It’s no secret that I adore the woods. So when this gorgeous inspirational wedding shoot landed in my inbox I just couldn’t wait to share it with you all.
I love the magical fairy like feel of the styling, the bountiful blooms and the pure glamour.
“This shoot came from the brain storming of several local Cheshire suppliers, we sat down and wanted to create something magical, bringing the indoors outdoors, something inspiring and out of the ordinary. The shoot surpassed all our expectations and the ancient woodland came to life.
The set design and floral arrangements were created by Dreamweavers and accompanied with vintage props from The Authentic Hire Company. We created an elaborate dining area in the heart of the woods with a luxurious table with stunning cakes from Mrs B’s Queen of Cakes and stationery from Uberfly Invites. The set oozed extravagance teamed with the raw natural woodland it created a real colour explosion. The models wore dresses by Elizabeth Cooper at The Wedding Boutique Cheshire and they were styled by Nicholas Austen Hair & Make Up Bridal Specialist who created fabulous over-sized hair and face jewels.
This shoot was designed with no rules, strict colour palettes or boundaries. We wanted something to make the reader ooohhh and ahhh, not necessarily as direct inspiration for brides but for everyone who loves weddings, something visually stunning that demonstrates how a strong team of wedding suppliers can come together, work seamlessly and impress.”
Tags: Bridal Shoot, Dreamweavers Weddings, Kanashay Photography, Mrs B's Queen of Cakes, Nicholas Austen, The Authentic Hire Company, Uberfly Invites, Wedding Boutique Cheshire
This afternoon is all about pretty whimsical wedding ideas and inspiration; drawn from Edwardian flower fairy imagery.
I love these brilliant tweenage bridesmaid ideas, with each gorgeous girl being given her own fairy identity. There were wonderful frocks, bountiful florals and charming styling. Lets get lost in fairy wonderland…
“I regularly have to drag my daughter, Nadia, along to shoots and wedding set-ups, so it was only fair that I gave her a shoot of her own as repayment. Along with two of her friends, Elizabeth and Skyla Grace, these three young ladies became my flower fairies for the day at the wonderful venue that is The Secret Garden in Ashford, Kent.
Drawing inspiration from the much-loved Edwardian imagery, we wanted to give a modern twist to the styling, creating something feminine and grown-up enough for our team of tweenage bridesmaids! I chose the vintage wedding classics of white, lilac, pink and peach as our colour palette, with plenty of shimmering gold to catch the light. Each girl was to embody a different flower and colour; Nadia as a peach rose, Elizabeth as a lilac hydrangea and Skyla as a pink peony. Being a big fan of Cicely Mary Barker’s ‘Flower Fairies’, Kat was the natural choice to capture the shoot in all it’s sparkly glory. Her beautiful edit gave all the fabulous depth of colour to my flowers and a wonderful glow to every element of the shoot.
I met Anna of Thumbelina Designs right back at the start of my wedding industry career in early 2012. Her intricate dress designs made her the perfect collaborator for this shoot and fortunately for me, she agreed! In her own words: “This was a commission made for Thumbelina Design – whimsical, ethereal and a downright beautiful fairytale! Designing and creating for this shoot was an organic process, the colours were soft and muted, the fabrics delicate and floaty. When doing the research for styling I was drawn to the magic of tulle, sparkle and a touch of couture. After all, this shoot was going to be a piece of theatre, so the imagination was allowed to run away with itself!”
So, our girls were decked out is amazing frocks, now they needed equally spectacular hairstyles to match and thanks to Hayley at Flame Beauty, they got just that! Hayley explains: “After being presented with the brief for the shoot, research began by looking at flower fairy images of both young and old, modern and vintage to source the right look for our shoot at the Secret Garden. The result was a fresh twist on a classic look incorporating waves, braids and burnished copper to create natural but mystical bridesmaids.”
Completing the team of contributors was a dream as the suppliers embraced my vision whole-heartedly. Kimberly of Bliss Bespoke Cakes created some gilded iced biscuits, each topped with a single sugar paste hydrangea petal and a classic 3-tier cake with lace and pleated ribbon details, finished with exquisitely executed sugar paste flowers and gilded leaves. Sas of Candelabra designed a bespoke invitation, RSVP and place cards which incorporated illustrations of our key flower types. The latter graced a table styled using the venue’s vintage china, with vases of flowers in bouquets and as single stems, all upon a champagne gold sequin table cloth provided by Melissa of The Sweet Hostess.
This shoot culminated in each of their blooms coming together to form the bridal bouquet – blink and you’d miss my bridal cameo appearance (sporting a lovely mermaid-style gown from Miss Bush and gorgeous gilded shoes by Marsha Hall) as the heavens opened and rain ended play! But it was all about the girls, who modelled beautifully and were rightly the stars of the show.”
Tags: Bliss Bespoke Cakes, Bridal Shoot, Bridesmaids, Candelabra, Flame Beauty, Flowergirls, Kat Forsyth Photography, Marsha Hall, Miss Bush Bridal Wear, The Secret Garden, The Sweet Hostess, The Vintage Floral Design Company, Thumbelina Design
Those of you that know me, know that I LOVE colour. So when these delightful images landed in my inbox I was over the moon.
Colour popping, neon, Spring wedding ideas perfect for boho modern couples. Gorgeous blooms, paper flowers and dreamy light made for the loveliest of shots.
Thanks goes to Vanessa Velez Photography for sending over these wonderful photographs today.
“The inspiration for this shoot came about a packet of neon tissue paper, literally. We had wanted to do a cool and colorful shoot that was all about a fun and different wedding inspiration. And when I saw this bag of neon colored paper it clicked…how about doing some super big paper flowers and creating something very handmade, wild and colorful all in the same. It was about having something that wasn’t perfect, something that would fall between bohemian and modern. I think a lot of brides want to go the non-traditional root and not only do something out of the box but also a bit handmade and paper flowers are one of those things that can create such an awesome atmosphere. And the great thing is that colorful weddings can be year round.”
I adore this inspirational shoot set at The Midland, Morecambe. With a vintage art deco feel, set on the coast, there were the most gorgeous florals, a vintage frock, striking bridal looks and decadent stationery.
So dreamy, so pretty. You guys are going to adore these images.
Huge thanks to Jo Bradbury for sharing her photographs with us today…
Tags: Amanda Jones Hair Make Up, Bridal Shoot, Bride Sew Beautiful, Emma Jo Stationery, HF Couture, Jo Bradbury Photography, Morecambe, The Hazelnut Bakery, The Midland, The Wedding Boutique Knutsford, Wild Orchid
Morning lovelies, and a very happy Saturday to you. I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned. Before you shoot off I have a super beautiful set of images to share with you courtesy of Paola Colleoni Photography.
“This fairy styled shoot is set in the rustic tree house of Villa Nebuloni, few kilometers far from Milan, in Italy. The tree house is set in the center of the beautiful garden of the villa, and it was built by Mr. Nebuloni for the delight of his grandchildren. The inspiration comes from the apple, the fruit of many fairy tales and the warm color red. The beautiful shots are from Paola Colleoni. The production and styling are from Sara of Princess Wedding Events.The red color and the apple are also reflected in the hair’s bride and in the beautiful floral arrangements of dahlias , garden roses and red apple, created by Sofia and Cosetta of Il Profumo dei Fiori. The stationery designed by Cristiano of Princess Wedding is inspired by the country style of the house. The dresses of the bride have been specifically designed by Atelier Couture Hayez and the delicate natural make-up is made by Stella of Organic Brides. The cup cakes , candy bars, and the wedding cake are made by Alessia Buzzi of Qualcosa di Dolce.”