Icetank Bridal Shoot…
Today bridal inspiration comes from the creative brains of Erin from wedding blog Way Out Wedding and styled by Lisa from Carmela Weddings. I love the futuristic styling and the cutting edge concept behind it! Over to Erin, Lisa and the awesome team to tell us more about it…
Erin from Way Out Wedding – Creative Director…
When Lisa showed me the venue, I was immediately transported into thoughts of Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey 2001 and A Clockwork Orange, with their stark white futuristic styling. I started pinning images of these movies, plus visors made of Perspex and also reflective metal (like in the Suede video for Trash), along with bursts of colour like orange.
I knew we had to have a jumpsuit and a cape in there somewhere. Basically, this was to be bridal not of this world, hence the name ‘The Other Space’ – that which lies beyond our dimension and existence. I never said I was normal…!! Lisa was totally into this and didn’t run in the other direction; she also loves to bring bridal imagery out of the pretty and safe and into the realm of experimental and conceptual fashion and art.
We just get each other and she is amazing to work with. The team we gathered around us was truly phenomenal. Everyone created the perfect realisation of the moodboard imagery and made it better than ever. I was bowled over by their ideas and interpretation of the brief.
Lisa Johnson From Carmela Weddings – Stylist…
When I started discussing doing a shoot with Erin, I knew I’d found someone that completely ‘got’ the kind of shoots I wanted to do. The weddings I really love to plan are upscale but with a focus on fashion, art and culture, and this kind of shoot is hard to find when looking at the styled shoots in magazines and on blogs because it’s easier to give brides inspiration with all things pretty and soft and much harder to show a minimalist modern look. I know from my own client base that not all brides are inspired by rustic, vintage, romance and pastels (although I do know that lots are!), and so I wanted to set about creating a harder, more fashion based edgy look for our bride and bride.
When Erin mentioned a futuristic Kubrick concept and showed me a couple of pictures, I knew I could work with that and was so excited to work with somebody that wanted to do something different!
All of the suppliers on the shoot were selected carefully because we knew that it wouldn’t work for everybody. What a fabulous team we got on board! Every one of them was focused on getting our vision right, and our photographer
Emma-Jane was fabulous as she works on fashion shoots and so directed the models with ease. I’m so happy with what we’ve created – I really hope it shows that wedding styles can take cues from the fashion and art world, and that inspiration and beauty can be seen where you wouldn’t usually expect it!
Emma from Emma-Jane Photography…
During the shoot some strong shots, showing couples that they do not need to always be traditional. OK, we are not expecting brides to be head-to-toe in fairy lights and wear a mask so they cannot see their groom, but what you read from this is that couples can be creative – who says you have to follow tradition? Set your own!
Rania from The Custom Cake Boutique…
Drawing inspiration from Pinterest, I stumbled upon an image of a piece of art, a textured metallic structure, which was basically cubes and cuboids stacked up on top of each other, and in this I saw the beginnings of the cake!
When I learnt that orchids would be the flower of choice, things started to fall into place. I leaned towards a structure of sorts, off-set, with a flash of metallic silver, with the sugar orchids gently guiding the eye up and through the various straight edges. It was minimalistic, edgy, yet the stark but gentle orchids spread their romantic petals over it all.
Gwenda from The Vintage Floral Design Co…
The term ‘futuristic’ isn’t one that is often paired with flowers, but instinctively I was drawn to the idea of using tropical blooms of some sort. Having quickly weeded out those that are somewhat unromantic or rude looking in form (and there are plenty of both!), I settled on orchids. Reflecting the colour scheme, I chose to use a mix of orchid types (dendrobium, cymbidium, and phalaenopsis), all in white (which traditionally symbolise innocence, elegance and beauty – perfect for a wedding!) with a touch of orange and pink. This dream team of creatives provided me with a great opportunity to do something that was both elegant and quirky at the same time – heaven!
