Enchanting lavender fields, ornamental cow skull centerpieces and rows of gold flaked macaroons… These are only a few of the swoon worthy details featured in Adorn’s debut bridal editorial! With a renowned team of industry experts coming together to create this magical day, the results are something out of Pinterest heaven. Spearheaded by the creative director of Adorn, chief stylist on the day, Katerina Vermes, dishes out just how this phenomenal day came together.
Finding the Spark – The inspiration behind the day
“It’s crazy to think that our ethereal fairy tale wedding actually began as dark, brooding and almost anti-bridal. Rich colors of oxblood and plum were paired with silvers and a tattooed gypsy bride with raven hair frolicked through the forest with wolves. Dark shades were replaced with vibrant lilacs and pastel blushes, and our forest setting eventually gave way to the electric lavender fields of Sault Daylesford. It’s so important for brides to be open to adapting their ideas and initial desires. You never know what you’ll get at the end of your design journey but be open to the magic! Though our ideas were always changing, our core objective for the shoot was to craft something that hasn’t been seen before in the bridal world. This is why we opted for eccentric Bohemian influences with more conventional and romantic touches. We really endeavored to harmonize these two styles and create a perfect balance among our décor and the finer details.”
Styling the Magic
“As our theme transitioned from Autumn to Spring; our colors naturally brightened up and adapted to our breathtaking location. We settled on lilac as a dominant shade and balanced this out with softer shades of lavender, blush and ivory. You’ll want to make sure that your palette isn’t too domineering so it’s important to add highlights like ivory and metallic gold to break up your overall look.”
“We were absolutely blessed to discover a location like Sault as the sheer size of the property allowed us to shoot several stories. Its French provincial lavender fields and restaurant façade perfectly complimented the romantic and whimsical influences of our theme, whilst the organic texture of its limestone walls and timber tables seemingly fit into our Boho-Moroccan style. Give yourself plenty of time to find your own venue, but generally you’ll know when you’ve found the one as you have that ‘wow’ moment.”
Be Bold – Fun ideas for the day
“Don’t be afraid to go bold on your wedding day. Give your guests something to talk about with some unique beauty details such as a stunning white henna design. Traditionally used in Indian Shari’s – the conventional henna is used as a stain for brides on their wedding day, however white henna will be painted on you on the day. It’s a unique feature which is slowly gaining momentum and is a gorgeous way to add some boho flair to your wedding look!”
Get the kids involved
“Having an adults only wedding can certainly ease up the stress for parents, however there are so many fun and creative ways to include little ones in your special day. Write up some hilarious chalk boards with sayings like “Here Comes the Bride” and our personal favorite – “Don’t Panic Ladies, I’m Still Single.”
One Last Tip
“The biggest piece of advice that can be taken from this shoot – is to stay true to your own unique personality, and not to be afraid to get a little crazy! (not in the bridezilla way.) Hopefully, at the end of this editorial, there are just a few more embellished cow skulls out there in the bridal world.”
Check out the gorgeous images captured by Sephory Photography below!
Styling & Invitations: Adorn Invitations | @adorninvitations || Dresses: Raffaele Ciuca | @raffaeleciucabridal || Headpiece and Jewelry | http://www.loveonjewellery.com.au/ @loveonjewellery || Photography: Sephory Photography | @sephoryphotography || Flowers: Babylon Flowers | @babylonflowers || Food: Mary Eats Cake | @maryeatscake || Models: Caity Caarels @caitycaarels & Carl Zvekan