When Katherine from Ivy Floral Events a twice Regional Finalist for The Wedding Industry Awards asks you to contribute to styled photo shoot with some pretty fancy folks, you don’t think twice. Especially when the colour palette is crushed berries, deep red wine, Barolo and magenta. Think pink & Then Some!
Katherine gave us a brief with colours, tones and textures that she wanted to include. Taking inspiration from this we crafted two looks for the shoot. Having 11-years in the floristry business Kat had a keen sense of what sort of look she wanted to create, and who she wanted to produce it with.
For Buns – Cake 1: The first look was in keeping with the ‘quiet’, neutral, pale buttercream, textured with simple palette knife radial grooves. Looking through Kat’s magic flower pails we found and abundance of jewel studded colours. Peony and ranunculi’s, plenty of textural greenery in the way of olive leaves and stems which we teamed with pomegranate seeds, black berries and split plums.
Cake 2: The second look featured palette knifed colours fitting the theme and was a Buns interpretation of the original brief. More colour in hued petal swipes on pale buttercream, more plums, blackberries and vivid magenta roses which we kept loose or shredded for the decorative trails which have become a signature piece for our wedding cake delivery. We added rosemary and honeysuckle providing a botanical feel.
Behind the camera, Janie from Big Phat Photos captured everything, including the llamas and chickens. Janie’s images are front page regulars on EDP Bride and Your East Anglian Wedding magazine. You’ll see her name pop up frequently on our pages with her fresh and unfiltered view of the world in the lens.
Fresh faced and rosy lipped our make-up artist, Leanne Stibbon who has been featured on the Bride Magazine Blog provided the look. Hair stylist Gemma Holiday, a four-time winner of The Wedding Industry Awards, provided tumbled down hair and elegant up-dos. Both gals are well-known names in the wedding industry.
Bridesmaids dresses were hand stitched by Holly from Willow & Pearl, no’ off the peg’ here. Holly creates 6 multiway dresses in 47 colours. Featured on a raft of bridal blogs on line Hollys deep ruby dresses were from a cast of colours you can find on her website. The models were Elle, Billie, Chloe and Amy – they punted, they posed and they were chased by llamas.
A full stationery suite was hand made by the clever Claire of Frog & Pencil, an EDP Bride Awards Finalist who pens and paints bespoke invites and portraits for couples matching the colours to the event. Perfect pinks in this case.
Florist, Katherine created an asymmetrical moon gate and filled the exterior line with David Austen roses, vine honeysuckle, richly burgundied dahlias, hydrangea, Astrantia and trailing clematis.
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