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Natural Artiste Wedding Inspiration

Have you ever looked intently at the seeds of a pomegranate? Their almost sheer burgundy lustre surrounded by plump flesh. What about the deep blue of the sea or the ragged edges of the rocks? Or even the coarse hairs of a paintbrush? Natural Artiste is a celebration of these details and more, tying together Mother Nature’s creations and man’s creations: both equally artistic and both guaranteed to make a statement on your wedding day.

Natural Artiste Wedding Inspiration

Natural Artiste Wedding Inspiration

Recently, bridal trends have embraced the concept of incorporating nature more than ever, from ubiquitous floral crowns, to Pantone’s ‘Greenery’ Colour of the Year 2017. But what to do if a garden or traditional estate wedding simply won’t cut it for you? Natural Artiste blends both the elegant high fashion aesthetic of a magazine spread and the earthy, relaxed feel of the Ibiza coast.

Monochromatic Fornasetti-inspired plates contrast with the multi-coloured cut crystal glassware, yet somehow blend seamlessly thanks to the traditionally beautiful antique lace tablecloth, with lacework reflected in the bride’s gowns. The centrepiece is reminiscent of a deconstructed Arcimboldo portrait, with the essence of the décor reading as a portable museum, combining both modern features with a 19th century ‘nature morte’ aesthetic. The cake is naked: honest and simple, as well as being spot on with bridal trends.

Natural Artiste Wedding Inspiration

Natural Artiste Wedding Inspiration

Simple or rather, natural, was the key word when I put together this styled shoot in October 2016. I wanted to show that couples can achieve a nature-rich wedding day without scrimping on details and luxurious touches.

Natural Artiste Wedding Inspiration

Natural Artiste Wedding Inspiration

The advantage of this kind of wedding is that it can work for a couple who has chosen to elope or for a wedding with guests, with a need in that case to slightly adapt location and facilities in order to accommodate them suitably. Flexibility with this theme is paramount, and there is no question that it can be duplicated anywhere, from Ibiza to England: it’s all a question of setting the scene and creating a wedding space removed from the world in some sense.

Natural Artiste Wedding Inspiration

Natural Artiste Wedding Inspiration

What I love more than anything for styled shoots is taking two concepts and merging them, creating a unique fusion. I believe that as an approach for events, it can often be the most effective way forward: completely bespoke, completely creative and completely memorable.

I had so much fun working on this styled shoot, from sourcing suppliers to setting everything up. It was a challenging day at times, especially with the rocky ground (!), but that made it all the more beautiful and worthwhile. I hope that you enjoy this Natural Artiste post and photos and that they might provide you with some wedding inspiration. I’d like to end this post with a quote by Honoré de Balzac, that sums up exactly what I was trying to show, “What is art? Nature concentrated.”

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Supplier Credits:

Planner & Stylist: La Fête Weddings & Events
Photographer: The Galaxy’s Edge
Videographer: AMS Love in Video
Stationery: Alma Guëll
Model: Anita Moreno at Dress To Impress Ibiza
Make-up & Hair: Jessie May
Florist: Flors Mercat Vell Ibiza
Cake: Cup Cake Collection Ibiza
Decorations: Remedio sin Receta and Beautifully Lost Studio
Vintage White Lace Dress: La Galeria Elefante

Some of you may have already seen in the Perfect Weddings issue of May a styled shoot called Bohemian Rainbow (if you haven’t then check out my Press page). Well I am very proud to say that I styled and coordinated it back in October 2016 in Ibiza. It was my first styled shoot ever, and after months of secrecy, I can finally share it with and showcase the gorgeous images and video, as well as tell you a bit more about the inspiration, the details and the backstage stories!

Bohemian Rainbow Styled Shoot

The whole concept of shooting in Ibiza came about, when I discovered that I have an indirect cousin living in Ibiza who is not just a brilliant photographer but also a graphic designer! I actually owe her my fabulous logo. So, Milena and I decided, after months of working on the logo, to try and do a shoot together in Ibiza; not only because she lives there and that there are gorgeous locations, but also because, I want to showcase venues and suppliers from all the geographical areas where I work. Once the dates were pencilled in, I started to put together a mood-board and set the theme. I had already been to Ibiza, and recalled how amazingly Bohemian and colourful the island had seemed to me. I also remembered how diverse and how accepting of one another the Ibicencos are. Therefore I wanted to play on diversity, boho, and of course playing on the gorgeous natural landscapes that the island has to offer. Bohemian Rainbow was born.

Bohemian Rainbow Styled Shoot

I didn’t want Bohemian Rainbow to be just another boho chic wedding styled shoot, I wanted it to be different and empowering, yet still soft and intimate. Milena and Marina (photographer & videographer) were the masters in portraying this vision that I had; picking up on the simplicity of the table, where the detail was in the tones of colour and golds; and showcasing the Rainbow of colours that was constant throughout the chill out area right through to the balloon and confetti. Gabriella, one of my closest friends from when we were at boarding school together, was our model. Embodying an ethereal Ibicenco bride, she absolutely loved having her hair and makeup done by lovely Jessie May Young, an expat Brit based out in Ibiza. All rental décor and furniture was supplied by Esther and her team from Remedio sin Receta, and set the tone for the feel of the shoot. The flower crown and bouquet were created the night before by the local florist and myself, and I must admit that although we were exhausted we had a lovely time doing so! The gorgeous cake and cupcakes were created by Sharon, also a Brit expat living on the island, and I must admit that we ate everything that we possibly could!

Bohemian Rainbow Styled Shoot

Having an amazing team in place, Gabriella and I set off on a 6am flight from London to Ibiza with two luggages full of props, candles, bridal dresses, and anything else that you can possibly imagine! We arrived on the island, settled into our accommodation and started to whizz around finalising any outstanding details for the shoot the next day. Come D-day, whilst I was busy packing up the car and driving to the location with Milena and Marina, Gabriella was having her hair and makeup done by Jessie. As we waited for them, we started to setup all of the furniture and props in the middle of this forest that had these gorgeous openings onto fields and hills. It was 3pm by time we were ready to start shooting and so we got started. Running around arranging details, shadowing the photographers, throwing confetti, I was in my element. Just as we were about to take a mini break, the sweetest little pony came through the woods with his owners in a little chariot, and bingo! We got the sweetest shots. As the evening came, we were able to capture the gorgeous last few hours of daylight, which in the middle of woods in October in Ibiza means: mosquitoes! None of us had thought of this, yet all of us will remember it! We were so badly bitten that some of us even had scars until months after! The glamorous side of styled shoots eh?!

Bohemian Rainbow Styled Shoot

Well, there you have it: first styled shoot, first double page spread. All in all an amazing experience, memory and portfolio that I got to share with some amazing professionals. Make sure to check out their websites below, I cannot recommend them highly enough if you are planning something in Ibiza.

Bohemian Rainbow Styled Shoot

See the full video of the shoot here!

Styled Shoot Credits:

Photography: Milena at The Galaxy’s Edge
Videography: Marina at AMS in Love
Hair & Makeup: Jessie May Young at Bohemian Bond
Furniture & Rental Décor: Esther at Receta sin Remedio