Beverley from Beverley Edmondson Millinery…
When Lisa asked if I’d like to be part of this shoot, I jumped at the chance! I interpreted the shoot as being angular lines, lots of lights, plastics and shadows. To me, it was more a feeling than an absolute. I could incorporate some electrics into the lights, something that I have secretly been wanting to do for a while, but the right project had never come up before! I could use some more commercial millinery in strong shapes along with very avant-garde sculptural millinery.
Vaishali from Ananya Cards…
The concept was to boldly go where most wedding invitations wouldn’t go. Futuristic shapes and materials were the inspiration for the designs. The challenge was to be unique in a way that it would take the viewer hopefully by surprise, and that is what we set out to do.
We decided that the invitation and the menu need not be a rectangular format, but something irregular, i.e. with a corner cut-out! By using bright colours and a greatly experimental font, we completed the futuristic, cutting-edge concept.
Mel Kinsman MUA…
I was drawn to a call out for suppliers to work on a futuristic-inspired bridal shoot for several reasons – I was drawn to the idea of using unusual light and avant-garde clothing and accessories. For hair and make-up, we had the opportunity to create sculptured hairstyles and strong make-up. I let the other suppliers determine a colour scheme and followed through with this as much as possible with the make-up, but I still wanted it to be beautiful rather than whacky. Focus was on the lips, using deep reds and burgundies, with the eyes more simple but defined, and I kept the skin looking illuminated using the trend of ‘strobing’, which so many are in love with at the moment.
Lou from Beyond Vintage…
For the tableware, I tried to keep to really clean lines, from the glassware to the silver cutlery. I love the optical geometric design on the plates to bring the table a more futuristic look. Props for the shoot included our fairy string lights, which we have in bundles of 30m for indoor and outdoor use.
Hayley from A Peculiar Dream…
A Peculiar Dream creates props and scene setters for events and shoots. For this futuristic-themed shoot, we wanted to create some directional pieces that were edgy enough to complement the overall theme, but to make them with a slightly ethereal quality. The super elongated metallic fringed lanterns were the perfect backdrop to the clean table setting, adding shine and a reflective quality to the set. We also wanted to develop something fun that the models could interact with, and so the humble umbrella got a makeover! Layers upon layers of metallic fringing were fixed to the spokes to create a quirky update to a classic accessory.
Jessica from Jessica Turner Designs…
This was a great location – white walls, silver staircase – perfect for futuristic styled shoot. My first thought on the concept was minimalist, white and silver colours, geometric shapes, and different textured fabrics. I wanted to embrace my personal style into the two designs, corseted structures and my knitted fabric, but also to create something unconventionally beautiful with a modern futuristic look.
Marsha from Marsha Hall Handmade Shoes…
I loved the geometry and futuristic emphasis this shoot dictates. I wanted to reflect this in the shoes, so I used a combination of silver leathers in three different textures to give a space-age feel. The first pair using a silver leather to imitate aluminium foil, with an unusual angular edge and turned collar at the back of the ankle, fixed with a diamanté stud to create a tunnel for the smooth silver leather buckled harness to thread through. The second pair used all three textures of leather with a high front but low cut at the heel. Again, with a geometrical cut edge and a subtle zigzag facing for the eyelets. I wanted there to be subtle details that get noticed the more they are looked at. Elegant glimpses of the foot through the ribbon lacing with a more angular style of high heel finished the look perfectly.
Thank you for sharing this photo shoot ladies great work!!!
Creative Director: Way Out Wedding
Styling: Carmela Weddings
Photography: Emma-Jane Photography
Venue Finder: Coco Wedding Venues
Shoes: Marsha Hall Handmade Shoes
Bridal wear: Jessica Turner Designs
Flowers: The Vintage Floral Design Co.
Cake: The Custom Cake Boutique
Millinery: Beverley Edmondson Millinery
Stationery: Ananya Cards
MUA: Mel Kinsman
Hair: Lovehair by Lou
Tableware: Beyond Vintage
Props: A Peculiar Dream
Balloons: The Giant Balloon Company
Videography: Summertime Media