Today I am thrilled to share this incredible autumnal bridal headwear shoot.
Images were captured by Melanie Chadd Photography with a fantastic collaborative team.
Melanie shares her inspiration in bringing together the shoot and the 2 different but equally stunning looks….
“The inspiration for this shoot came from spending days on Mull back in March and see the Red Deer. Such beautiful and powerful animals.”
“I live in rural Herefordshire and regularly see roe deer and muntjac too.”
“With it now being Autumn I wanted to used the stunning tones – yellow, orange, gold, brown.”
“I specifically chose a red head to model for me too to compliment these colours.”
“Another inspiration came in the form of the Floral Crown trend that has played a huge part in 2014 weddings.”
“For the colourful headpiece I wanted it to be larger and bolder than a standard crown with pale make up but statement lips.”
“The more Autumnal piece – I wanted it to look like a deer in the undergrowth. So it contains dried fungi, conkers and the cases along with pearls to add some glamour.”
“I just gave Kathryn, our florist, a brief idea of what I wanted and some of the ingredients and she created this amazing piece.”
“For make up I wanted statement eyes. Animal like and almost piercing.”
“Clare’s naturally curly hair was a dream as it allowed us to play with it and also held the pinned antlers in place.”
“These styles were both quite heavy but show that you don’t have to have just flowers.”
“Dried items mixed with real flowers and something pretty work really well.”
“Any quality Florist would be able to transform ideas into reality and don’t be afraid to collect or make items to go into your headpiece or bouquet.”
Thank you so much to the team for sharing their collaborative talents in bringing together this quite outstanding autumnal bridal headwear shoot.
Its bold, colourful and eyecatching and perfect for the alternative bride wanting to make her own style statement.
Photography: Melanie Chadd Photography
Florist: Kathryn Griffiths – Bamboo The Flower Gallery
MUA: Maria Knight – Sprinkle Magic
Hair: Lisa Beavan
Model: Clare Murphy
Fur loaned – Vintage Tramp