Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Elegant Harbourside Wedding

It is my pleasure to be able to present these elegant shots from our client's Lauren and David's wedding in May, held at the very stylish venue in Northcote, The Wharf. We created these striking bouquet in a deep plum shade using calla lilies and roses to compliment with Lauren's bridesmaid's beautiful pewter silver dresses.

The gorgeous photographs were shot by www.jelphoto.co.nz

Great angles and styling by Jel Photography. Lauren and David married on a gray Auckland day and I actually love the soft silver back drop and lighting captured in these shots adding to the striking look of the deep reds and grays.

How cute are the little wedding party members! This little man looks very dapper in his suit and tie.

A beautiful shot here of Lauren's gorgeous dress and shoes against the gray Auckland cityscape...

Lauren is a picture of classic beauty here. A very striking shot and nice framing of the bridesmaids in the background.

I love this dramatic shot of Lauren under the Auckland Harbour bridge. Such a stunning juxtaposition of Laurens bridal elegance and the gritty bridge foundations.

Another beautiful framing shot of the dapper little page boy between the Bride and Groom

The guys look so handsome. Some clients these days debate whether buttonholes are too traditional but I argue they really bring something special to wedding shots.

This final shot is the outlook from The Wharf wedding venue. It looks on to the bridge and Auckland city skyline, how spectacular.

I hope you've enjoyed and been inspired by the beautiful wedding of Lauren and David and their fantastic photos by www.jelphoto.co.nz

Happy wedding planning to you all
~ Emily @ Blossom

Monday, 27 June 2011

We need to talk....

...About Peonies! Or as some fancy people call the Paeonies.

Today's post is dedicated to these wondrous blooms because to me they are the epitome of a wedding flower; soft, full, and ruffly, with delicate petals and sweet scents.

Peonies are one of the most asked for wedding blooms from our clients probably because they work well with both vintage and modern, casual and formal looks.

Theresa and Sam's Wedding in November 2010, Photography by Kimberley Piggot

The only annoying this about this beautiful flower is that it only blooms for a very limited time during the year; Late-October to Mid-December, and then *poof* they're gone, just like that and we have to wait another 10 months to see them again. This is rather sad news for our clients who have their hearts set on them.

These stunning peony images were shot by the extremely talented Yoko Nekonomania whose work on Flickr is inspiring

So, for those of you considering Peonies or those unsure of what you want and getting married in early summer, I am posting some information for you about the timing and shades available during Peony season and hope I will encourage you all to fall in love with this flower as much as I have.