With the party season almost upon us, it’s time to up the glamour stakes. Whether you are looking for a little inspiration for your evening wedding party or perhaps a Christmas get together you are hosting in the next few weeks, you are in the right place. Jenny Sinclair from Bellaboo and Beau got in touch to share the result of a wonderful styled wedding shoot she styled.
Think disco, glitter, neons, lights, snow, lush blooms and pretty touches. Not to mention the most stylish attire. Glitz and glamour here we come. Thanks so much to Rebecca Douglas for sharing her photography with us today.
“The idea was born from our mutual love of bold colours and the glamour and sparkle that comes with dark nights and twinkling lights moving into winter. We wanted to rock up the pastel vintage trend and throw in a more modern era so teamed bold neons, gold for an ’80s feel with a real deco 20s glamour injection with the dresses, hair and make up. We certainly feel that it has bought together some exciting ideas to inspire couples planning their day.”
Credit Where Credit is Due…
Location: The Bell, Ticehurst
Hair, Make up and coordination of the shoot – Blush Makeup by Lucy Oldham; “Inspiration for the shoot was to be mix of Quirky, whimsical, dramatic and romantic. Billowing smoke, lots of sparkle, flair and pops of colour. The hair and makeup was inspired to have a 20’s Gatsby flair, with a modern twist and lots of sparkle. For the hair, I created a low soft chignon, with a sweeping fringe and accessorised with beaded diamante head scarves. The makeup was kept clean and fresh, with a dewy finish, smouldering eyes and a pop of red lip.”
Styling Bellaboo and Beau – Jenny Sinclair assisted by Leanne Benn; “When I saw inside of the Bell and the areas that we were able to use for the shoot, neon and glitter instantly came to mind. The stylish interiors consist of slightly industrial looking dark, raw wood including a sleeper style table, a neon light quote and metal railings. It sort of reminded me of a trendy London basement bar in the stable in particular so thoughts of disco lighting, smoke effects, glitter and sparkle would be great. The odd spot of neon here and there and the combination of this, with the glitter, created an exciting display and cut through the darkness of the surrounding interiors. I created an array of bits, from neon-glitter backdrop mobiles to snow globe favours and little neon glowing glass vials for the table set and more. We wanted to create a look that would suit the upcoming festive period but not limit it so with the gold foil curtains, wall of light and glitter blowing shots, there is a christmassy feel there without it being obvious and conforming. This shoot was a great one to be involved with and gave us all a real opportunity to try something new and work with slightly more edgy ideas.”
Dresses & accessories Froufrou Bridal Boutique; “With a theme like Deco Disco we knew the dresses we chose needed an element of sparkle to them, some whimsical some elegant but ultimately glamorous and fabulous. So with a mix of designers Nicole Miller / Sarah Seven and Lusan Mandongus we knew these designs could hold their own amongst all things glittery and neon!”
Flowers Joanne Truby Floral Design; “The idea behind the shoot was to show a slightly different slant on the vintage trend coming away from using pastel colour combinations paired with tea cups, bunting etc. We wanted to give couples inspiration of how a wedding can look if you decide encompass a theme using bright colours. Being the time of year and thinking ahead to the festivities of Christmas we also felt it would be fun to pair the pops of colour with glitz. In terms of the flowers I wanted them to be bright and bold to work with the theme and decided to go for a multi-coloured pallet made up of mainly yellows, oranges and pinks with pops of red and purple and hints of foliage sprayed gold to add ‘glitz’ for the centre pieces I wanted to co-ordinate with the styling of Bellaboo and Beau which was centralised around neon and decided to create something quite quirky. A glass bell jar filled with flowers and moss pots covered the length of the table with cutemini crab apples in red & some sprayed gold interspersed with moss accompanied Bellaboo and Beau’s cool mini neon bottles & gold tea lights. I wanted the head piece to also be bright & was made up of orange Ranunculus, yellow Craspedia, and pink Roses with Scabiosa heads to add texture and foliage sprayed gold.”
Cakes: Vintage Rose Cupcakes – Alex Harding; “I was really inspired by the rustic feel of the venue and wanted to incorporate that feel in the cake design. Inspired by flora and fauna I hand designed both a beautiful rose teamed it with a succulent. The gold theme of the day was carried through with a stag silhouette on the top tier of one of the cakes.”
Photography – Rebecca Douglas Photography assisted by Heather True; “With the exciting and strong colour palate of neon and gold my mind was racing with experimenting with light in such a quirky venue. I particularly wanted to play with creating some effects after dark so I set off sourcing some lighting and we used a smoke machine to add smouldering drama. Some fairy light curtains coupled with the gold metallic curtains added such a seasonal backdrop to the stunning table set up for a Deco Disco feast. I love working with real couples on styled shoots. Emma & Gavin have been together for 10 years and it was so lovely to create some space for them in the shoot to have some loved up fun and create some romantic images that couples planning their wedding can connect with.”
Models – Emma Mason and Gavin Jones
Anyone fancy a little party now? I sure DO.
Thanks so very much to everyone involved in this shoot for allowing me to share the results on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings. Love. XOXO Lou