A New Chapter For True North

It's not everyday that you get to watch a dream that was once in your head, slowly begin to take shape before your very eyes, and then turn into a reality. Over these past five years I’ve poured my whole heart and soul into this small business, and although its bittersweet - I’ve made the thoughtful decision to sell the shop.

I’ve always navigated my way through life trusting my gut and intuition, and the timing couldn’t feel anymore right to pass along this sweet little business to none other than a past True North bride! I’m beyond excited to have found someone who not only aligns with the ethos of the shop, but is just an overall awesome human being. To know her is to love her, so I can’t wait to have the chance to introduce her to all of you this week!

It’s hard to find the words to express how this little business has changed me, but it has. I’ve gotten to hold space for so many women, allowing them to be their most authentic selves by celebrating their uniqueness. I’ve gotten to hear love story after love story, each one different - yet always leaving me in awe of the power of timing and the grand gesture of promising forever to your best friend. I’ve also gotten to meet SO MANY incredibly kind, creative, supportive, inspiring people because of True North, and for that I am forever grateful.

So before the waterworks really begin to kick in (who am I kidding? I’ve been a balling mess from the first sentence), I just want to say ‘thank you’, to each and every one of you. If I could give you a big bear hug right now, you know I would! I’ve had the best time creating, building and growing this business. It’s now time to pass it along and watch it thrive in new ways. The next adventure awaits!

xo, Katee

Bright, Modern, Colorful Inspiration Shoot

This shoot! Back in August, there was some true magic that was created when an awesome team of local wedding vendors (see below) came together for an inspiration shoot at the NY State Museum in Albany, NY. Playful, modern, and oh, so unique! This shoot was featured on 100 Layer Cake, and these images are bound to make you smile! And our dress looks pretty darn stunning too, if I do say so myself. 

Photographer: Keira Lemonis Photography / Location: NY State Museum / Concept & Design: Mary Elise Rees Event Design / Floral Design: Poppytree Floral Design / Hair & Makeup: Betsy Cotrona & Katie Steinbach of Townsend and Company Salon & Spa / Cake: Crisan Bakery / Furniture Rentals: North Country Vintage / Vintage Car: Graham St. George / Groom’s Gift: Model, Adam, owner of Roosevelt Grooming Co. / Bridal Dress: Nicole Miller from True North Bridal Studio / Jewelry: Nadine Medina Designs / Veil: Kerry Anne Stokes / Tuxedo: Waldorf Tuxedo / Wardrobe Styling: Alyssa Hardy / Models: Cory, Marianne, Laura & Adam

Takk House Inspiration Shoot

Hi! So yeah, it's definitely May and I am just now getting around to posting images from our very first inspiration shoot that we were asked to be a part of. Which I'm a little embarrassed to say, took place back in the beginning of October! Yikes! I wasn't kidding in my 'Welcome' post, when I said I have major catching up to do. 

This whole blogging world is so new to me, and I'm really excited to have a space where I can share all things True North with y'all. Especially since there has been some really cool things going on!  But first things first, I've got some beautiful images for you to drool over. So here are all the deets: 

Venue: Takk House     

Models: Shelby Pinckney & Bryan Shortell    

Photographer: Heidi Benjamin 

Styling + Design: Heidi Benjamin & Frank Sciari    

Makeup: Erin Marzilli & Leah Francesca    

Hair: Lindsey Dillinger 

Dress: True North Bridal Studio 

Custom Men's Shoes: The Last Gentleman Co. 

Tie: Bacon Neckwear 

Flowers: Anthology Studio 

Cake: Sprinkleista 

Table/ Chair Rentals: Total Events 

Paperie: Pinhole Press