One of the really fun parts of my job is that I get to work with some wonderful wedding industry people. I love to collaborate with other designers and photographers on inspiring bridal shoots. By the powers of Facebook I met one photographer, Sharon Cooper, who took a liking to my bouquets! Realising we lived relatively close we hatched a plan for a bight, retro bridal shoot.
The wonderful camper vans were the backdrop for this shoot and with the vibrant colours that the vans displayed I set to creating some suitably eye catching bouquets! We were also lucky to have wonderful hair pieces from the great What Katy Did Next that coordinated perfectly with my bouquets.
We had two very different models, Flo and Tor, who looked equally fabulous in their Look Darling 50's style tea length wedding gowns and awesome make up by Katy Messer of Make Up By Katy. With Flo and her gorgeous blue hair I created a super retro rainbow themed button bouquet. This bouquet features heaps of multi coloured vintage buttons. From floral bakelites to rainbow glass buttons it is a really eclectic bouquet using many reclaimed buttons. Set in a soft tulle collar in shades of yellow, pink and blue and bound in brightly coloured ribbons.
Tor has a completely different vibe to Flo and this was represented in her styling and choice of bouquet. For this shoot I created my Tiffany Blue bouquet which is made from hundreds of vintage aqua, turquoise and pale blue buttons. It is set upon a cream lace ruffle collar and a soft velvet handle. Don't you just love that fur coat?! What a colour match!
We were very excited that the lovely Lou, creator of Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, wanted to feature the shoot which can be seen here! Looking forward to more fun shoots with Sharon in the future! Would be great to hear your thoughts on the shoot, do you find bridal shoots inspiring? What type of shoots would you like to see more of?
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