Lookbooks and Photoshoots

Nicki Macfarlane Lookbook Photoshoot

Today we’re taking you to a beautiful British beach for a photoshoot showcasing one of our favourite floral designs and some of the stunning dresses by Royal-Appointed children’s occasionwear designer, Nicki Macfarlane…

We adore working with a variety of vendors but we were particularly blown away when asked to create a floral backdrop for Nicki Macfarlane. If you haven’t previously heard the name, Nicki designed the four bridesmaid dresses for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding, so it is truly an honour for us to work with her!

Nicki creates exquisite occasion outfits for boys and girls in a range of different styles and colour palettes. Designing for babies right through to aged fourteen, her garments are just perfect for weddings, parties, Eid, Christenings and First Holy Communions. Any item designed by Nicki Macfarlane is sure to become a treasured family heirloom.

For this shoot, we headed to the beach at the lovely Sussex village of Camber - a popular coastal resort with miles of sandy shorelines. With an already stunning backdrop of an enchanting house set right beside the beach, we created a birch pole arch and surrounded it in glorious bright-coloured blooms using various sizes and textures. It was a pure joy to make!

Firstly we selected large, blowsy pink Peonies to epitomise elegance and complement the dresses. Soft clusters of purple Hydrangea in varying stages of bloom also made a star appearance - perfectly contrasting the luxurious combination of standard size and spray British Roses. The arch was finished off with the graceful, ruffled blooms of Stocks. We wanted our design to be indicative of happiness, warmth and affection, whilst also being eye-catching. Our creation was there to enhance the gorgeous flower girl and bridesmaid dresses, making everything about the shots feel magical and in the moment.

We’re sure you’ll agree that the photos are incredibly pretty and have captured the divine details so well! It was our absolute privilege to be involved.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you to create your dream wedding, event or photoshoot through floral design, then why not get in touch today? You can also click here to learn more about our process and click here to follow us on Instagram for more ideas and inspiration.

 

Flowers: Miriam Faith | Children’s Occasionwear Designer: Nicki Macfarlane | Photographer: Michaela Greene | Venue: Camber Sands

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Rita Colson Lookbook Photoshoot

We were recently lucky enough to collaborate with London based fashion designer, Rita Colson and today we wanted to share the stunning gallery with you from the lookbook...

Rita Colson designs contemporary, bespoke and sustainable bridal couture and evening wear for stylish brides and it was such a dream to work with her. Her creations embody elegance and grace, bringing a unique twist to bridal wear that we just can't get enough of! The shoot took place in the Asylum chapel, a distressed-looking grade II listed building in Caroline Gardens, East London. The venue added to the beautifully edgy style of the outfits, making it the ideal location for this high-end, ethical brand.

We were asked to create two bouquets to complement each of Rita's designs - from vintage lace wedding dresses to silk jumpsuits. We chose a wild bouquet and tight bouquet with slight variations of flowers, in soft colours and with plenty of greenery for modern luxury floral designs.

For the wild bouquet we selected a buttermilk cream, pale blush and lush green colour palette, tied with translucent blush ribbon. The Patience Garden Rose was chosen for its ruffled petals, perfectly complementing the lace of the train and bridal jacket. Avalanche Roses brought large blooms with an abundance of petals and strong stems to the bouquet, while Hellebores contributed large leaves and subtle flowers. The clustered blooms of Ranunculus with their silky petals were a dream match for the silk outfits and the delicate White O'Hara Rose added layers of fragrant petals for a fuller finish. For the wilder touches we included the classic foliage, Italian Soft Ruscus - small, shiny pointed leaves from long trailing stems. We teamed this with elegant Asparagus Fern and the larger lobed, darker green leaves of British Berried Ivy - a plant with the hidden meaning of eternity, fidelity and affection which we LOVE.

For the tight bouquet we continued the colour palette, using White O'Hara Roses, Patience Garden Roses, Avalanche Roses and Ranunculus. This time we introduced Italian Hard Ruscus for small peeks of green from underneath and between the soft flowers. 

It was such a joy to create these floral designs for the Rita Colson lookbook. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you to create your dream wedding/event through floral design, then why not get in touch today?

 

Flowers: Miriam Faith | Photography: Cecelina Photography | Venue: The Asylum | Outfits: Rita Colson

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