If you've missed festivals this summer, then look no further for your fix than this holographic pastel inspiration hosted by Fresh Meat Workshop and styled by Kate at Jump The Broom. With balloon inspirations, psychedelic florals, disco balls and eclectic fashion, you'll be feeling those creative vibes in no time.
Holographic pastels, neon and sequins for a festival inspired shoot encapsulating pure joy.
Inspiration & Styling
At the heart of the shoot was a desire to show couples that even a small wedding can make a big impact, with show-stopping elements like our sequin-covered moon-gate from Wilderness Prop Hire looking like it had been transported straight out of Coachella; surrounded by balloons, disco-balls and gorgeous psychedelic florals created by Sarah from Olive-Owl Flowers. The flowers played an essential part in bringing this concept to life, with Sarah not only creating a series of free-standing installations to look as if the holographic blooms were shooting straight up from the ground but also making an enormous, iridescent bouquet, complete with spray-painted anthuriums to give it an other-worldly feel. Another key detail that brought a slightly intergalactic edge was the beautiful, glittering cake created by Meera Makes, topped with mini disco balls and lashings of metallic silver.
This is no ordinary pastel wedding inspiration, this is holographic pastel wedding inspiraiton. Full of creativity, fun and festival vibes. Bringing joy to what has been a difficult year and a promise of brighter days. A workshop hosted by Fresh Meat Workshop to inspire couples to be themselves and have fun when wedding planning no matter how big or small your day is.
It was really important to strike a balance between the eclectic and the delicate too; with us still wanting to give the concept a ‘wedding-y’ edge, nothing too traditional, but still not feeling like a rave in the middle of a field. With that in mind, I asked Melanie Eddy Jewellery to adorn our couple with her gorgeous bespoke rings and bracelets, whilst I chose to style our bride, Nina, in a beautiful, floaty mini dress from Velvet Johnstone teamed with a delicately embroidered veil by Claude Bridal Studio and, of course, a pair of glittery pink boots! Our groom, Michael, wore a mint-green suit from ASOS, teamed with metallic slip-on trainers and brightly coloured button-hole to match the bouquet. To complete the look, Carina from Powder Blue Artistry created a soft yet shimmering palette, focusing on Nina’s eyes and giving a fresh and dewy finish a little sprinkling of holographic magic.
Decor & Details
In true micro-wedding style, the couple sipped champagne at their disco-inspired sweetheart table, complete with the chic yet ultra playful stationery designs of Ink and Paper London. The stationery suite needed to be sophisticated and modern whilst still feeling exciting, so Grania nailed the brief by combining experimental shapes with layers of pastel shades and different paperweights to create something fresh and bold. We also wanted the tablescape to be simple but vibrant, playing with textures such as glossy satin, polka dot chiffon, spray-painted succulents and intricate multi-coloured glassware. It’s these smaller elements that couples can really enjoy experimenting with when planning a micro-wedding and so the details were fundamental to the overall look and feel of the concept.
Finally, the couple changed into their post-dinner party-wear from the queen of festival outfits L.O.M Fashion; Michael rocked a full-length sequin kimono whilst Nina was transformed into a Glastonbury goddess, with a trailing multicoloured cape and an extravagant pink sequin crown from The Lucky Sixpence. It was great to have two such different bridal looks that still both complemented the overall style of the shoot: one modern, ethereal and delicate, the other daring, bold and glamorous. All of this was captured so perfectly by Lex, with a combination of fun, loved-up and laid-back shots, contrasted with her trademark posing and experimental fractal lense finishes to bring that festival-vibe to life.
Laura and Paco also embraced all things psychedelic at their festival-inspired beach wedding. They have translucent geodome structures, balloon installations and some of the coolest signs we've ever seen. Miss it, miss out!
Photography: Lex Fleming | Stylist: Kate at Jump the Broom | Hosted by: Fresh Meat Workshop | Venue: Clapton Country Club | Styling Assistant: Michaela Green | Florist: Olive Owl Flowers | Hair and Makeup: Powder Blue Artistry | Ceremony backdrop, balloons and Small Props: Wilderness Prop Hire | Cake: Meera Makes | Bridal Dresses: Velvet Johnstone | Sequin Kimonos: L.O.M Fashion | Bridal Crown: The Lucky Sixpence | Bridal Veil: Claude Bridal Studio | Groom’s Outfit: ASOS | Jewellery: Melanie Eddy | Stationery: Ink and Paper London | Models: Nina + Michael