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Journal

A working visual diary of what inspires us and the process of how we generate new ideas that fuels our creativity.

FEATURED: Cosmo Bride Issue 52

We are thrilled to be featured in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan Bride magazine! Thank you to Dawn and Yash for entrusting us with the documentations of your delightful wedding. Another thank you to all of the amazing suppliers who contributed to the success of this event. Without your hard work, we wouldn't have been able to create such a beautiful story.

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Tips for Picture-Perfect Wedding Photos

1. Find a good source of light. We love natural lighting so the first thing we suggest is to take a look around your space that you will be using on the big day and try to locate a nice spot with natural, soft light. This is the light that will illuminate the subjects in the photos. Often white spaces are the best option as the light is reflected on the white surface which creates luminosity. We also love big windows! Beautiful soft light can be magical, you just need to be mindful of the time in which the photos will be taken. The morning light will not be the same in the afternoon and the afternoon light will not be the same during and after the sunset.

2. Take engagement photos. Making time to get engagement or pre-wedding photos can be a big help with the following:

a) You get to have a practise before the big show. Chances are you haven't had your photos taken by a professional before, so you don't know what to do. With so much going on the big day, it is great to have one less thing to worry about. Whether you are camera shy or photogenic, the pre-shoot is a great opportunity to instill confidence and build comfort in front of the camera. It can be daunting to have a camera follow you, it happens to all of us, its best to get that anxiety out of the way in advance. Your interactions with each other will become more natural and you'll learn to avoid the innate reflex to stiff up and smile directly into the camera.

b) Chance to let loose and get creative. Start with the location and pick a place that means something to you both. It can be where you got engaged, a first date or just a very memorable date, where you met (high school / university). Where ever you decide, make it mean something to you.

c) The photos are actually pretty useful. You can use the images for save-the-date cards, receptions seating charts and table indicators, wedding programs, guest books, or even just a really awesome coffee table book for home.

d) Let the photographer to get to know YOU. Not only is it good practice for you, it's also a great trial run for your photographer. It allows him/her to see how you interact; to learn if you are timid or big on the PDA. They will learn about your personalities, whether you are goofy or serious, and how much direction you’ll need or want. It’s a great time to learn about your love story, chat about your wedding plans, and push to see how affectionate you can get in front of the camera. The opposite is also true, you’ll be able to communicate what you like and don’t like, as well as your preference for angles, expressions, lighting, and editing styles. All this will allow them to tailor the photos to make your images more personal and memorable.

e) Get to know your photographer. It’s great to have your photographer get to know you, but it’s more important that you get to know THEM. Get a taste of their shooting style and learn how they direct you.

3. Appoint a photo coordinator. It is a great idea to designate a family member, maid of honour or best man as your photo coordinator! With this individuals help, your photographer can gather people quickly and have a reference point if you need any important quest information. 

 

4. The Details. Don't ignore the mundane little details that could have a big impact on your photos. For instance: If you're drinking water while you're getting ready, a plastic bottle will be in all of your photographs. Instead, be sure to have a nice drinking glass, so it adds to the image rather than providing a distraction.

- Stationery, perfume bottles, jewellery, polaroids, beautiful hanger, button hole, letters / cards, etc.

5. Prioritise the images you want. "Don't give your photographer a long shot list for group portraits. The key to getting great photos is to have a lot of time. With a shorter list, I can try different set-ups and allow each person to comfortably lean, sit, or turn at different angles that are most flattering to them. It takes time to place each person into the space and work with each individual — you can't rush through that." Ira Lippke

 

 

 

Turkish Delight

Magenta is the universal colour of love. It promotes kindness, compassion and creates harmony and balance in every aspect of life. It is said spiritually, those whom embrace Magenta encourages selfless acts of kindness and compassion to humankind, nature and the earth. It infuses the feeling of self-respect and self-awareness in self.

It is the colour of the free spirit and creative soul. Magenta has inspired our colour palette for this Turkish Delight post.

*Please note that these images are not ours and were sourced from Pinterest.

Mina - Città vuota (Dolce & Gabbana 1964)
Wedding Inspiration: The Wild West

The West is her home, the West is where she roams. A wedding full of lace, boots that have been worn for years and desert flowers that are as beautiful as they are resilient.

*Please note that some of these images are not ours and were sourced from Pinterest

Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet

*Please note that these images are not ours and were sourced from Pinterest.

Bridal Muse: Nicole Trunfio

We did a feature on this bride late last year but what the heck... We love this so much that we decided to do it again...

Nicole and Gary meeting at Coachella only 4-years earlier, it was only fitting they would return to the desert to tie the knot. With a beautiful ceremony in Palm Springs, the couple radiated an effortlessness we can only dress about.

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*Please note that some of these images are not ours and were sourced from Pinterest

Honeymoon Packing List: Barcelona

Barcelona is for evening adventures, dancing whenever you can and getting lost within the rich history of the ancient city.

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Decedent delicacy

This week we are inspired by pretty pastels and the clarity of white.

*Please note that these images are not ours and were sourced from Pinterest.

Bridal Muse: Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn has commanded our love and admiration for generations, and will for generations to come. She was a free-spirit, true to herself and full of kindness. Her wedding to Mel Ferrer was as beautiful and soft as her. Shying away from the crowds and attention, Mel and her wed in a small church in Switzerland at the bottom of a mountain. She wore white roses in her hair and wore a dress that fell just past her knees, creating her own iconic and original look. The day was truly just for Audrey and Mel.

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*Please note that some of these images are not ours and were sourced from Pinterest

Her Salty Eyes by Atticus

This week we are inspired by comforting neutral tones and the soothing colour pallet of nature. Often we look to the American Indian proverbs for words of wisdom and we endeavour to 'take only memories, leave only footprints' as spoken by Chief Seattle (1780 - 1866). 

*Please note that these images are not ours and were sourced from Pinterest.

Wedding Inspiration: The Glacial Bride

There is something so striking and beautiful about a winter wedding. Summer weddings are fun and beautiful, filled with bare feet, pink sunsets and laughter. But winter weddings are stunning. Celebrating love, the most precious thing on this earth, when the earth has gone silent. Showing that their is always beauty, even when it seems like it has left us. Winter weddings bring us closer together and leave us with a peace that you can only ever find in the coldness nights.

*Please note that some of these images are not ours and were sourced from Pinterest

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea

This week our heart sleeps by the sea...

*Please note that these images are not ours and were sourced from Pinterest.

FEATURED: Cosmo Bride Issue 51

We are beyond humbled to be included in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan Bride magazine. Not one, but two of our creative weddings are included in this inspiring issue.

A big thank you to our stylish brides Marie-Louise and Natalie for entrusting us with the documentation of their special moments. Another big thank you to all of the amazing suppliers who came together to create magic. 💘✨💫😍⭐️

Click here to view Marie-Louise's fairytale wedding.

Click here to view Natalie's bohemian wedding.

Bridal Muse: Poppy Delevingne

Nothing about Poppy Delevingne is dull. And her two weddings are the perfect show of that. Her first wedding being a classic and family-orientated ceremony in England. She wore a custom Chanel designed by Karl Lagerfeld. 

For her second ceremony, there was nothing holding Delevingne back. She and her guests flew down to Marrakech to one of the worlds most beautiful hotels, La Mamounia. She wore a custom designed Pucci dress, designed by her close friend Peter Dundas. 

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*Please note that some of these images are not ours and were sourced from Pinterest