Contemporary Spring Bloom Inspiration
That DRESS, these dreamy images from Fine Art Curation member Hannah Duffy Photography, and those ultra-modern branches and buds by Wild Stems - this Spring Blossom inspired editorial is Spring wedding heaven. Seriously, coupled with the modern take on wedding stationery by White Cottage Weddings, this editorial styled by The White Emporium is one to get the Pinterest buttons ready for...
"Curated by Gemma from The White Emporium and Cissy from Wild Stems, this shoot was inspired by that brief, beautiful moment in the year when the bare, stark, grey landscape of winter is transformed by the emergence of delicate, fragrant star-like blossom. We took those minimal elements and muted grey and white tones as the foundations for our shoot.
All the elements of this shoot were selected to reflect a contrast between a stark, minimalist urban look, and the softening arrival of delicate blossom.
The florals were designed to convey the harsh winter environment through the strong, structural shape of the branch suspended above the table, and the blossom swirling and encroaching on our bride as she stands in its midst.
We selected a muted colour palette full of soft tones to really allow the blossom to dominate. The colour in the Ester and Erik candles, the gold details and linen napkins provides a slight touch of warmth. The subtle layering of textures through the linen and stone slab add depth to the look; that way there is more to look at and think about than the vision that first greets you.
Having Hannah Duffy as the photographer was a natural choice. Her use of light and her ability to capture the delicacy and fragility of the setting were paramount. Her skill is illustrated by the way that the photographs convey both the overarching narrative as well as the depth and tiniest detail. As soon as we saw the Bowen Dryden dress we fell in love, the simple and elegant silhouette was everything we had been dreaming about when we first began discussing the feeling we wanted to create. The dramatic exposure of the cut out back really played with the idea of a hidden world just waiting to be truly seen. The jewellery was simple and elegant, perfectly suited to the design.
The cake represents out bride’s character too and draws parallels with the skyscraper in which she lives; at first glance it is tall, elegant and refined, but on closer inspection, a hint of character creeps in through the gold leaf. This too took on a different shape when the blossom was added, instantly softening the hard contemporary lines and adding a warmth that, when the two elements combined, offered a real wow moment.
The stationary beautifully complemented the story we wanted to tell, with a contemporary, modern text that was softened by the colour palette and an ever so subtle blossom sketch.
Hair and make-up was minimalist, but perfect, hair was sculpted into a smooth bob, and muted make-up featured a flawless look with a subtle shine to the cheeks."
Photographer: Hannah Duffy Photography | Film Lab: The Find Lab | Stylist / Planner: The White Emporium | Floral Designer: Wild Stems | Dress Designer: Bowen Dryden | Rentals: Wedhead | Accessories: Epanoui | Venue: The Barn At Brook End Green Farm | Cake Designer: Neighbourhood Bakes | Hair: Emma Kim | Make Up: Ali K MUA | Stationery: White Cottage Weddings