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June 26, 2017
June 26, 2017
It's up to the bride if she plans to follow the charming ritual of wearing "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue". Earlier this month, Detroit-based photographer Ali Lapetina chose to wear a watch on her big day—Shinola's Canfield with Diamonds 32mm. Catch a glimpse of her Detroit wedding style below.
"I wear a watch everyday, truthfully my wrist would of felt naked without one," Ali says. "I don’t usually wear bracelets and felt this watch was the perfect 'in-between' because of the blush color strap, simple design and diamonds."
In addition to being a photographer, Ali runs Women of Banglatown, an all women’s community space offering free art activities for young girls and income generating activities for Bangladeshi women. The space is located in a donated garage in the Banglatown neighborhood of Detroit. The project was born through Ali Lapetina's experience photographing the backyard gardens of the Bengali immigrant community in Detroit.
She chose to wear henna in honor of the women she works with.
"Most of my personal work as a documentary photographer explores themes among young women from southeast asia," she says. "I’ve admired there 3-day weddings, as one of the nights female friends and family members come together for a henna party. The day before my wedding, my closest girl friends and I spent the afternoon relaxing at a local henna spa, Alchemy Henna."
"My connection to Shinola is synonymous with my love for Detroit. I chose to wear this gorgeous watch so I wouldn't lose track of time or have to check my phone on my special day," Ali says. "The diamonds and pale pink color made it the perfect accessory to wear."