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This shoot is one of my fav photoshoots I’ve ever had, I’m so happy that it got featured on Wedding Chicks. Please head over there to check out the full post. http://www.weddingchicks.com/2014/06/23/how-to-audrey-up-your-wedding-look/ weddingchicks

About the Shoot:
It is hard to look past Audrey Hepburn. She is a magnificent historical style icon. Very few in this industry would disagree. Her charisma is adorable and her beauty is phenomenal. She was our inspiration for this shoot and we wanted to create a modern representation of her. I wanted to create a vintage glamorous theme. I haven’t seen much pearls being used for weddings and I don’t see why not, they’re elegant, round sleek pretties which add a nice touch of vintage glam.

The photo shoot took place in Melbourne residential household. The interior design had a French provincial atmosphere, just stunning, I wish my house was just like it. The creative stylist Eliska from Ruffles and Bells helped birth this vision and we couldn’t have done it without her. The colour palette used were the classic creams, whites and a touch of blush and black.

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The gowns by Cathleen Jia was stunning, such beauty of lace and designs. The dresses had a vintage inspired design with a twist of a modern touch, I adore the cream and white colours with some of the amazing open back designs. I wanted to get married right there just by looking at these pretties. The model, Asleen Mauthor was perfect in the dresses and her magnificent looks reminded me of Audrey Hepburn. Babydolls Make up Artistry did a flawless job on the makeup. Tan Tran’s magic on the hair created that gorgeous Audrey Hepburn look we were aiming for.

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Paper & Style Co. brought in beautiful furniture and props to the shoot which suited the luxurious interior design. 2 lovebird designs using their talent created the stationary for this shoot, such simple and graceful designs. Studio Cakes made such pretty sweets which were so beautiful that it was too pretty to eat them but also at the same time their looks heightened their appeal in taste. I love the lace icing on the heart cookies, I was amazed at the finishing touches. Amazing attention to detail was displayed.

We couldn’t have done this shoot if it wasn’t for the loveliness of pearls and accessories which were supplied by Olivia Marcheline – Genuine Collectible Vintage Haute Couture. Some of the pearls dated back to the 1940’s, they really were to die for, the girls and I just couldn’t stop playing with them and wanting to try them on.

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Photographer: lilelements (www.facebook.com/lilelements2)
Stylist: Ruffles and Bells (www.rufflesandbells.com.au)
Fashion: Cathleen Jia (www.cathleenjia.com.au)
Accessories: Olivia Marcheline – Genuine Collectible Vintage Haute Couture Accoutrements (www.oliviamarcheline.com)
Makeup: Babydolls Make Up Artistry (www.facebook.com/babydollsmakeupartistry)
Hair: Tan Tran
Model: Asleen Mauthoor (www.facebook.com/asleenmauthoorofficial)
Furniture/Props: Paper and Style Co (www.paperandstyleco.com)
Florist: Wunderplant (www.wunderplant.com.au)
Cake: Studio Cake (www.studiocake.com.au)
Stationary: 2 Love Birds (www.2lovebirds.com.au)

 

 

{Wedding} – Marissa & Bruno

Congrats to the most down to earth couple I’ve ever met! It was such a beautiful and intimate wedding with just family and very close friends. The weather was stunning with it’s blue skies and sunshine. The bride had chosen a special location for their ceremony, it was a place where she and her dad used to go often to go fishing as she was growing up.
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{Love Shoot} – Jayda & Paul

Ruffles & Bells and LIL ELEMENTS have came together to give away a styled engagement shoot. The lucky winners is the happy newly engaged Jayda and Paul.

Read their beautiful story below…
The two were struck by cupid’s arrow after locking eyes at Hugo’s Lounge in Sydney’s Kings Cross on a Sunday evening. Paul was originally out with some friends for a couple of drinks, while Jayda was out with her friends for a farewell party. To sum up the night Paul and Jayda got more than they bargained for: a special type of LoVe that could (and will) last a lifetime.

The night the two love birds met Jayda was on a working holiday maker visa and Paul was organising his own business/ trying to find a new job. Unfortunately, this meant that after a few weeks of getting to know each other Jayda had to fly back to Canada to finish off her studies (e.g., 3 more years) and Paul had to stay in Australia due to work obligations.

Their time apart was a true test to their relationship and to say the least, their love conquered the distance.

After months apart from one another at a time and two years invested into their relationship, Jayda was finally accepted for a student exchange at the University of Sydney! This meant that Jayda and Paul could finally be together without having to put up with muffled/dropping-out telephone and Skype connections.

