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Ira and Omer

BPX_8864One day Ira and I talked about shooting something in the studio, I don’t remember what it was and we didn’t even go through with it, we have these conversations once in a while, when Ira, being the successful fashion blogger that she is, wants to do something more interesting than shooting with her phone, like we did one time with Tommy Hilfiger.
Then, out of the blue, she asked “Hey! you want to shoot my wedding?” I was shocked, I didn’t even know she was engaged, and the funny thing about her wedding is that so much theatrical drama was planned for wedding, and Ira knew exactly what she wanted, so there was no drama-drama around the wedding.  ira and omer blog collages3
B: we can also do a preshoot before the day of wedding, something stylish, that would be fun, right?
I: Perfect! let’s go to Jerusalem!
B: Seriously? I meant, like chill, at home, in your natural surrounding, relaxed.
I: Yeah, but I thought full hair and makeup, all the dresses in a stunning location.
B: OK….
I: Mamilla will be perfect!
B: OK…

so we went to Jerusalem.
The wedding itself was in Alma in Even Yehuda, with lots of live music, good food, fine wine and lots and lots of flowers, Just like Ira wanted it.
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barely bridal #12 כולה כלה

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Lital and Nir had a small wedding that was fortunate to take part of. Their wedding was fun and laid back and was exactly what we talk about in the barely bridal project. And as if being chill wasn’t enough, Lital’s answers and story behind the dress are simply perfect.barely bridal 12  blog collagesbarely bridal 12  blog collages2
1. what’s the story behind the dress?
– for the life of god I never wanted a dress with a story, but when we decided to get married my mom suggested her well-kept dress, and that was easy and available, but the rest of the story is that we started telling ourselves how we’re going to pass it on from generation to generation,  and that’s a bonus, less of what’s the story, more like who.
BPX_2428BPX_2437-2BPX_24612. who made it? where did you get it?
-oh, good thing you asked, the dress was made by Aunt Jinet, who isn’t actually my mom’s aunt, but a holocaust survivor friend of my grandfather, rest his soul. Aunt Jinet was a seamstress, her and her partner never had kids, so as long as my mother can remember, she would promise her that when the time comes she will sew her wedding dress. I don’t know how much my mother took this threat seriously, but when she returned to France with the new about her marrying my dad, Aunt Jinet jumped up with the measuring tape and the rest is history. But I can’t really stop here, because even though my mom’s English lace selection was stunning, her wedding was in the 80s, meaning that there was enough of it to build a small tent, especially around the shoulder area, and of course a thick-thick belt that was finished with a huge gift style bow in the back. I tried it on, my dad laughed and almost choked, and said “it looks very modest”. Luckily, I reached out to Odelia Arnold, a fashion designer who’s talent cannot be described in words, she totally took apart the dress and was very attentive before reconstructing in to the stunning result before you.BPX_2487
3. how long did it take to make?
– the second time around was six weeks from our first meeting with two measurement sessions. The first time, Im guessing it took a while, even though Aunt Jinet was ready for it for 26 years, I can assume it was pretty quick.BPX_2497
4. price?
– $200 for the alterations, the first time around was free + emotional taxes.
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5. any regrest?
– far from it.
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6. A wedding dress for you is?
– not a big deal. My mom was actually the first one to get married in a white dress after my grandmother and great grandmother were even more undermining than we were and got married in pants. I think it’s mainly cool if you can make it into a family thing and load it with a personal story. I wish I’ll be able to pass it on to someone from the next generation to do whatever her heart pleases with it.
another thing is that i think a wedding dress in general is quite embarrassing from its roots, and I don’t see any purpose in adding drama to it. Who are you, women who get married in kawabanga and crystal dresses that cost like half an apartment?BPX_2526

Lital and Nir on their wedding day
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photography: Elad Baranga
make up artist: Ruth Toledo
model: Gal Pollak
flower and stuff: Arbel Eshed
location: Sura Mare
Jewelry : Knobbly


Keren and Noam

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KISS- keep it simple stupid is a good rule that all creatives know and hopefully follow, and it makes perfect sense that it will be used when both the bride and groom are creatives and plan their wedding.
A beautiful venue with great food, good music, close friends and family and lots of glitter and disco balls.

