This delicate boudoir shoot by SALLY PINERA from Issue 11 of MAGNOLIA ROUGE MAGAZINE is feminine beauty at it’s finest. Subtle boudoir images – just a hint of a shoulder for example – are our favourite. It’s the mystery of it and what is ‘unseen’ that to me is the true beauty. KELLY LENARD worked her magic into some show stopping creations and a sweet baby pink piece from TWIGS AND HONEY gave a hint of playfulness.
Happy weekend everyone! I hope those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday aren’t in too much of a food coma… all I read about on my social media pages (aside from the messages of thanks naturally) were accounts of delicious feasts and home-baking! Need to get myself state-side to experience this holiday one day! These beautiful, luminous images by WENDY COOPER were captured in beautiful Santa Barbara at The Artist Holiday. Organized by the fabulous JEN HUANG, it’s a place where creatives are able to learn techniques in film photography as well floral arranging with the amazing POPPIES & POSIES, and calligraphy with PAPERFINGER.
Photography WENDY COOPER / Workshop THE ARTIST HOLIDAY held by JEN HUANG / Florals POPPIES & POSIES / Calligraphy PAPERFINGER / Rentals BORROWED BLU / Make-up 10.11 MAKEUP / Hair CHIALI MENG / Robes GIRL WITH A SERIOUS DREAM / Gown SARAH JANKS / Ribbon SILK & WILLOW / Rings TRUMPET & HORN / Aprons NOT PERFECT LINEN / Albums NEVE ALBUMS / Catering DUO EVENTS / LELE PATISSERIE / FLORABUNDANCE
Spring never looked as pretty as it does in this beautiful shoot by VICTORIA PHIPPS PHOTOGRAPHY, captured on the border of England & Wales. Styled by SARAH GARROD, it combines a subtle celtic vibe with the stunning wild landscapes in this part of the world. Incorporating the national flower of Wales – the daffodil – the delicate nature of the bride is a striking contrast against the dramatic backdrop, which offers such a peaceful and isolated feel to it.
Victoria tells us, “Living close to the English border with Wales, we have often been asked to work on Welsh weddings and have become increasingly aware that there issn’t an abundance of wedding ideas available to brides planning to tie the knot in Wales. So we decided to style a shoot which we hoped would go some way to filling the void, including as many details as we could think of which were specifically Welsh. We wanted daffodils to feature in a wild bouquet which would fit with the beautiful landscape we wanted to showcase in the photographs. With this in mind we tried to create a very natural, almost celtic styled shoot which would lend itself to the dramatic and ancient surroundings.
There were several details included which showcase the best of welsh traditions such as the ‘love spoon’, a beautiful marriage blessing in welsh by Dic Jones, locally sourced slate jewellery, a scattering of spring lambs and of course a stack of delicious welsh cakes! We hope this will bring give welsh brides a little inspiration!“
Photographer VICTORIA PHIPPS PHOTOGRAPHY / Stylist SARAH GARROD / Stationery PROJECT PRETTY / Flowers LITTLE POTTING SHED / Hair & make-up CAROLINE JAMES / Bridal Supplier BRIDAL HAVEN / Bridal Gown ‘MEGAN’ by SO SASSI / Model: HEATHER LOUISE