Its all about Art Deco inspired bridal inspiration this week, as we share a gorgeously styled shoot we did a few years ago at Millbank organised by the super-talented photographer Fiona Kelly alongside Joyce at Brides & Beauty. The shoot features our Isadora dress, a bias cut wedding dress with a high cowl neck, keyhole back and puddle train; the Josephine dress a backless cowl back dress; and Elsa a slinky satin, bias cut slip style dress with spaghetti straps.
Joyce told Whimsical Wonderful Weddings;
“Art Deco is an era that’s one of my favourites. It spanned from the Roaring 1920’s through to the 1930’s. Styling was very glamorous and slinky! Women wore tea length and full length style dresses. I wanted to recreate this look and just by chance Iattended an event at 54 Millbank along with photographer Fiona Kelly and the dream was born.
45 Millbank still has some of it’s 1930’s styling and interiors from its days as an officers mess and is now part of the Chelsea College of Art and Design. It’s one of London’s best kept wedding venue secrets!
I contacted other wedding suppliers that I knew would fit in with the styling that was needed for the shoot. Rachel Smith and I discussed the sort of detailing I wanted from the hair pieces and jewellery and she created some amazing pieces.
The year before I had met Sabina Motasem at a wedding show and loved her dresses so I knew they would look amazing in the shoot too. Faith Caton-Barber another incredible designer created the dress for the shoot just from a couple of short discussions and I loved it.
I contacted Melissa Woodland about the cake and she loves Art Deco too so was happy to create the beautiful black and silver cake to fit in with the shoot.
Jodie Vigor Florist and owner of Boutique Blooms brought along a beautiful bouquet, parasol and feather fan that look fantastic with the outfits.
The clean simple styling from this shoot captured fabulously by Fiona Kelly photographer who is amazing! Fiona posed the models and made the images come to life!
The videographer of the day was Krishanthi Williams who has made the behind the scenes footage emotional and dreamy!”
Credit where credit is due…
Shoot planning & Makeup – Joyce at Brides & Beauty – www.bridesandbeauty.co.uk
Shoot planning & Photography – Fiona Kelly Photography – www.fionasweddingphotography.co.uk
Venue – 45 Millbank – www.45millbank.com
Hair Styling – Hayley at Brides & Beauty – www.bridesandbeauty.co.uk
Accessories – Rachel Smith at Create Jewellery – www.createjewellery.co.uk
Flowers – Jodie at Boutique Blooms – www.boutiqueblooms.co.uk
Cake – The Cake Boutique – www.thecakeboutiqueuk.com
Behind the scenes photography & photographic assistant – Krishanthi Williams – www.photographybykrishanthi.co.uk