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venue: 4th floor
DJ : Tal Argaman
Photography : Elad Baranga


barely bridal #11 כולה כלה

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about six month before Yael and I got married in the Jem’s Beer Factory  and we wrote about that dress and that event here, we had to get legally married and decided to go old school. We wore vintage suits and dresses, everyone sported a mustache, we had burekas and marinated herring, it was chill and perfect, much more than we could expect from a visit to the rabbinate.
we asked Yael about her dress and about the wedding.

BPX_30261. what’s the story behind the dress?
–  I looked for something simple that could work well with the Jewish vintage style we were going for at the time we were living in China. actually in China finding a white dress is easy in the summer, but it was already autumn so it wasn’t that easy.

BPX_30132. where did you get it?
– H&M and I also wanted a top, that we found one night walking home from the supermarket. In Ningbo, you can’t find a cab at 6pm, because everyone is on a supper break, so we walked through the small streets and found the top in a small shop that we’ve never been to before and never been to since. It was sized XL, about the size of a M in Israel.

BPX_2997BPX_2999a3. Price?
– the dress was about $40 and the top probably another $50

BPX_3034BPX_30324. Any regrets?
– of course not. it was stunning

BPX_30465. What’s a wedding dress for you?
– Something far from reality.

Yael and I. on our wedding day. November 2011.
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photography: Elad Baranga
make up artist: Ruth Toledo
model: Gal Melnick


getting ready for summer with Ira and Tommy

I met Ira Simonov at the champagne room opening I shot a couple of months ago. She loves taking pictures, she loves fashion and she loves getting stuff done. She blogs about fashion a lot and is a total force on instagram. so naturally, we drank some champagne, shot some pictures and talked about doing it again… and after a while she wrote me and asked if i want to get together and shoot something, she said she wanted to go to the Tommy Hilfiger store to check out some of their stuff for summer and we should go together.
she called again a few days later and asked if i was free the following week… then she said “forget it, want to shoot tomorrow?” and so we did. busy times call for drastic measures, we rolled over to the shop in Sarona and shot in that area… in and out.

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Photography: Elad Baranga

Jewelry: Shiree Odiz

Watches: Emboss Watches

Sunglasses: Dior

and Marc Jacobs’ Daisy Dream fragrance

and the post on Ira’s blog :http://irasimonov.com/2015/03/10/can-you-feel-its-spring/


barely bridal 10 כולה כלה

we took a way too long break with the barely bridal project, but we’re detremined to get back on track, post the dresses we have, tell the stories, and start working on future shoots.
we’re stepping back into action with Adi Richter who knew what she wanted to spend more money on and what she didn’t. she got married in this beautiful dress and here’s what she has to say about it:
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1. So what’s the story?
– I always thought it was a bit too much to spend thousands on a dress that will be used for only a few hours, so when I started looking my goal was not to spend more than $300. I decided that in my wedding it is more important for me to put the emphasis on the people I work with throughout the event, and the dress, well, there are so many dresses, I’m sure i’ll find one that will work.
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2. Who made the dress? how long did it take to find/decide/choose?
– after some good hard summer hours, I almost gave up and then entered ‘Magic’, a store on Dizengof, that isn’t aimed specifically for wedding gowns, but that’s where I found mine- simple, not too white, chiffon, and comfortable. And after I decided to buy it, they didn’t mind sewing some lace I brought in.

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3. Price?
– all in all, with the lace and alterations, $200.

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4. Any regrets?
– no. I would regret spending more than I can afford 😉
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5. A wedding dress for you is?
– A dress for an event. The most important event in the world.
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Adi and Oz on their wedding day. Photo by  Liron Erel

photography: Elad Baranga
make up artist: Ruth Toledo
model: Sivan Mast


what’s the FUSS?

FUSS is the kind of brand that really makes me happy about what i do. Coming up with concepts for shooting and working with an amazing team, having fun on shoots that result in clean, simple, exciting photos.
Shooting for FUSS fills me with energy and I can’t wait for our next session together!
I feel connected to the brand, I wear their jacket when i ride my bike and get endless compliments about it.
I guess that’s what all the FUSS is about =)

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you can buy FUSS jackets and bags online: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Welovefuss
and check out their website
model: gal melnick
hair and makeup: ronelle goshen
photography: elad baranga