The last time I blogged was back in May and to come back with a blog about my all time favourite shoot seems like a good plan.
My inspiration from this shoot came from afternoons spent in Italy, you know the ones where you sit and do nothing, but are the days you remember the most? You sit and drink Aperol Spritz in the sun, surrounded by really fragrant flowers. I wanted this shoot to be luxurious, but relaxed, intimate and based on Italian family get togethers. I wanted to show people who are desperate for a destination wedding but who can’t afford it, or who’s family aren’t prepared to travel that they can have a wedding in Cornwall, with British suppliers with a destination wedding feel.
So, picture a Sunday afternoon along the Amalfi coast, with long tables, cosy corners where you can eat ice cream and romantic velvet textures to add the luxury aspect.
I wanted large over the top floral bouquets for the bridal party, but simple, delicate flowers for the tables. The simple, yet classy invitations and glass table decorations were to give the shoot a modern twist.
The images may look perfect but, I felt like the universe was telling me no when putting this shoot together though (but I don’t take no for an answer!!). The original ice trike had to drop out due to a last minute hospital appointment, my videographer had to drop out as she thought she had covid and the cherry on the top of the cake was that the dress I was meant to be using, coming from a couture house in London went missing with the delivery service… but, I found a replacement ice trike, and after a 5 hour round trip to pick up some gorgeous outfits from @dandelionsandpearls in Torquay (the night before the shoot), it all came together perfectly.
It was everything I imagined and more, in fact, the dresses from Lynsey at Dandelions and Pearls fit the shoot way more than the original dress. They say everything happens for a reason, right?
Here is the absolute dream team that was involved:
Planner & Stylist: @thelittledetailsbysophie
Shoes: models own
Ice cream trike: @moomaid_on_wheels
Jewellery & hair vine: @bishboshbecca
Models: @izzy_berks & @lucy.fergusson
On the day (superstar!) assistant: @ciarabenny
And some more of the amazing images by Liv!