Styled Shoot : Fleur De Ballet
I love the fact that as a wedding planner I am tasked with the role of bringing a bride’s vision to life. There really is nothing better than knowing you’ve had a role in making someone else’s dream come true, but in order to keep up my energy levels, I figured out a while ago that certain aspects of one’s work should be the kind that fills one’s own ‘inspiration cup’. This type of work doesn’t necessarily involve payment of the monetary kind, but is more the type of work that refuels one’s creative energy, and allows one a sense of personal freedom of expression that isn’t the norm. What makes this genre of work even more inspiring is the chance to collaborate with other talented wedding industry professionals who crave the same kind of creative outlet as you do.
At the beginning of this year I was approached by the Hanrie Lues Bespoke Bridal who was incredibly keen on a collaboration to showcase her newly designed ballet style range of ready-to-wear bridal gowns. It’s fair to say that I’m drawn to all-things bridal and pretty, and naturally I jumped on board. We wanted our shoot to reflect the balance of enchantment, romance and femininity and together with a team of amazing vendors Fleur De Ballet was born: a graceful and floaty shoot which centred around gorgeous gowns, the 2016 Pantone Colours of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity, and a real-life ballerina!
Coordination and Styling: Oh Happy Day
Bridal gowns: Hanrie Lues Bespoke Bridal
Imagery: Claire Courtney Photography
Filming: James Peters Filming
Make up: Juliet Downs Make Up Eye
Hair: Angelique Janssen
Stationery: Ruby and Swallow
Floral Styling: Buds in a Ro
Nails: Nick Nails
Jewellery: Bejewelled ZA
Models: ICE Models Durban