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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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

[Behind the scenes]: A sneak peek behind the wedding style shoot

If you follow me on IG, FB or Twitter, you’ve probably seen my updates about the work I was doing for a wedding style-shoot in collaboration with Louise Machpherson Wedding Design. Louise was our on-the-day wedding coordinator who I got on with brilliantly at the time of our wedding and thereon after (it is so refreshing to work with people on the same creative wavelength!) Back in March, she got int touch to see if I’d be interested in working with her and other wedding suppliers for a wedding style shoot she was putting together. I was obviously, super delighted by this! Unfortunately I wasn’t able to physically attend the shoot as it was the following morning from my return from Dubai. Nevertheless, having always wanted to work on style shoots for aaages, I jumped at the opportunity and agreed I’d do whatever I could from London and have it posted up! We got liaising, pinging back and forth numerous emails on things that inspired us. Louise was keen to have a ‘white on white’ theme for the shoot with a subtle hint of gold and rose, keeping the overall look very clean and contemporary but with an air of glamour – totally up my street! :)

The shoot took place last Monday at the Lighthouse in Glasgow and I managed to create some handmade prints and decor for this fabulous occasion. I’m not going to reveal much on what exactly my work entailed just yet (the big reveal will come soon!) but it does involve clean lines, geometry, shimmery gold ink and more! Thoroughly enjoyed every minute working on this project. Still gutted I wasn’t able to be there on the morning to see it all come together but delighted I was a part of it – thank you Louise! So here’s a wee teaser by Mallard Weddings of what went on behind the scenes! There will be more coming on this so make sure you keep your eyes peeled! :D xx