We’ve had a week filled to the brim with romantic details and gorgeous inspiration. It seems only fitting to end with this styled shoot, photographed by Kate Wark, which incorporates all of these things, to the highest degree of perfection!
From Kate Wark: It’s easy to be swept off your feet by this romantic styled shoot, which has all the makings of a classic, nineteenth-century love story.
Ali hand-picked the most talented vendors and models to contribute to this stunning collaboration; and the subtle refinement of each and every aspect of the shoot is testament to the creative intuition of everyone involved.
Let yourself get lost amongst the glittering olive trees and the rustic courtyard, and find yourself entranced by a love story that could span the ages.
I absolutely adore the concept behind this intimate, beach-inspired editorial from Maxeen Kim Photography. Simple, elegant details, alongside a colourful and pretty palette, were used to craft a world of absolute beauty- in the process proving that sometimes less is, indeed, more! Adding to the delightful magic, is a glamorous vision of the bohemian bride who stuns in a Jenny Packham wedding gown with jeweled straps and an amazing pearl headpiece!
From Maxeen Kim Photography: I am a lover of relaxed and personal weddings. A ‘Big Day’ created by a couple who just want to be themselves and celebrate their love, their way.
I grew up on the east coast of South Africa where beach weddings are very common given our gorgeous weather. I had recently been inspired by various inspiration boards I’d come across online and decided to bring together my love of the sea side with a boho feel.
Keeping this in mind, we wanted to do the shoot outside, taking advantage to the English summer sunshine. With help from Emma from Coco Weddings, we searched for a venue. She was absolute wealth of information, but in the end we opted for something super simple, setting up a ‘sweetheart’ table on the beachfront between Brighton and Hove.
Jenny Packham’s gorgeous ‘Laurel’ was lent to us by Jo from Bridal Path. We went for a more ethereal feel as opposed to lace which is usually associated with the Boho look. It was the perfect mix of soft flowing fabric and glam detailing. Tanalee took inspiration from Laurel’s detailing to create a custom headpiece as an alternative to the traditional veil. It was made entirely from real fresh water pearls with a vintage broach repurposed to finish it off. She also did the make-up for the shoot, keeping the colours beautifully natural with a pop of colour on Ché’s lips.
Lorren Fernandez was referred to me by Ché and did the most amazing job creating the perfect stationery for the shoot. Coupling her whimsical designs with the gorgeous flowers by Blue Sky Flowers, and the colours of the shoot were brought together seamlessly. We wanted to highlight the fact that by simple styling and use of a well-thought-out colour palette, you can create something beautiful and cost-effective for your big day.
What do you get when you combine a newlywed couple who are deeply in love (and packing some serious style!), beautiful, historical scenery and the talented likes of Liga Photography? A day after session that pulls your heart right in and never let’s go, not for one glorious second!! This charming pair, in their outing through some of Bermuda’s must-see attractions, share a sweet, joy that leaves me smiling from ear to ear!
From Liga Photography: The day after Jess and Russ’s amazing Fort Hamilton wedding, the newlyweds got back in their dress and tux and we headed to “The Unfinished Church” - an abandoned church in the town of St. George Bermuda. Back in 1897, construction of the church started due to the nearby St. Peters church badly being damaged. Parishioners argued that it would cost more to built the new church instead of repair the damaged one. Hence construction of the church was halted and now there stands this amazing architectural skeleton with endless areas to shoot.
Afterwards, we headed over to St. Peters Church to finish the session on the historic brick steps leading up to its facade. Getting these beautiful portraits in these historic settings was the perfect way to end the celebration of their wedding- you can really see the happiness and carefree attitude they exuded.