I’m so excited to FINALLY share the photographs Haley and I shot for The Donna Morgan Collection’s 2014 editorial campaign last month in the Hamptons. Their new collection debuted at Bridal Fashion Week in New York City this weekend. Susan and Heather from Gifts for the Good Life, the genius duo who put together all the creative swag at the Engage! Luxury Wedding Business Summits, styled the Donna Morgan display at The Knot Couture Show at fashion week as well as the printed lookbook from the shoot. Jacqueline Weppner from Merci New York drove the creative styling for the shoot along with the Good Life Girls and all of the Donna Morgan team.
Check out the completed display at the Couture Show this weekend… I about died seeing my images lining the walls at the show! So grateful for this amazing opportunity!!
Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton provided a stunning backdrop to get the day started… We photographed here for the first half of the shoot. The main house reminds me of an old southern plantation house.. so charming!
Look one – the long chiffon dresses worn in Lemon and Sterling – the Julie, Laura, Rachel, Stephanie and Audrey gowns.
Look two – the short chiffon dresses worn in Garden Floral – the Jessica, Sarah, Ruby and Greta gowns.
It’s hard to believe this modern pool sits beside the main house at Topping Rose. Its graphic lines and bright colors set the perfect stage for the modern shantung collection.
Look three – the colorful short shantung dresses – the Olive, Madison, Trish, & Gillian gowns.
The production shifted to the Villa des Amis, a private garden filled estate in Sag Harbor. These sprawling properties are what make the Hamptons such a unique part of the country.
Look four – the short chiffon dresses worn in coral – the Sarah, Jessie, Morgan and Rhea gowns and the Reese gown in ivory lace.
The Chantilly Chiffon was my favorite look of the day… this color looks tame on the rack but the way it made everyone’s skin glow was just stunning!
Look five – the Julie, Laura, Rachel, Stephanie and Audrey gowns in Chantilly.
Look six – the Georgina gown worn in graphite – a modern and romantic choice!
The girls got back into the long chiffon dresses in Petal Pink, Watercolor Taffy and Hint of Mint.
The Taffy pattern is a great choice for a colorful wedding or to pack for a tropical honeymoon!
I had to grab a shot of the girls on this long driveway up to the estate…
Look eight – the Morgan chiffon gown worn in Regal.
Last but not least – the pleated chiffon Gisele dress worn in Gulfstream and Beachglass – I love this look!
Wish I was getting away in a car like this at my wedding… overflowing with hydrangeas of course!
The creative team: The Donna Morgan Collection / Styling: Jacqueline Weppner of Merci New York / Floral Design: Sag Harbor Florist / Makeup: Sally Duvall and Yona Corbett for Sally Duvall Makeup Artistry / Hair: Andreas Schonagel at UtopiaNYC / Accessories: Ben-Amun by Issac Manevitz, Madame Mathilde / Magazine Concept & Design: Gifts for the Good Life /
Photography: Jessica Haley Photography