The scene of a romantic homestead wedding is always one I love. The gardens creating a beautiful backdrop, the home filled with old world charm, so today’s inspiration design of romantic homestead wedding ideas is packed full of sweet moments that you can translate into your own celebration.
Photographer Kylie tells, “Growing up in Toowoomba, yet never really seeing it through my lens, inspired me to create an inspiration shoot that highlights how beautiful a wedding in Toowoomba can be. Hosted at Gabbinbar Homestead with a gorgeous real life couple, a dreamy lace gown and a whole lot of love… this shoot was made complete with the simple, rustic touches. Who wouldn’t love a honey jar favour?”
After the original cake vendor pulled out of the shoot, Kylie’s mum stepped in and whipped up a three tier naked cake filled with cream and topped with berries. Kylie remembers, “If anything, it added warmth and even more love to the shoot and I wouldn’t have had it any other way! The show must go on as they say!”
What I love most about inspiration shoots is well, the inspiration! Something that might not not normally be considered at a wedding can go to the extreme and come out with such magical result. This shoot, “Pastel Dreams” for me, inspires a wedding with beautiful pastel shades – sweet pistachio, baby blue, petal pink and pale yellow details in a garden under dappled shade For you? It might be something different like a fun bridesmaid’s luncheon or kitchen tea. Whatever it is, let the dreamy details take you on a journey of imagination!
Tamar, the photographer behind the shoot from Bless Photography tells, “This shoot is the product of a handful of Sydney based creatives who had a vision to create something beautifully dreamy, bridal and unique. During the pre-visualisation stage, a comment was made that the girls would look like mermaids in the garden. With the pastel shades in their makeup and hair, and the glamorous and glitzy apparel and accessories, I think we very much achieved this. There is something so very delicate, ethereal and whimsy about this piece.”
Tamar tells, “Fairy floss was the inspiration for this gorgeous shoot. Yes, something as beautifully simple as fairy floss. A day dream of delicate and soft pastel hues, cotton candy atop delectable cakes, the prettiest pastel make up and whimsical pastel hair, soft and luxe fabrics of satin and lace, bubbly and light pink champagne, dreamy hanging florals, a lush garden and a swing to breathe in the sunshine. And, so “Pastel Dreams” was born.”
“A sun drenched afternoon soiree was designed that featured a bride and her bridesmaids getting ready for her special day. Sitting in a garden filled with pastel furniture, beautiful blooms and hanging lamp shades. Make up in the prettiest pastels, and hair with flower crowns and a beautiful bridal adornments. The girls wore gorgeous soft lace and satin lingerie and robes.
Tamar tells, “The shoot was styled to reflect a whimsical afternoon of champagne and cake. A way to celebrate the special friendship with your besties and thank them for being a part of your special day. We wanted the shoot to be dream-like in the floaty, delicate fabrics of their robes to the pastel colours and softness reflected in the blooms, hair, makeup, adornments and furnishing. Capturing this soiree in the garden in the later golden hours and shooting with open apertures, assisted to create that ethereal, dreaminess that we were wanting to achieve.”
The Little Paper Pantry created “Be My Bridesmaid?” stationery to match the pastel theme. Tamar remarking, “Yummy cakes, macarons, candy and of course a glass of bubbly to celebrate! When a bride chooses her bridal party, she chooses her besties. The girls who she wants to share her day with and spoil them to thank them for being a special part of her life. The stationery featured “thank you for being my bridesmaid” cards and menus. A whimsical afternoon of pastel delights and special time to celebrate with your besties.”
Today’s inspiration shoot sets the scene completely differently, but with its golden glow and the story behind it I couldn’t resist! This shoot, inspired by mother, daughter and the beach and the bond that can only exist between family.
Captured by Jason Soon Photography and conceived and styled by Michelle of La Boheme Events , the shoot took place on a Perth Winter’s Day. Michelle telling, “My mum and I were known as the ‘Gilmore Girls’ growing up, talking about our relationships and trying to solve all our life problems. When my mum got married I remember feeling like I was losing a little piece of me. Nothing would change, she wouldn’t love me any less but I still remember this slight empty feeling. We wanted to produce something that showcased the love between two hearts connected by something deeper than marriage, that eternal love between a mother and daughter.”