1 – This over-the-top bow design from an indie bridal designer, Firas Yousif, was a show stopper at his fashion show, but sadly did not make it into the Boston Weddings Magazine spring/summer 2013 issue. Stay tuned for the 7 gorgeous gowns that did!

2 – Our talented prop stylist, Kara Butterfield, dreamed about throwing together an impromptu wedding in the studio. Though she said she’d probably opt for something less revealing than this short Marchesa number.

3 – My assistant, Erin Murphy, and I guarded this sapphire beauty with our lives (and an employee from Long’s Jewelers), as it cost around $98,000!

4 – These Christian Louboutin kicks from Neiman Marcus were to die for (or to dye for) maybe for the non-traditional bride.