The beauty of crystals.
Ok, so I am no expert when it come to crystals!! However, I have always been drawn to the raw natural beauty of them and to the awe inspiring patterns they make as the sunlight hits them and throws the most magical fractals and patterns twinkling from every surfice, it really is magical and fantastical like fairy magic being scattered all around; if you walk into the sparkly, twinkly patterned refelections then surely you must be touched with a little magic yourself.
For a while now I have been experimenting with wiring beautiful crystal shards and incorporating them into my floral designs, I also love a fairy lights as followers of the #woobwoofairy well Know. I wanted to play this Time not only with flowers & fairy lights but crystals too.
I wanted to play with my new ‘moon gate’ at 2meters in diameter and made of matte black steel its no lightweight! As a new additon to my collection of props this year it can be covered simply in fairy lights or foliage or you can let your imagination run wild and this could be the perfect floral ceremony arch for your wedding.
This beautiful vintage post card portraying a photo of a ballerina captured the colour palette and mood for our photo shoot, the delicate nude pink of the ballerina dancing shoes, the muted duck egg colour i adore so much, and touchs of chartreuse.
Nostalgia, vintage charm and a little decadance. Experimanting with wedding table settings by adding a nugget of rose quartz to the side plates, this could act as a beautiful wedding favour as this stunning opaque pink quartz is associated with the heart and expressing unconditional love to one another and to the planet (which defiantely could do with a little love just now)
My very special and talented friend Sarah Brabbin from https://www.sarahbrabbin.co.uk/
I always love it when we work together Sarah totally ‘gets me’ she makes it such fun to run with my ideas I love her to bits!
I often work with Jeanette from http://www.booootifulcakes.co.uk/ we work on the same wedding quite often and she will come and collect flowers from me to adorn her delicious wedding cakes. For this shoot Jeanette created a naked strawberry and white chocolate ganache single tiered cake with fresh flowers also a variety of new designs including a hand painted satin sheen fondant cake.
The lovely Kerensa from http://www.bijoubridalboutique.co.uk/ in Holmfirth supplied two beautiful gowns for our shoot: Firstly a tea length dress is called Montreal by one of Alan Hannah’s British designed
collections, Rita Mae. This gorgeous all over lace dress has beautiful button detail on the intricate full length sleeves and down the back closure. A stunning dress for a more intimate English garden themed wedding ceremony or perhaps you just love the 1950’s era where tea length dresses were bang on trend!
Secondly a long and elegant gown dress called Dinah from the Alan Hannah Bridal label and is the perfect gown for a Black Tie themed wedding ceremony with a full length crepe skirt with gorgeous pleating at the back. The swarovski pearl and crystal beaded belt is the ultimate focal point on this gorgeous cream sheath dress. If you’re not afraid to show a little skin, it has the ultimate deep V neckline! Both dresses are availablefrom Bijou Bridal Boutique in Holmfirth.
Jewellery & crystals:
All the stunning jewellery was designed and meticulously hand crafted by Mark Booth. Marks stunning collection of crystals are also just amazing!! He will hand make jewellery to order and will design individual pieces especially for you and with your own unique input. Mark also make ‘crystal wands’ for all the Harry Potter enthusiasts out there! Mark can be contacted at https://www.instagram.com/mark_edward_jewellery/
In Honley village in the old village dance hall (who knew) An amazing space with curved ceilings, tall sash windows this crumbling but stunning space has a charm all of its own and I feel very priveledged to be able to use it.