Wedding Shoot 2 | For the love of succulents

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So the second wedding styled shoot for 2015 came to an end last weekend. I can’t begin to tell you how much fun it was, particularly because I finally got to direct, style and design the whole shoot. And in all honesty, it was 10 times better simply because of my DIY partner-in-crime who also happens to be the AMAZING photographer (one half of Matt & Esther Photography)…..we had so much fun over the two days of prep work and shooting. I’m so insanely fortunate to not only work but to know such amazingly creative people.

Unfortunately, I can’t really share much here until the official photo are ready (and hopefully been successfully featured somewhere!!) but I can in the meantime, give you a teeny glimpse of the antics behind the scenes, without giving too much away. There’s a heap of DIY in this one too so I really can’t wait to share more at a later date. I’ll definitely keep you posted! :D xx
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 [Image credit: ©MadebyMolu]

Wedding Shoot 1 | For the love of copper

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As I mentioned before, I’ve got two big styled shoots coming up next week with only a week between the two so there’s been a lot of designing and physically making things (as I do!). I’m also kinda pushing the boat out with some of the designs as bespoke installations, decor and signage for events is an area I want to be focusing more on with the business, aside from stationery and the other graphic design work I do.

So yeah, I thought I’d share a little peek into some of the work in progress to date. There is a lot of copper involved. In fact, both shoots involve copper as one of the primary colours but both individually different it style and design approach. These are a few brush lettered pieces I’ve done for the first shoot, and I can’t tell you enough how much i LOVE using this copper paint. It’s so deep and rich….every brush stroke was incredibly satisfying!!

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Anyway, that’s really all for now. I’ve got a huge signage piece to work on over the weekend and a few bits and bobs which I’m sure you’ll see many sneak peeks of across other social media channels. I will apologise in advance for the copper overload (well, not really!) but it’s soo prettttyyyyy, you won’t blame me! ;)

Have a wonderful weekend folks and I’ll be back with more next week! xxx

{In the Press} A Modern Baroque-inspired shoot featured on Bridal Musings!

beautiful-baroque-at-trafalgar-tavern-242So last Friday, something exciting happened.

The styled shoot I worked on earlier in the year with wedding planner Elisabetta got featured on Bridal Musings! Yep, you have no idea how excited I was to finally see it on what is the most amazing wedding blogs out there (one of my top favourites!) and Elizabeth did a fine job of showcasing all the work that went into this shoot. Seeing this, was the best way to end a long busy and busy week.

This is my second and biggest styled shoot I’ve worked on since my ‘White on White‘ shoot, so you can only imagine my sheer delight when Elisabetta approached me about helping her design and style the shoot. I still vividly remember cross-checking my diary for the date she had in mind and despite it falling literally a day before I was due to travel, I jumped at the opportunity because it was too great to pass up on. Elisabetta is a perfectionist who pays great attention to detail and she would go to the ends of the earth to ensure that a creative vision is materialised. To work alongside her and a highly talented and reputable team of vendors in the wedding industry was an absolute dream come true – I cannot thank Elisabetta enough, for this!

beautiful-baroque-at-trafalgar-tavern-238beautiful-baroque-at-trafalgar-tavern-009Still unknown to many, a lot of work goes behind these inspirational styled shoots you see on blogs and glossy magazines; from inception to every finishing detail on the day. You need tons of creative vision, passion, dedication and pure hard graft to get the entire look created, set up and captured right. So to see it all come together nicely in these stunning photos, by Fiona Kelly, makes all the work incredibly worthwhile. And of course, it helps having a really good strong team of creatives! :)

So please do hop on over to Bridal Musings to read more about the shoot and I promise you, you will swoon over all the luscious detailing brought to you by these amazing ladies; decadent flowers by Paula Rooney, luxurious cakes and sweet treats by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, make up by Ana Ospina and hair styling by Kasia Fortuna. Let’s not forget the three stunning dresses we used from Ian Stuart and Kate Halfpenny (her gold studded jacket dress was my ultimate favourite), which we teamed up with accessories from LilaOlivier Laudus,  Halo & Co, Gilded Laband Freya Rose.

And here’s a few of my DIY input for the shoot, that included stationery, paper installations, calligraphy and hand cut place settings. You may have seen a glimpse of my behind-the-scenes shots a while back but I thought of perhaps doing a series of ‘get the look’ tutorials for some of them, if you are interested? What do you think? Alternatively, if you’re looking for any commissioned work on the stationery and décor front then please feel free to drop me a line via the ‘Contacts’ page! I’d be more than delighted to hear from you!

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Once again, a big and heartfelt thank you goes out to Elisabetta for giving me this chance to let me do what I love most: styling, stationery and lots of DIY! You have made me one happy lady and I look forward to many more opportunities to work with you again! (PS. brides-to-be, if you are looking for a wedding planner to help you organise your dream wedding in London, Italy or Sharm El Sheik, then I cannot recommend Elisabetta enough!!)

Happy browsing folks! x x x