Friday, April 18, 2014

Inspired by: Precious Purple Princesses

Spring is finally here! And that has all of us over here at Ella Dynae beaming from ear to ear! Spring is a time for brilliant blooms, vibrant colors, and new beginnings. 

Photo by Bob Noble Photography via Pinterest

How could you look at that and NOT feel inspired! Which means the creative juices have really been flowing in the Ella Dynae studio and so we wanted to share our latest costume creation with you all!


Photo courtesy of Merlin Showalter Photography

...Sofia the First! Isn't she just stunning! Sofia reminds us of a freshly bloomed crocus or maybe even scrumptious purple cupcake :-)

And what would a pretty princess do if she didn't have a fabulous springtime fĂȘte to attend?

Image from Start at Home via Pinterest

Image from A to Zebra Celebrations via Pinterest

Image from Malu Mattos via Pinterest
Makes you wish you were 5 again, right? For more Sofia the First Party inspiration, visit our Pinterest page!

So come on, invite Princess Sofia to your next spring celebration. She can't wait to join the party with you!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I found myself in Wonderland.

Valentine's Day is a time filled with love, cheer, and happiness. And it's a time when magical things can happen. Inspired by this theme of imagination, whimsy, and romance, Ella Dynae set out to throw an Alice in Wonderland themed photo shoot, just in time for St. Valentine.

Not only did we debut our brand new Alice and Queen of Hearts costumes, but we also designed a Mad Hatter tea party to help set the scene. We are so tickled to now be able to share some of the final images with you all!

Photography by Merlin Showalter
Alice seems to have just fallen down the Rabbit Hole and has stumbled upon a fabulous tea party!

Photography by Merlin Showalter
Little does Alice know, but a feisty Queen of Hearts eagerly awaits her!

Photography by Merlin Showalter
Unless of course Alice is distracted by some delectable treats ;-)

Photography by Merlin Showalter

Photography by Merlin Showalter
In fact, this mad tea party is just too scrumptious for Alice to pass up!

Photography by Merlin Showalter
Oops! Someone got caught sneaking a cupcake!

For more details on our Alice and Queen of Hearts costumes, come visit our Etsy shop! And a happy Valentine's Day to you all!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Will you be mine?

Image from

Happy New Year everyone! We hope that you all had an enchanting holiday season! After much rest and relaxation, the Ella Dynae team is once again busying themselves with some exciting new projects!

Our Storybook Collection is well underway, with costumes inspired by beloved Disney characters and princesses from our favorite childhood fairytales.

Snow WhiteMinnie Mouse, and Cinderella costumes by Ella Dynae
Photography by Merlin Showalter

Don't they make you just want to dance the night away at the ball until the very last stroke of midnight?

We can't wait to share with you our newest addition to the Ella Dynae Storybook Collection, which we have been working on feverishly! Here's a sneak peek of the inspiration for our latest project!

Party by Chakoda Designs and Photography by Angel G Photography via Kara's Party Ideas
Image via Pinterest
Image via Etsy
It's a Valentine's Day themed Alice in Wonderland photo shoot featuring a fabulous Queen of Hearts costume! Towering teacups, romantic roses, and whimsical costumes fit for Wonderland!
Stay tuned for the final result!

Monday, November 25, 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the year.

Over at Ella Dynae, we just adore the holiday season! Indulging in sweet treats, frolicking in winter wonderlands, and snuggling with those we love the most. So what better time to play a little dress up and enter into a land of fairytale?

Come check out our Holiday Costume and Dress Collection for some fabulous gift ideas to help you shower your princess in holiday cheer!

Maybe you would prefer a classic Christmas cape and ball gown, reminiscent of a Victorian Christmas card?

Red Christmas Ball Gown

Or perhaps your style is a wintery, ice queen?

Ice Queen Ball Gown

If ball gowns don't suit your fĂȘte, what about a glitzy party dress to help you twirl the night away?

Christmas Party Dress

And if traditional just isn't your cup of tea, how would you like to steal the show as an adorable holiday elf?

Christmas Elf Tutu Dress

Happy holidays again everyone! And don't forget, tis the season to indulge in a little whimsy!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Blissfully blessed.

It has been a whirlwind of a month over here at Ella Dynae! Fall is officially underway and with it came oodles of exciting news! Here's an update on what's been happening:

First off, our circus party photo shoot was chosen to be on the cover of Party Style Magazine!

Cover of Party Style Magazine's October Issue
It was such a treat to not only be able to show of our costume designer's amazing talents, but to also get to showcase the work of both our event stylist and photographer!

The magazine if on sale now, so make sure to snag a copy of your own to check out more beautiful details and images inside! You can purchase it here!

Moving on with the exciting news, we are so pleased to announce that Ella Dynae Designs was the Style Category Finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Audience Choice Awards! It was such an honor to be nominated next to such outstanding companies, including this year's Grand Prize Winner, SVG Cuts. Thank you again to everyone who supported us throughout the competition!

Nomination profile on Martha Stewart's American Made

With our nomination and win, Ella Dynae Designs was the grateful recipient of some wonderful news coverage in our local community. We were so tickled to be able to share our story and our philosophy of living a whimsically beautiful life, each and every day!

Feature on KVAL and KMTR

Front page of the Register Guard newspaper

Feature on KEZI

Now that things have settled down a bit (slightly), we are off to go finish all of those Halloween costume orders! Can't wait to catch you all up on more updates in the future!

Thanks again to each and every person who has joined us in support this past crazy month! It's been a roller coaster, but we've had a blast!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Happy Fall Y'all!

Fall is fast upon us and that means leaves changing, pumpkin carving, and Halloween. We don't know about you, but over here at Ella Dynae, Halloween is one of our most favorite times of the year! Who wouldn't love an extra reason to live in a world of costume and fantasy!

So that has us wondering, what are you planning on dressing up as for Halloween?

Maybe a wonderfully wicked witch or fabulous fairy?

Gothic Fairy Costume

Dark Witch Costume

Or possibly a pilaging pirate?

Pirate Princess Costume

Or even a sweet, innocent Little Red Riding Hood?

Red Riding Hood Costume

Or, finally, perhaps you'd like to be a magical mistress of the circus?

Circus Ring Mistress Costume

So, which one will you choose?!

*All costume available now in time for Halloween here!*

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Inspired by: Citrus Bliss.

Sometimes, life simply calls for a party. A bright, sunny party that lifts your spirits and just makes you want to smile.

A party in bright pinks, yellows, and oranges. Like this:

A party that overflows with citrus sunshine and fabulous fuschia. Like this:

A party this decadent just had to be thrown, so happily we obliged. And ended up with this:

And this:

Totally scrumptious right?!

Well, we are so giddy to announce that Ella Dynae now has a line of party products, fully customizable to any color scheme and costume! Come check it out over on out Etsy site!