BIJOU STYLES 2014 – A YEAR IN STYLED SHOOTS

Tuesday December 23 2014.

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As 2014 draws to a close it’s a time to rest and reflect on the year that has pasted.  I always enjoy flexing my creative muscle and collaborating with other wedding suppliers.   2014 was a bumper year for that, there was…

MIXED METALLICS & GEOMETRICS

This shoot was such fun, a glittery giggle from start to finish.  Shot on a rainy Valentine’s day love was truly in the air for our ‘models’ who were in fact a real couple.

mixed metallic wedding inspiration

Image Credit – Babb Photo

geometric wedding inspiration

Image Credit – Babb Photo

See more from the shoot on Rock and Roll Bride and So You’re Getting Married

Superstar Suppliers: Photography Queen – Babb Photo  Glitter filled glam – Gemma Sutton using PAM Cosmetics Wow factor cakes – Poshpud Flower power – Fearless Florals Scrumptious sweets – French Made Stunning custom stationery – Berin Made Attire – Federica Bruno Couture and White by Vera Wang exclusively for David’s Bridal Ace accessories – By Harriet Head turning tableware – Gilded Linens  and Hélène Millot 

PLAYING WITH PINK

When the lovely Alethiea from Xander & Thea Photography approached me about this shoot, how could I say no when there was the promise of candy floss hair, giant bubbles, flower walls and a lot of pretty things to play with.

bijou styles

Image Credit – Xander & Thea

flower wall wedding

Image Credit – Xander & Thea

See more from the shoot on Bloved 

Superstar Suppliers:

The lady behind the lens – Xander & Thea Photography Bridalwear – Charlotte Balbier & Dessy at The Wedding Club & Suzanne Neville Jewels – Coast & Vintage Styler Hair & Makeup mega star – Elbie Van Eeden Backdrop – Louise Blouin Foundation via Coco Wedding Venues Glassware – Prezola Love Heart – Vowed & Amazed Pretty Props – Peach Blossom

NAKED ELEGANCE

You will have heard me talking about this wedding style a lot in press and on the blog.  Paired back, naked elegance where the beauty of a wood table, natural leaf or vintage cutlery does the dressing.  It is magical working with real brides on a styled shoot and the two Kates who were Whimsical Wonderland Weddings Real Brides of 2014 were such a pleasure to work with.  We tried to ensure their look were something different to their chosen wedding day styles.

the bijou bride stylist

Image Credit – Carey Sheffield Photography

naked elegance wedding

Image Credit – Carey Sheffield Photography

See more from this epic shoot including tutorials over on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

Superstar Suppliers:
Beautiful Photography – Carey Sheffield Photography Assistant – Jasmine Andrews Film -Jacob Davies – Carey Sheffield Boutique Productions Dreamy location – Moggerhanger Park Scrumptious Cakes – Delicieux Cakes Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist – Essex Wedding Beauty Paper Flowers – Tissue Blossoms Tableware and Dark Chairs – Hélène Millot Furnishings Flowers – Joanne Truby Floral Design Models – WWW real bride Kate, WWW real bride Katy, Kirsty-Anne Tritton Dresses & Hairpieces – Heritage Brides Tea Lights – Dot Com Gift Shop

MYSTICAL WOODLAND

The weather may not have been on our side but we weren’t going to let it beat us.  The lovely Lau of French Made’s flat become our base as we revised our shooting plans to a small patch of woodland opposite a car park.  The talented Paola made it look like a gigantic set with her clever camera work.

Lau’s cute as a button daughter Luna even braved the camera.

See more from this shoot on Rock and Roll bride and Way Out Wedding

Superstar Suppliers:

Photography – Paola De Paola Pretty Props – Beyond Vintage Knock out Cakes – French Made Fabulous Flowers – Ladybird Vintage Dresses – Days of Grace Incredible Headpieces – La Dame au béret- Millinery Hair Styling – Louise Alway Make Up #1 – Mel Kinsman Make Up #2 – Nina Bains Taxidermy – Death and Glory Stationery – Haut De Forme Models – Sarah, Nicky, Little Luna and Moniasse

TERRY FOX – SIREN SONG

Terry is such a meticulous designer you won’t spot one stitch or bead out of place.  I’ve worked on a couple of the collections now and am always amazed at the sheer volume of intricate gowns Terry turns out each season.  Plus it’s always a joy to work with the delectable Carey Sheffield.

See more of the Siren Song collection on Love My Dress

Superstar Suppliers:

Photography – Carey Sheffield Photography Designer – Terry Fox Bridal Showstopping Florals – Paula Rooney Hair & Make Up – Malin Coleman Accessories – Donna Crain

OLYMPUS

My last shoot of the year and this was something a little different.  Hosted by Olympus and their brand ambassador John Nassari at The Savoy, a select group of the industry’s top photographers, bloggers and press were invited to come and play with new camera models at a mock wedding.  Yes it was Winter and cold but I wanted to create something contemporary and elegant by mixing soft greys and golds with warm pinks.

kate nielen photography

Image Credit – Kate Nielen Photography

bijou styles the savoy

Image Credit – Kate Nielen Photography

the bijou bride stylist

Image Credit – Kate Nielen Photography

See more from the shoot on So You’re Getting Married

Superstar Suppliers:

Beautiful blooms by Blue Sky Flowers Wedding Stationery – Ananya Cards Trio of Incredible Wedding Cakes – SK Cakes  Wedding dress – Ellie Sanderson Suits – Stephen Bishop Suiting Jewels – Olivier Laudus Hair & Make-up – Tori Harris Make-Up

And 2015 is shaping up to be jam packed with styled shoots and events, so watch this space!