vendors, like Occasions By Diana, Falls Flowers, Harry Merrill & Son, Pippa & Fig, and that’s just to name a few!  Altogether this shoot was simply what dreams are made of!  Immerse yourself in these lovely visuals, and help us celebrate the exciting beginnings of a Sweet Caroline Styles | Bridal Collection.

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“As a designer, you are constantly asked to define your customer.  Who is she; what inspires her; what are her dreams; what are her hobbies; her likes, dislikes?  As a bridal designer, I always found these questions particularly challenging.  A girl’s street style changes from day to day and is constantly evolving, but what does she wear on her most cherished day?”

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“How does she make her bridal style her own?  When designing the collection, I wanted to create pieces that could adapt to any bride’s style.  I chose an array of timeless separates that could be mixed and matched for the perfect wedding day look – from trendy girls who want to make a statement in soft colors or an edgy bride who wants to rock it in bold black, to a classic girl who is looking for the perfect neckline and an elegantly long train.  For this shoot, I wanted to tell the story of a bride getting ready for her wedding – choosing who she wants to be and what look makes her feel the most beautiful on the day she says I do.”

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“When planning this shoot, we chose an empty, sun-drenched section of the gorgeous Globe Dye Works building in Philadelphia.  The space was the perfect blank canvas to show off the versatility of the gowns, as well as giving Falls Flowers the freedom to build breathtaking, ethereal floral installations.  Occasions by Diana and Belles and Grooms collaborated together to give each of the models a classically beautiful hair and make up look – keeping them soft and simple with a touch of vintage elegance.”

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“Forget Me Not provided the perfect rental pieces for simple vignettes including a gorgeous vintage vanity for primping and polishing.  In addition to providing hand painted champagne bottles, Pippa and Fig styled the most adorable product shots showing off Harry Merrill’s stunning estate jewelry Mullein and Sparrows beauty products, Bel Aire Bridal’s classic accessories and Queen Bee Pastry’s delicious treats.  As always, Jessica Cooper of Jessica Cooper Photography perfectly captured all of these rock star vendors’ incredible work behind the camera.  Taking advantage of the soft light and airy gowns, Jessica created the most breathtaking images that are nothing short of angelic.”

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Sweet Caroline Styles Bridal Collection


Vendors | Bridal Collection: Sweet Caroline Styles | Venue: Globe Dye Works | Photography: Jessica Cooper Photography | Hair: Belles and Grooms | Make Up: Occasions by Diana | Logo: Longhand Edition  | Paper + Signage + Product Styling: Pippa & Fig | Rentals + Styling: Forget Me Not Rentals | Florals: Falls Flowers |
Jewelry: Harry Merrill | Pastries: Queen Bee Pastry | Cotton Candy: The Cotton Candy Confectionary | Beauty Products: Mullein + Sparrow | Ribbon: Honey Silks | Accessories: Bel Aire Bridal | Manicure + Pedicure: Mingle Nail Lounge |

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2 Comments

  1. Michelle

    November 4, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Does Sweet Caroline’s have a physical store location in Philadelphia or near there?

    1. Essence McCants

      November 7, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Hi Michelle,

      I don’t believe she does, but she does have an etsy shop!

      https://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetcarolinestyles

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