Today I am delighted to to share this enchanting and magical Goddess inspired Bridal shoot with 70s vibes.
Images were captured by Vine House Studios and the collaboration of a fabulous creative team.
Beth of Madame B’s Boutique tells us all about the shoot…
The original idea for the shoot came from some fairytale illustrations by Arthur Rackham, and old stories about Ceridwen, the goddess of the moon, rebirth and inspiration.
I wanted to put together a shoot to evoke the magic of Winter turning into Spring.
The location, Tackley Heath, is special to me because it’s just outside the village where I grew up in rural Oxfordshire.
It’s an area of ancient woodland with a strange magic all of its own. I have happy memories of events like Brownie camps and May Day barbecues there!
The shoot took place on a sunny but bitterly cold February day.
The Heath covers quite a large area, so I had picked out a few sites of special interest, including a moss-covered grotto and a great gnarled willow tree that could have come straight out of a fairytale.
The sharp sunlight cast some wonderfully eerie shadows.
Toni did a fantastic job creating floral installations that worked with the natural landscape in splashes of luminous colour.
Our colour themes were deep blues and greens with flashes of Ultra Violet, as it’s the Pantone colour of 2018.
Rachael echoed this colour theme with her dramatic, witchy make-up look, all created with cruelty-free products.
Following the eco-friendly theme, the dress was a 1970s vintage number from Lucky Sixpence Bridal with the most beautiful sheer batwing sleeves.
I had created some new wedding veils using ethically-sourced materials (tulle made in the UK and peace silk flowers) to finish off the outfit.
Ivor really threw himself into the photography, crawling through bracken and climbing trees to get the best shot.
Ruby, our model, must have been absolutely frozen but kept going like a trooper as we got her to dance through the woods and pretend to cast enchantments.
Michelle and Kristina couldn’t be there in person on the day, but their beautiful luna moth motif stationery and fabulous marshmallows (some for roasting, some hand-painted with sugar crystals) really finished the look.
Photography: Vine House Studios
Styling & Floristry: Elitonia
MUA & Hair: Rachael Parrey
Model: Ruby Lorcan
Dress: Lucky Sixpence Bridal
Accessories: Madame B’s Boutique
Marshmallows: The Marshmallow Bar