Monday, 28 March 2011

The Princess Bride

It is the wedding every little girl dreams of. The princess dress, the pink roses, the crystal tiara.... truly a fairytale wedding day was had by Michelle and James.

Michelle knew exactly what she wanted when she came to consult with me; pretty, perfect, pink roses, and you can understand why when you see all the gorgeous manicured details throughout the rest of the wedding, it is truly a picture of perfection. This bride had a vision and the vision became a reality.

These STUNNING shots were captured by one of my favourite wedding photographers Shine Studios whose work is flawless.

The bodice of Michelle's gown was detailed with hundreds of crystals, and the crystal theme was carried throughout, from the tiara, to the shoes, to the bouquet binding, to the cake. Hats off to Michelle for some cohesive styling choices there.

Michelle was such a gorgeous bride. These portrait shots of her are truly treasures.

How amazing was this dress, and how much fun is this photo of the girls fastening Michelle into her stunning gown, I love it!

Michelle and James married at the beautiful Mantells in Mt Eden, one of my fav intimate wedding venues. The antique surrounds providing the perfect backdrop for these romantic shots.

Jame's looks incredibly suave in his black suit and pink rose boutonniere. Fantastic shots by Shine Studios. He is selling the suit isn't he!

One of the benefits to an overcast wedding day is the beautiful soft lighting it gives to all the photos, simply gorgeous.

Even the cake is full of glamour with the bow and crystal brooch detailing.

Congratulations to Michelle and James and thanks for letting us take a peak at the treasured memories of your special day xo

~ Emily

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Soft Apricot, Cream and Ivory

Here is a peak at the bouquets from Amanda and Roger's wedding last weekend. I was rapt with how the turned out. I love the combination of the soft apricot roses, freesia, lisianthus and hydrangea.

Amanda knew she wanted the roses and freesia combination and we thought this look would be lovely with her bridesmaids dresses. I cant wait to see the photos of the girls holding them.

The bridal bouquet: Cream/apricot Vendela roses, ivory lisianthus, freesia and hydrangea. Bound in ivory satin.

The bridesmaid's bouquet: Cream/apricot Vendela roses, ivory lisianthus, freesia and green hydrangea. Bound in ivory satin.

The flower girl posies: Cream/apricot Vendela roses, ivory lisianthus, and freesia. Bound in ivory satin.

The ladies wore corsages of spray roses, freesia, and lisianthus and the gents wore ivory and Vendela roses.

The over all look was soft, feminine and sophisticated, and I hope these arrangements brought beauty to Amanda and Rogers special day.

~Emily @ Blossom

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Romance in the City

I am fizzing with excitement to be able to present these photos to you today. I have been waiting, since this beautiful wedding took place in October last year, to see these pictures and am so thrilled for my dear friends, Amy and JP, that they are as beautiful as I'd hoped for them.
Amy and JP married at the very stylish Mantells in Mt Eden on the 4th of November 2010 and their wedding was a fabulous blend of classic romance, modern chic, and a little bit of rock 'n' roll.

These stunning photos were taken by Liz March

Amy's exquisite dress was designed by Melissa Hooykaas, the lace bodice with floret detail is divine.

Amy and JP are definitely not your average couple. Amy has a fantastic sense of fun and fashion and JP is a musician in a few different bands ranging from garage rock to death metal. So their style was wonderfully eclectic and personal. Amy chose a palette of elements she loved from her dress and earrings with a hint of vintage, to the glam red shoes, to shabby chic wild flower themed invitations. I am so loving how it all pulled together in these photos. All the beautiful interesting details create a exciting synergy together making their wedding truly personal and unique in the most beautiful way.

What a absolutely beautiful bride Amy is!

How to pull all these gorgeous elements together into the bouquets in way that would accentuate them was a fun challenge.
The bridesmaids dresses (hand made by JPs Mother) were in a modern style in very dark purple/blue with lavender/mauve splotches and waist sashes. The invitations were a soft mixture of white, mauve, lavender, pink and green and this floral motif was also in the table numbers and name place cards. Then we had Amy's fabulous red satin shoes....

So the bouquets featured pale pink peonies, mauve sweet peas, mauve roses, mauve delphinium, white ranunculus, and lavender. Essential to any garden picked vintage floral look is some gorgeous foliage so the bouquets were interspersed with scented geranium foliage and lambs ear. And the finishing touch were the scarlet red spray roses to accentuate the shoes.

The photos of the guys here are so fantastic. Beautiful black and white shots. Looking very dapper indeed!

For those that don't know Mantells is a gorgeous wedding venue smack in the middle of Mt Eden. It is like a little oasis and feels very sheltered from bustle of the busy urban sprawl outside. They have a gorgeous open courtyard area for the ceremony with an old Grecian feel and then an award winning dining experience a few steps away for the reception. It is the perfect choice for intimate weddings close to the city.

The mantelpiece behind the alter was adorned with more of the wild flowers featured in the bouquets in cut crystal vases interspersed with tea lights candles.

Don't you love JP's Nikes! Also very cool was Amy's brother Ben who was a Bridesman rather than a Groomsman. It was rather funny when he casually linked arms with one of the Groomsmen to exit after the ceremony.

Congratulations JP and Amy, two beautiful people truly deserving of long happy lives together.

There are those fabulous shoes again!

This photo above is my absolute favourite! It reminds me of a romantic medieval painting I saw once with a maiden embracing her betrothed. It is just beautiful work from Liz March.

It is wonderful that Amy and JP have such a beautiful creative wedding album with a pleasing mix of traditional and edgy photography, a true reflection of them as people.

The reception tables featured clusters of cut crystal vases filled with wild flowers and interspersed with tea light candles. The candle light is so beautiful when it bounces off the cut crystal vases. Very sweet and romantic.

The delicious chocolate whiskey cake was created by Rocket Kitchen and adorned with more wild flowers.

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Watson! What a wonderful wedding day! Best wishes to you both xoxo