When fabulous florist Lucy MacNicoll invited me to provide some dresses for a styled shoot I couldn't have been more excited! Lucy's floral designs are so beautiful she is truly a creative visionary when it comes to flowers! I love her talent for mixing colours and textures which add a sumptuous depth to any wedding concept and that she has moved away from the classic 'colour-theme wedding'. I knew that Lucy's styled setting would be the perfect backdrop for my designs, and so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to create some samples just for this shoot! We were lucky enough to have the talented Annemarie King shooting for us, beautiful Becs and the rather lovely Ben modelling for us both beautified by make-up artist Cat Oldham, and the most perfect setting at Camp Katur in leafy North Yorkshire in which to set up our wedding wonderland.
Working with Lucy's initial thoughts for bright pops of colour, floral crowns with luscious Lana del Ray style blooms and wild flower bouquets I started to dream up my rather bohemian bride. Looking to the seventies relaxed and flowing silhouettes, I loved the idea of incorporating intricate details with fine lace and tiny matte buttons. As a print designer I took this opportunity to explore print for a bridal design, and I am so pleased with the results. Taking gorgeous hydrangeas from my own garden I was able to create a barely there bloomy print in shades of blush, ivory and softest grey, and layered layered behind ivory chiffon this created a rather ethereal look for dress number two.
Renowned UK bridal bloggers 'Festival Brides' loved our shoot so much that they kindly featured it on their site, and you can see the full story here;
It was so much fun that our dream team are planning further styled shoots for 2014 and I simply cannot wait to start creating!