Celebrate In Style...
This incredible styled shoot featured an epic team of suppliers at one of favourite wedding venues, Haarlem Mill. Contemporary, modern with a vibrant edge, we can't get enough of 'Til Death Do Us Party', so dive into the gallery and be inspired.
THE THEMES & STYLING
The inspiration for the ‘Until death Do us Party’ shoot came from those party-loving couples who simply want their guests to have a good time on their big day! Charlotte at Fine & Dandy created the concept, and styling throughout, which featured a contemporary cake display with draped backdrop, and sophisticated party area with BAR illuminations and shot wall. The tables were also adorned with cut crystal & silver candlesticks, pewter geometric lanterns, never ending foliage and vellum printed stationery. The colour palette was soft grey & ivory, with silver and pewter metallics, and Haarlem Mill was the perfect venue to compliment this. The shoot was designed, created and captured by a hugely talented team of individuals who are all experts in their own fields, who wanted to showcase the contrast of industrial and concrete elements alongside whimsical and delicate details.
The artist behind the lens was Dan from Dan Lambourne Photography, and he was keen to convey natural shots of our gorgeous couple Emily & Steve, as well as artistic portraits throughout the shoot. The use of simple, natural light which flooded through the windows of the Mill, and an effective touch of haze, created some beautiful imagery. It was also key to portray the ‘Until Death Do Us Party’ theme, and with features such as the tequila shots wall, Dan was able to bring his ‘shots’ to life!
Rosie from Everyone’s Looking Rosie was the hair stylist, designing two looks for Emily. The first look had a wild and unstructured touch, which was natural and contemporary. The evening look had a 60’s vibe, which was classic and elegant, with that little bit of edge.
Both hairpieces were created by Love2Sparkle and featured some key trends for 2019. Silver is back in a big way, and the unstructured leaf vine was perfect for a natural & feminine look. Headbands are also key, so Carol designed a statement alice band with a modern twist.
Emma from Peach Berry Make Up enhanced Emily’s natural beauty, playing with soft blush tones for a flawless finish. For the second look, the inspiration also came from the 60’s era with darker tones, which were perfect for that party mood.
Essense of Australia was the label behind the gowns, which is a new designer to Bridal Suite, Woodthorpe. The Kendell & Lizzie dresses both had delicate lace details and deep plunge necklines which certainly added the WOW factor.
And for our groom Steve, formal tailoring brand Remus Uomo provided the suiting. One being a relaxed mis-matched suit, whilst the other had an industrial touch with double breasted waistcoat. Both added an understated sophistication to the traditional wedding suit.
The whimsical and industrial theme was screaming out for Emily to wear baroque pearls and mixed metals, which were designed by Keishi Jewellery. Pearls are often perceived as a safe option for bridal jewellery, however 2019 trends have seen them grow in size, becoming more statement pieces.
The floral hoop was designed by Phoenix Flowers, and was a beautiful piece of art which worked perfectly with the industrial backdrop. Sally also created a sumptuous, loose and unstructured bouquet which was filled with a vast array of textured foliage, and just a few statement florals. Both were full of drama and beauty!
Stepping away from tradition, a trio of cakes was created by Lisa at the Ruddington Cake Co, as a contemporary alternative to a tiered cake. The silver lace cylinder cake complimented Emily’s lace gowns, whilst the smaller abstract cake added an ultraviolet colour pop. The last of the trio was a concrete block which featured a high gloss ‘party’ badge which was a creative nod to the industrial venue and the ‘Until Death Do Us Party’ theme.