Light and Dark Bridal Inspiration.
This inspirational shoot shows the beauty of the contrasting designs of light and dark. With a penchant for both the distinctive and the luxurious, this shoot captures the very best of white and black styles and how they will always be timeless wedding colors.
The 1st half of the shoot was dubbed “Light Catcher,” and a timeworn brick wall serves as the perfect backdrop to showcase different bridal looks. A pair of spectacular statement heels kick off the light-inspired designs.
A bouquet brimming with blush ranunculus and hearty leaves is tied with blush pink ribbons. It is held by a bride showcasing stunning statement baubles.
The bride’s initial appear is a V-neck lace gown with a extended, delicate skirt. She accessorizes with a collection of necklaces and her hair is styled in 1 statement braid.
Subsequent, the bride dons an eclectic floral headpiece to complement her dewy makeup and side-swept ‘do. She dons a gold statement necklace to accentuate the two-piece, lace-inspired gown.
The back detail of this look is filled with floral details. From the modest embellishments in the hair to the floral appliques on the straps and skirt, this is a look that tends to make an impact coming and going.
In a two-piece gown, the bride turns around to show off the back detail with the lace design and style on the bodice and the spectacular lace-hemmed train.
To generate a different hairstyle, her hair is swept up in a low updo and accentuated with a white floral headband.
In a distinctive twist that combines both light and dark, the bride dons an open back long sleeve lace gown and embellishes her braided hairstyle with red scabiosa blooms.
She also grabs a lace-inspired jacket to add a dynamic element to her gown.
Her last appear features a unique interpretation of “light” by incorporating a lit floral crown along with her bridal veil. She dons a two-piece gown which characteristics a scalloped best and flowing skirt, full with a train.
The second half of the shoot was affectionately named “Delicate Darkness” and the group of stylists capture its essence in exquisite fashion.
In front of a black background, this dark-haired bride appears brilliant in a white, brief sleeve gown and floral crown.
Her subsequent appear is far more exotic with its distinctive design detail that lays on top of a easy plunging gown with thin straps. She wears a lace-hemmed veil and completes her hairstyle with an offset dainty floral headpiece.
She, too, personalizes her appear with a collection of statement rings and bangles.
This bride is modern and chic, and proves it by sporting a white “I do” bomber jacket over her bridal gown.
She transforms her appear entirely with a lengthy sleeve lace gown and a bouquet made with a basic collection of greenery. But the lightness comes by way of a lit floral hydrangea headpiece at the base of her neck.
Sheer skirts on wedding gowns are gaining reputation and this stunning example helps show off a fabulous pair of heels.
This quick sleeve V-neck gown is modern and straightforward. She dresses it up with an all-white floral headpiece and moves a bangle up her arm.
Utilizing the identical statement necklace from the earlier half of the shoot, the bride dons a lace short sleeve dress that gives off Bohemian vibes. She wears a straightforward floral crown to add added brightness.
In a single last awe-inspiring shot, she holds a bouquet bursting with exciting elements like gold ferns and feathers to add just a little touch of colour to the dark-inspired shoot
There’s beauty to behold in each light and dark themes and this shoot explores them all. From the brilliant white wedding gowns to the moody black background, the contrasting qualities for each themes are well-balanced and innovative. This shoot takes timeless black and white wedding designs and reinvents them for 2017, and beyond.
Photographer: Lucy Davenport
Location: Sunset Studios, Peckham
Stylist: Lucy Purbrick
Hair stylist: Jo Irving at Lovehair
Make up: Louise Seymour
Dresses: The Mews Notting Hill / Rime Arodaky
Delphine Manivet /Donatelle Godart
Also utilised Moonflower from Elizabeth Stuart/ Otaduy
Shoes: Freya Rose
Glitter trainers: Alexander McQueen
Hair accessories: Luna Bea
Jewellery: Ros Millar / Urbiana
Florist: Bo Boutique
Ribbon: Lancaster & Cornish
Model: BMA – Stephanie Linda and Ashley V
Lab: Carmencita Film Lab