Last month the lovely Alex from The Vintage Parade invited me along to style a feature table and create a backdrop for a collaborative wedding styled shoot with a host of other selected suppliers all of whom are taking part in The Wonderous Wedding Fair on Sunday 28 October.
The shoot was help advertise the Wedding Fair and was to take place locally in Southsea (which made it super convenient for us) Alex had planned an alternative and fun theme with the beautiful social media lovebirds Alice and Ashley White as the bride and groom! (total and utter babes!)
Taking inspiration from the moodboards Alex sent over, we designed and created a stunning dark, moody romantic tablescape which matched perfectly with a beautifully fragrant foliage runner created by Bloomin Clares (seriously pineapple sage leaves are amazing... quite possibly my new favourite smell) and stunning stationery from Grey & Copper.
I spray painted various shaped bottles with a matte black paint and then hand dripped pale pink wax onto the creating amazing DIY candlesticks... This so so easy to do guys and looked amazing... would 100% recommend!
Unfortunately I don't have many photos to share with you of the table in its entirety but hopefully the little sneak peeks you can see hint at the beauty that was! We headed to the newly opened Gisors in Southsea for our venue and the stunning interior created the best backdrop to the table and set the scene for the whole day! Gisors is a real little treat of a venue and the staff were blooming lovely too!
Alice & Ashley were just smokin' hot... Hair and makeup was done by Totally Flawless and Alex had invited along two different dress designers so in total there would be 4 different bridal looks in the day! Louise Rose Couture created 2 beautiful traditional bridal gowns, Francis Campbell Couture created the two more non traditional looks... a fantastic jumpsuit and an amazing ombre and lace gown. In these first photos Alice was wearing a beautiful Louise Rose Couture and an Ashley Wild headband. Ashley rocked a suit from Victor Valentine. You can also see below an incredible cake by Caked Away.
Leaving Gisors Alice & Ashley changed into more relaxed outfits with Alice looking amazing in a Francis Campbell Couture bridal jumpsuit and feather bolero jacket, perfectly finished off with a white trilby from Ashley WIld and jewellery from Little Joy jewellery! You can also see the stunning gilded stationery from Grey & Copper! (so good!)
After a bit of frolicking in The Kings Ship Tattoo Studio we headed to the Hot Walls for a windy ceremony set up using one of our backdrop frames... We decorated it with knotted blush drapery, a foliage runner and a black tassel curtain. Alice changed into another Louise Rose gown and a beautiful Flower crown from Belles and Whistles!!
Finally to end the day we headed to some fantastic graffitied walls in Southsea and Alice changed into a stunning ombre hot pink gown by Francis Campbell, a skyscraper pair of Freya Rose shoes and a custom made 'Til Death' polka dot veil from Ashley Wild! The stunning glitter eye make up completed the look perfectly!
The wonderful boys from Love Up Films also created the cutest teaser trailer which you can see below!!
Full Credits & Instagram links
Planning & organisation - The Vintage Parade - https://www.instagram.com/thevintageparade/
Styling, Props & Backdrop - Lo & Behold Bespoke - https://www.instagram.com/loandbeholdbspk/
Florals - Blooming Clares - https://www.instagram.com/bloominclares/
Stationary - Grey & Copper - https://www.instagram.com/grey.and.copper/
Cakes - Caked Away - https://www.instagram.com/cakedawaykelly/
Bridal Looks 1 & 3 - Louise Rose Couture - https://www.instagram.com/louiserosecouture/
Bridal Looks 2 & 4 - Francis Campbell - https://www.instagram.com/franciscampbellcouture/
Millinery - Ashely Wild Bridal - https://www.instagram.com/ashleywildbridal/
Floral Crown - Belles & Whistles https://www.instagram.com/bellesandwhistlesflowers/
Shoes - Freya Rose - https://www.instagram.com/freyaroselondon/
Jewellery- Little Joy Jeweller - https://www.instagram.com/littlejoyjeweller/
HMUA - Totally Flawless - https://www.instagram.com/totally_flawless/
Men's Tailoring - Victor Valentine - https://www.instagram.com/victorvalentineuk/
Venue - Gisors - https://www.instagram.com/gisorsrestaurant/
Tattoo Parlour - Kings Ship - https://www.instagram.com/kingsshiptattoo/
Videographer - Love Up Films - https://www.instagram.com/lovedupfilms/
Photographer - Wayne Kahn - https://www.instagram.com/waynekahn/