Haunted Bride // HELLO MAY

As featured on HELLO MAY

"You wouldn’t typically imagine lost love to be something positive because let’s be honest – it usually means leaving a few angry voicemails and gobbling up a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream. However, this editorial shoot titled Haunted Bride turns tragedy on its head and into pure, elegant beauty, with a bit of a gothic twist.

Inspired by estranged lovers and unrequited love, Haunted Bride, shot by Katie Grant Photography, depicts the “artful beauty of the lost, the pained, the broken.” Photographed during the turn of the seasons, amongst the falling Autumn leaves and rain drops, beautiful gowns by Gwendolynne were paired with delicate accessories by Bride La Boheme to create a poignant kind of unconventional beauty.

Hair stylist Kayla Marshall and makeup artist Kristy Ellen Creative along with Lua Leuca Floral also contributed their talents to create an intriguing aesthetic – layered, seasonal but also undeniably beautiful. SoCal Limos Perth provided some rather fancy wheels and Lensmunky Productions Video skilfully caught the entire inspiration shoot on film."

Warm Coastal Wedding Inspiration

We always find coastal weddings and editorials to be so inspiring. There is something about a seaside view that just takes your breath away, and makes it the perfect setting for a wedding! In this gorgeous editorial, we also cannot get enough of this truly amazing MXM Couture gown. Have you ever seen such subtle detailing create such a major impact?

More about what inspired the stylist, Paper Diamonds:
“I wanted to take a soulful approach to the design of this editorial. Hidden in a cove, our little patch in the sand was a warm, inviting, and familiar setting. Raw, rugged, and resplendent, crystal blues, soft shimmering greys and washes of lavender play against jagged sandstone rocks.

For the table I pulled in treasures of the old world, pieces that might have travelled the oceans many years ago on ancient voyages. Silver chargers, candelabras and serving spoons paired with velvet textured ribbons and hints of raw crystal elements. I paired the linen with a tulle overlay to resemble the ocean shimmering gently at dusk.

The incredible gown was almost other-worldly, as though it was from a bygone era of royalty and utter decadence, even reminiscent of a divine mermaid lost along the shoreline. With every angle we saw something new, with layer upon layer of tulle, ruffles, crystals and intricate beading playing perfectly against the ocean.”

Published by Once Wed            Photography    Feather & Stone Photography                 

Gown    MXM Couture          Concepts & Styling    Paper Diamonds          Hair & Make Up    Odelia Sarre Makeup

Florals      LUA LEUCA Floral            Cake    The Cake and I          Stationary    The Little Press

Hire    Her Handpicked Harvest          Model    Bec Mounty

The LANE 'Yesteryears'

Awakening nostalgia for the grand dinners of yesteryears and the simple romance of intimate gatherings with good food and good friends, winter in all its moody beauty and the magic of a forgotten Sunday afternoon, this styled shoot will inspire the girl with a wild soul and a refined aesthetic.

A reception in a rustic wine cellar, full of history and stories, hosts an intimate dinner lavish of winter warmth and refined rustic charm.  Against the rawness of the industrial exposed brick and limestone walls, a mood of wild refinement is created with styling elements that exude a soft romance. Lush wintery greenery and warm hues of candlelight, velvety shades of rich green and burgundy and soft textures and raw linens are combined with magical botanical arrangements, delicately handcrafted and both effortlessly rambling and wildly elegant in their aesthetic. Think a canopy of branches woven with a delicate vine suspended along the dinner table, lush arrangements in silver footed bowls and julep cups and adorning a decadent naked layer cake.

Florist Julia Foulsham of Lua Leuca Floral (a handpicked favourite in The LANE Directory) and photographer Aimee Jones (beautifully documenting all the intricate details) share the inspiration and elements for this stunning shoot…

"Our bride is a modest one... She is wild yet refined, values quality and beautiful things yet is neither fussy nor ostentatious. She views a wedding not to be about herself but about a coming together of friends and family and celebrating love as a whole. In keeping, we selected a dress which is not showy, but classic and alluring.

Perth has so many unique buildings and we wanted to explore how some of these locations that are so often overlooked, can be transformed into the most breathtaking wedding venues. We are immediately attracted to venues with a history and a story. The limestone surroundings, so typical of Fremantle, conjured up images of the grand dinners of yesteryear. The wedding we have created is an intimate celebration set on a Sunday afternoon in late winter. Shying away from the bright outdoor ceremonies with lavish receptions we have opted for a small, warm, intimate reception in the cellar of ‘Young George’ .. a heritage listed building along the quaint and stunning setting of George Street in South Fremantle with a warmth and intimacy perfect for a stunning winter gatheringThe rawness and beauty of the cellar provided the perfect setting for lush winter greenery and the warm hues of candlelight. With rich shades of green and burgundy, the shoot showcased the beauty of winter weddings that is so often overlooked here in Australia.  

The styling of the cellar was designed to complement and soften the rustic industrialism of the exposed brick, limestone and concrete which feature heavily throughout. A refined opulence was created through the use of metallics, raw materials in the way of plush cushions, fur throws, linen and an abundance of organic material. We dressed the raw wood table with a simple, relaxed, natural linen table runner leading to a less formal aesthetic. Botanical material was selected and designed to again soften the room but also create an enigmatic ambience. A canopy of branches woven with a delicate vine was suspended along the length of the dining table to enhance the intimacy of the setting, whilst the table was adorned with lush arrangements in silver footed bowls and julep cups, flanked with elegant brass and silver candlesticks. Colours were kept minimal with an abundance of foliages and winter florals in shades of white and cream with accents of pink and burgundy. Menus, supplied by Mitchell & Dent, were perfectly suited to the understated, natural tone of the afternoon.

Guests dined on share plates of locally sourced produce followed by a decadent naked vanilla and buttercream cake supplied for us by The Cake & I."

Photography    Aimee Jones Photography          Florals & Styling    Lua Leuca Floral         

Location   The Young George          Bridal Gown   Grace Loves Lace          Cake   The Cake and I

Hair & Make Up    Andrea Hendroff          Stationary    Mitchell & Dent         Prop Hire    Empire

Flower Girl Dress    Tutu Du Monde          Models    Amy & Kemal Osmanhodic


White Magazine

"...hanging on for dear life to the remnants of a wonderful elongated summer with this styled shoot for Lines and Squares shot by Lola Images"

Venue    Laurelville Manor          Photography    Lola Images          Hair & Make Up    The Pretty Parlour

Gowns    Through the White Door          Hire (Furniture)    Heart Strings & Pretty Things

Florals    LUA LEUCA Floral          Hire (Tableware)    Hire Society          Stationary    Lines & Squares

Cake    Verlena Cakes          Bomboniere    Silver Spoon Co.          Lettering    Prop Haus

Car Hire    Old's School Limos          Food & Drinks    Cocktail Gastronomy          Jewellery    Grace + Scarper

Models    Paige Rylands & Drew Romeo