If you tuned in this morning, you will have seen the stunning wedding of Jemma and Sam (if you missed it you can see it here). Did you swoon over the florals? We certainly did!! Particularly the pretty blooms in Jemma’s hair – which to our surprise were actually fake…I know, you would never have guessed and Bride Jemma said that many of her guests didn’t realise either.
Well, that gorgeous headpiece came from Florrie & Eve, whose designs we are lucky enough to be sharing with you all this afternoon. Finally, there are floral hair accessories on the market that can pass as real! Even amongst an abundance of stunning fresh flowers here in this shoot, it’s very difficult to tell the difference.
You can buy ready-to-wear from the Florrie & Eve collection, or commission the lovely ladies to create a bespoke piece just for you. And the best thing is that your flower crown or headpiece will last forever unlike their fresh counterparts, which sometimes don’t even make it through the day.
The Flower Crowns
Nadia the Florist: Penny and I have known each other since school days and studied right through to A-level Art together. We have very similar tastes and launched Florrie & Eve in March 2014 as creative venture along side our day jobs (Penny is a wedding and charity event planner and I am a wedding florist.) We felt there was a space in the bridal accessories market for faux floral accessories that looked very realistic, so much so that they would blend seamlessly with fresh designs and nobody would know. Having worked with lots of brides who love flowers in their hair almost every one wished they’d had faux florals so they could keep them in their wedding keepsake box, the designs we create are perfect for this!
We started chatting about a styled shoot with our photographer friend Ben, of HBA Photography, last October as we all wanted a chance to develop our styles and test our creativity when working without a specific brief from a bride, and we’re really happy with how it all worked out!
We were all in agreement that shooting in a classical location with a traditional look wasn’t what we wanted, but were keen to develop a set of images that focused on textures, lighting and atmosphere, while still capturing a modern romantic, kinda pre-Raphaelite look! Ben found the most enchanting wooden dell near his home that fitted the bill perfectly – so we prayed for no rain and started planning!
We sourced the beautiful selection of ethereal gowns from Lori G Bridal Studio and when we explained to Lorraine the looks we were going for she picked some real beauties – one of which had an amazing layered tulle skirt – like a modern day Tinkerbel! Penny styled this with her own fluffy jumper for a totally different bridal look, one that suited our slightly quirky vibe completely. Once this was teamed with the hair by Izzy Clowes from Air Hairdressing Ltd, and the most flawless make up by Rebecca Shearer it really made for a gorgeous ‘big day’ look that would be so perfect for a natural but glam outdoor wedding theme. Hannah our model couldn’t have been more perfectly suited to this shoot and she really helped bring the looks to life.
Our tablescape was a combination of fresh and faux florals, I created the bouquet with vuvuzela roses along with coral charm and coral sunset peonies as I wanted to show how well the fresh and silk could blend together, and as the head pieces featured hints of old gold I used gold table accessories to help accent the extremely tasty looking cake provided for us by Hannah Bridge. We wanted the table to look natural but opulent so the use of the massive table garland with lots of candles and gold hued Mercury glass added to the rustic grandeur!
As a creative team we really hope that it helps inspire the brides whose intuition tells them to go a little off the beaten path, and that softness and romance doesn’t have to be dated or twee.