Thursday, 24 September 2015

A Bridal Whimsy for Spring

For this month's design in my collection of whimsies, I wanted to try my hand at a bridal whimsy, and here it is.


Here in Australia, Spring is bursting into life, and the occasional day is starting to be really warm. Lots of Spring blossoms are out, and wedding season is well and truly beginning.


It isn't surprising that September seemed like the perfect month to do a bridal design, because it was in September, three years ago, that I had my own wedding.


As I've mentioned before, I don't much care for modelling my own creations if I can avoid it, and I certainly didn't feel like doing my make-up and hair to a bridal standard (ok, I'm not actually even capable of doing that), so I've done something different for these photos, and used some props, including my own wedding shoes, my wedding and engagement rings, and a little bunch of flowers. If someone had to make their bridal bouquet from my back garden, this is what they might come up with!


I'm certainly not a bridal photographer, but I had fun doing these.


Bridal millinery is something I would like to pursue more, but haven't yet devoted much time too. I am extremely proud of the custom headpiece I made for Mel's wedding, last year, and I have a lot of design ideas in my head. So perhaps you will see more in the near future!


I was a bit uncertain about adding the green silk leaves, rather than sticking to a completely white/ivory palette, but I quite like it. What do you think about a bit of colour in bridal designs?

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  1. Oh that's a darling whimsy! I'm always in favor of color in bridal designs, it keeps it from looking so washed out? If that makes sense.

    I love how you styled this whimsy as well, with the lovely flowers, and the shoes <3

    Carla, Tiny Angry Crafts

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    1. Yes! I agree! Colour is fun too. And thank you :)

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  2. As someone who had colour on my wedding dress, I'm all in favour of it. And that shade of green is very elegant.

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    1. Yes I loved the colour on your dress. It was nicely subtle but added a lot to the look.

      I found that green for 50c at an op-shop! It was a lucky find :)

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  3. I love having a bit of colour in bridal designs, I certainly did. My sash was red around my dress and my hair "flower" was black and white (scandalous lol). I think many brides are moving away from "traditional" and looking for something that represents them and that usually involves colour.

    Fantastic design. Enjoy Spring!

    Liz :)

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    1. Oh that sounds beautiful! I absolutely love how striking red and black are with white.

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  4. What a classic, deeply beautiful design. I see this as a piece that would work a treat for a wedding, but then very easily be worn afterwards, too, which is not always the case with most modern bridal wear and accessories. Gorgeous creation, sweet dear!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica! I like the idea of removing the veil post-wedding and just wearing the flowers as a hair accessory. That would work quite well!

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  5. This is so very pretty. I like a bit of colour but then I did wear a navy dress with a purple velvet hat and matching bag that my friend made for me. I love to see emerald rings, my engagement ring has a central emerald too!

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    1. Ooh that sounds amazing! And a velvet hat! Fabulous. I have always loved emeralds.

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