The next two years flew by quickly for Jayda and Paul and before they knew it, it was time for them to go back to Canada for a visit…which included a “surprise” proposal half-way through their trip.

On the day that Jayda graduated from UBCO, in Kelowna, BC, Paul had asked her parent’s permission for their daughter’s hand in marriage. (Luckily, Eusty-boy and Louise said “yes!”.. and we’re over the moon to welcome Paul into the family).

To Jayda’s surprise the next day, along the beach in Kelowna, Paul popped down on one knee (nervous as could be) and asked Jayda, “will you marry me?”, with the most beautiful diamond ring Jayda had ever seen! Jayda’s response, filled with tremendous joy and love was answered with a huge: “of course!”

To this day, their love for one another grows stronger, and wiser and they could not be happier to have found true love and the most amazing sort of friendship in one another.

Styling: Ruffles & Bells – Event Styling and Planning
Photography: lilelements

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{Love Shoot} – Darlene & Minh

Launching our new package… Style engagement shoots
Stylist/ Props/ Florist/ Photographer: lilelements

I’m so happy to have been asked by the lovely Darlene to take her engagement shoot. She was telling me how much she loves pink and gardens, I begun styling a theme for her and wanted to be something different. And behold, the lace vintage theme having willow trees surrounding them.

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Whimsical Woodland Deer

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This shoot has been featured on Polka Dot Bride. Click on the link to view the blog post

http://www.polkadotbride.com/2014/05/whimsical-woodland-wedding-inspiration/

I had the pleasure of working interstate for the first time and was so excited with how Melbourne was going to welcome me. Gladly, Mother Nature was on our side and it was amazing. The weather held it’s end of the bargain and the rest was up to us. The shoot was around the stunning sceneries of Yarra Valley. It’s so exciting to finally expand my photography through interstate and travel, it has been one of my goals for a while.

I love deers, just adore how majestically beautiful they are. With their gentle spirit and gorgeous brown eyes, I was inspired to do a woodland theme. The deer was the main element keeping it light and simple. The amazing stylist Eliska from Ruffles and Bells helped create this shoot bringing my vision to life. Her creative mind saw the idea of a simple, elegant, whimsical and playful breakfast theme which I adore so much.

At the start of the shoot we witnessed the crazy heat wave Melbourne was experiencing this summer. We were wise to start early in the morning where the beautiful sunshine produced a nice light gold shining through the trees. The colour palette used was light pinks, whites, greens and browns.

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The amazing florist Wunderplant did such a creative job on the floral crowns as we wanted the model to look like she was wearing antlers. Wunderplant used some interesting flowers and even thorns for the crown and the bouquets, some of them were native flowers which suited the woodland backdrop. Along with the talented team, Poppyjeans brought in the most stunning real antlers and adorable furniture props to the shoot. We couldn’t have done this photo shoot without them, the rustic yet modern pieces brought out playfulness of the theme. Just check out those pretty pastel pink cups! Regnier Cakes made such beautiful sweets for the breakfast table, who can say no to sweets!. The tarts, mini cakes, jar desserts and many more were just so adorable and a very nice touch to the setting. I couldn’t take my eyes off them. I just knew if I were to taste one, I wouldn’t be able to stop myself from having another.

The gowns were so gorgeous, they are just to die for! Bridal Atelier brought such exquisite gowns that showcases playfulness and softness of the theme. Each dress was different with the other, with layers of lace, tulle, and embroidered beadings. One of my favorite dresses had a pink ombre petal textured bodice that perfectly contrasts the edgy-ness of the woods and forest.

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Sophie Knox Makeup Artist brought how I envisioned an enchanting lady to life with soft natural make-up along with the incredible hair stylings of Candice from Beauty within Makeovers.

We want to welcome summer days of weddings and show mornings can be beautiful. A turn away from conventional lunches and dinners, breakfast in the mornings are important. The light from the sun can bring out the most amazing sense of a remarkable day to remember.

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Photographer: LIL ELEMENTS (www.facebook.com/lilelements2)
Stylist: Ruffles & Bells – Event Styling and Planning (www.rufflesandbells.com.au/)
Fashion: The Bridal Atelier (www.thebridalatelier.com.au)
Model: Indigo May
Florist: Wunderplant (www.wunderplant.com.au/)
Cake/Sweets: Regnier Cakes (www.regniercakes.com.au)
Makeup: Sophie Knox Makeup Artist (www.makeupbysophieknox.com)
Hair: Beauty Within Makeovers (www.facebook.com/beautywithinmakeovers)
Furniture/Props: Poppy Jean (www.poppyjean.com.au/)