If you haven't already noticed, I LOVE all things bridal, and I am so passionate about bridal styling with beautiful accessories and picture-perfect makeup.
When it comes to weddings, so much of the beauty comes from the small details- the bits and pieces that someone has painstakingly created, designed and put together for that overall Wow factor. My job is quite a lot like that too I guess. I love it when brides come to me with details of their gown/wedding and ask me to create jewellery especially for them. It gives me a real sense of pride that they would value my opinion and my creativity in such a way, and trust me to come up with a design that is personalised to their taste.
In a recent bridal photoshoot, I was able to put my creativity to the test, from concept to final product. I took inspiration from the stunning beauties in the 1940's- Glossy red, luscious lips, and sultry, defined black liner on the eyes. For the hair, I chose to create a deep side part with softened barrel curls, pinned up to one side with a gorgeous handcrafted headpiece, made by me :)
1940's Glamour inspired beauties
For the hair accessories, I created a stunning headpiece using pieces of lace as the base, and *lovingly* hand-stitched every bead and crystal until my hands were well and truly cramped. The result however, was beautiful- a radiant headpiece that sparkled with elegance and class. Finished off perfectly with birdcage netting for the veil, this headpiece looks wonderful on its own as well as with the veil.
For the jewellery, I wanted to keep things classic, but with a bit of a modern twist. For the brides wrist, she wore a gorgeous multi-strand ivory pearl cuff with a feature pendant- just enough sparkle to look stunning against the gorgeous bouquet of flowers!
The bridal gown was so beautifully detailed, with a soft, feminine sweetheart neckline. Our gorgeous model, Kirstin, had a stunning decolletage, so I didn't want to over-complicate things with a heavy necklace. Instead, I created a lovely pair of drop earrings using Cubic Zirconia pendants which finished off the look beautifully.
The end result is this stunning compilation of Kirstin's natural beauty, with 1940's inspired glamour hair & makeup, teamed together with sparkling, custom-made accessories.
Check out those gorgeously defined eyes and bold red lips!!
Intricate detail within the headpiece- And yes, every bead was hand-stitched!
And as you can see below, the pearl cuff bracelet looks divine alongside the brooch detail on the bouquet.
If you would like to receive my special bridal styling treatment and look fabulous on your wedding day or for a photoshoot, I'd love to be involved!
Please send an email enquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A special thanks to our lovely model bride, Kirstin- a true beauty inside and out.
Flowers lovingly created by: Flower Emporium, Adelaide, SA
All jewellery pieces and makeup artistry was created by Katie Dawson from Perle Jewellery & Makeup.
Photography was also taken by Katie Dawson.