The Living Dress with Miele Events


I’m kicking off of 2016 with one of my favorite shoots and collaborations from 2015 with Miele Events.  What I love most about my job is being able to create beautiful images with an amazing team of people.  This shoot was extra special because Lori DeNicola and Toni Reale of Miele Events already had a master plan of creating a dress made entirely out of plants. The upper portion of the dress was made out of banana leaves and the bottom was made out of Iris flowers.  My other favorite part of the shoot?  Getting to pose next to the sweet vintage 1957 Chevy by Lowcountry Valet + Shuttle.


When Lori, who also happens to be my yoga teacher, asked me to wear the dress I asked her – “Don’t you want to use a real model?”  Now, I’m so glad I yes to the dress, because it was such an honor to wear!!!


 With so many event planning companies in Charleston, what sets Miele Events apart?  Lori and Toni produce stunning events and floral arrangements with an eco-conscious mind by using sustainable materials and limiting their waste.  I’m so happy I had the opportunity to collaborate with them and bring in my glam squad – Lauren Sykes Photography, Mac Does Hair who also did an amazing makeup job, and my trusty assistant Quinton Stewart.


A special thanks to  Shoes on King  for the Kate Spade heels and clutch,  Bridals by Jodi for the bird cage veil, and North Charleston Waterfront Park for letting us shoot in front of one of their historical houses.




The Living Dress with Miele Events