Today I am thrilled to share this beautiful Ice Cream Inspired bridal shoot with vintage pastel details.
Images were captured by Life’s Little Adventures Photography.
The shoot was inspired by Beryl the Ice cream van and what is cooler than having a vintage Ice cream van at your wedding?
Beryl of Proper Vintage Cornwall has recently been lovingly restored and was ready to feature in some photos, so I offered to arrange a styled shoot.
To complement Beryl the Bedford’s beautiful mint and cream decor I went for a vintage pastel theme.
The shoot was shot with very little budget so it was kept quite simple, I reused vintage lace and ribbons on jam jars and hand tied flower table decorations.
Using pretty pale creamy pink peonies and pink gypsophilia in ice cream cones gave a frothy pastel ice cream look with the cones popped into glass milk bottles jars to finish the look.
Using a food theme at a wedding can be really fun and helps keep the theme on budget, the ice cream cones were really cheap but great for styling and looked amazing.
I love tea sets so used a matching vintage tea set I had inherited a few years ago and the beautiful glasses I picked up at a recycle shop for 10p each! It really is amazing what you can find if you keep an open mind.
The pink paper parasol was something I already had but worked perfectly as the sun was so bright and it added some additional colour into the shoot.
We had two different looks for our bride and the beautiful dresses were chosen to complement the vintage style.
The first dress, a beautiful ivory beaded dress was vintage Monsoon (an eBay bargain!), it is covered in tiny pearl beads so was really stunning with a lot of detail but quite a simple styled dress.
The second dress ‘Doris’ by Karen Dornellie is pale pink and quite luxurious, a very pretty dress with a lot of movement and an amazing bow on the back.
We were also lucky enough to have some gorgeous ivory shoes to finish the outfits off.
Mireia had gorgeous hair and quite a lot of it, so the first style by Dora Stanciu was very natural looking waves with a beautiful hand made beaded hair piece which went amazingly well with the dress and made a simple outfit look quite stunning.
The make up by Emma Gooding was kept quite natural with some scarlet lipstick to keep it vintage and add some colour.
The second look was more traditional vintage with the beautiful hand made fascinator and bird cage veil which was the exact same shade of pink as the dress, it really was the perfect finishing touch.
Using flowers by Donna Lamb that matched the bouquet to decorate the cake and table decorations tied the decorative elements together and this is a really easy thing to do.
The stationery by Made by Rae Designs was a really important part of the decor too.
We had tokens for the ice-creams and there was a sign printed in pastel shades which matched the colours of the flowers and used the wording from the ice cream van so using these elements can really help to tie your theme together.
As you can see from the pictures we had SO much fun on this shoot, it was the hottest day and we had to desperately look for shade so we didn’t melt, luckily we all got to enjoy some yummy ice creams at the end of it all!
Now isn’t that pretty, and just such a cool theme to inspire you in these hot sunny days…
Photographer – Lynda Woodrow – Lifes Little Adventures Photography
Cake and Ice Cream Van supplied by Hannah – Proper Vintage Cornwall
Pink Dress – Karen Dornellie
Ivory Dress – Photographers own – Vintage Monsoon
Hair – Dora Stanciu
Make Up – Emma Gooding
Model – Mirieia Kingless
Hair pieces – Janie – The Lucky Sixpence
Stationery – Rachel Jenkins – Made by Rae Designs
Flowers – Donna Lamb
Shoes – Rainbow Club