At a time when special-occasion styles veer heavily toward effortless and tousled, educator Candy Shaw invited updo master Martin Parsons to bring sophistication and formal back to the bridal world in a very modern way.
"It’s easy to be shabby chic," says educator, product manufacturer, salon owner and stylist Candy Shaw, who invited updo guru Martin Parsons to her homestead in Atlanta to shoot this MODERN exclusive collection. "This is about bringing that sophistication back into the bridal world, which has been inundated with effortlessness. This was about elegance, sophistication and effort."
Shaw connected with top-notch models, florists and gowns from Bridals by Lori (of Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta) to create the most formal of finishes.
“Martin came in with his tool bag, and it was literally the size of a bread basket—it was that small. And that was all that it took to be Martin Parsons.” –Candy Shaw
Team: Martin Parsons, Candy Shaw and the Sunlights Artisan Team
Production: Tom Carson
Photography: Global Hair & Fashion Group
Makeup: Candice Holloway
Fashion: Bridals by Lori
Jewelry: Laura Pearce Jewelry
Flowers: Tony Brewer & Company