Opulence reigns in this breathtaking, and lavish Marie Antoinette inspired styled shoot that truly channels French Royalty.
Known to adore pastel colors and Rococo, an artistic style especially of the 18th century characterized by fanciful curved asymmetrical forms and elaborate ornamentation, Marie Antoinette became a leader of French fashion, and was quite the spender on parties, her attire and luxuries despite the hardships of the French Revolution.
The shoot explores her love of the lavish with a cavalcade of pink hues accented by luxurious gold.
Images were beautifully captured by Photography By Krishanthi featuring the work of a talented creative team.
The shoot was inspired by the pink wedding dress by Ian Stuart that Kevin the stylist saw at a wedding show.
He felt the pink frothy tulle will be something a modern day Marie Antoinette would wear.
He approached florist Paula Rooney and Elizabeth of Elizabeths Cake Emporium with the idea, and they decided that a pink ombre effect with hints of gold will bring contemporary touch to the shoot, whilst retaining the opulence of Marie Antoinette.
Paula created an ombre effect floral arrangement using masses of roses, on the table which I mirrored with the cupcakes running alongside it.
She also created a pearl wedding cake with large sugar peonies which was surrounded by pink ombre sugar peony cupcakes.
Simple pearl earrings and a three strand pearl necklace were all l that was needed to accessorise.
A beautiful bouquet with a mixture of pastel roses finished off the look.
Thanks so much to the amazing collaborative team for sharing this incredible Marie Antoinette inspired styled shoot.
It bring a fresh. modern and luxurious slant to styling a theme inspired by the past.
Photographer: Photography by Krishanthi
Venue: One Marylebone
Stylist: Kevin Jakes
Styling assistant Senamin Savage – Style at Senamin
Dress: Ian Stuart
Accessories: Olivier Laudus
Florist: Paula Rooney
Cakes and Desserts: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium
Stationery: Intricate Creations
Linen: Over The Top Rentals
Furniture: Great Hire
Make Up: Amanda White
Hair: Kasia Fortuna
Model: Irina Sosnova