Well check this one out lovelies…
I was contacted by the fabulous Lau of French Made with the most mouth wateringly brilliant brief that was sure to push my floral boundaries and I couldn’t wait to get started. Here she is explaining her brilliance behind this shoot;
As an ex Goth kid (oh yes), I can’t help being attracted to dark art in general. Plus my recent obsession with the series called ‘Vikings’ and their Pagan way of life gave me inspiration. I was lucky enough to find a fabulous team of wedding suppliers as ready as I am to push the boundaries and willing to get involved and create the most eye pleasing alternative subtly single sex bridal styled shoot. There have been quite a few woodland themed shoots around the blogs recently so for this one, the idea was to create a darker, more dramatic Voodoo feel using emblems such as skulls and black candles but keep a Mother Earth and purity vibe to it by, for instance, getting the models to wear ethereal, beautiful Days of Grace vintage lacy dresses.
Paola, the photographer, and I have worked together on quite few projects now, so we have a very good understanding of the final product. We are able to join forces to make the visual materialise. She can create images that reflect the essence of the story. The crops are at times very tight, to give the audience the chance to enter the scene, and be part of the story. Working with a harmonious, talented, creative team is the key factor for a successful result.
With all this in mind I decided to use deep red roses, almost black calla lilies and deep purple dahlias, and I think it worked perfectly for the theme. I decided to specifically use calla lilies for the bridal bouquet, as the white variety are very popular in traditional weddings. They are not only beautiful but they are associated with holiness, faith and purity, using the deep dark purple was the perfect twist for this hand fasting ceremony.
And here it is…
Photography: Paola De Paola
Video: Zyrah Film
Styling: Bijou Bride
Props: Beyond Vintage
Cakes: French Made
Dresses: Days of Grace
Headpieces: La Dame au béret- Millinery
Hair: Louise Alway
Make Up #1: Mel Kinsman
Make Up #2: Nina Bains
Taxidermy: Death and Glory
Stationery: Haut De Forme
Models: Sarah, Nicky, Little Luna and Moniasse