March 16th, 2017 | Julia Braime
In line with the brighter springtime weather that’s started to appear this week, we‘re sharing this light, airy and elegant styled shoot which features gorgeous shades of peach and grey.
Reinforcing the term “wedding breakfast” stylist and planner Cynthia Adipue of Alegrar Events, turned tradition on its head for this shoot by showcasing how to create a morning wedding brunch with sophistication and style.
We love all elements, from the gorgeous bridal attire, hair and makeup, through to the soft and sugary wedding décor and details!
We’ll let Cynthia take a hold of the blogging reins now to tell us more about her vision and how she, and the rest of the shoot team, achieved it…
cynthia says: I titled this shoot ‘Morning Fresh’ because it has that real freshness feel to it. Often couples tend to have wedding breakfasts served in the late afternoon or evening, but I wanted to put a different spin on it and show what’s possible by creating a morning wedding brunch with style and sophistication for the elegant bride.
I found the venue for the shoot – Antenna Studios – almost by accident! Because of the nature of the shoot – morning with lots of natural light – I wanted somewhere with high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows to maximise the natural light and to give our shoot that morning fresh feel and also somewhere with a bit of period character, old world feel to it. I saw a passing comment in one of the Facebook groups for venues and decided to check them out. Antenna Studios was the second on my list for review and when I saw it on the website, it fitted my vision for the shoot really well. I subsequently went down to do a site visit, and I’m glad to say, it didn’t disappoint!
In terms of styling, I wanted to retain the morning freshness of the shoot but still try something different with the colours of peach and grey – colours I have not seen much on the wedding scene – so that was the central theme. I added in hints of silver, copper and cream tones to bring the overall look together.
The flowers, created by Sarah Diamant Florist, consisted of silver brunias, a darker shade of peach ranunculus, peach roses, and some green tulips and foliage for the flowers that complemented the overall look so well.
To dress the table, we used beautiful mismatched vintage crockery, along with glassware and cutlery supplied by Classic Crockery, with calligraphed hand-scripted menu cards, designed by The Golden Letter Paper Studio, and finished off the look with long tapered silver candles, tea lights and other styling props from Alegrar Events. We also had a beautiful coordinating cake created by Vanilla Orchid Bakery.
Our ‘bride’ wore a gorgeous Audrey Ashley Couture two-piece tea-length dress with a sweeping train, perfect for a morning wedding. Jewellery for accessorizing was provided by Annaliese Rivers – Bespoke Bridal Jewellery & Accessories. The hair, styled by Lelia Chauhan , was a beautiful loose side sweep that showed off the handmade crystal encrusted headpiece beautifully with subtle understated makeup by Tracey’s Brides that enhanced and lifted our bride’s face and gave her that understated elegant look.
Overall, the day went really well and I thoroughly enjoyed planning and styling this shoot. Everyone brought their ‘A game’, and worked so well together. We certainly achieved what I had set out for the shoot as depicted in the gorgeous images!
When I’m not busy styling shoots, I work with couples to plan and style their wedding, helping to bring their visions to life for their big day. There’s lots of handy resources and inspiration to be found on the Alegrar Events’ website, so be sure to take a look!
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Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…
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