What an amazing shoot to be a part of. Another incredible shoot pulled together by Pierra, and not long after we worked on this, she confirmed that the editorial would be featured on Green Wedding Shoes. GWS is a wedding blog that I absolutely adore and I’ve been dying to be featured there for ages! I love its breathtaking and totally inspiring content. For me, it’s the kind of content where you can see the suppliers have really flexed their creative muscles and pushed the boundaries on wedding styling. So to be featured on their blog feels like a real milestone for me and my business. The team that was involved in putting together this shoot are some of the best suppliers I’ve worked with in the UK – individually they are all super talented, but when we all come together, something magical happens. We lift each other up and the work we create goes to another level. I do think, for a wedding, there is a benefit to booking suppliers that have worked together before. There’s a synergy, a connection and friendship that cannot be underestimated. It all feeds into the wedding day, and for a couple, that means they’ll have a day that’s even more extra.
So let me tell you about this shoot, the caption says Industrial Chic meets Hawaii, so there are subtle beach and tropical elements feeding through with exotic white flowers as well as coconut and seashell details on the tablescape. But let’s talk about that table with its hanging chairs and its luscious floral installation. That’s a head table with the wow factor isn’t it! The whole shoot oozes luxury but in a super chilled, laidback way and it was all shot against the backdrop of the cool, urban wedding venue: The Shack Revolution. The venue has a modern industrial chic aesthetic with its concrete floors, exposed brick and beams, industrial lighting fixtures and open spaces. All the styling was soft in contrast and I love this combination of soft and edgy, and elements that are almost a little wild. A gorgeous colour palette of muted shades of caramel, nude, dove grey and taupe, with the whites and ivory worked beautifully with the striking black in the backdrop. The trick is layering and textures that bring that feeling of luxury .
I love being by the beach, and I wanted to conjure up those beachy vibes for the cake. So the 2 tier cake was covered with lots of textured buttercream in pale shades of grey, lavender and blue to give an almost organic stone-like texture. And I added delicate rice paper sails in shades of metallic pearl and pale blue to make the cake look like it might be underwater. It was finished with sweet little white flowers that tied in with the rest of the tablescape.
And how about those dresses from Berta. The designer herself describes her style as avant-garde and she likes to test the boundaries of the modern world of fashion. Her bridal dresses are bold, sexy and modern, combined with femininity and softness.
Before I share more photos, I have to say something about that bouquet! I am a sucker for orchids and anthuriums and this combination of all white flowers in the bouquet is stunning. I did get asked recently on a podcast, what would I have for my wedding. Now I got married 17 years ago, but if I were to get married again (to the same man of course) – this shoot inspo has everything I would love to have….I’d just need to whisk it all to the beach so that I could walk barefoot in the sand! I’m going to leave you to get lost in the video and the images.
Concept, organisation & photography: @pierragphotography_
Furniture & props: @thelittleweddingwarehouse
Cake design: @sugarplumbakeskingston
Dress boutique: @theweddingclubofficial
Dress designer: @berta @bertabridal @musebyberta
Real couple: @wild.and.west
Hairstylist & make up artist: @stormemakeupartist
Floral design: @moody_blooms
Napkins, silks & runner: @beyondv
Grazing table: @figandfolkgraze Hair Accessories: @alexandra_bespoke