Posts Categorized: Florals

Friend of Faux – Luxury Faux Floral Garlands

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Luxury Faux Floral Garlands by Friend of Faux

A lot of my clients this year have been hoping to add beautiful flowing, bursting with blooms, floral garlands to decorate their big day in someway. Whilst floral garlands are no doubt, stunning and create real wow factor, they can be quite expensive due to the amount of time involved in creating them and of course the foliage and flowers required, especially when en mass. There’s also a little problem (as I discovered this year, as for once we had some nice weather) that fresh flowers if it’s a really hot or warm day can’t be left for too long, so are more likely to wilt.

Step in though, Friend of Faux, a luxury faux flower company who creates beautiful floral garlands for weddings and events. You’ll see none of that garish bright plastic here, oh no – these are pretty much as good as the real deal such as their romantic English Garden style with peonies, velvety eucalyptus and roses, who knew faking it could look so good!

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Whether it’s for a floral backdrop for the ceremony, as a garland to jazz up a cake table, bar or even DJ booth, to prettify marquee poles, a chuppah or even to decorate the getaway car they have a plethora of uses and the best bit is that they link together easily so the set up won’t be time consuming and you can create the right size to fit your display needs – got to love the practical and pretty!

For weddings and events, they can deliver to you for you to hang or they can install them for you if you don’t have the time! I’m looking forward to hopefully using these on some upcoming weddings, if you’d like to know more visit the Friend of Faux  flowers website and get in touch with Anna!

Her Lovely Heart – Candy Inspiration Shoot at Aynhoe Park

Posted by & filed under Cakes + Sweet Treats, Design & Inspiration, Fashion + Style, Florals, Modern, My Work.

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