Evening Falls Inspiration Shoot

by | Bride, Bridesmaids


I’ll never forget when I first met Jessica Ruisan – she’d emailed me photos of a fantastic recycled wedding dress she’d made for a project. After trying (and failing) to convince Jessica to take up a career in fashion design, Jessica turned to photography and today I am thrilled to be able to share one of her inspiration shoots she shot recently. Most inspiration shoots focus on the bride and groom, but I was struck with the bridesmaid style that was really striking throughout the shoot. It’s gorgeous inspiration for your bridesmaids.

Jessica says “Our aim of the shoot, called ‘Evening Falls’ was a fashion shoot with a fun, casual and relaxed approach. With a park backdrop and long flowy gowns that catch the wind in mind, I went to Bridesmaids Only in Double Bay (NSW) and selected each dress for the shoot. With my personal style in mind, I ended up choosing chic style dresses in a variation of styles and bright colours.

The flower bouquets were there to complement the bright dress colours so Clementine Posy stuck with blooms that were in the same colour spectrum for the dresses… lemons/limes for the yellow dress and sunset tones for the coral which worked perfectly. On the day Emma Attenborough was so talented, working her hair styling, adjusting the hairstyles in matters of seconds between each look, to suit each dress style.”

Collaborating with our photographer Jessica today are Bridesmaids Only who provided the gowns ( Coral: Bari Jay Navy: Jim Hjelm with Summerblossom hair pins. Peach: Lisa Brown. Purple: Jim Hjelm Occasions. Yellow: Bari Jay), makeup artist Megan Vaughan, hair stylist Emma Attenborough, florist Clementine Posy and model Aley Greenblo.

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  • DS MEDIA says:
    April 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks!! I really love this

  • Joyce says:
    April 12, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    The idea of long dresses for bridesmaids is so beautiful and different! Coincidentally I made a similar dress to the yellow rose one just recently!

  • mariana says:
    April 13, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Nice work Jess!

  • Sinead says:
    April 13, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Ahhhh Jess! just beautiful….you are one talented girl.

  • Shelley says:
    April 13, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Wow!!!! The flowers are simply beautiful and compliment the dresses perfectly.

  • Nonna says:
    April 14, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Wow! Jess, fantastic work! Beautiful, beautiful pictures with great attention to intricate details of the dresses, love the pictures of the flowers.

  • Arizona Wedding's Magazine says:
    April 14, 2011 at 3:00 am

    we are dying over the navy dresses! the perfect compliment to a white wedding gown, these are flowy and understated in a perfect way!

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  • Johanna Jahja says:
    April 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Beautiful pictures Jess. Love the colourful dresses which match the flowers. Well Done.

  • enza says:
    April 14, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    my goodness jessica i had no idea how good you really were with a camera – very impressive – i would like to see more – enza

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