I'm loving the inspiration behind this fantastic shoot. Feathers and Birdcages were big on the catwalk at The Luxury Wedding Show London and will be huge next year! If you're interested in finding out more about Cranberry Blue please click here. Melanie is a very talented Wedding Planner & Event Organiser and got a bunch of other super duper talented people involved in this project. If you see anything here that you like, then do check out the credits at the end of the post. Thanks so much for the submission Melanie, I LOVE it!!!
Melanie tells us a little bit about her inspiration behind the shoot....
My background is originally in fashion so I like to look at the catwalks to see new trends coming through, and then use them as inspiration for styling weddings. This photo shoot was driven by feathers and birds, which is a strong fashion trend that is emerging for next SS. Designers such as Marc Jacobs, Jill Stuart and Carolina Herrera were amongst those who showed a variety of different bird prints at the SS12 catwalk shows. Mulberry’s recent AW campaign featured owls and other birds but this also helped to shape the delicate but slightly off-beat colour palette of duck egg, grey and mauve. Although birdcages have been popular in the past, I wanted the feathers and birds angle to have more of a contemporary edge to it. The model has been styled to look quite ethereal and the use of tall cylindrical glass vases and details such as feather button holes, laser cut stationery and the statement feather shrug I feel all work together to achieve this.
Styling: Cranberry Blue Weddings & Events, www.cranberryblueweddings.co.uk
Flowers: Elizabeth Marsh Floral Design, www.emfd.co.uk
Photography: Edward Webb, www.edwardwebb.com
Hair: Shari Rendle, www.sharirendle.com
Make up: Lucy Oldham, firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Dartmouth House, www.leithsat.com/Venues/Dartmouth+House
Stationery: Cutture, www.cutture.com
Dresses: Ritva Westenius, www.ritvawestenius.com
Shoes: Emmy, www.emmyshoes.co.uk
Feather shrug: Jacqueline Byrne London, www.jacquelinebyrne.co.uk
Chairs: Allen’s Hire, www.allenshire.co.uk
Cakes: Tempting Cake, www.temptingcake.com
Wish tags: Etsy, www.etsy.com
Table plan: designed & made by Cranberry Blue Weddings & Events, www.cranberryblueweddings.co.uk
Plates, glasses & cutlery: all belong to Cranberry Blue Weddings