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Her Lovely Heart – Candy Inspiration Shoot at Aynhoe Park

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Her Lovely Heart Wedding Photography - Candy Inspiration Shoot at Aynhoe Park

Following on from my behind the scenes post, I’m excited to be sharing the full ‘Candy’ inspiration shoot by the team at Her Lovely Heart which I co-ordinated and styled with them.

The shoot took place at the decadent venue, Aynhoe Park in Oxfordshire, and it was such a wonderful day to be a part of, with so many talented wedding photographers from Her Lovely Heart and an inspiring creative team all using their incredible skills to bring the concept to life. For me, co-ordinating and styling inspiration shoots can be a lot of work but they are so rewarding, especially when you are lucky to work with such a great team.

Rather than stick to one theme and style, we wanted to make sure the photographers got a chance to play around a bit so we produced three themes as part of the shoot, Candy, Romantic and Glitter. The first of which I’m sharing with you on London Bride alongside the Her Lovely Heart blog.

Each theme was based around an initial creative nail art design, and from this we translated the concept through each look.

We wanted the ‘Candy’ theme to be sugary but grown up, playful but elegant and of course with little sprinkles of colour….sweet but not sickly! The nail look created by Georgie for this was a fun take on the french manicure with a colourful pink base teamed with a contrasting mint green tip, a great look for a bride wanting something a little more playful and modern.

This concept was brought to life with the sleek silhouette of the dress which balanced against the bold feature of a bright pink lip, and alluring eyes. A cheeky pop of colour was also brought in with a pair of glamorous heels and the ombre effect of the flowers in the bouquet softened the look with varying hues of pink tied up with the prettiest ribbons. For a playful element, we added a giant colourful balloon which, just like candy, can’t help but bring on a child-like state of mind. 

You can see the initial concept for the theme over on the Her Lovely Heart Candy Pinterest board

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We hope you’ve been inspired with this fun splash of sweetness, for more inspiration and to keep an eye out for the Romantic and Glitter shoots you can visit the Her Lovely Heart blog or follow them over on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.

If you are interested in finding out more about the photographers available for weddings at Her Lovely Heart, you can get in touch here for further information.

 

Photographers: Her Lovely Heart / Venue: Aynhoe Park / Styling & Co-ordination: Charley at London Bride / Flowers: Fairynuff Flowers / Hair: Jo at Lovehair / Makeup: Ana Ospina / Nails: Georgie at Polished2Perfection / Gowns: Kelsey Genna / Shoes: Emmy Shoes / Jewellery: Cherished Vintage / Accessories: Minna / Balloons: Bon Bon Balloons / Cakes: Cake by Sugar & Sweetie Pies

Big Blooms! – Oversized Bouquet Flower Inspiration

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Well, like a lot of things in life, big can definitely be better – and now it’s the turn of the Big Bouquet. Following on from the rustic ‘handpicked’ look of the wildflower bouquets, this season they have evolved into irregular structures of big, blousy, trailing and overflowing blooms.

An oversized bouquet isn’t for everyone, you have to ensure you wear the bouquet as opposed to it wearing you [hello, you want to make sure you're seen!] but it’s a beautiful statement and as the following examples show, when done right, can be ever so eye-catching. What these images interestingly all have in common is they all have relatively slim-fitting gowns which I’d suggest is the most sensible styling suggestion – a simple chic silhouette of a figure hugging lace dress with a wild, unstructured bouquet is a great combination.

Whilst some of the bouquets include a number of large-headed blooms, the key is the mix of flowers, whispers of trailing foliage and un-symmetrical heights. This style is most certainly not about perfection or symmetry, it’s about combining textures, drama and delicacy. Do be prepared to put a bit more of your budget towards creating such a bouquet though, there’s bound to me a bit more time and flowers to go into creating such a magnificent piece!

Oversized Bouquet Inspiration

So would you dare to go big and bold…?

Credits [clockwise from top left]: Photography: Kaysha Weiner via Ruffled Flowers: Blue Magnolia Events / Photography: Maggie Harkov via Once Wed Flowers: Saipua / Photography: Jennifer Tai via Magnolia Rouge Flowers: Melanie Benson / Photography: Dominique Bader Flowers: Bloomingayles / Photography: Danielle Capito Photography via Style Me Pretty Flowers: Twigss Floral Studio / Photography: Kina Wicks via Ruffled Flowers: Ipomea Floral / Photography: Teneil Kable via Ruffled Flowers: Lime Flowers / Photography: Emily Steffen Photography via Ruffled Flowers: Johnny and Dottie