Colourful + edgy festival wedding inspiration at the UK’s hottest new venue The Giraffe Shed

Neon, glitter and colour for a festival wedding…

Ok, we don’t use those words lightly, but The Giraffe Shed really needs to be on your radar, and then on your ‘to book’ list, pronto. It’s a dream festival wedding location with rainbow walls, gritty industrial decor and NEON (the perk of the venue being owned by a phtoographer is incredible light)! Team this with photography and creative direction from Jade Maguire and Rachael from The Burtons, and some breathtaking couple styles (bridal fedoras are BACK!), and you get absolute festival wedding magic. Take it away, ladies…

“Every once in a while you live your dream, a real dream, a dream that makes your heart sing, the butterflies in your stomach dance and you leave feeling like you’re floating on air… well this is exactly how I felt! On seeing the pink wall that Hannah had created, the first style that sprang to our mind was colour, and what better way to use colour than a dramatic festival theme?”

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“We found an absolute dream team amongst suppliers we already knew or followed on instagram. Armed with a pinterest board bringing together fringing, lace, statement flowers with bold pops of colour, ribbons, pom poms, bright confetti, glitter, body art, dreamy lighting bringing a warmth to the edginess, fedora hats, skinny pants, and leather jackets, we searched

Organic, Minimal Wedding Inspiration for the Modern Bride

Beautiful backdrops and muted colour palettes…

Can you hear that sound? It’s the sound of us totally hyperventilating over this flawless styled shoot we’ve got for you today. It’s a stunning beauty editorial that provides a perfect antidote to a sometimes crazy, sometimes cluttered wedding industry. It’s breathtaking (told you, I’m hyperventilating over here), elegant, delicate and serene whilst also packing a MEGA styling punch.

“I think what makes this shoot so unique is mostly the way the materials were used – bringing nature indoors, creating minimal, tonal backdrops, hand-painting florals and using a model who is beautiful inside and out.” photographer Kaley from Kaley from Kansas explains.

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About those minimal, tonal backdrops: “I went to a small shop south of the city and found amazing fabrics that I knew would work well in this bright, minimal space and really flow with the organic, freeing nature of the shoot.” They were then attached loosely to the wall, where they created a bold block backdrop whilst still maintaining all-important fluidity and movement. The muted tones and organic outlines blended seamlessly into The Cottage Rose’s stunning floral elements. Ferrell used neutral tones and divine fluffy textures to add depth without overpowering the beautiful simplicity of the shoot.

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Stunning bridal accessories

“I think of this shoot as an organic, beauty editorial with added elements of nature, fluidity and

Peach Tropics + Paradise Inspiration for a Cool Vibrant Summer Wedding

Vibrant, Summer Wedding Inspiration

Pineapples, neon signs, Honolulu flowers and ombre wedding dresses – this vibrant inspiration shoot shows off the coolest and most colourful island tropic décor and styling.

Twin Flame Styling came up with this fun, modern Peach Tropics styled shoot, brought to life by talented photographer Hannah Green. It’s bright, bold and pretty unique!

Over to Jessica at Twin Flames to tell you more about her tropical collaboration….

Twin Flames…

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Twin Flame stands for fun, vibrancy and diversity in every way. I love to create beautiful, ethical and memorable weddings that have a spiritual twist! This was the target for me, to have a photoshoot that inspired people to go outside of the box with their décor, but also a shoot that seemed real, fun, and down to earth.

Amongst the peachy and vibrant colours of the tropical flowers, pillar candles and hibiscus flower stationary, were real pineapples (painted by hand in a variety of colours) leafy green glasses, recyclable ombré cutlery and a bar area complete with a pink inflatable throne! This was complimented by peach and turquoise hand dip-dyed dresses, lots of fun neon lighting, tasselled photo booth area and multi-coloured confetti balloons (which our couple really enjoyed popping!).

 

My amazing suppliers were found through networking online. I showed a sneak peek of the mood board and had …

Colourful, Cuban Wedding Inspiration, Bridal Beauty + Style…

Colourful Bridal Beauty + Style Influenced by Cuba…

Happy Friday all!

Today we have for you a vibrant Cuban inspired bridal shoot; one that embraces a tropical colour palette inspired by the culture, people and streets of Havana.

Short flirty bridal dresses are mixed with vibrant evening outfits; perfect for brides with a free-spirited heart and one who dares to wear colour on their big day.

Professional bridal make up artist Teresa Snowball also shares with us four key make up looks; a minimalist look, cuban beauty, hot pink Havana night, and tangerine dream.

Jo Kemp Photography

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Cuba immediately conjures up images of uber cool cars in vibrant colours, fat cigars being smoked on street corners and  sexy women drinking strong black coffee on the balcony’s of slightly decaying elegant buildings.

When Make up artist Teresa contacted me about a collaboration shoot together she was fresh back from a dream trip to Cuba and fancied doing something a little different. Inspired by the light, drama and unique Cuban style she had seen on her travels. Say the words colour, different and unique all in the same sentence and I get very excited, excited enough to rustle up a shoot in a few days, love a bit of spontaneity and creativity.

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We were lucky to have the perfect model for the look, sassy and curvy,

Modern Alice in Wonderland! Fairytale Wedding Inspiration at Marleybrook House…

Alice in Wonderland Wedding…

The concept of this fun bridal shoot was inspired by Lewis Carroll’s adventures of Alice in Wonderland, and was held in the gardens of Marleybrook House, a 17th century thatched cottage in Kent. The photoshoot takes us through the story of Alice; including down the rabbit hole, a mismatched botanical Mad Hatters Tea Party, the Queen’s Croquet Ground and the Secret Garden.

I just love the youthful, modern bridal styling and eclectic wedding decor ideas…

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“Down the Rabbit Hole” is the latest in my Fairytale Bridal series, a concept born from a love-affair with fairytales. I adore the idea of turning these iconic characters into brides, and telling the story of their wedding.

I met my co-planner, Valentina, through our mutual love of everything whimsical. We wanted to create a modern interpretation of Alice – as if our childhood favourite had returned to Wonderland as a bride-to-be. We chose Chloe Lee as our photographer, as her fun, colourful style and great eye for detail was the perfect fit.

We couldn’t have asked for a better setting than Marleybrook House, with its cottage- like quirks, fully working vintage funfair, and exquisite gardens.

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We wanted surreal and curious décor – like a Mad Hatter’s dream. VV Raven created some larger-than-life arrangements for us, both real and

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