This shot by Susan Stripling has been stored in my reader for months. I just love it.. (see more of her amazing WPPI entry shots here)
Photo by Susan Stripling
While common in America, (I believe the Southern region) the concept of the pre wedding bridal portrait shoot is almost non existent in Australia. The bride dresses in her full wedding day attire, with flowers, makeup and jewels and her photographer takes photographs of just her. Sometimes the photo is displayed in a frame on the wedding day.
It saves time, allowing the photographer to capture the bride in her wedding day glory without the stress and rushing that might happen on the actual day.
Melanie Grizzel of She-n-he Photography & Design shared with me the bridal portrait shoot of Nancy. The shoot was a special one and included Nancy’s mother who is suffering from cancer. Nancy wanted as many photos with her mother as possible and knowing that she may be too tired on the wedding day for many photos, Nancy opted to include her mother in the shoot.
Photos by Melanie Grizzel of She-n-he Photography & Design
The inky blue of the midnight sky, or the tropical sea before a storm.
- Combine with apple green and silver
- With pale pink and pearl grey
- With pale spring green, darker spring green and pearl grey
- With pale pink, and mid pink and ivory
- With watermelon, orange and hot pink, touches of spring green
- With cherry red, pale blue and sand
- With raspberry and cream
- With stone, ivory and pale blue
- With teal, sky blue and pearl grey
- With ivory, cream and gold, with touches of soft apricot
- Think a variety of textures such as shiny and sparkly, matte, satiny
- Silver, gold, pewter, crystals, opals, sapphires
- The lustre of pearls, pearlised containers, capiz shell
- Black and green olive branches, privet berries, peonies, roses, stephanotis, magnolia, dusty miller foliage, green or pink orchids
- Dull silvered metal chairs. Pale pink cloths with midnight blue piping and over cloths of midnight blue, pink peonies, soft grey leaves and black privet berries in old silver containers, silver candelabra with pink candles, midnight blue crockery set on beaten silvered place mats or large ‘plates’, silver edged wine glasses
- Stripes thick or thin, toile, Provencal style fabrics – try mixing the patterns to add interest
- A nautical theme
- Gold edged or midnight blue patterned crockery, blue water glasses, navy patterned toile tablecloths, navy striped napkins, cream, ivory and apricot flowers piled into glass vases, white candles in glass cylinders, or glass candelabra, modify the toile pattern for your invitations, place cards
- Stars, mirrored shapes hung in strands, mirrors placed on tables to reflect light, Venetian mirrors, silver ornate photo frames on each table detailing table number and guests names
- Hand blown or simple glass baubles hung from the ceiling, piled into glass cylinders or featured in your floral arrangements
- Groups of cone shaped candles of different heights in the colours of your scheme
- A table of berry desserts, or cheeses, fruit pastes, grapes and ports, or a lolly table with white and green lollies and the occasional navy jelly bean or purple jelly baby
Yesterday I wrote about the new issue of Real Weddings Style. After saying I loved the “Country Spell” celebration, the lovely Meg emailed me the spreads to share with you today!
What a lovely Friday morning treat! Not only is it a beautiful Autumn wedding, with French country touches, but the bride and her bridesmaid wore Akira Isogawa, the amazing designer I featured on Monday.
Click on each image to enlarge it!
Check out Real Weddings Style magazine for more delicious weddings!