Tara Lynn Bridal just spent the weekend at Wed Altered in NYC and we met a fabulous array of designers, artists and vendors we think you are going to love working with.

Tara Lynn Bridal Eco-weddings

Eco-wedding dress designer Tara Lynn of Tara Lynn Bridal stands next to her beautiful works of wearable wedding art.

 

First and foremost my favorite thing about New York City is the food. So lets start by  telling you about Colleen Christi Willett the chef at Bread and Spoon that kept feeding  us tasty little morsels. She uses fresh products from local and sustainable farms within  100 miles of Jersey City and NYC. She specializes in sugar free, dairy-free, vegan or  egg-free deserts!

Tasty gluten-free treats by Colleen Christi Willett (breadandspoon.com)

Tasty gluten-free treats by Colleen Christi Willett (breadandspoon.com)

 

We met a fabulous designer of handcrafted, vintage hats and hair accessories, Jaya Lee of Green Trunk Designs. Her eco-friendly fashion accessories are made from vintage and re-purposed materials.

Grand Trunk Designs' Collection

Green Trunk Designs’ collection of hats and headpieces uses re-purposed materials to achieve its wonderful vintage look

 

Have you ever wondered if there are options for flowers besides silks? Let us introduce you to Clay Me Art! Clay Me Art makes amazing and beautiful clay flower bouquets and wreaths. Their creations are gorgeous and the clay flowers look real! Using DecoClay Venera hand makes each  individual petal by hand. Like your  love, your bouquet will last forever. The petals are surprisingly durable and when I asked her how to clean them she says you simply blow them off with an air can.

Clay Flower Clay Me Art

Close-up of a large white flower in a Clay Me Art bouquet

Clay Me Art Flower Art

Clay Me Art creative bouquets and headpiece

 

For anyone looking for a unique and hand-painted invitation, we met a wonderful watercolor invitation artist! Hand-Painted Weddings makes other types of paper goods, as well, such as save-the-dates, menus, thank you cards, and more. The hand-painted invitations add a touch of personality and uniqueness.

Hand-Painted Weddings Watercolor

Here is a completed Hand-Painted Weddings watercolor

Hand-Painted Weddings Work in Progress

This photo shows a watercolor work in progress by Hand-Painted Weddings.

 

The Ritzy Rose is another designer we loved! The Ritzy Rose makes brooch bouquets, jewelry, headpieces, and more. Their designs would add extra shiny flare to any wedding.

The Ritzy Rose Brooch Bouquet

Beautiful Ritzy Rose brooch bouquet

 

Nikki Miller of Mae B. Films made an awesome video of the WedAltered event which includes Tara Lynn Bridal. She is a NY based wedding cinematographer.  You can view the WedAltered event video at www.vimeo.com/77813277.

Nikki Miller of Mae B. Films

Nikki Miller of Mae B. Films

 

We hope that you all love these designers as much as we do! The WedAltered event brought together many different kinds of designers, artists, and vendors who know that not every bride fits with the “traditional” wedding market. Any of these designers would go great with any of Tara Lynn Bridal’s dresses. We hope that you will check them out and consider the WedAltered event in 2014!

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