A classic moviestar wedding with a twist on the blog today, as old school Hollywood glamour is launched straight into the 21st Century with it’s Eco friendly and ethical elements. From considered bespoke bridalwear, to foraged wedding flowers there’s plenty of ideas and inspiration for the conscious bride! Here we catch up with shoot coordinators Lisa of Lisa Lyons Bridal and Lisa of The Indigowares who tell us all about how this classic moviestar Eco friendly wedding was created…
“I love fashion but I love slow fashion more and bespoke bridalwear lends itself to explore ideas of creating unique pieces either with vintage finds or experimenting with like minded creatives on one-off collaborations.”
“Fast-forward to a collaboration of two Lisas of The Indigowares and Lisa Lyons Bridal who met and had an idea to create a Shibori wedding dress. Shirbori is the Japanese collective word for various types of resist pattern dying, produced by manipulating fabric, securing it with stitching, binding or clamping.”[line]
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“This meant that we had to develop the dress design once the lengths of silk had been dyed using a Shibori technique known as air dyeing. I loved the idea that the piece is not only bespoke to a bride but also a one-of-a-kind pattern due to the resist dyeing technique. The iridescence of the indigo blue colour on the silk/cotton fabric gives a lustre that looks incredibly luxurious and impossible to achieve with the usual commercial blue dyes.”
“The opportunity of an inspirational shoot at an old stud farm turned artist studio offered a bold vibrancy with its classic red stalls and green doors. It was an amazing backdrop that could not be turned down. We wanted to stay true to the ethos behind the dress collaboration and so the suppliers we worked with were either local, artisans of their own craft or had a sustainable ethos.”
“The location set the theme but I was keen to show the dress as the elegant piece it is. It had a glamorous feel and the backdrop really did make you think of an old school Hollywood screen siren. Lucy and James played the part perfectly. Lauren from Little Plum Photography captured it beautifully; her photographic style is bold and bright, perfect for the pops of colour from the contemporary colour palette.”
“With orange to fiery reds from the beautiful floral bouquet of poppies, sweet smelling peonies from Tales from Apple Tree House Anna’s florals are sourced from sustainable sources and always contain something foraged from her local woodlands & countryside in Sussex, as well as many flowers grown in her own cutting garden. She no longer uses any floral foam in her work and where possible everything is compostable. The florals and colour scheme & flowers used, strike a beautiful balance of opulence and glamour with natural and wild whilst contrasting wonderfully with the blue silk of the bridal gown. There’s always a bit of wild in her florals!”
“Alison from Alison Kynoch MUA worked her magic on Lucy’s hair and make up giving her a perfect look with a vintage feel. Teamed with The Lucky Sixpence who specialises in reworking pieces of pre-loved jewellery, meaning pieces which otherwise go to landfill are turned into ‘something new’. It doesn’t matter if there are missing stones, broken parts or faded metalwork she will team it with the perfect complimentary items to make something unique. For this shoot the pieces had 1950s elements which felt very ‘old Hollywood’ and gave just the right amount of glamour. Janie often works with people’s own pieces of costume jewellery meaning that something that would just sit unloved in a jewellery box can be turned into something to be cherished.”
“The vintage car supplied by Luxford Cars, a beautiful 1938 Humber Snipe, it could not have been a better accompaniment to the shoot, as our ‘something old’ against our ‘something blue’.”
“Gemma’s delicate style from the The White Emporium worked perfectly too. Accents of gold and natural silk on the tablescape were threaded with delicate florals. Stationery from Vintage Fleur Designs complemented the vintage luxe look with gold leaf and a classic text.”
“Dina from Cakes and Leaves made a statement with a cake collection. It is not only elegant but from an eco friendly point of view it’s also a nice way of avoiding more single use materials when stacking a multiple tier cake. She only used natural plant based powders to achieve the most beautiful colours – like the glamorous vivid blue that matched the bridal dress. This particular collection was coloured with blue spirulina (a type of sea algae) and charcoal powder, both healthy plant based powders. Whenever possible, no artificial ingredients are used, only natural and preferably local, organic ones from sustainable sources. No plastic packaging or materials applied, all are recyclable or compostable or can be sent back to her to reuse. Now that’s taking sustainability to the next level.”
The Team- Classic Moviestar EcoFriendly Wedding With A Blue Wedding Dress
Photographer: Little Plum Photography @littleplumphotography
Dress: Lisa Lyons Bridal @lisa.lyons.bridal I Dyer: The Indigowares @theindigowares I Flowers: Tales from @talesfromappletreehouse I HMUA: Alison Kynoch @alikynoch I Car: Luxford Cars @luxfordcars I Cake: Cakes and Leaves @cakesandleaves I Styling: The White Emporium @thewhiteemporium I Stationery: Vintage Fleur Designs @vintagefleurdesigns I Accessories: The Lucky Sixpence @thelucky6pence I Models: @lucy.r.crick @jadouglas42
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