Antoinette meets Austen Shoot

A while ago I met up with Josie from Savoir Weddings, she had incredible ideas for a inspirational photoshoot and wanted me to get involved.  I left that Brixton Cafe inspired, that lady sure knows how to get that right!  In short, we were planning to do a romantic shoot with two girls, in a Marie Antoinette meets Jane Austen shoot, but without any clichéd macaron-scoffing-tea-drinking happenings.  We wanted to push the boundaries a bit, and I think everyone complemented each other beautifully!

Josie got a dream team involved (full list at the end of post) and one sunny morning in August we set off to Peckham Rye Park to do the shoot.  What started out as a idea over a bottle of cider, ended up being an amazing high-end shoot without any fluff, and I’m proud to share it with you! Everyone understood the brief perfectly, and I’m a very lucky girl to have worked with true professionals!

I have selected a few images of hair and make-up, but please click HERE and HERE for more!

Design concept, props and styling - Savoir Weddings

Photography - Sarah Gawler Photography

Hair & make up - Elbie van Eeden

Flowers - Pollen Nation

Dresses and veil - Sally Lacock

Props & styling – Emma La Haye

Models – Evie & Beth

Hair accessories & cuff - Flo & Percy

Cake - Restoration Cake

Cut outs and mask - Cutture

The Ultimate Love-In

You know when life gets a bit overwhelming, and then suddenly you get that feeling that ‘everything’s going to be alright’?  See this as my most recent epiphany.

I am so blessed to be surrounded by like-minded mega-talented people.  Case in point:  the Feather Love workshop hosted by Noa Azoulay-Sclater, the beautifully-minded artist/photographer behind Feather Love.  With the help of Rock n Roll Bride and darling ‘I-hug-everyone-at-hello’ Emma Case who was a guest speaker, talking about her own journey and inspiration, this was a match made in wedding HEAVEN!!!  Oh, and it didn’t hurt that we had an amazing couple to shoot (Kat’s new intern, Roo, and her fiancé Lamb) and that it was held HERE

So I was responsible for the hair and make-up on the lovely Roo (who’s got amazing taste, I might add) and we also got to play a bit with Paperself Eyelashes  and shimmery gleamy bronzy eyeshadows. The idea was cult 70′s, I know Noa had a better ‘spirited’ description, and for the life of my I can’t remember it!  There were loads of taxidermy, fur, wild flowers… (again, my idea of heaven!) all supplied by the smart lady Amy of Little ‘a’.  Roo got to wear a dreamy vintage gown by Charlotte Casadejus (see more of her wedding dress shopping trip HERE).

A seriously felt so much at home, and everything Noa and Emma said resonated well with where I am at this very moment with my creative life, and how I should take it to the next level.  This included stopping and appreciating little things around you, and letting them inspire you.  ’Inspired by’ should not be  ’copying’, and learning how to use something subtle that has spoken to you, and be guided by that, the core, instead of doing the obvious.

Before I blabber on too much, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone involved, it was great to see old friends, and also to meet new ones.

Oh, and I’ll never look at hip hop in the same way.