Coastal Bride and Bridesmaid Inspiration

Dec 03, 2015 | Inspiration

"When angels fell, some fell on the land, some on the sea. The former are the faeries and the latter were often said to be the seals.” - Anonymous Orcadian

Today feels like a breath of fresh air. The indescribable beauty of the Australian coastline plus the organic and feminine styling by one of our favorites, Dominique Flowers makes for a stunning set of inspiration. Film photographer Love Note Photography perfectly photographed the "Selkie Maidens" in a way that portrays understated glamor and beauty from within. We are in love with the amazing Gwendolynne gowns as each is so intricate and romantic! Read more from Dominique Flowers about what inspired this lovely coastal shoot... From stylist and florist Dominique Flowers: "Inspired by the Undine illustrations by Arthur Rackmam and the Celtic myth of the selkies, this styled shoot took place on a stormy winter day with the dramatic red cliffs of Long Reef and mysterious churning ocean as the backdrop. The Selkie Maidens, ethereal creatures who take the form of seals in the ocean, but then transform into supernaturally beautiful humans while on land, long for their fisherman lovers to return from the sea. The maidens barefoot, in their ethereal pearl and crystal embellished gowns and accessories, wait by the 18th century fisherman’s port watching the foaming waves, hoping for a glimpse of their men returning from the stormy sea. Love letters tied with silk ribbon, chronicling their courtship, are read in anticipation of their pending nuptials. Their hands and necks layered with the most delicate handmade gold and semi-precious jewels. A shimmering, embossed tiered cake is adorned with blooms; lush bouquets in shades of soft pink and dark plum; full of peonies, frilled tulips, scented garden roses, cyclamen, rhododendron blossoms, sculptural bromeliads, subtlety referencing the shapes and textures from an underwater coral garden." bridal hair - wedding updo - wedding sparrow Love Note Photography wedding sparrow - wedding calligraphy - colored wedding gown Love Note Photography embellished gown - wedding sparrow - coastal wedding Love Note Photography wedding sparrow - embellished wedding gown Love Note Photography bride and bridesmaid inspiration - wedding sparrow - bridal bouquet Love Note Photography bridal updo - wedding hair inspiration - wedding sparrow Love Note Photography embellished wedding gown - wedding ideas - outdoor wedding Love Note Photography wedding calligraphy - stationery - invitation suite Love Note Photography coastal wedding - wedding sparrow - embellished wedding gown Love Note Photography wedding hair inspiration - bridal updo - wedding sparrow Love Note Photography
Vendor Details
Photography: Love Note Photography | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Styling & Florals: Dominique Flowers | Hair: Kristine Bisson Hair | Makeup: Cathy Tolpigin | Gowns: Gwendolynne | Jewelry: Natalie Marie Jewellery | Hair Accessories: Percy Handmade | Calligraphy & Stationery: Written Word Calligraphy | Cake: Sweet Art | Chocolate: Winnow Chocolates | Ribbon: Froufrou Chic | Ring Boxes: The Mrs Box  

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