Colourful, Mexican Bridal Style…
Today we share a vibrant Mexican boudoir bridal shoot which was Art Directed by Penny from The Little Lending Company. As soon as this shoot hit my inbox I just knew immediately I had to share it with you!
This Frida Khalo inspired shoot is jam packed with tropical fruits, exotic flowers and bold accessories; an eclectic mix of rich colours and some seriously cool, modern bride style.
Here Penny from The Little Lending Company tells us all about the inspiration and the team who worked behind the scenes…
Our girls style is a huge nod to one of my all time favourite icons; Frida Khalo, a strong, expressive woman who likes to style things out a little differently, the perfect muse.
My recent travels to Mexico inspired this set up; an abundance of cactus, colour and collected skulls and woven traditional blankets. I fell in love with the vibrancy and relaxed vibes of the country and wanted to capture this through the images.
I wanted the shoot to be free and vibrant, to show that the wedding preparation should be pretty a pretty brilliant and fun time. Your bridal portraits can be what ever you want them to be, expressing exactly who you are and your current inspirations and passions.
I worked closely with the florists to create something big and expressive on an outdoor arch, working as the perfect ceremony or photo back drop. Using a mix of mini pineapples, hydrangea, gloriosa, astilby, kangaroo paw, moby dick, asclepia, firecracker and monstera leaves. A simpler green tropical bouquet was also created and the most fun flower crowns going, that had a mix of colourful wool Pom Poms added.
The venue had the most incredible treehouses with stain glass windows that we’re perfect for the boudoir shots. The side tables we’re dressed with coloured candles in brass holders, mini Mexican horse ornaments and more cactus. Macrame plant hangers hung form the rafters.
Carnation garlands we’re hung as a back drop along with wire crosses for a nod to the party feels of A day of the Dead celebration.
We created a snack station for our bride – Pink pop, lavish fruit bowls, colourful merianges and a tutti fruitti gold leaf cake.
Stationery was from Lucy Says I do, a stunning suite with Mexican folk flowers and a ‘You are My Favourite Card’, the perfect little notelet to receive on your wedding morning.
There were 3 bridal looks; The boudoir with Topshop separates of high waist knickers and crochet knitted tops. Layers of gold and statements jewel and coloured accessories were added with statement hoop earrings.
A floral embroided bodice dress by Charlotte Balbier via The Bottom Drawer Bridal was used with blue and purple smoke bombs. If you’re a bold bride why not make a big statement with your portraits!
The third dress was by Made by Ava with a super low back and gupier lace halter neck. Gold featured heavily through the shoot so the last make-up look was full on glamour with lashings of gold foil added to the hair line.
Im just so in LOVE with this shoot… the styling, fashion and accessories is everything we love here at Mr & Mrs Unique!
Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous, colourful bridal shoot with us!
Art Direction: The Little Lending Company
Photography: Ellie Gillard
Location: West Lexham
Flowers: Swaffham & Fakenham Florists
Model: Eniko Toth
Make Up: Love Moi Make Up
Hair: Tracey Ward
Dresses: Charlotte Balbier at The Bottom Drawer Bridal and Made By Ava
Stationery: Lucy Says I Do
Cake: Buns of Fun Bakery
Meringues: Dust with Cocoa
Lingerie & Bridal Separates: Topshop