This amazing shoot has been featured in the press! It has been featured in the Modern Wedding Styling Handbook 2014 edition. I’m so thrilled to have this in print and it was just an great shoot with such amazing talented people.
Also featured on Simply Peachy Wedding Blog! Check out the full post http://www.simplypeachy.com/beauty-and-the-beast-inspired-shoot-from-ruffles-and-bells/
As the song goes “a tale as old as time” …this classic fairy tale story has always been one of my favourites since I can remember. I’ve wanted to move away from the vintage look so this shoot was about bringing modern twists to a classic favourite.
The photoshoot took place under the sunny skies of Sydney, on one of the greenery parklands put together by one creative team. Eliska from Ruffles & Bells is such a remarkable stylist bringing in all the elements together, using a colour palette of yellow, gold, purple and blue.
This was a very exciting shoot as we have a real couple who happens to be both professional models. Lea Michelle and her partner Rede Carney were amazing to work with, bring this romantic shoot to life.
Miss Julie Makeup showcased her amazing makeup and hair styling creating different fresh looks for Lea and at the same time complimenting the beautiful bridal gowns from Savvy Brides. We were lucky to have the Grace gown designed by Rose and Delilah as one of the gowns for ‘Beauty’.
As for Rede’s look, we wanted to capture a causal look to depict the ‘Beast’ wearing casual and ripped clothes, but as the shoot evolved, the ‘Beast’ started to be more dressy to impress ‘Bell’ and capture her love. The shoot then ends with the a grand tablescape celebrating their love, featuring candlesticks and rustic accents.
To tie everything together, we had Minnie’s Sweet Creations creating incredible cakes and sweets for the couple and working hand-in-hand with 2 Love Birds Sweet Design’s stationery design. The stationeries featured a damask print which was then digital printed on the cookies and cake with rich colours of purple and blue.
Hanako from Hanako Floral Designs created several masterpieces for the flowers for the shoot. Using berries, David Austen roses and yellow tulips, she created a perfect balance to describe Belle’s mysterious and sweet personality that translates into her style. as well.
Photographer: lilelements (www.facebook.com/
Stylist: ruffles and bells (www.rufflesandbells.com.au)
Bridal dresses: Savvy Brides (www.savvybrides.com.au)
Male fashion: own model’s clothing
Cake: Minnie Sweet Creations (www.minniessweetcreations.
Hair/Makeup: miss juile makeup (www.facebook.com/
Models: Lea + Rede
Furniture/Props: Something borrowed vintage hire (www.somethingborrowedvinta
Florist: Hanako Floral Designs (www.hanakofloraldesigns.co
Stationary – 2 Love Birds | sweet design (www.2lovebirds.com.au)