Today we’re telling you the story behind our Lady In The Lake styled shoot - one of the most popular whenever we share the gallery on our Instagram and for good reason…
So where did the inspiration come from? The legend of the Lady In The Lake is not one that’s straightforward. The character appears in many stories, depicting her as both good and bad. From using Merlin’s powers against him when he fell in unrequited love with her and taught her all he knows, to rescuing King Arthur and taking care of one of the knights of the Round Table when he was rejected by the woman he loved. But it’s the mystical embodiment we wanted to bring to life in this shoot, in the most serene English countryside setting. Portraying her beauty and the love she eventually felt as she married Pelleas.
Warm peaches, pinks, greenery, aqua, amber and golden accents made up the colour palette for this shoot - one of our absolute favourites. Teaming up with other wonderful vendors, we created two bouquets (one hand-tied, one wild), a flower crown, two low-vase centrepieces, bud vases, finishing touches for the cakes and of course, the statement decor from the shoot - the unique floral design on the boat.
We selected very fragrant, high-petal count flowers for all elements and complimented these with glossy, evergreen foliage. The thick, lobed, wood-green leaves of Ivy and rustic, spirally arranged leaves of citrus-scented Pittosporum contrasted perfectly with the soft, delicate leaves of Asparagus Fern, creating an overhanging design around the boat. Amongst these, we actually used seven different types of Rose to create a luxurious, warm look with lots of depth and movement throughout the shoot…
Pearl Avalanche Rose - This vintage-chic flower combines a hint of peach with pink and green hues. With long and strong stems, soft herbaceous foliage, along with its representation of longing, mystery and glamour, it couldn’t have been more ideal for this shoot.
Sweet Avalanche Rose - The delicate, soft pastel-pink petals brought a subtle hint of green on its outer, along with its meaning of happiness, purity and gratitude.
Juliet Garden Rose - We love the cupped rosettes and large blooms of this flower. It’s peach in colour and neatly arranged making it a dream to work with on the boat and in our bouquets.
Prince Jardinier Garden Rose - The most-used throughout this shoot, this is just such a romantic, scented Rose. Its pale pink petals are velvet in appearance and texture, making this the most elegant of them all - as seen in our larger low vase centrepiece and wild bouquet.
Lady Bombastic Spray Rose - Deeper pink in colour and with multiple heads per stem, these open larger than standard spray Roses, truly making a statement in our designs.
Bombastic Spray Rose + Jana Spray Rose - Both pale pink with a subtle hint of peach, while much smaller, these still worked beautifully - especially on the cake and in bud vases.
But it isn’t just foliage and Roses you can spot throughout the gallery. Lisianthus - gentian-like, bell-shaped flowers made multiple appearances. Their long stems, oval-shaped leaves and wide ruffled petals denote respect, love, appreciation and acceptance making them a must-have for your wedding or event. Sarah Bernhardt Peonies - pale pink, sweetly scented flowers with mid-green leaves and large heads can be seen in the centrepiece while the globe-shaped flower of Peach Hydrangea and its clusters of many smaller four point flowers, representing friendship, devotion and understanding, can be seen on the bow and stern of the boat.
Isn’t this such a divine shoot? The tranquility of the location, the carefully placed details throughout and the wonderful team made it a fantastic day we would love to carry through to your dream wedding/event. So why not get in touch with us today?
Flowers: Miriam Faith | Photography: Photography by Anna Marie | Cakes: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium | Hair and Makeup: Botias | Rentals: Deborah of Wedding Day Hire, Over the Top Rentals and Rosestone | Shoes: Aruna Seth | Dress Designer: Naeem Khan | Lace Cape: Botias | Crockery/Tableware: Duchess and Butler | Stationery: Intricate Creations
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