If you know me just a teeny bit you’ll know that this shoot by SARA HASSTEDT is SO very ‘me’. The warm colours, the texture, the incredible landscapes… the combination of those things with stunning photography makes my heart happy and has me wanting to get out into the mountains! With gorgeous styling by PREMA and some incredible florals by BARE ROOT FLORA the team tell us, “Inspired by the rolling landscape of the Colorado foothills, this pioneer bride is filled with optimism for her new life ahead. Both rugged and refined, her look is informed by the past with a sense of modest delicacy and yet entirely au courant with its bohemian flair. Authentic, warm and at ease, this bride lives and moves with an innate understanding of herself as part of the land.“
I must admit I’m a bit of a sucker for shoots on rivers or creeks… it takes me back to my childhood and teenage years, memories of camping and exploring. This shoot from CHRISTINE PIENAAR strips it all back and keeps it beautifully simple. I’m especially digging that tulle skirt from BEAUTULLEFUL INC.. paired with the sweet braided hair by SUZANNA CHUN BEAUTY.
Christine tells us, “As spring started to arrive on the west coast of Vancouver and the crystal clear waters started to flow down from the mountains this beautiful creekside scenery created the inspiration for this boho bridal shoot. The light tulle skirt paired with a soft high neck silk blouse brought together an effortless organic boho bridal look. With her hair loosely braided to the side and stands framing her face, the perfect touch of elegance was added with a delicate pearl hair piece wrapped around her hair. The afternoon light was still bright behind the trees illuminating this secret spot by the creek surrounded by the moss covered trees. As the water ran down between the rocks there was nothing more compelling than closing your eyes and breathing in all the beauty.“
Photography & Styling CHRISTINE PIENAAR PHOTOGRAPHY / Hair & make-up SUZANNA CHUN BEAUTY / Jewellery THE BORROWED COLLECTION / Bridal skirt BEAUTULLEFUL INC. / Bridal Top ARITZIA / Florals SPECIAL MOMENTS FLOWERS / Ribbon FROUFROU CHIC / Model ALISON of STYLING MY LIFE
We’re rather smitten with coloured wedding gowns and this pale blue one from CLAIRE LA FAYE is the perfect choice for a seaside celebration. In this case an anniversary shoot by IMAGE CLAIRITY that took place in La Jolla Cove, San Diego on a rare rainy day – which worked perfectly in their favour.
Claire tells us; “From Jennifer and Tony met in San Diego and lived in multiple cities, always on the ocean, before they were married last May in Jennifer’s small hometown in rural Missouri. Jennifer is a cheerleader for the San Diego Chargers as well as an attorney, and Tony sells real estate in San Diego, so we knew that after their first year of marriage, we needed to create an anniversary shoot that tells their love story on the ocean.
With the sea as our inspiration, we designed the rest of the shoot, choosing to photograph in La Jolla Cove, with florals inspired by the colors of the ocean and a light blue gown by Claire La Faye.“