So 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!
Still 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 Lila, Olivier Laudus, Halo & Co, Gilded Lab, and 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!
[Image credit: ©Fiona Kelly Photography]
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