I love all the inspirational fashion shoots we feature. All of them. And if I was in the midst of planning my dream W-day I would be in scrapbook heaven.
I’ve got to tell you though, the Luella’s Boudoir Luxury Wedding Show look-book photographed by Chanelle Sergerius Bruce certainly takes the most-things-I-want-for-myself biscuit in terms of accessories, hair and make-up. Perhaps it’s the white on white theme that makes everything look so deliciously delicate, clean and sophisticated or maybe it’s just the fact the styling in general is let’s face it, A.mazing.
I want the top knot/messy bun. I want the circular sparkly statement headpiece. I want the backless dress and the feather cape. I want to be surrounded by lanterns and butterfly’s and the palest of blooms…
Hell. I want it ALL.
Chanelle Sergerius-Bruce: Bridal fashion and still life detail shoots are something that I am doing more and more of now and loving it. I worked for 3 years as a re-toucher for Mario Testino and secretly wished I could be shooting fashion even back then; Bridal fashion to be exact. When the opportunity arose to shoot for Rachel at Luella’s Boudoir for the Luxury Wedding Show Look Book I jumped at the chance. It was such a pleasure to have a professional team around to do the styling, hair & make-up and our agency models where fantastic to work with. From a photography perspective I am always looking for great light above anything else. I had a wonderful assistant, Sachin, who helped me with this on the day. I can’t wait to shoot more of these in the future!
The Location: The photo-shoot theme took full advantage of One Marylebone’s graceful decor and spacing, using the polished wooden floors to capture the reflections of the chandeliers and sun gleaming through the imposing windows. Luella’s also wanted to showcase their new collections in a venue that their brides would love and may wish to consider booking for their own special day.
The Suppliers: Various parts of One Marlybone’s entrance hall, gallery and two spiral staircases were transformed with decorations: hanging lanterns draped in fairy-lights were used to surround one of the models, creating a dramatic backdrop for her ethereal style gown, then balloons and bunting were positioned in front of one of the great arched windows. An abundance of flowers covered the ground around the models feet, spilled out of her bouquet and dressed the window sill of one of the grand spiral staircases.
On the other staircase white lettering spelling the word LOVE was used with Luellas own vintage style cushion to create another look. In one of the shots a series of paper pom-poms and fans were pinned to the Georgian window: Whilst downstairs the butterfly tree, photo-frames and bird cage were reflected in a vast golden guild mirror.
Styling By Rachel Atwell Owner of Luella’s: I had so much fun styling this shoot and working with such a lovely group of suppliers made it even more enjoyable. I wanted to create something that would showcase some of our key bridal looks for 2011/12 but I also wanted to be able to give our brides some ideas about the different types of props they could use for their own weddings.
We carefully chose a variety of stylish accessories to compliment each dress, including our new floral designs by Jannie Baltzer, original vintage pieces by Magpie vintage and a selection of shoes and beautiful hair accessories by Emmy. All of the dresses and accessories featured in the shoot are available at Luellas.
The Brides: Under the glimmering chandeliers the models posed in dresses exclusive to Luella’s Boudoir. Each dress was chosen from Luella’s unique selection of designers, and ranged from sleek dresses with low backs to fuller skirted tulle gowns to 1930’s inspired beaded gowns. Hair and makeup was styled by Gemma Sutton and her team who created a series of stunning looks to reflect the style of the shoot.
Gemma Sutton: We created a number of different bridal looks, keeping the look and feel very classic, modern and elegant. Makeup was kept fresh and clean with most of the focus on the eyes using deep purple/black with a wash of light/shimmer pinks. Lots of individual lashes where added to create an elegant butterfly finish. Hair styles where changed to match each dress and headpiece’s; from the very high fashion up do’s to the softer waves and sleek do’s. This was such an amazing shoot and everyone worked so hard in their field. I was so happy to be a part of it.
Venue- One Marylebone
Photography- Segerius Bruce
Filming- Pearls Videos
Makeup & Hair Stylist – Gemma Sutton
Flowers – Philippa Craddock
Models- Gingersnaps Creative Management
Butterfly & Heart Tree – Designers Choice
Dresses, Accessories and Styling- Luella’s Boudoir
That last image? I love everything about it. How can I get my barnet to do that?!
Do let us know what you think of the white on white (is it your choice for W-day?)…. and of course if any of the frocks or sparkly bits take your fancy.
Big Styling Love