Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Maypole Brides of Xtabay

Krystal wears a 1950's illusion neck and tulle princess wedding gown.  Available at Xtabay, 298.

Rachel in 1950's appliqued wedding gown, 298.

Kara wears a 1950's Lorie Deb tea-legnth wedding dress, 248.

Kate wears a 1950's sheer cotton organdy strapless wedding gown. 375.

Pearl wears a 1950's William Cahill wedding gown with applique petals....398.

Nicole Marie wears a 70's Mexican wedding gown / sold.

Jennafer models a 1940's rayon crepe wedding gown with beaded neckline. 298.

A conceptual fashion shoot by Holly Andres for Xtabay depicting young brides preparing for the Maypole ceremony. The Maypole Dance originated as an ancient pagan fertility ceremony associated with the end of winter and the rebirth of the land. The pole itself is suggestive of the phallus.

Photography and concept by Holly Andres
Wardrobe and styling by Liz Gross/Xtabay
Hair and Makeup by Terri Lodge
Flowers provided by Fieldwork
Models: Krystal South, Jennafer Furniss, Kate Rocker, Nicole Marie Milchak, Lisa DeClercque, Pearl Essence, Kara Jean Caldwell, Rachel and Doni the goat.


  1. holy shit (excuse the vulgarity) does that photographer do weddings?